Saturday, February 4, 2017

How To Effectively Get Rid of Bad Breath With Just One Ingredient!

Halitosis, or bad breath, is an embarrassing problem for many people. It can be caused by residue from acid-forming foods, such as sugar and protein, sticking to the teeth, tongue and mouth.

Causes of Bad Breath

Almost everything we put into our mouth, particulary food and drink, can make it smell less pleasant. For the majority of people, the most frequent cause of bad breath is associated with bacteria that live in the mouth, particularly on the tongue. This bacteria can build-up as a result of poor oral hygiene and a lack of flossing.

In most cases, bad breath is not serious, but it can lead to significant embarrassment and self-consciousness. In rare situations, halitosis can be a sign of a more serious problem.

A remedy that never fails!

The one stop, efficient answer to bad breath is baking soda.

Baking soda is a special composition indeed. It is alkaline and neutralises the high acidic levels in your mouth that is the cause for bad breath. Since it is not acidic, it causes no harm to the teeth, gums or bones. It kills the bacteria in the mouth that thrive in an environment rich in acidity and sucrose.

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Given below are the various combinations in which baking soda can be used to lessen bad breath.

1. Baking Soda and Salt

Baking soda can also be used for gargling purposes. Add 1 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of baking soda to tepid water. Use this as a mouth rinse and remember, do not swallow! Or, you can make a mixture of salt and baking soda, sans water, and rub the insides of your mouth with it.

2. Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar

Another solution is to mix 1 tsp of baking soda to some apple cider vinegar. Rinse with this and again, do not swallow. It is not poisonous, but it is also not useful if swallowed. For best results rinse, spit, and repeat.

3. Plain Water and Baking Soda

Simply drop a whole teaspoon of the powder into water, preferably warm. Allow the powder to fully dissolve and use this in place of a mouthwash. Gargle with the liquid for a good 30 seconds to 1 minute for best results.

Few Points to Remember:
  • Remember that baking soda will not harm your body in any way if consumed in small doses. However, anything in excess can be damaging.
  • Other ways to cure bad breath include regular flossing and tongue scraping, chewing on some cinnamon and then spitting it out, and rinsing with hydrogen peroxide.
  • If bad breath does not recede or becomes offensive, then the problem could be more serious and you may need to consult a doctor as this bad breath could be an indicator to a bigger problem in the digestive system.