Need a Mint?

Many times people mistake bad breath as a sign of not having brushed your teeth. In reality there can be many reasons for halitosis (bad breath). One common cause are toothaches. Bacteria can get trapped as plaque on the teeth react with sugar in the mouth and break down the calcium salts in the tooth’s substance. Chalky tartar around the base of the teeth causes numerous problems, including bad breath, inflamed, bleeding gums, infection and dental loss.

Symptoms of teeth problems may include: tooth sensitivity to hot or cold foods or drinks, an ache at the base of the tooth, yellow, chalky tartar around the base of the tooth, gums bleed when flossing, brushing or biting into something, and a bad taste in the mouth that you just cannot get rid of.

Some common cures of this problem can be: reducing the amount of sugar you consume everyday, chew nuts, apples and raw vegetables to help clean the teeth and strengthen them, taking vitamins that aid in healthier teeth (and breath).

Teeth need calcium that is found in milk and milk products, green vegetables, mineral water, nuts, canned salmon, sardines and other bony dish. Calcium absorption into the bloodstream is helped by consuming Vitamin D. Vitamin D is found in fish oil, mackeral, salmon and sardines are great sources for this oil. Dark skinned people form Vitamin D less readily and children especially may need a vitamin D supplement.

Herbal Remedies
A mouthwash made of rose petals, blueberry leaves, violet petals, and sage mixed with water helps to ease inflammation and protect teeth while sweetening the breath. Chew some fresh parsley to aid in fresher breath as well.

Aromatherapy Remedies
Cloves are powerful in their antiseptic power. They fight bad breath and help ease sores in the mouth and on the gums. Dab some clove oil on the problem areas.



  • Cut down on sugary foods
  • Brush and floss your teeth regularly, especially after meals
  • Use toothpaste and mouthwash containing fluoride
  • Chew on crisp vegetables that are raw
  • Check for bad breath by licking your inner wrist, sniff after 30 seconds

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