Bad breath

Bad breath with essential oils

How to treat bad breath with essential oils – suggestions from the web:

Halitosis is the less known name for bad breath. It is quite common and many people go to the dentist just because of this one apparently minor but unpleasant symptom.

Where does the smell come from?

Many people think the source of the smell id from the stomach but this is quite rare actually. The smell, usually, comes from the mouth itself. The average mouth is home to hundreds species of bacteria, tens of them because bad breath. The smell can vary along the day because of medicines, smoking or alcohol consumption. Bad breath is not always connected to gum disease.

The source of the smell can also be the nose because of sinusitis or a different kind of infection.

There are other, more rare causes for bad breath.

How to treat bad breath?

Tooth brushing, mouthwash, some recipes in the gallery above – much less toxic than store-bought, Chewing gums and drinking lots of water with a bit of lemon can help. Taking extra care for the mouth hygiene, including flossing, oral irrigator and visiting the dental hygienist periodically can help. If this does not help, you just can’t escape and have to see the dentist who will probably find the source of the problem and fix it.

Salt and baking soda for oral health

Many recipes online call for salt and baking soda for teeth whitening or as on ingredient in a toothpaste or mouthwash. I actually tried it and not only it does not work, it actually made my teeth yellow. Fortunately it was reversible but I read about it and those ingredients are not recommended, certainly not on high concentrations for use on your teeth. Salt and baking soda are very harsh and can damage the tooth enamel. This is why it is not recommended to brush teeth vigorously but thoroughly and gently.

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