Want better breath?

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
October 19, 2008 8:52pm CST
If you can't access your toothbrush, these simple mouth refreshers can save you: Drink Water - H20 helps wash away food particles and prevents bacteria from sticking. Munch on fruit and veggies - Crispy foods, such as carrots, celery and apples, help your mouth produce saliva, which keeps bacteria on the move. Snack on yogurt - People who eat 3 ounces of plain, no-sugar added yogurt daily may lower smelly sulfur compounds in their mouth. Sip Tea - the polyphenols in white tea may help reduce the growth of oral bacteria. Chew on herbs - The chlorophyll in green foods binds with sulfur. Try biting into fresh parsley, mint or rosemary.
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@missybear (11393)
• United States
20 Oct 08
That's very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
20 Oct 08
You're welcome. Let me know what works for you.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
20 Oct 08
Thank you for all of these tips on keeping better breath.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
20 Oct 08
You're welcome. Thanks for your comment.
@greyz7 (860)
• Philippines
13 May 10
i brush my teeth 4-5 times a day, especially when im at home.. but when im out i think i brush atleast 3 times.. depends on the activities. i just make sure i dont forget to brush my teeth and my tongue.. soe people just brush their teeth not knowing that a lot of germs are also in the tongue.i also always bring with me some breath freshener and mouth wash just in case i dont get the chance to brush my teeth. it helps keep your mouth clean and fresh all day too. i also visit y denstist regularly and i limit my intake of coffee and sodas..and ofcourse, i dont smoke
@savypat (20245)
• United States
20 Oct 08
I have tried the herbs for a sour mouth, and am glad to learn about the other things that help. East Indians use cardamin seed to help it also sweetens the stomach which is often the cause of bad breath. They just suck on the seed, shell and all then when it's really soft they spit it out. At least that's how I was taught.