Wellness - Dental Care | 10-18 yrs

10 Home Remedies For Bad Breath


Bad breath can be a source of great embarrassment. Not only does it lead to difficulty while talking to others but it can be an indication of poor dental habits as well.

Are you tired of using the doctor-recommended toothpaste but to no avail? It may be time to try some home remedies for your problem.

Green tea, consumed by many to maintain weight, can also battle bad breath. Drink one cup of green tea in the morning for best results. Avocado is another effective remedy, which is better than any mouth lotion or mouth wash.

This ClipBook looks at the above two remedies in detail along with many others like lemon, baking soda, and tea tree oil.


How Can Foods Cause Bad Breath

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is unpleasant for everyone, whether it appears after eating a particular food or it bothers us every morning before we brush our teeth.

Green Tea

Green tea is a powerful antioxidant that works to flush toxins out of your body. Drinking green tea in the morning can help you get rid of bad breath.


Curing bad breath with a lemon rinse has been used for generations. The acidic content in lemons prevents the growth of bacteria in your mouth. Plus, its strong, pleasant smell helps mask bad odour.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is helpful in changing the acidic levels of your mouth. By doing so, it creates unfavourable conditions for bacteria to breed within your mouth. This way, it prevents bad breath.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has been known to treat acne and blemishes, but very few people know about its other therapeutic benefits. Put a few drops of tea tree oil in a glass of water. Make use of it as a mouthwash for it effectively removes existing bacteria...


Cinnamon is a natural antimicrobial agent that helps inhibit certain microorganisms such as Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Bacillus cereus and Pseudomonas aeroginosa. This helps to kill the bacteria that cause bad breath.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Another alternative remedy for bad breath is the use of apple cider vinegar. It contains acetic and malic acids, which can reduce the growth of odour-causing bacteria in your mouth.


The aromatic flavour of cardamom seeds serves as a mouth freshener in treating bad breath. It is available in most homes and is one of the most effective ways to get rid of the problem.


Clove oil has an antimicrobial effect as well as antiseptic properties. Therefore, it can be used as an effective remedy for bad breath. Chew some pieces of clove or sip on clove tea to alleviate bad breath.

Fennel Seeds

If you want to get rid of bad breath quickly, fennel is an excellent option. It is aromatic and antimicrobial. It removes plaque that causes a foul smell.

Herbal Tea

Both herbal tea as well as normal black tea contain polyphenol, which is an antioxidant that helps fight oral bacteria. People who are regular tea drinkers must continue with if they think they are having any bad breath issues.

Drinking More Water

Bacteria present on your tongue multiply when they find a favourable environment. Drink plenty of water before you sleep to prevent morning bad breath.

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