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

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Remember the iconic lip-locking scene between Jack and Rose in the 1998 Oscar-winning movie Titanic? Imagine Jack having bad breath. Gross, isn’t it? Surely no one would wish to be in such a situation. Yet according to a survey, somewhere between 35% and 45% percent of people in the world suffer from bad breath at some point during their day. Americans spend around $10 billion on oral hygiene products (e.g., mints, gum, mouthwashes, toothpaste, etc.) to combat bad breath every year. cool stuff, cool stuff

Op Cast brings you 7 easy ways to combat bad breath like a ninja using things that you probably already have in your home.

And speaking of Rose from the movie Titanic, do you know what her full name actually is? Read until the end of the article to find out! cool stuff, cool stuff

1. Use natural mouthwashes and breath fresheners.

  • Mint leaves help fight bad breath and freshen up your mouth.
  • Spices like clovescardamom, and fennel seeds are excellent at fighting mouth odor.
  • Baking soda is another natural mouthwash that is readily available. Simply dissolve a teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of water and use it to rinse your mouth. Alternatively, you can also dip your wet toothbrush into baking soda and use it to clean your teeth.
  • Tea made with fenugreek leaves is a great antibacterial mouth freshener. Start your day by drinking a cup of it.

2. Drink at least 2 liters of water daily.

Keeping yourself hydrated has many health benefits and avoiding bad breath is just one of them. Saliva prevents bacterial growth and water is needed to keep the salivary glands working efficiently. Drinking water is paramount when it comes to preventing bacterial growth and bad breath caused by inadequate moisture and saliva in the mouth. Avoid sugary juices at night as they can aid bacterial buildup during the night. cool stuff, cool stuff

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