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Bad Breath Tips

Homeopathic Remedies For Bad Breath!

Dr. Alok Kumar 92% (757 ratings)
BHMS, VLIR Belgium, Canadian Academy Of Homeopathy
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
Homeopathic Remedies For Bad Breath!

Bad breath is a dental problem which could also emanate due to poor digestion. It can also be experienced as a side effect of other ailments as well as medications. Smoking and bad diet may lead to this and it usually becomes a matter of low self-esteem as time goes by. Homeopathy is one of the most natural forms of medication, treatment and wellness when it comes to such problems that affect the lifestyle of the patient. These medicines usually combine very small doses of naturally found elements so as to cure an ailment or condition. Yet, it is important to remember that one must get a prescription for these medicines from a professional medical practitioner.

Read on to know more about the types of homeopathic remedies available for bad breath.

  1. Merc Sol: If your bad breath problem also comes with symptoms like a moist mouth or constant dribbling, then this medicine may be prescribed. This usually happens when the salivary glands become too active and produce more moisture than what the mouth can handle on a normal basis.
  2. Pulsatilla: This medicine is usually prescribed if the patient complains of a dry mouth along with a bad breath problem. This helps in treating related symptoms like the lack of proper hydration due to the lack of thirst. Not drinking enough water can also lead to the problem of dry mouth and thereafter, a bad odour from the mouth.
  3. Kreosote: This medicine is considered as a very effective medication for bad breath, especially if the bad breath takes place due to caries in the teeth. This medicine can also help patients who are experiencing bleeding gums along with caries and bad breath.
  4. Hepar Sulphur and Carbo Veg: The combination of these two medicines is known as one of the best when it comes to treating bad breath. The other symptoms that call for the prescription of these medicines include Gingivitis or gum infection related problems and symptoms. When there is bleeding and pus in the gums due to the infection, then this medicine is usually prescribed. Excessive salivation is also another symptom that is treated by this medicine combination. Hepar Sulphur can be used if there is a throat-related infection or ailment that can lead to the problem of bad breath.
  5. Carbolic Acid: A homeopathic doctor will usually prescribe this medicine if the problem of bad breath is accompanied by intense and perpetual pain in the abdomen. The patient will also complain of gas in stomach due to the ailment that affects the stomach in such cases. This gives rise to many symptoms including bad breath. Loss of appetite is also treated by this medicine. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath.
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How Ayurveda Can Help Treat Bad Breath?

Dr. Ashwini Vivek Mulye 88% (494 ratings)
Fellowship Course in Panchkarma, BAMS
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
How Ayurveda Can Help Treat Bad Breath?

Bad breath, also known as halitosis medically, is a much bigger problem than just being a cause for social embarrassment. It could be a symptom of an underlying disorder in your body which when corrected, will result in bad breath being resolved as well. However, in most cases, halitosis or bad breath occurs due to gum and teeth problems or due to life style habits such as a bad diet. Ayurveda has cure for both the problems and offers specialized treatment as well as home remedies.

Some general tips to fight bad breath
Bad breath may occur due to a combination of bad diet or digestive problems as well as oral hygiene issues. Some of the common things to follow, which will reduce your bad breath, especially concerning oral hygiene, are mentioned below 
1. Rinse your mouth thoroughly after every meal as it helps clean food particles which may contribute to bad breath
2. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Dryness of the mouth can often cause bad breath
3. Brush your teeth, preferably at least twice daily and clean your tongue every time you brush your teeth
4. Avoid alcohol, smoking and excessive consumption of caffeine products
5. Use natural breath fresheners such as mint leaves and parsley
6. Don’t use breath mints, mouth fresheners or mouthwashes which have alcohol in them as they may further dry up your mouth, causing bad breath
7. Try and include more of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet as these will keep you hydrated and supply you with the necessary nutrients to keep your digestive system functional and thus reduce bad breath.

Ayurveda for bad breath
Some of the home remedies as well as specialized Ayurvedic medications that can effectively combat bad breath are mentioned below. However, if you have a persistent problem, it is best to consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner who can help you with tailor made combinations specifically suited to your problem.

