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Top 11 Home Remedies For Bad Breath

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Bad Breath or Halitosis is a term used to describe noticeably unpleasant odors exhaled in breathing. Halitosis is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for seeking dental aid, following tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Top 11 Home Remedies For Bad Breath

In most cases (85–90%), bad breath originates in the mouth itself. The intensity of bad breath differs during the day. Since the mouth is exposed to less oxygen and is inactive during the night, the odor is usually worse upon awakening (“morning breath”).

Bad Breath Causes:

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1. Poor oral hygiene or health, including tooth decay and/or gum disease.

2. A dry mouth (most often caused by stress, fasting, smoking, and alcohol consumption.)

3. An over growth of certain bacteria in the mouth and digestive system

4. Candidiasis

5. Sinus infections

6. Side effect of certain medications (especially those that cause dry mouth as a side effect)

7. Smoking

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8. Certain foods can cause bad breath such as garlic, onions, anchovies, and high protein diets

9. Poor digestion

10. Constipation

11. Poor liver health

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