Treatment and prevention of bad breath

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Bad breath is not a disease that can be dangerous to health, but it makes sufferers feel less confident when communicating. If left untreated for a long time, the disease can become chronic and very difficult to treat. Let's learn how to cure bad breath completely, without worrying about recurrence.

Bad breath is a common symptom. Although it is not life-threatening, it greatly affects customers' daily activities and communication. People with bad breath will emit unpleasant odors when talking, laughing or even breathing through their mouth.

Causes of bad breath

Before learning about how to treat bad breath, we need to find out the main causes of this condition. Bad breath in each person is very different and can originate from one or more different causes.

  • Poor oral hygiene causes bacteria to thrive, causing bad odor.
  • Suffering from respiratory diseases such as pharyngitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis,...
  • Have dental problems such as tooth decay, periodontitis,...
  • Suffering from gastrointestinal diseases, especially gastroesophageal reflux.
  • Using smelly foods or smoking a lot.

For each of the above causes, the doctor will provide appropriate treatment to improve breathing condition. For customers with related diseases, it is necessary to completely treat these diseases to stop bad breath.

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How to prevent bad breath

If you have bad breath due to no medical condition, you can apply the following ways to improve your breath.

Proper oral hygiene

Proper oral hygiene will help minimize bad breath

You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, it's best to brush your teeth about 30 minutes after meals, no more than 3 minutes each time. It is necessary to brush your teeth thoroughly and cleanly to remove all plaque and leftover food on your teeth, avoiding creating conditions for bacteria to grow.

Drink plenty of water, rinse your mouth with mouthwash or salt water

For those who have temporary bad breath caused by food and drinks, you can treat bad breath "quickly" by drinking water after eating. Water will help wash away leftover food in your mouth, thereby helping to improve your breathing. Additionally, you can also use salt water to increase antiseptic effectiveness.

Limit smelly foods

Foods rich in essential oils such as garlic, onions, and foods rich in fat and sugar will leave a long-lasting odor in the mouth. To treat bad breath, you need to minimize these foods. If used, it is necessary to clean thoroughly after eating foods that have odors or leave odors in the mouth.

How to cure bad breath completely at home

You can apply the following methods to repel this unpleasant bad breath.

Salt and coriander

Cook coriander with enough water for about 10 - 15 minutes, then let it cool and add a little salt to use as a mouthwash. You should rinse your mouth 2-3 times a day, after 1 week you can notice the difference.


Ginger has antibacterial properties that will help prevent tooth decay and freshen your breath. You can use thinly sliced ​​fresh ginger, drink it with tea or eat it with lemon to clean your mouth, kill bacteria and improve your breath.

Eating 2 - 3 slices of ginger every day for 1 consecutive week will help your breathing significantly improve. However, you also need to be careful to only use thin slices of ginger. If you cannot stand the taste of ginger, you can also use it with tea without eating it.

Ginger has high antibacterial properties, so it effectively prevents tooth decay and helps freshen breath


Yogurt has the effect of inhibiting the production of hydrogen sulfide, so it is considered a very effective way to reduce bad breath. Yogurt also helps create a favorable environment for beneficial bacteria to grow, helping to protect teeth as well as the digestive system.


Lemon has the ability to kill bacteria, so it is also one of the foods that help you get rid of unpleasant odors in your mouth. Just use lemon juice and salt to rinse your mouth, brush your teeth, and brush your tongue to remove bacteria and odor-causing plaque. Use lemon to clean your teeth twice a day and you will feel your breath improve quickly.


Honey is also one of the foods that help reduce bad breath

Honey is also one of the foods that contains extremely effective antibacterial properties. You can mix honey with lemon and use it to gargle daily. This is also a very effective and simple way to reduce bad breath.

Lemon basil

How to use lemon basil is somewhat more complicated than the foods above. You need to dry lemon basil leaves, then boil them thoroughly and suck for 5-7 minutes. You can use this decoction every day to get a fragrant, pleasant scent.

The above methods to completely cure bad breath that you can apply right at home only apply to bad breath that is not caused by a medical condition. If bad breath is caused by a medical condition, the disease needs to be treated to stop bad breath.

Bad breath treatment at Nhan Tam Dental Clinic

Hopefully the above methods of preventing and treating bad breath can help you avoid unnecessary "trouble" and regain confidence in communication, work and life. If you have any questions, please contact Nhan Tam Dental Clinic immediately for consulting support and to schedule an appointment as soon as possible!