How do I cure bad breath?

How do I cure bad breath?

Would you believe that billions of bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites live in our mouths? It's true.

There are over 600 species of bacteria that claim our mouths as their home.

An overgrowth of bacteria leads to tooth decay and gum disease. It could, one day, lead to tooth loss.

If you are brushing, flossing and gargling regularly, then you shouldn't have a real problem.

But if you don't, then it's time to visit your dentist. Dental plaque, a sticky, grainy film that grows on teeth due to the mixture of bacteria with the sugars and starches from the food you eat, causes bad breath.

Tartar is the hardened plaque build-up after so much dental neglect.

Brush or floss twice daily, thrice if you can. Do not sleep without doing your cleansing ritual. Eradicate parasites from your tummy.

Looking at yourself in the mirror and then smiling is a practice that can get you started on better dental health.

Run your tongue over your teeth. If it feels grainy, then it's time for your dental check-up and cleaning.

To do:

Make it a habit to take two acidophilus (good bacteria) capsules daily. Consider digestive enzymes, one to three tablets daily or eat fresh, raw (uncooked) fruits and vegetables.

Juice fresh veggies/fruits as your morning starter, tonic and cleanser. Chlorophyll tablets could be taken.

Steep parsley leaves in hot water and sip as a tea. Rule out parasites. See your doctor.

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