11 Remedies for Bad Breath (Halitosis)


Bad breath is quite common and has happened to probably everyone once or a couple of times. Bad breath is the accumulation of bacteria in the mouth, due to poor oral hygiene, dehydration, consuming foods like garlic and onions, smoking, and alcohol. Mouth infections, gum disease, and tooth decay are also causes of bad breath. According to the Academy of general dentistry [1], an estimate of 80 million people suffer from this condition. When a person has bad breath, there is a foul and unpleasant smell whenever the person exhales or talks. This condition is also known as halitosis [2].

Bad breath causes embarrassment, shyness and can lead to low self-esteem. It is thereby very important to nip it in the bud by treating it. Bad breath treatment includes: