Human Teeth
Human TeethCreative Commons/Sérgio Savarese

Bad breath is a huge turn-off for anyone, but there are times most of us unknowingly end up with a horribly smelling breath. Bacterial build-up in our mouth leads to oral problems like this. Here are some simple ways through which we can cure this problem:

Brushing and flossing
Make sure you clean your mouth at least twice a day and use a good tooth paste. Brushing and flossing helps in keeping your teeth clean and prevents bacteria build-up. It also helps in clearing out plaque and stuck food.

Drink water
Drink as much water as you can. It will help in keeping your mouth clean and refreshed. Also rinse your mouth with water after you munch a snack or drink anything; doing so will minimise the smell in your mouth.

Use mouthwash
You can carry a small bottle of mouthwash along wherever you go if the problem of bad breath is too severe. Rinse your mouth after every meal and before every crucial meeting or date. 

Mouth fresheners and sprays
You can keep some packs of mouth fresheners and mint chewing gums in store, they always come handy. Mouth-freshening sprays are effective too. They help in controlling bad breath and leave your mouth smelling good.

Citrus fruits fight bad breath
Citrus fruits like oranges and strawberries aid in fighting bad breath. The vitamin C in them contains anti-bacterial properties and helps in eliminating germ build-up in the mouth.

Chew natural mouth fresheners
Fennel seeds, cloves, cardamom, basil leaves or mint leaves help restore fresh breath. The antiseptic properties in these ingredients help in curbing bad breath naturally.