The vast majority of people have suffered from bad breath , some more intensely than others, of course. But what you did not know is that we all have morning halitosis , what is that? Well, it is that bad breath that occurs when we wake up , since our mouth has accumulated a large number of bacteria during rest, but it usually goes away immediately after of a good brushing.

The most common causes of bad breath

Therefore we must take into account what causes bad breath or halitosis ; It usually comes as a result of poor or completely non-existent oral hygiene, which causes bacteria to accumulate and begin to secrete sulfur, a chemical that generates bad odor from the mouth .

It should be noted that there are many foods that are more likely to cause bad breath , even worsen halitosis in those who suffer from it more deeply.

You should know that according to experts, the foods that leave the worst breath are those that contain sugars and refined foods, the rich coffee that we like so much, also some alcoholic beverages tend to cause these effects.

In addition to the foods mentioned, although it is not a meal or anything that is eaten, there are cigarettes, which apart from being very harmful to health, leave us with terrible breath ; All of these things cause halitosis, as they tend to accumulate large numbers of bacteria on the back of the tongue or between the teeth .

Natural drinks to eliminate bad breath

For this reason, we must maintain good oral health, with this we will be able to significantly reduce this problem; Although if it becomes very constant and you do not find a solution, it is a very good idea to treat it with the help of some ingredients that we have at home, we can even go to a specialist who will guide us a little more and advise us as to the reason for this ugly disease.

So we have for you 6 great recipes for natural and homemade drinks that will rid you once and for all of that uncomfortable and smelly defect.

1. Natural yogurt

A yogurt with prebiotics that help eliminate bad breath

Drinking yogurt with prebiotics twice a day is a powerful natural weapon to combat bad breath, the bacteria present in yogurt will reduce the compounds that produce bad breath and may refresh your mouth.

Remember that you must consume it natural, some fruits provide more acidic contents to the bacteria, making it almost impossible for the yogurt bacteria to fulfill their mission.

If you eat a yogurt that contains fruit, always opt for the one with plums, it will offer you not only good digestion, but also a feeling of freshness , and being slightly acidic, it helps eliminate halitosis.

2. Fresh water, preferably filtered

The power of water to remove bad breath cannot be underestimated , just by drinking a glass of water, it helps us eliminate food remains and acts as a constant cleaner, keeping the bacteria that generate bad breath at bay.

A very important fact is that halitosis is also generated by dehydration, the absence of saliva that contains oxygen and enzymes that fight bacteria create the conditions for this disease.

So to drink water, try to drink your respective 8 glasses a day, even when you wake up before brushing, drink the first one, it will gradually wet your mouth and eliminate bacteria, and then finish with a good brushing.

3. Black tea

This drink contains polyphenols , responsible for eliminating the bacteria that cause bad breath . Black tea has different advantages for oral health, it even helps to prevent the appearance of cavities and to eliminate the existing ones.

To erase that bad smell, you must consume 2 cups of tea a day, every day and thus your bacterial flora will regulate its acidity process, saying goodbye completely to your odorous inconvenience.

4. Lemon juice

Lemon juice or lemonade are the most frequent options when it comes to quenching thirst, therefore they are a great option to combat halitosis .

It must be remembered that thirst dries out the mouth due to the lack of saliva, and this promotes the multiplication of bacteria that not only give you a bad smell, but also generate cavities and other oral diseases; the lemon is an expert in stimulating the production of saliva, and by adding a little cinnamon, the benefits will be much better.

5. Fruit cocktail

This is about mixing a series of fruits rich in vitamins and polyphenols, in addition to vitamin C; This drink creates an acidic environment in your mouth that is not suitable for the multiplication of bacteria. It consists of filling a jar with half a liter of water, and adding 2 kiwis, 1 apple, a tangerine and 6 strawberries, chopped into small pieces, let it rest overnight in the fridge and that’s it. Drink half a glass a day.

6. Mint tea with yerba buena

Finally we have these two very common ingredients in toothpastes and mouthwashes. It involves boiling some mint and yerba buena leaves in a cup of water , when boiling completely, we must then strain and let it rest until it cools down a bit. Take 1 cup a day before having breakfast.

With these drinks you will make your breath fresher, as well as adding some refreshing natural drinks to your day that will suit you very well.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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