Food that Fights Bad Breath

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Proper dental hygiene is one of the most effective ways to prevent bad breath. However, there are also certain foods that could fight Halitosis (bad breath) too. Bad breath is commonly the result of two things: one improper oral hygiene and the second is gastrointestinal health. In both conditions, bacteria is the main culprit. To fight off this bacteria means preventing bad breath. Here are some examples of food that fights bad breath.

Probiotic Yogurt: Probiotic yogurt has good bacteria that can help reduce sulfite compounds in your mouth. Sulfite compounds are substances responsible for bad breath.

Green Tea: Drinking green tea can help fight bacteria because it contains catechins, a powerful antioxidant.

Herbs: Parsley and basil have polyphenols that aids in breaking down sulfur compounds in your mouth, while cinnamon and spearmint can help mask halitosis.

Cherries and Lettuce: According to studies, lettuce and cherries help remove bacteria that causes odorous gas called Methyl Mercaptan.

Raw Vegetables and Fruits: Apples, cucumber, pears, and celery are some good example of fresh fruits and vegetables that aid in cleaning bad breath-causing bacteria. These food work by scrubbing food particles in your mouth that when left uncleaned can cause bacteria to accumulate.

Water: Most odour-causing bacteria are anaerobic, which means they thrive in dry mouth. Therefore, drinking water keeps your mouth moist and promotes saliva production. Water also helps flush out food residues from your teeth.

Consuming the above food and drinks is just one part of fighting off bad breath. To learn more how to prevent bad breath or halitosis, contact us – your dental team at Brown’s Line Dental in Etobicoke, Ontario.

– The Brown’s Line Dental Team

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