Do you have an odor coming out of your mouth and don’t know where it came from? Do you have coffee breath or morning breath?

Bad breath can interfere with relationships and can cause anxiety and lack of confidence in individuals with bad breath. Some people may become afraid to get too close when talking to others because of bad breath. The smell can become so distracting and foul that it isolates people and interferes with day-to-day interactions.

What causes bad breath in the first place? It depends on so many things. If the tonsils are too large, there may be so-called “tonsil stones,” which are debris of food, saliva, and mucus residues that are trapped deep in your mouth.

This debris can cause an unpleasant odor and result in bad breath. Another cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. If you don’t brush your teeth every day, floss, and rinse your mouth, the inside of your teeth may begin to rot and deteriorate.

The odor may be due to not brushing your teeth or an infection caused by poor hygiene.

However, the most common causes are dental hygiene, such as tooth decay, or tongue coating due to inflammation or gum disease. Lack of saliva can be another reason for bad breath. Whether you’re out with friends, on your first date, or in an interview, it’s essential to make sure you breathe well. 

If the problem is severe, you should ask for the assistance of a dentist in Newport Beach. However, you can successfully treat bad breath by taking care of the underlying factors that cause bad breath.

 

Here are eight home remedies that have been proven to eliminate bad breath effectively.

Fennel seeds

Fennel seeds have antiseptic properties that help eliminate the bacteria that cause bad breath. Take a  tablespoon of fennel seeds and chew them to refresh your breath and stimulate the production of saliva in your mouth. The antibacterial effect in saliva prevents bad breath.

Cinnamon

Cinnamaldehyde is an essential oil produced from cinnamon that reduces bacteria in the mouth and removes bad breath. Boil one teaspoon of cinnamon in a glass of water, add a bay leaf, and some cardamom seeds. After filtering the solution, use it as a mouthwash twice a day.

 

Lemon juice

Chewing on a lemon or orange peel will freshen your taste and add a bit of flavor. Citric acid stimulates saliva production and fights bad breath. You can also do a lemon rinse by adding a tablespoon of lemon juice to a glass of water and gargle with it.

Coriander

Coriander can effectively neutralize lousy breath caused by chlorophyll. Just chew with coriander sprigs to freshen your mouth. If needed, you can dip the coriander sprigs into vinegar before eating thoroughly.

Clove

Put a few cloves in your mouth and chew. The antibacterial properties in cloves will make your mouth fresh. Cooking clove tea can also rinse your mouth. Boil a teaspoon of clove and add water for 5 to 10 minutes. Use this mouthwash twice a day.

Cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar balances the pH well and is therefore very effective in correcting lousy breath. Take one tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar, add it to a glass of water, and drink the solution before eating.

This will help your digestion and treat bad breath. Alternatively, you can add some apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and rinse your mouth.

Baking soda

You can make an alcohol-free mouthwash with baking powder. Drink a glass of water and add a teaspoon of baking soda to it. Add some peppermint essential oil drops with antibacterial properties. Baking soda will help regulate acid levels in the mouth and eliminate oral odors.

Ask your dentist in Newport Beach before trying any remedy; sometimes remedies can make the problem worse.

Water

Drinking a lot of water usually makes your breath fresh. Spit cold water into your mouth from time to time. This is particularly effective in getting rid of morning breathing.

Using these tips can make your mouth healthier and fresher. If the odor persists, it is recommended that you see a dentist in Newport Beach if there is a more serious underlying condition that causes bad breath.