Freshen up your day with fresh breath, for the confident you!
Have you ever wondered why you don’t get that not-so-energetic and fresh feeling while stepping out of the house or at any party or meeting? Here’s the answer to your question, it is because of bad breath or Halitosis. Studies show that 50 percent of adults have had bad breath, or halitosis, at some point in their lives.
We have been guided to brush our teeth twice daily, floss daily, and use mouthwash and whatnot, as a part of our oral hygiene routine. But in reality, only a few of us follow this regime religiously. This is one of the few factors that causes Halitosis.
What are the reasons for Bad Breath?
Various factors like poor oral hygiene, bacteria in the mouth, gum disease, certain foods, smoking, and other factors can cause Bad Breath or Halitosis. Let’s discuss the same in detail:
1. Dental Factors
The first and foremost factor causing bad breath is the problem related to our dental care. Improper brushing, flossing, or tongue cleaning can be one of the causes leading to the formation of bacteria in our mouth hence, causing bad breath. Other than this, certain gum diseases or having a cavity can be a factor causing halitosis.
2. Consumption of tobacco products
Smoking stains your teeth gives you bad breath, and puts you at risk for a host of health problems. Tobacco reduces your ability to taste foods and irritates gum tissues. Consuming tobacco products also starves our mouth of oxygen and causes an unpleasant mouth odor.
A lot of bacteria are present in our mouth throughout the day. Regular intake of water rinses our mouth for these bacteria to wash away. So a longer period of not drinking water or any liquid dries our mouth and slows down the production of saliva which gives a home for these bacteria to grow and cause a foul odor us. Dry mouth naturally occurs during sleep, leading to “morning breath.” It gets worse if you sleep with your mouth open.
4. Consumption of Food
Certain foods might cause bad breath, specifically onion and garlic because they have strong odors. Anything you eat has a direct link to your mouth and goes into your bloodstream. The breakdown of these foods into food particles in and around your teeth can also lead to more bacteria and cause an unpleasant smell in your mouth.
Ayurvedic Remedies to Prevent Bad Breath
Ayurvedic remedies are super easy to add to your daily routine to promote good health and well-being. The main reason is that Ayurvedic remedies are based on natural minerals which are ultimately beneficial for our body in many ways. Let’s discuss this in detail:
Oil pulling involves swishing coconut oil or sesame oil around the mouth, using it like a mouthwash for 15-20 minutes. The main benefit of doing this is that it reduces the amount of harmful bacteria in the mouth and prevents bad breath.
Clove and Cardamom Kadha:
To get rid of bad breath, take a decoction of cloves and cardamom. Mix ginger, clove, cardamom, and ginger in 2 glasses of water. When the water boils and the quantity reduces by half, filter the water and pour it into a glass. A decoction of cloves and cardamom is considered beneficial for problems related to the stomach, bad breath, etc.
Tongue cleaning with a tongue scraper made with copper or stainless steel has long been a part of the Ayurvedic tradition and is widely practiced in Eastern cultures. By removing the soft plaque from your tongue, you eliminate the tongue-based bacteria that create the malodorous sulfur compounds and prevent bad breath or halitosis.
Remove the foul smell of the mouth with Triphala water and amla, myrobalan, and vibhitaki. The substance made from the mixture of these three herbs is called Triphala. Triphala contains vitamin C, fructose, and linoleic acid. Make a powder from Triphala and boil it in hot water.
Neem is an Ayurvedic herb used in the form of decoction, powder, tea, and water. To get rid of bad breath, apply neem powder mixed with paste. Neem has antiviral, antimicrobial, and pain-relieving properties.
Bad breath or Halitosis is a common concern that might cause embarrassment or low self-esteem. But with a few simple remedies, you overcome this problem easily and in no time. The AYUUGAIN HAPPY SMILE is an Ayurvedic composition of useful and natural minerals that will help you get rid of bad breath instantly and help restore your confidence.