Halitosis or bad breath can affect how you interact socially with your peers. It can also influence how people perceive you as well. If this is not caused by serious illness, bad breath can be avoided through proper eating habits and oral hygiene. Here are some tips on how to deal with bad breath.
Most bad breath complaints are caused by eating garlic and curry, smoking and drinking alcohol. Cut back on these promoters of bad breath or bring your travel toothbrush along. You can also bring a pack of mints or a small bottle of mouthwash with you to counter bad breath in an instant.
Chewing on a few dill seeds, coffee beans, caraway and cardamom seeds after a meal can help eliminate food ordours. A sprig of fresh parsley is also effective in eliminating garlic and alcohol ordours.
To help keep your breath smelling sweet, add 30 drops of tincture of myrrh to a glass of warm water and gargle. Gargle with antiseptic mouthwash since bacteria are known to cause mouth ordours as well.
Brush regularly and maintain proper oral hygiene. Eat foods rich in fiber including raw vegetables, apples and pears to maintain healthy gums. A healthy diet can help prevent digestive problems and constipation which can also cause bad breath.