About 40 percent of people suffer from the problem of halitosis or bad mouth odor. People use mouth freshener and mouthwash to deal with it, but is that enough? According to experts, the smell of the mouth can also indicate a disease. If you are also struggling with this problem then know what may be the reasons for bad breath and how you can solve it.

Check your breath like this

Dr. Arvind Thakur, Head of the Department of Dentistry at Fortis Hospital in Mulund, Mumbai, gave ways to check for bad breath. ‘You can request a close friend or relative to check your breath. But, apart from this you can also check it yourself. For this, lick your wrist a little and smell it when it dries. ‘

Dr. Namrata Jadwani, the founder of The Smilist, also explained the way to check for bad breath ‘Use a cotton swab or corner of a spoon on your tongue and smell it.’

Take care of oral hygiene

According to Dr. Jadwani, those suffering from this problem of mouth should first take care of their oral hygiene. He explained how cleanliness of the mouth can be taken care of ‘brush with fluoride toothpaste two to three times a day (ideally one should brush every time after eating). Don’t forget to clean your tongue and keep changing your toothbrush in a few months. Do not forget to clean the teeth with floss. This will also clean the food stuck between the teeth. Also use antibacterial mouthwash about twice a day.

According to the doctor, lack of saliva in the mouth may also be the reason for the stench. Actually, ‘Saliva neutralizes the acid in the mouth while maintaining moisturization and clears the dead cells that have settled on the tongue. With this, you can resort to chewing gum for saliva production. ‘ However, he emphasized that if the problem is more, then show it to a physician or dentist so that he can give medicines for saliva flow. He said that tooth loss or problems in the teeth can also be responsible for the stench.

Relation of health and bad smell

Mouth odor may also point towards a health-related problem. According to Dr. Thakur, “Irritable bowel syndrome, oral cancer, bone disease, tonsillitis, tuberculosis, gall bladder dysfunction, diseases like diabetes are also a problem of bad smell.”

What kind of smells from the mouth also shows about the disease. According to Dr. Jadwani, ‘If there is a fruity smel from the mouth, it is a sign of increased sugar, an odor like fishy smel or ammonia is a sign of kidney disease or increased urea levels in the body’.

Many times you have to face shame due to bad breath. Usually the problem of bad mouth is due to not cleaning the mouth. If the bad breath persists for a long time, it is also dangerous for teeth and health. Mouthwash is often used by people for relief from mouth odor, but most mouthwash available in the market is full of chemicals. You can easily make mouthwash at home to get relief from bad breath.

Lemon-water mouthwash

Lemon has acidic properties, which kills harmful bacteria and germs present in the mouth. It also provides whiteness to the teeth and removes bad breath. At the same time, glycerin protects against tooth infection. To make this mouthwash, take two teaspoons of glycerin, add a few drops of lemon juice to it and then gargle with it two to three times a day.

Ginger and mint mouthwash

To make natural mouthwash at home, you use only natural things, so it does not harm you. To make it, you need ginger, mint, turmeric and cinnamon. First take 4 cups of water in a pot and put all the things in it. Let it cook on low heat for 10 minutes and then filter and cool. If you want flavor and test, take a little more water and mix all the ingredients and cook on a low flame for 15-20 minutes. After cooking, cool it down and rinse it 2-3 times a day. This mouthwash will not spoil for 3 weeks when kept in the refrigerator.

Aloe Vera Juice-Baking Soda Mouthwash

If you have severe smell while talking to your mouth, which causes you to have a bad effect on the front, then this mouthwash will fix your smelly breath problem in 3-4 days. Regular use of this mouthwash removes harmful microbes and also removes dirt. This mouthwash has anti-inflammatory properties that make the gums healthy and also clean the dirt of the mouth. To make it, take two teaspoons of baking soda and two teaspoons of pipert oil and mix it properly in Aloe Vera Juice. Now add some warm water to this mixture. Your mouthwash is ready, do it twice daily for better results.

Vinegar mouthwash

Vinegar has acidic properties, which kill bacteria present in the mouth. Failure to clean the mouth properly causes germs and bacteria in the mouth, which causes mouth odor. Vinegar also eliminates frozen yellowing on the teeth. For its use, rinse twice a day by mixing 5 mg of vinegar in a glass of water.

Eat fennel

After eating, make a rule that a little fennel and sugar can be eaten. It is not only a panacea to remove the bad odor of the mouth but also makes the digestive system strong. Gargle with neem water

Neem contains antiviral ingredients which removes bad breath. For this, you should boil neem leaves at least two to three times a week, clean the teeth with water and rinse. Apart from neem, you can also boil basil leaves and gargle them with water.

Remove tooth smell from cloves

Clove also has antibacterial properties, you can also use it as a mouthwash. For this, pour two drops of clove oil in a glass of plain water and gargle with it. The elements found in it do not allow cavities to form on the teeth and this keeps the freshness in the teeth for a long time.

Lemon remedy

There are many ways you can use lemon to clean your teeth. Rubbing one teaspoon of lemon juice on the teeth, causes cavity to be removed from the teeth, while adding a little salt and baking soda to the juice of lemon, the teeth become white like beads. Also, it ends the foul smell of teeth.

Use of coconut oil

Many people also use coconut oil to remove bad breath. For this, gargle with a spoonful of coconut oil for at least twenty minutes. This remedy is to be done only once a week.

Yellow turmeric

Turmeric eliminates cavity and prevents toothache. The anti-inflammatory properties along with its anti-bacterial properties keep the gums healthy. Apart from this, it also protects the teeth from bacterial infection. You rinse the turmeric with lukewarm water once a week and make the teeth strong with foul breath.

Measures to remove bad breath

Apart from this, eating roasted cumin or cloves also reduces the bad smell of the mouth. You can also use rose water to gargle. Cardamom also erases the bad smell of the mouth. Apart from these, some special things should also be kept in mind such as: 1. Smoking should be avoided. 2. Eating tobacco causes bad smell from the mouth, stay away from it. 3. Must rinse after eating milk, sugar, or any sweets.

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