Bad breath or halitosis is probably the most shameful oral condition a person may have. This dental condition will even alter your professional life, even your very personal being. It is therefore important to have it treated as soon as you discover that you have it in your mouth. And if you really feel bad in unveiling this very intimate hygienic condition, you can simply go for the bad breath home remedy formulated for those that have it but not willing to share it even to oral professionals. But before the treatment, you have to ensure that you really have it by doing the following revealing tips:
1.) Prove to yourself that you really have bad breath to prevent from overreacting or overdoing your oral hygiene. Lick your wrist and have it dried in about five seconds. Then smell it. How does it smell to you? How it smells is just the same as how your breath smells to other people.
2.) If you have a bad breath, it is now time to know how bad it is. Get a metal or silver spoon and scrape the back part of your tongue. By the way, that part of your tongue is the posterior and the front part is the anterior. The posterior is where the halitosis bacteria thrive. Smell the residue that is left into the spoon after scraping. How does it smell to you this time? If it is worse than you think, too bad, you have a chronic bad breath!
Now that you know what level of bad breath you will be dealing with, here are the list of useful home remedies you can use to treat yourself in the comfort of your home:
1.) Improving your oral hygienic method. This time, it’s not enough for you to toothbrush alone; you also need to use mouthwash and deodorizer. Do this regularly and properly.
2.) You also have to brush your tongue, starting on the back and going outwards.
3.) When you eat dairy foods, meats, and fish, make sure you brush your teeth. Or at least, gargle mouthwash if a toothbrush is not available.
4.) Drink a lot of fluids with the exemption of coffee and alcohol as these beverages can even aggravate your oral condition.
5.) Eat fibrous foods. These types of foods are very safe for your oral condition.
6.) Have your breath tested on your kids or nieces and nephews. They will surely not mind after all by being creative on how to do it. One of the most effective ways is by making fun of it or just comparing your smells. Or if even kids make you think you will look like a fool in testing your breath odor, you can use the above-mentioned procedures to track your improvement.
If you are satisfied with how you are doing, don’t be settled and go back to your slack oral hygiene practices. Continue practicing what you have already learned and you will surely be more than happy to know that the chronic bad breath you once experienced is totally gone. It will even be more satisfying to know that no one knew you went over it in the sanctuaries of your home.
Hope this helps!