Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits.
Fortunately, this problem is often easy to fix. What helps: Good oral hygiene, regular visits to your dentist, and ruling out any underlying conditions or other factors (such as some medications, diets, and foods) that could make your breath less than pleasant.
- 2 lemons
- 1 cup of lukewarm water
- Half a spoonful of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate
- 1 teaspoon of honey
Add the lemon juice together with the cinnamon and the honey in a bottle. (If you do not have the honey, you can also use bicarbonate). Then, add a cup of warm water and shake everything well.
Curing bad breath with a lemon rinse has been used for generations. The acidic content in lemons prevents growth of bacteria in your mouth. Plus, its strong pleasant smell helps mask the bad odor. Just stir one tablespoon of lemon juice into a cup of water and rinse your mouth with it.
Unlike mint, which tends to just mask the smell of bad breath, cinnamon actually gets rid of the odor by killing off odor-causing bacteria. The International Association for Dental Research found that people who chewed cinnamon gum had a 50% decrease in oral bacteria versus people who chewed mint.
Manuka honey is considered to be one of the most effective treatments for the management of bad breath.