Having bad breath can be incredibly embarrassing. Think about how self-conscious you are when you’re in a conversation and know your breath isn’t too fresh.
You can chew gum or mints to try to reduce the odor. But for some people, their bad breath never goes away.
According to studies, more than 60 million people suffer from halitosis. Their bad breath is a chronic issue. It’s caused by dry mouth, bacteria in the mouth, and even sinus issues.
But there is good news! There are natural dental hygiene solutions that can help combat bad breath.
Here are 4 must-try solutions if you want to enjoy fresh breath on a daily basis. (You do, right?)
Primal tooth powder contains everything you want if you’re looking for an incredibly clean mouth and fresher breath. It’s made with ingredients such as activated charcoal, bentonite clay and baking soda. Essential oils are used for flavoring.
These natural ingredients help remove plaque, tartar and bacteria while brushing. Bad odors are neutralized thanks to the aluminum-free baking soda.
The clays used are especially high in minerals. You’re able to reintroduce calcium, magnesium, and tons of other minerals back into your pearly whites. This helps strengthen your teeth and help them remain more durable.
Tooth powder might feel weird to use at first, but it is surprisingly very easy. Just wet your toothbrush, dip it in a small amount of powder, and brush away.
Zinc is used by your DNA and 300 other cellular-level functions. It is also found in oral and gut flora. While most people attribute zinc to boosting the immune system, the trace mineral does so much more!
If you suffer from halitosis (chronic bad breath), taking a zinc supplement may help. Studies have found that the mineral can stop the growth of volatile sulfur compounds which are known to cause bad breath.
Using zinc in anyway can help combat bad breath. But for quick results, try a natural zinc mouthwash or gum.
Tea tree oil is not only good for skin care but it’s also good for your dental health.
For an easy mouthwash, mix a few drops of tea tree oil into a glass of water. Swish it around your mouth, and enjoy fresher breath almost immediately.
Studies have found that tea tree oil can eliminate a wide range of microorganisms in the mouth. In fact, the oil specifically targets bacteria known as Solo bacterium moorei, which is often to blame for bad breath.
Rinsing your mouth with apple cider vinegar is a cheap and effective way to get rid of bacteria that may be causing your bad breath.
So how and why does it work? The vinegar has a high concentration of acetic and malic acids. When swished or gargled, the acids create an environment the bacteria do not like.
Another added benefit is that the vinegar contains all sorts of minerals. These include sulfur, calcium, sodium, magnesium and potassium. These trace minerals are important in maintaining good dental health.
Though the idea of rinsing your mouth with apple cider vinegar doesn’t sound the tastiest, it’s well-worth it to not have bad breath! Mix a few teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with water, swish around your mouth, and then rinse with water. You’ll be happy with the results!
By using any one of these solutions, you won’t have to deal with bad breath for much longer. With the right dental hygiene routine, bad breath won’t be something you need to worry about!
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