Halitosis has something to say to you about your health. Our bodies give us signs when things are not in balance. It is fair to say that many of us do not listen to these indicators or, perhaps, have not been trained to pay attention to them. Banish bad breath with these effective home remedies and learn to listen to your body. We are conditioned to make our own health someone else’s responsibility. We are encouraged to outsource all such matters to health professionals. It pays to empower yourself in regard to the status of your health and wellbeing because – bottom line the buck ultimately stops with you.

What Causes Bad Breath?

There can be a number of things that produce halitosis. Bad diet would be at the top of our list. If you are eating a lot of junk food and processed foods and not tuning in to how your body is coping with them you have the ideal breeding ground for bad breath. Much burping and farting can be an indicator of a digestive system struggling to deal with a diet not conducive to a smooth operation. Acid reflux the gastroesophageal reflux disease (GRD) is another indicator of digestive issues which can be caused by bad diet and excessive alcohol consumption. Diabetes can produce halitosis in the sufferers of this scourge of modern times. A lung infection can, also, be a culprit for bad breath. When we get the flu, oftentimes, bad breath is a common temporary symptom. Serious diseases and some medications can, also, produce halitosis. Smokers stink anyway and their breath is pretty foul for obvious reasons. Ditto for heavy drinkers.

Bad Breath Caused By Poor Oral Hygiene

On the oral hygiene front, there are several bad breath causing conditions situated in the mouth. Obviously, if you don’t take care of your oral hygiene your breath is going to stink. If you don’t brush your teeth at least twice a day, properly, halitosis will be your signature aroma. Leaving food debris to gather and rot in the cracks in your teeth is a sewer full of bad bacteria. This, then, leads to gum disease and tooth decay. Dry mouth for those folk who do not drink enough water will cause both bad breath and a host of potential oral health problems. Frequent sips of pure water to lubricate the oral cavity is required to combat things like medications and antidepressant drugs. It is not rocket science but you would be surprised at the number of people who don’t know this and don’t do it. Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Drinking too much coffee, too much red wine, smoking, and taking drugs or medications are all contributors to poor oral health outcomes and having bad breath. Learn to listen to your own body and take responsibility for your health by becoming informed. We live in the era of the Internet, where knowledge is freely available. Study up on your reference sourcing skills, so that you know the difference between good information and rubbish information. Ask ‘cui bono?’ Who benefits from posting this content? Is the source trying to sell you something? Wise up to the way the world functions to discern the true from the tainted.

Halitosis Is Not Akin To Dandruff

Halitosis is not another beat up like dandruff – which was invented by makers of shampoo to get folk to spend more money on cosmetics and lotions for the body and hair. No, bad breath is your body’s way of letting you know that something is not right with your diet, health, or oral hygiene maintenance. Most bad breath is not related to some terrible disease. In fact, it oftentimes can be fixed via improvements to your diet and level of oral care. You can get an empowering feeling from taking control and responsibility for your own health. Yes, consult with your local dentist and GP about your bad breath and possible causes but know that you can make a positive difference. See it as an opportunity to do a bit of growing up and take the steering wheel, so to speak, of your health and wellbeing.

“The best method to reduce halitosis is good oral hygiene. This ensures that cavities are avoided and reduces the likelihood of gum disease.
It is recommended that individuals visit the dentist for a check-up and cleaning twice a year.
The dentist may recommend a toothpaste that includes an antibacterial agent or an antibacterial mouthwash.
Alternatively, if gum disease is present, professional cleaning may be necessary to clear out the build-up of bacteria in pockets between the gums and teeth.”
– Medical News Today

Home Remedies To Banish Bad Breath

Banish bad breath with these effective home remedies. Take control of your wellbeing. You will be empowered.

– Drink 8 to 10 large glasses of pure water every day – small sips throughout the day is recommended. Gargle pure water after every snack, meal, or non-water drink. This will really improve your oral care factor.

– Eat a diet with lots of green leafy vegetables, fresh fruit, grains and pulses. Cut down on the amount of meat you eat. Really cut down on processed meats. Reduce the amount of processed foods you consume. Your microbiome will thank you; and your mental health, moods, and overall health will greatly improve. Eating fast foods on the run is the worst thing you can do to your body.

– Lemon juice is another great additive to your drinks and meals. This natural citrus wonder will tackle your bad breath bacteria inside your mouth. Drink it with warm water or in pure chilled water. Squeeze it on your salads and veggies.

– Apple cider vinegar is a good gargle and ingredient to use on salads and the like. This fermented product does wonders for things like bad breath. Dilute with pure water in small doses as an aperitif. Good for your digestion in small doses.

– Cloves have antibacterial properties like apple cider vinegar and can be taken in tea format as an aid to digestion. Alternatively, you can make a clove mouthwash by adding a teaspoon of ground cloves to boiling water. Let the mix brew and cool down before gargling, spitting out, and repeating that process.

– A ritual gargling session with salt water each and every morning and, perhaps, prior to going to bed can be a thorough way to clean your oral cavity.

– Green tea is a popular healthy warm drink.
“The phytochemicals in green tea are naturally antibacterial and will wash away and eliminate the odour-causing bacteria.”
– StyleCraze.com

Bad breath is rarely a life sentence and with the help of your GP and dentist you can make the changes to your diet and lifestyle to ensure fresh breath confidence going forward. Take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing – it will be a positive step.

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