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Natural Bad Breath Remedies for Dental Health

Bad breath can put a damper on your day, and your overall health.

Intrinsically linked to your overall health, and immunity, good dental hygiene is important, and so are dental habits. So here are a few ways you can keep your mouth healthy, clean and smelling fresh.

Parsley: Rid your mouth and your body of bad breath odors by chewing on that little green garnish. Parsley is one of the greatest herbs for oral health an you can use this as a simple mouth rinse by stein the leaves in hot water like tea. Also an excellent digestive aid, parsley acts as a diuretic to help reduce bloating and rid the body of excess water for slimming effects, and a flatter belly.

Yogurt: Recent studies have shown that a single serving of this creamy treat may help reduce the amounts of odor-causing compounds in the mouth called hydrogen sulfide. Also healing to balance bacteria in the mouth and in the gut, this sweet treat may help to support overall oral health and healthy eating habits. Also a good source of vitamin D, yogurt promotes a mineral absorption to promote strong & healthy teeth and bones.

Berries: Sweet little berries contain large amounts of antioxidants including vitamin C known to help create an inhospitable environment of “bad” bacteria that can cause gum disease and gingivitis, major causes of halitosis. Getting large amounts of this immune boosting vitamin also gives your overall health a boost and can help support regular digestion to reduce bad breath odors that start in the gut.

Activated Charcoal: Bad breath is often caused by a buildup of toxins and pollutants in the body held in the gastrointestinal tract. Activated charcoal may help to rid the body of oral odors as it cleanses the digestive tract and the mouth. Used as a rinse, activated charcoal can almost immediately neutralize the most offensive of bad breath odors. Also often used to reduce common digestive upset after eating including bloating, gas in indigestion.

Mint: Peppermint, spearmint and any other variety of this sweet fresh herb can help reduce unpleasant breath odors and won’t hurt your teeth. Make it a habit to keep a small herb garden in your home so there are always fresh mint leaves on hand. Due to the essential oils found in the leaves, mint is a great remedy for bad breath, without added sugars.

Ginger: Naturally delicious, this root herb eases common digestive complaints and makes a great addition to a variety of foods. Made as an after-dinner tea, ginger may help to ease bad breath odors, and promote the digestive process. Keep a small pack of ginger chews in your purse of pocket to rid the mouth of offensive odors after a meal, with an added naturally sweet flavor.

Mouth Wash & Dental Floss: Never underestimate the power of impeccable dental hygiene. While it isn’t recommended to brush or flow more than twice daily, keeping a roll of floss in your desk drawer may encourage you to clean your mouth of after meal buildup for all-day fresh breath. Stash a small bottle of mouth rinse too, to keep your mouth clean and reduce the risk of developing gingivitis, or bad-breath buildup.

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Issue 77
March 10th, 2014
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