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This is the perfect weather to indulge in some high-calorie foods and staying away from water! Yes, winters are finally here. Recently, I attended wedding. There I met a very beautiful lady. She was really graceful and dressed perfectly well. When my friend introduced me to her, I was really put off with her bad breath! Bad breath is very embarrassing, and at the same time a serious health concern. It can be a result of a lot of factors like smoking, alcohol, digestive issues, dry mouth, gum or tooth disease, eating foods having strong odour etc.
Here are a few easy DIYs making use of ingredients available at home to deal with the bad breath problem:
1. Cinnamon: It helps in preventing bacterial growth in your mouth.
Method: Mix a teaspoon of powdered cinnamon in one cup of water and bring it to a boil. You can add some cardamoms while boiling this mixture. Strain it and let it cool completely before filling in a clean glass jar. Use this mouth wash to rinse your mouth twice a day.
2. Fenugreek: It helps in increasing the production of saliva thus preventing dryness of mouth.
Method: Coarsely crush a teaspoon of fenugreek and mix it in a litre of water. Boil this mixture and drink it throughout the day like tea by mixing a spoon of honey.
3. Fennel: It helps in resolving digestive issues and has anti-microbial properties. Chewing fennel seeds after meals aids in digestion and also provides fresh aroma.
Method: Boil a teaspoon of crushed fennel seeds in 1 cup of water for 5 to 6 minutes. Strain and let this mixture cool down. Mix a spoon of this mixture and honey in milk to have a long-lasting fresh breath.
4. Lemon: Lemon prevents the growth of bacteria on tongue as well as teeth.
Method: Rinse your mouth daily before bed with lemon juice and salt mixed in warm water.
5. Mint: It provides a fresh breath for longer time.
Method: Clean and crush a few sprigs of mint and strain it to extract some juice. Mix this extract in a spoon of honey to reduce the bitterness and consume it at the start of your day.
In addition to these easy DIYs, try and incorporate fresh crunchy fruits and vegetables in your diet as these help in keeping the mouth clean. Drink plenty of water to keep your mouth hydrated and don’t forget to brush and floss your teeth along with regular cleaning of tongue.
These are few tips that you can follow to have a healthy, fresh breath. Along with these, I would request you all to visit your dentist twice a year for dental check-ups as dental illness can be a crucial factor that causes bad breath!
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