Diet Therapy for Halitosis
The patients suffering from halitosis should take a well balanced diet consisting of seeds, nuts and grains, vegetables and fruits, with emphasis on raw and cooked vegetables and fruits. He should eat 6 to 8 soaked prunes and a few dried and soaked figs with breakfast. He must also drink the water in which these fruits were soaked. He should take plenty of liquids and drink 6 to 8 glasses of water on a daily basis.
The patient should stay away from carbohydrate foods, such as white sugar, white bread and products made from them as well as flesh foods and egg. Even whole grain bread should be eaten in moderation. The patient should also keep away from over eating of any kind of foods.
Raw Juice Therapy for Halitosis
All fruit and vegetable juices are advantageous in the treatment of halitosis and should be taken generously by those suffering from this disorder. Juices from fruits like apple, grape-fruit, lemon and pineapple, and vegetables like tomato, carrot and celery are in particular beneficial.
Dental Care for Halitosis
The teeth should be cleaned on a regular basis twice a day particularly before going to bed at night. Metal particles should be removed cautiously with toothpicks. In case of decaying teeth and swollen and bleeding gums, a dentist should be consulted. Munching a raw apple or guava after lunch removes most of the trapped particles. The use of twigs of neem tree as toothbrush is the best technique of cleaning the teeth.
Home Remedies for Halitosis
1. Among the number of home remedies for halitosis, the use of fenugreek (methi) has proved most successful. A tea made from the seeds of the vegetables should be taken on a regular basis for correcting the condition. This tea is prepared by putting a teaspoon of seeds in half a litre of cold water and allowing it to simmer for 15 minutes over a low flame. It should then be strained and used as tea.
2. One more effective medication for bad breath is the use of avocado which is far greater to any mouth lotion or remedies for this condition. It efficiently removes intestinal putrefaction or decomposition which is one of the most important causes of bad breath.
3. The unripe guava is functional in halitosis. It is rich in tannic, malic, oxalic and phosphoric acids as well as calcium, oxalate and manganese. Chewing it is a superb tonic for the teeth and gums. It helps cure bleeding from gums due to styptic effect and stops bad breath.
4. Chewing tender leaves of guava tree also stops bleeding from gums and bad breath.
5. Parsley is valuable in the treatment of bad breath. 2 cups of water should be boiled and several springs of parsley, thickly chopped, should be stepped in this water along with 2 or 3 whole cloves or a quarter spoons of ground cloves. This mixture should be stirred occasionally while cooling. It should then be strained and used as a mouth wash and gargled more than a few times a day.
Exercise for Halitosis
The person suffering from bad breath should take plenty of exercise as lack of adequate exercise is one of the main causes of constipation leading to halitosis.
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