Bad breath, or halitosis, is a common complaint. It’s usually caused by bacteria in the mouth that produce bacteria that cause a smell. The odor occurs then the bacteria breaks down the sugars and starches we eat. But common home remedies like drinking water or green tea can alleviate the problem.
If bad breath is persistent, it can signal an underlying dental or medical problem that should be investigated by a professional. Here are some ways to treat occasional halitosis naturally:
•Water. Dry mouth can cause halitosis so staying hydrated is important to freshen your breath. This helps the salivary glands produce enough saliva to rinse food debris from your mouth, says Medical News Today.
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