Bad breath, medically referred to as halitosis, can be the result of a number of factors including diet, medication, poor oral hygiene, as well as diseases or conditions such as diabetes,GERD, lactose intolerance, gum disease, and more.
COMMON CAUSES OF BAD BREATH
1# Poor oral hygiene which means not brushing or flossing thoroughly lets food particles remain in the mouth. When these food particles start to break down, they release foul odors. Plus, food particles can promote the bacteria proliferation over tome, which also leads to foul odors. The bacteria on the other hand can cause tooth decay and gum disease.
2# Onions and garlic, some spices, such as curry, some cheeses, fish, and acidic beverages, such as coffee, are just some foods that cause bad breath. In addition, these foods can also trigger stomach and stomach upset and belching, which in turn promotes bad breath. Even certain supplements, such as fish oil capsules, can cause bad breath.
3# Reduced flow of saliva in the mouth is another reason of bad breath. Saliva is essential for the digestive process and removes odor-causing particles in the mouth. Dry mouth on the other hand can result from medications, breathing through the mouth, or salivary gland problems.
4# Medical Disorders
These medical conditions can cause bad breath:
- Gum infection
- Throat infection – pharyngitis or tonsillitis
- Chronic sinusitis
- Chronic bronchitis
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD)
- Liver or kidney disease
- Lactose intolerance
Although treatment of bad breath normally depends on the cause, this natural recipe can give immediate results.
What you need:
– 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
– 1/2 teaspoons of honey
– fresh juice of 2 lemons
Mix the ingredients well. Swish the solution around your mouth for a minute or two gargling on the way. Swallow or spit afterwards.
Repeat the treatment whenever you think necessary.
Cinnamon and lemon juice will disinfect your oral cavity killing all bacteria that cause bad breath while honey will improve the taste in your mouth.
Apart from treating the issue with bad breath, this mixture is extremely beneficial for prevention of viruses and common colds because it’s a powerful antioxidant that strengthens your body’s immune response.