Use an antiseptic mouthwash
An antiseptic mouthwash – which you can use after brushing your teeth – can help eliminate bad odors and can kill bacteria causing bad breath. Buy one that is alcohol-free. You can ask your dentist which brand is suitable for you.
Go for home remedies
The antiseptic qualities of a handful of cloves or aniseeds – which you can chew – can help you fight halitosis-causing bacteria. Grab and eat either orange and lemon as their citric acid can stimulate the salivary glands and ward off bad breath. You can also munch on an apple, a stick of celery, or a carrot because these help wash away bacteria build-up from your teeth.
Meanwhile, chewing cilantro, basil, parsley, or mint can also neutralize the odor in your mouth.
Halitosis, or bad breath, can indeed become a major problem that not only affects your health but your emotional wellbeing. The good news is that by following these halitosis management tips, you can cure your unfortunate condition.
If after attempting all these anti-halitosis tips and you still have bad breath, it would be best to consult your physician to determine possible underlying gastrointestinal conditions.
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