Bad breath can be an embarrassing problem. It can be described as a common social problem that can also be a significant indicator of poor health.
Bad breath is described in the medical field as “halitosis,”and based on the research findings of the National Institute of Dental Research, more than sixty five million (65,000,000) Americans suffer from this problem.
In my experience as a Jamaican, I have really had some difficulties standing close, talking to individuals. It is my understanding that in the country of Israel, people have been sued and divorced for having bad breath.
There are many factors that can contribute to this problem. For example: dental problems, diabetes, liver problems, stomach and intestinal disorders, kidney disease, and even the type of diet we consume.
However, according to well documented research, the main culprit in serious halitosis is that organism called bacteria.
If you have the basic knowledge of human biology, you would be aware that your entire intestinal tract from your mouth right through to your anus is a welcome home for large amount of bacteria. Naturally that is not a bad thing, because they live together in balance and are essential for the well-being of the entire body.
Where a problem may arise is when an imbalance of these germs caused from poor diet, a polluted environment, or from medication such as antibiotics.
These conditions causes the unhealthy bacteria to overgrow, get out of control and the result is bad breath.
The unpleasant odour is actually caused by volatile sulphur containing substances produced by the bad bacteria.
One area where research has shown for great accumulation of unhealthy bacteria is at the back of the tongue. Those bacteria and other waste, trapped on the tongue can cause unpleasant odour.
These germs can’t survive in a well-oxygenated area, so they find a place to hide in the thick surface on the back of the tongue and discharge the sulphur compounds causing offensive odour coming out of the mouth.
Bad breath is not a disease, but rather a symptom. There is an underlining cause that must be found to correct the problem. Taking care of your overall health. Your mouth is a gateway to your health.
Here are 7 ways to get rid of bad breath naturally using home remedies:
This could be the cheapest and probably the best and some may even argue to be the most effective home remedy, is to gargle for fresh breath with Hydrogen Peroxide.
The fact is, it does not mask the odour; it destroys the sulphur-producing bacteria on the tongue by producing lots of oxygen in the bubbles that it creates in your mouth. Mix one to two capfuls of Hydrogen Peroxide in half a glass of water makes an excellent mouth wash.
Guess what? This solution is not promoted because drug companies cannot have a patent on it.
You can also gargle with warm salted water. Salt water is a saline solution, and as you gargle, it can prevent a buildup of the bad infectious bacteria in your mouth and throat.
This salt water effect is probably due to the water’s slight acidity. The microbes that cause bad breath loves an alkalizing environment to thrive.
Warm salt water gargle is a simply great home remedy solution to get rid of bad breath.
Brushing your tongue every time you brush your teeth is about seventy percent effective.
Dr Anthony Vendryes a well known and respected household name as an alternative medical practitioner, recommends that you use a special tongue scraper that allows you to effectively clean your entire tongue and in particular at the back.
You can get tongue scrapers at health food stores.
Cinnamon is known to produce antimicrobial action. It has also been proven to be very effective against bacteria that cause oral infections shown in some studies. It is also a widely held belief that cinnamon has respiratory and digestive benefits, although more research is need in this area.
Cinnamon chewing sticks contain antibacterial compounds that support microbial diversity to fight the bad bacteria at the back of the tongue.
Solution #Four- Ways To Get Rid Of Bad Breath Is: Use More Herbs
Consuming more special types of herbs naturally sweeten your breath by neutralizing the offending sulphur compounds. Some of the main herbs to have include spinach extract, sunflower seed oil, chlorophyll, parsley, and cardamom oil.
Some people use a capsule called the Herbal Breath Freshner that contains these substances. So cleans your body and cleanse your mind.
Green tea is another natural home remedy for removing bad breath. Green tea contains antioxidants and polyphenols which may be the cause of the antibacterial and deodorant effect in the body.
It is recommended that you take three to five cups of green tea per day or take a polyphenol EGCG Supplement.
Unnatural bacterial buildup in the stomach may cause several health issues from bad breath to peptic ulcers. Replacing natural healthy bacteria in the stomach can easily correct such problems.
Dr. Vendryes recommends a supplement containing acidophilus and bifidus bacteria along with an aloe vera based drink to promote stomach health.
Aloe Vera is a natural antibacterial and antifungal plant extract. Aloe also enhances the creation of collagen which increase the mouth’s ability to heal.
You can make your own home remedy mouthwash from aloe vera to combat bad breath. You can do this by boiling some water, then add some aloe vera gel when it is cooled. You may also add some peppermint oil for taste.
Your bad breath may be the cause of male-functioning of your digestive system. If you are having digestive problems and at the same time suffering from bad breath, digestive enzymes may help your digestion.
Digestive enzymes products come from different sources. A most common source is the plant-based from Probiotics, Yeast, and Fungi.
It is absolutely necessary to periodically detox your body, at least once per year. Detoxing your body can boost immune health, aid in weight loss, improve your energy levels which in turn can help to reduce your risk of chronic diseases.
Detoxification of your entire body, in particular your colon, is a most essential part of the natural approach to correct bad breath. Dr. Vendyes recommends a herbal supplement called the “21 Day Herbal Cleanser,” along with colonic irrigation performed by a trained colon hydrotherapist.
Solution #Seven- Ways To Remedy Bad Breath Is To: Keep Your Body Hydrated
This is achieved by simply drinking more water. Hydration will boost saliva flow and keep your mouth moist, discouraging the growth of bacteria.
Water is necessary for your kidney to function effectively. If the kidney is not in healthy operation, that will cause a buildup of waste products and excess fluid in the body, and contribute to offensive odour from the mouth.
Bonuses: Ways To Cure Bad Breath ……
These seven ways to get rid of bad breath is by no means an exhaustive list. There are other solutions that can cure or remove bad breath, for example daily exercises will help to increase cellular turnover throughout the body.
The most effective form of exercise is the total body exercise, where every cell in your body is affected.
Another solution for bad breath is to manage stress. Getting your stress level under control is a natural remedy for reducing bad breath.
Yet another cure is to get good quality rest and sleep each night, or at least most nights in the week. Lack of good quality sleep can negatively affect both your immune system and stress responses.
You can never be in good health and producing bad breath.
The bottom line is to acknowledge that human beings are made up of three parts. We are made up of body, soul and spirit. Put another way, we are spirit with a soul in a body.
To experience total and holistic health is to pay attention to all three areas of our existence.