Best Way To Cure My Bad Breath?

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asked Jan 11, 2017 in Other- Health by Issac (300 points)
I have seriously bad breath.

What's the best way to get rid of my bad breath?

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answered Jan 11, 2017 by Judy (28,860 points)
Drink plenty of water and swish cool water around in your mouth. This is especially helpful to freshen “morning breath.”

Brush after every meal and floss, preferably twice a day.

Replace your toothbrush every two to three months.

Arrange regular dental checkups and cleanings.

Scrape your tongue each morning with a tongue scraper or spoon to decrease the bacteria, fungi, and dead cells that can cause odor.

Chew a handful of cloves, fennel seeds, or aniseeds. Their antiseptic qualities help fight halitosis-causing bacteria.

Chew a piece of lemon or orange rind for a mouth- freshening burst of flavor. (Wash the rind thoroughly first.) The citric acid will stimulate the salivary glands—and fight bad breath.

Chew a fresh sprig of parsley, basil, mint, or cilantro. The chlorophyll in these green plants neutralizes odors.

Try a 30-second mouthwash rinse that is alcohol-free (unlike many off-the-shelf products). Mix a cup of water with a teaspoon of baking soda (which changes the pH level and fights odor in the mouth) and a few drops of antimicrobial peppermint essential oil.

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