“Rinse your mouth properly” … “Brush your teeth well” …sounds familiar isn’t it? These are some ageless statements that are heard from parents regardless of the generation. Though it may get monotonous hearing it repeatedly, it is important to pay heed to them because these forms the base for a clean mouth and fresh breath. However, if you are dealing with bad breath, the good news is you can easily get rid of it with solutions available right inside the cabinets of your home!

Stop bad breath with these remedies


  • Maintain oral hygiene
  • Brush and floss your teeth twice a day to prevent odour-causing plaque and bacteria from building up in your mouth.
  • Clean your tongue regularly with a tongue scraper because bacteria on your tongue can cause bad breath too.
  • If you wear dentures or braces, clean them thoroughly at least once a day to get rid of bacterial build-up from food and drink.
  • Replace your toothbrush every three months.

Eat right

There can be nothing easier than eating to prevent bad breath, but not just about any food. Eat hard and crunchy fruits and vegetables such as apples, carrots, celery, and the like. These fruits and vegetables act as natural toothbrushes and stimulate saliva production that helps to fight odour-causing bacteria.

Benefit from water

Dry mouth prevents production of saliva resulting in odour-causing bacteria to develop. Dehydration, alcohol intake, side effects of medicines, and medical conditions could lead to dry mouth. So, drinking ample water daily addresses the issue of both dry mouth and bad breath.

Swish it well – Antibacterial mouthwash are solutions to several oral conditions such as bad breath, plaque, gingivitis, and tooth decay. Even better if your mouthwash is alcohol-free. Here are a few homemade mouthwashes with desirable benefits:

Add some salt to a glass of warm water. Mix it well. Swish the solution around your mouth and teeth for 30 seconds, spit, and repeat. Make a turmeric clove mouthwash to not only fight bad breath but also prevent plague and also whiten teeth. READ MORE – TURMERIC MOUTHWASH – improve your dental and oral health

Hold a slice of cucumber on the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds. The photochemical kills the bacteria that causes bad breath.

Pop in some spice & herbs

Many aromatic herbs and spices contain antimicrobial agents that target odour-causing bacteria. Chewing fennel seeds, anise seeds or clove instantly freshens up your breath due to their antiseptic properties. Cloves also fight cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth. Other popular picks are cardamom, cinnamon, and grated ginger, along with herbs like mint, parsley, basil, and cilantro.

Check your health & medicines

At times, bad breath is the result of underlying heath conditions like diabetes, liver and kidney problems, infection, and allergies. Bad breath could also be the result of medications. Thus, it is important to consult your doctor and keep health-related issues under control.

In conclusion, it is always important to visit your dentist in regular intervals for dental check-up and diagnosis of any possibility of periodontal disease. This will ensure you receive the right solution at the right time to get rid of bad breath effectively. READ MORE – Oil pulling – Benefits and how to detox your mouth and body