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14 Ways to Kill Bacteria in Your Mouth and Stop Bad Breath

By Andrew Alpin, 8 June 2018


Did you know that when Clark Gable shared that memorable kiss with Vivian Leigh in “Gone with the Wind”, he reeked of bad breath? Now which woman knowing that about one of Hollywood’s most famous leading men would want to be in Leigh’s position? A survey showed that today almost 45% of the world’s population suffers from bad breath at least once during the day. In America, at least $10 billion of oral hygiene products are purchased every year that’s how bad the problem is but you don’t need to spend that much money if you know the right ingredients that combat bad breath or halitosis. Here are 7 sure ways to kill bacteria in your mouth and fight bad breath just by using natural ingredients found in your home.

1 Use natural mouthwashes


You can make a natural mouthwash by mixing a teaspoon of baking soda and one cup of water. Rinse your mouth with this daily. You can also use the baking soda for cleaning your teeth by dipping your toothbrush in it and using it as a toothpaste.

Use natural mouthwashes

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2Natural mouth fresheners


Natural mouth fresheners are excellent for bad breath. You can chew on spices like cloves, cardamom, and fennel seeds for bad breath. Fennel especially is widely regarded in the east as a regular mouth freshener after meals. Star anise seeds though strong are also effective as a mouth freshener.

Natural mouth fresheners

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3Mint and coriander leaves


Mint leaves can freshen your mouth as well as fight bad breath. Chewing fresh coriander leaves also is a good way to freshen your breath after a meal and fight the effects of bad breath after meals.

Mint and coriander leaves

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4Fenugreek tea


Tea brewed from fenugreek leaves is an excellent remedy for halitosis. Fenugreek has antibacterial properties. You can brew a cup of this every morning and have it after your breakfast or during the day.

Fenugreek tea

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5Drink plenty of water


In most cases, bad breath problems start from not drinking enough water. Water hydrates you and promotes saliva that kills bacteria in your mouth. Lack of moisture and saliva increases bacteria in the mouth so it’s best you drink at least two liters of water a day.

Drink plenty of water

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