Although garlic is considered a healthy and vitamin-rich food to eat, we cannot deny that it tends to produce a foul smell that can harm not only your social life but most importantly, your love life as well. You would not want to have people stay away from you because of halitosis. It can cause low self-esteem as well as depression. In this article, five tips to avoid having bad breath are given as follows.

As an initial step, you need to know the direct cause of your bad breath. Bad breath is mainly caused by the gases that chewing food, particularly garlic and onions produce. Now, there are many available ways to get rid of bad breath from breath mints to mouth washes and chewing gums, but truth be told it will not help your pocket as well as your dentalhealth to take too much of these. What you need to do is to find   natural and alternative ways to battle bad breath. Here are five tips to do just that.  

1. Diet Modification

 

Modifying your diet is the key to successfully defeating garlic breath. Eating fruits and vegetables will produce a citrus-like small for your breath as opposed to the foul smell that meat and garlic would bring to your mouth. Drinking milk and lemonade can also help enhance the smell of your breath.


2. Sweet Tooth Saviour

Your craving for sweets can save your breathe. Studies have shown that taking a spoonful of sugar a day can help prevent bad breath. Eating chocolate will also help keep your breathe smelling fresh and clean all day. Be reminded that although chocolates can be helpful in keeping a fresh breath, it can also threaten the health of your teeth as well as your gums.


3. Mint Leaves

Instead of chewing mint-flavoured gum to keep your breath fresh, it is best to chew on mint leaves. It is organic and has no harmful side effects to the body. You can keep your breath smelling fresh without compromising your health in the process.


4.  A Cup of Tea

Having a cup of powdered tea after munching on garlic can neutralize the odour of the condiment. You just have to do this in moderation as it can cause discoloration for your teeth.


5. The Fresher, the Better

If you plan to cook food, you must do your best to procure fresh garlic and onion instead of the powdered substitute. Powdered substances have more sodium that can exacerbate the effects of onion and garlic on your mouth. 

These are just a few of the most effective ways to deal with garlic breath. If you do these tips in conjunction with the five tips mentioned above, you will certainly never have bad breath again. As a precaution, you should also pay a visit to your dentist regularly so as he can give you more tips about caring for your teeth and preventing bad breath. 


6. Brush & Floss

Brush and then floss your teeth thoroughly after having foods containing onions and garlic . This will remove any garlic or onion particles stuck in your teeth and will help kill bacteria associated with bad breath.


7. Mustard

Take a teaspoon of mustard and swish it around your mouth for a minute before spitting it out. Then take another half-teaspoon and swallow. This will go down to the stomach and kill the smell of onions and garlic.


 

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    cpplq 11 - January - 2013, at 23:50 PM

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