Monday, January 23, 2012

Beat Bad Breath : Some solutions from the Kitchen

Citrus fruits
Vitamin C attacks bacteria in the mouth the same way it defends the body against the common cold.

Cinnamon has antioxidant and antiseptic benefits, preventing germs in the mouth from wreaking havoc on your breath.

Spinach and parsley
Both contain chlorophyll, which has antibacterial properties that kill germs to freshen breath.

Green tea
Green tea is rich in polyphenols, an antioxidant that protects cells from harm, including bacterial invasion.

So chew on these and remember, popping a breath mint when your mouth smells bad is not the best cure-all for bad breath. It can actually make your breath worse. Breath mints typically have a high concentration of sugars, which provide bacteria the energy they need to multiply and invade the teeth and gums. Sugar-Free Gum is your best bet. Another tip is to make sure that your tongue is also cleaned and brushed.

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