We’ve all been there. The smelly meet and greet. The moment you take in a whiff of icky halitosis smelling breath and there’s nothing you can do but wait until it passes. Thankfully, you have your fresh breath quickie to prevent from such disturbance.
Here are some other ways to get rid of bad breath and morning breath that are surprisingly unknown. We all know the “wonders” of commercial mouthwash, but it’s not necessarily the best for your mouth long-term. These are several cheap, easy methods that are not only bad breath cures, but also healthy habits to add to your daily routine.
Rough tongues call for a tough line of defense
The first and probably easiest is tongue scraping. Tongue scrapers are specialty items in some forms, but they can also be found commonly in any place that sells oral hygiene products. These are fantastic for getting the white bacteria off your tongue that perpetuate bad breath. If you aren’t able to find a tongue scraper, scraping 7 – 14 times down the length of your tongue with a toothbrush is viable.
Remember when your Mom said she is going to wash that mouth of yours. . .
Maybe it would have worked if she used an oil pull? Gargling oil morning and night will sweeten your breath and reduce bacteria growth, as well as keep your gums healthy. Dehydration is a major cause of bad breath, and even the skin inside your mouth can get dry! If you gargle oil, preferably stick with coconut, grapeseed, or flaxseed.
Have your cake and eat it too
If by cake you mean more alkaline rich foods. It’s a perfect way to stop bad breath in the stomach. Before breakfast in the morning, juice a lemon wedge into a full glass of water. Lemons are acidic, but very low in sugar, meaning they will alkalize your mouth and stomach. It’s also a great palate cleanser to use before eating and between courses.
These are just a few brief, simple and cheap ways to combat halitosis and improve your oral hygiene naturally.
To Better Breath,