  1. Fenugreek or ‘methi’ and tea leaves: Methi is known to have many medicinal properties in Ayurveda. Boil methi leaves into a cup of tea and drink it once a day to see quick and lasting results.
  2. Cardamom seeds: This is a quick and effective remedy for bad breath, especially for social occasions. Chew on a few cardamom seeds after a smelly meal and it can definitely take care of your bad breath temporarily.
  3. Honey ginger and lemon combo: If your body has more ‘Kapha’ based symptoms, then this is a very good remedy. Mix equal amounts of honey with ginger juice and lemon juice and use that concoction to slowly gargle your mouth and then rinse.
  4. Some specialized medications: Certain special medications may be prescribed by your Ayurveda practitioner such as:
    • Kushtha, Nagarmotha, Cardamom, and licorice mixtures
    • Dashan Sanskar Churna which is a specially formulated charcoal powder meant for brushing
    • Special mixtures made from ingredients such as Manjishtha, Clove, Khadir, Cardamom, Betel nut, Black Pepper, Mayaphal, Kulinjan, Cumin seeds, Vidang, Bakul, and Camphor among others; either in the form of edible medication or in the form of mouthwashes.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Ayurvedic Remedies For Bad Breath!

Dr. Bhairav 85% (10 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurved
Ayurveda, Aurangabad
Ayurvedic Remedies For Bad Breath!

Bad breath, also known as halitosis medically, is a much bigger problem than just being a cause for social embarrassment. It could be a symptom of an underlying disorder in your body which when corrected, will result in bad breath being resolved as well. However, in most cases, halitosis or bad breath occurs due to gum and teeth problems or due to life style habits such as a bad diet. Ayurveda has cure for both the problems and offers specialized treatment as well as home remedies.

Some general tips to fight bad breath
Bad breath may occur due to a combination of bad diet or digestive problems as well as oral hygiene issues. Some of the common things to follow, which will reduce your bad breath, especially concerning oral hygiene, are mentioned below 
1. Rinse your mouth thoroughly after every meal as it helps clean food particles which may contribute to bad breath
2. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Dryness of the mouth can often cause bad breath
3. Brush your teeth, preferably at least twice daily and clean your tongue every time you brush your teeth
4. Avoid alcohol, smoking and excessive consumption of caffeine products
5. Use natural breath fresheners such as mint leaves and parsley
6. Don’t use breath mints, mouth fresheners or mouthwashes which have alcohol in them as they may further dry up your mouth, causing bad breath
7. Try and include more of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet as these will keep you hydrated and supply you with the necessary nutrients to keep your digestive system functional and thus reduce bad breath.

Ayurveda for bad breath
Some of the home remedies as well as specialized Ayurvedic medications that can effectively combat bad breath are mentioned below. However, if you have a persistent problem, it is best to consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner who can help you with tailor made combinations specifically suited to your problem.

  1. Fenugreek or ‘methi’ and tea leaves: Methi is known to have many medicinal properties in Ayurveda. Boil methi leaves into a cup of tea and drink it once a day to see quick and lasting results.
  2. Cardamom seeds: This is a quick and effective remedy for bad breath, especially for social occasions. Chew on a few cardamom seeds after a smelly meal and it can definitely take care of your bad breath temporarily.
  3. Honey ginger and lemon combo: If your body has more ‘Kapha’ based symptoms, then this is a very good remedy. Mix equal amounts of honey with ginger juice and lemon juice and use that concoction to slowly gargle your mouth and then rinse.
  4. Some specialized medications: Certain special medications may be prescribed by your Ayurveda practitioner such as:
    • Kushtha, Nagarmotha, Cardamom, and licorice mixtures
    • Dashan Sanskar Churna which is a specially formulated charcoal powder meant for brushing
    • Special mixtures made from ingredients such as Manjishtha, Clove, Khadir, Cardamom, Betel nut, Black Pepper, Mayaphal, Kulinjan, Cumin seeds, Vidang, Bakul, and Camphor among others; either in the form of edible medication or in the form of mouthwashes.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Dentafix Oral Gyaan!

Dr. Aman Bhatia 93% (387 ratings)
MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Dentafix Oral Gyaan!

Apples might be sweet but they are rich in fibre and water content. While eating an apple saliva is produced in oral cavity, which helps in rinse away bacteria & food particles. The fibrous content of apple stimulates the gums, so be sure to leave the skin on the apple atit is full of mouth-healthy fibre that helps in maintain gums and teeth clean.Have an apple dailyto give your mouth a good scrubbing after the meal specially during lunch.

Eating apple can help fight bad breath because the content of apple aids in killing the bacteria which leads to bad breath in oral cavity.
 

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Mouth Wash - Why Is It Necessary?

Dr. Bijut Hazarika 87% (10 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Guwahati
Mouth Wash - Why Is It Necessary?

Who doesn’t love the smell and the freshness of a mouthwash splashing across their oral cavities?

Many agree that the first thing that comes to their mind when they want to eliminate bad breath is to use a good mouth wash. Moreover, mouthwash has moved over to other realms and are now actively fighting gum and tooth problems along with their elder cousin, a toothpaste. However, there exists some scepticism that prolonged usage of mouthwash may not be good for your health. Let us look at some definitions in detail.

