Halitosis or bad breath --- has been a big problem for those people who are affected by it. Those people, who, even by their endless effort to brush their teeth and drown their mouths with mouthwash, fail without success; they cannot seem to fight it off. But they must not succumb to it easily because there are ways to solve that problem of theirs. A bad breath remedy , one that they could do at the comforts of their own homes is the most convenient and easiest way to combat halitosis.

One simple bad breath remedy that these people could do is to make sure that they drink eight glasses a day or even more than that, to keep their bodies hydrated and their mouths as well. They should be wary about the amount of water that goes through their bodies as this is essential in cleansing and detoxifying toxins and possible bacteria in their body, mouth and teeth. Another easy thing that they could do to keep halitosis at bay is to eat fruits rich in vitamin C, such as apples, strawberries and kiwis. Vitamin C is actually known to be the element that holds cells together, so if not taken adequately it can cause gum breakdown, and in turn making them tender and more vulnerable to disease and bacteria, thus, contributing to the horrendous effects of bad breath. In addition to that, munching on vegetables like carrots, celery and broccoli may help clean gums and could also be a bad breath remedy.

Drinking tea is one good bad breath remedy ; the use of fenugreek has been considered the most effective of all. A tea made from the seeds of fenugreek, is advised by many to be taken on a regular basis to correct foul breath. The use of avocado is another natural bad breath remedy that is highly recommended; as it efficiently removes intestinal putrefaction which is one of the causes of halitosis. An alternative fruit would be guava (the unripe one), as a bad breath remedy; chewing tender leaves of a guava tree is a good tonic for both the teeth and gums; also, it helps cure bleeding coming from the gums and eventually stops foul breath.

Parsley is also an effective breath refresher; you boil two cups of water together with several sprigs of parsley, chopped roughly, and should be immersed in the water along with two or three whole cloves; afterwhich, you strain it and use it as a mouthwash for several times a day.

However, you should also remember that having a well balanced diet has a big bearing on having a good breath. Your diet should mainly consist of fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds and nuts. You should avoid consuming refined carbohydrate foods, like white sugar, white bread and products made from them. Most of all, you should religiously clean your teeth twice a day; remove meat particles from the in-betweens of your teeth and if in case of bleeding gums, do not hesitate to pay a visit to your dentist. Another trivia, the use of margosa (from margosa tree), its twigs, as a toothbrush is known to be the best and most effective method of cleaning the teeth. Still, there could be a lot of ways as to how you could prevent and stop bad breath. You could follow just one bad breath remedy or you could do several; it would all depend on your preference.

Author's Bio: 

Gillian is a bad breath expert and co-creator of the bad breath info based web-site: http://bad-breath-begone.com . Get lots more info there on a good Bad Breath Remedy and also check out her Free 10-part Mini-eCourse, "Naturally Remove the Bad Breath Blues", it might be all you’ll ever need (and did I mention it was free!!)