Halitosis, commonly known as bad breath, can be chronic and persistent, but usually it’s preventable with just a little bit of care. Our team at BC Perio in Coquitlam and Vancouver would like to share the following helpful video with you about the causes of bad breath and how it can be prevented.

Patients of our Coquitlam periodontal practice BC Perio will probably have already gotten the tips and tricks featured in the video from their periodontists at BC Perio, but here’s a reminder. It’s important to brush twice daily, inside the cheek and tongue (where most of the bacteria live), and floss regularly to avoid bad breath. Our team at Richmond periodontal practice BC Perio will be happy to answer any questions you might have about bad breath prevention.

Please watch the video below for tips on how to cure bad breath:

Looking for natural remedies to cure halitosis?
First off, let’s be perfectly clear of the fact that bad breath is typically completely natural and it happens to many people. Germs and bacteria constantly grow in our mouths. Our diet is also a major factor in the bad breath equation. There are certain types of food that can give our mouths that bad odour, too. The good news? There are some simple, natural remedies for bad breath that can help you out throughout the day to ensure you have fresh breath.

Since food can contribute to giving you bad breath, there are also certain types of food that can lessen it. Drinking green tea with or after your meals can help to flush away the bacteria on your teeth so that they don’t propagate and intensify. Crunchy fruits and vegetables can also act as natural toothbrushes as you eat them. They sweep away any bacteria that attach to your teeth. Herbs are also one of your secret weapons against bad breath. Chewing on a few leaves of parsley, mint, basil, tarragon, or rosemary after your meal, can also minimize the stinky smell of foods you’ve eaten.

Other natural remedies for bad breath that you can try include gargling with cold water that’s mixed with rock salt, which will help kill bacteria. You can also try a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water and gargle with it.

The goal of natural remedies for bad breath is to eliminate the cause of bad breath which is the propagation of bacteria in your mouth. While natural remedies do help, a proper dental hygiene regimen is essential and required to keep your teeth and mouth clean, healthy and fresh.

If you have persistent bad breath that needs medical attention, please contact the team at BC Perio. We will be happy to help you!