Can mouthwash reduce bad breath?
Yes, a mouthwash can temporarily restrict bad breath, but it is never a permanent solution. A good oral hygiene comes from regular brushing and flossing practice and these are still the best ways to curb bad breath from its root. Mouth rinses are used for a variety of reasons: to freshen up breath, to help prevent or control tooth decay, and to reduce plaque

Is it necessary to use mouthwash?
A mouthwash is not mandatory to give a good oral health. An effective routine of brushing and flossing your teeth is enough to take care of good oral hygiene. Mouthwash is like an add-on to your oral care regime and is definitely not an alternative for brushing and flossing.


Advantages of using a mouthwash
A mouthwash can easily go into places between your teeth and gums and can help remove food particles that might have missed when you brushed. It can be used to kill bad odour of your mouth temporarily and can freshen up your breath. In some cases, a mouthwash may be recommended to treat infection, reduce inflammation and relieve pain

Disadvantages of using a Mouthwash
Most of the mouthwash contain a high amount of alcohol content in them and their prolonged usage is not safe for your mouth. In some cases, alcohol causes sensitivity to the root surface of your teeth and this may lead to adverse effect on the senses of your teeth. Mouthwash is strictly meant for spitting and accidental consumption may not be good for your health. They actually contain products that can be very harmful if taken in large amounts. It is generally not advised for children and even adults can limit their usage to twice a day. Always check with your dentist before you take up and use a mouth wash. It is also best if you can opt for a homemade mouthwash that has natural ingredients in them for taking care of your bad breath.

 

Dentafix Oral Gyaan!

Dr. Aman Bhatia 93% (387 ratings)
MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Dentafix Oral Gyaan!

Clean the surface of your tongue daily by using a professional tongue cleaner as they remove bacteria which contribute to bad breath (halitosis).

 

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Homeopathic Remedies For Bad Breath!

Dr. Sanket Gupta 90% (85 ratings)
BHMS, MD-Homeopathy, PGPC - Preventive Cardiology
Homeopath, Delhi
Homeopathic Remedies For Bad Breath!

Bad breath can be a real deal breaker in personal and professional lives, both. Yet, we normally want to even admit that we suffer from the complaint or do something about it. But, bad breath doesn’t go away by itself and homoeopathy has some of the best remedies available to fix it. Let’s take a look.

Bad breath is a medical condition and is called halitosis. In common speak, bad breath refers to foul odour of any kind that is exhaled out from your mouth. The causes of halitosis can be –

  1. Poor dental hygiene
  2. Chewing tobacco
  3. Smoking
  4. Eating garlic, radish, onion, spices
  5. Dry mouth
  6. Decayed teeth
  7. Mouth ulcers
  8. Gum infections like Gingivitis and Pyorrhoea
  9. Sinus infections
  10. Throat infections
  11. Post-nasal drip
  12. Fever

Top Homeopathic Remedies For Bad Breath!
Bad breath is usually managed by using mouthwashes, mint gums etc. but these are just temporary solutions to a sticky condition. Homoeopathic remedies can provide a permanent cure for bad breath. The alternate system of healing cures halitosis by identifying the root cause of the problem and tackling it with natural Homeopathic medicines like-

  1. Merc Sol: This is the best Homeopathic remedy for bad breath which is accompanied by a moist mouth due to increased saliva production with an offensive odour. The salivary glands are found to be overactive and produce saliva in high amounts. Along with excessive saliva production, the patient also feels thirsty all the time. Merc Sol also helps in treating bad breath due to dental problems like tooth decay and gum infections along with spongy, bleeding gums as well as treating halitosis with ulcers in the mouth.
  2. Pulsatilla: This is an excellent Homeopathic medicine for bad breath with dry mouth. Also, the patient has no desire to drink water despite a dry mouth, which only adds to the offensiveness of the odour. The tongue is covered with thick mucus. The taste of mouth also varies from salty, bitter and foul or in a few cases, having no taste at all.
  3. Kreosote: A good Homeopathic remedy for bad breath due to decayed teeth or caries. This remedy is indicated when a patient complains of bleeding from gums along with decayed teeth. Bitter taste in mouth is also frequently noticed.
  4. Hepar Sulph and Carbo Veg: Homeopathic remedies par excellence for bad breath with gum infections like Gingivitis or inflamed gums and Pyorrhoea Alveolaris which causes discharge of pus and/or blood from gums. Hepar Sulph is indicated when only pus is discharged from the gums with offensive breath. It helps in absorption of the pus from gums, thereby reducing the intensity of bad breath. Carbo Veg is the best Homeopathic remedy to treat foul breath associated due to the discharge of both pus and blood from gums.
  5. Carbolic Acid: This Homoeopathic treatment is effective in treating bad breath with constipation. The accompanying symptoms include a bloated abdomen due to constipation and excessive wind.
  6. Belladona and Hepar Sulph: Homeopathic medicines for bad breath due to throat infections like tonsillitis. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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5 Advantages Of Using Mouthwash!

