Bad breath is something that we all have to deal with from time to time, but if it is a situation that persists, perhaps there are some things that can be done with some home remedies. First of all, check your tongue. Ourtongues get coated from time to time and you can buy a tongue scraper that will clean it off. Sometimes that is all it takes. After scraping the tongue, gargle with two drops of wild oregano in a full glass of water, and then brush your teeth.
Another strategy is to mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with one cup of hydrogen peroxide, and then gargle. Your bad breath will clear up instantly. Bad breath is largely caused by bacteria, and hydrogen peroxide is a know killer of bacteria.
You can create a paste made up of 3 parts of baking soda to one part of salt, and add just a few drops of warm water. Apply this to your tongue and brush that first to scrape away any debris. Then brush your teeth and gums. Add some more warm water to the paste and swish the solution around in your mouth. You will be amazed how fresh and clean your mouth will feel after that procedure.
The bacteria that build up in your mouth primarily reside on the back of your tongue and on your teeth and gums. Brushing thoroughly after each meal will go a long way toward keeping those areas clear of bacteria. There are lots of herbs and extracts that have natural anti-bacterial properties which can greatly help reduce the bad bacteria in your mouth.
Also your cupboard at home has some great antibacterial ingredients such as Fennel, which has antibiotic characteristics that combat the bacteria that cause bad breath. Cinnamon powder boiled in a cup of water, with cardamom and bay leaves, makes a wonderful mouth wash when strained into a cup.