Dr. Ruchi Lohia 89% (35 ratings)
BDS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), Advanced Endotontic Course On Root Canal, Postgraduate in Aesthetic Dentistry
Dentist, Kolkata
5 Advantages Of Using Mouthwash!

Mouthwashes have become a fad nowadays – some simply rinse their mouth with a mouthwash instead of brushing their teeth, the reason being lack of time. While mouthwashes are effective up to a certain extent, the question is can they replace your brush and tooth paste?

Why is Mouthwash Used?

Mouth washes are used for multiple reasons; to prevent tooth decay, freshen your breath and to minimize plaque. It is also known to reduce gingivitis (gum disease) and plaque that harden on your teeth.

In order to understand the efficacy of mouth wash better, you need to know about the ingredients it is made up of. The basic ingredients are cleansing agents, water, alcohol and flavor causing substances. Certain active ingredients are also added to mouth wash which usually vary from product to product. Some of them are:

  1. Fluoride which prevents decay of the tooth by making it more resistant.

  2. Antimicrobials which reduce harmful bacteria in the mouth that lead to plaque formation in the teeth.

  3. Salts, that have astringent properties, act as deodorizers to prevent bad breath.

  4. Substances that reduce bad breath causing compounds.

Advantages of using a Mouthwash are:

  1. Helps in preventing gum disease: Inflammation of the gums and teeth can occur when plaque causing bacteria are present on the teeth. Mouthwashes that contain antibacterial agents help in reducing these bacteria.

  2. Reduces cavity: Mouthwashes that contain fluoride help in reducing cavities that affect your teeth. Cavities are holes in your teeth which form when bacteria in the teeth cause plaque.

  3. Provides relief from canker sores: Mouth wash provides relief from canker sores by reducing the amount of bacteria present on the affected area.

  4. Prevents pregnancy complications: Certain gum diseases release harmful bacteria in the bloodstream that can stimulate early contractions. Using mouth washes provides safeguard against these bacteria, thus, in turn, protecting your baby.

Disadvantages of a Mouthwash:

  1. May irritate canker sores: Mouthwashes which contain alcohol in high concentrations can irritate canker sores in the mouth.

  2. A risk factor for oral cancer: Certain mouthwashes may contain ingredients which increase the risks of oral cancer. It is therefore important for you to check the ingredients before using it.

The Verdict:

Given that the benefits outweigh the cons, using mouthwash is good for you. You should not substitute brushing or flossing with using a mouthwash, though. Rather, it should complement them. If the mouth wash contains alcohol in decent amounts, then you are good to go.

5 Benefits Of Oil Pulling

Dr. Dhanya Subhalakshmy 90% (74 ratings)
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
5 Benefits Of Oil Pulling

Oil pulling has gained popularity in the recent years. This technique has been mentioned in Ayurvedic texts under Dinacharya (set of activities done daily to keep a person healthy).

What is oil Pulling

It is a cost effective way to get rid of harmful bacteria from the oral cavity. After waking up in the morning use about 10 ml of oil and swish it around your mouth for about 15-20 minutes and spit it out. Avoid swallowing the oil as you will be swallowing the bacteria along with it.   Brush and clean your tongue after oil pulling.

 When you swish oil in your mouth it percolates into your gums and periodontal pockets and pulls out all the harmful bacteria from your mouth.

Which  oil should I use?

Sesame oil or coconut oil can be used for oil pulling.

Benefits of oil pulling

  • Strengthens the jaw muscles.
  • Prevents accumulation of dental plaque, gingivitis and bad breath.
  • Improves blood circulation to your facial muscles and helps in toning facial muscles.
  • Some bacteria in the mouth can enter the circulatory system through bleeding gums and cause inflammatory disorders of heart and joints. Regular use of oil pulling can be beneficial in preventing these diseases.
  • Improves lymphatic circulation which can be beneficial in sinusitis and allergies.

What Is Halitosis ?

Dr. Mithunesh Sayasikamal 90% (1471 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Betul
What Is Halitosis ?

Clean the surface of your tongue daily by using a professional tongue cleaner as they remove bacteria which contribute to bad breath (halitosis).

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