The most common triggers of Bad Breath include:
1. food, particulary those high in protein
2. not eating breakfast
4. antihistamines and other drugs or medications
5. sinus problems
6. mouth sores
7. tooth infections or gum disease (gingivitis)
10. significant talking
11. zinc deficiency
12. gastrointestinal disorders (indigestion or stomach problems)
13. serious illnesses such as cancer, tuberculosis, or syphillis
Drinking enough water throughout the day can prevent bad breath. A dry mouth is one of the leading causes of halitosis. Other things besides dehydration can cause bad breath including stress and exercise. If you’re under stress or exercising it is very important to drink enough water. It also helps to manage your stress.
Drink tea. Preliminary research suggests that compounds in both green and black tea called polyphenols may stop the growth of bacteria responsible for bad breath. Polyphenols may also prevent existing bacteria from producing malodorous compounds such as hydrogen sulfide. Both green and black tea have polyphenols. Get some tips on how to brew green tea.
Avoid Stinky Foods. If you have a chronic problem with bad breath you may want to lay off of foods that have a strong odor like garlic and onions. Yes, these foods tend to be good for you (unless they are deep fried or something) but you can start eating them again once your condition is under control.
Tablet Salt. Dissolve some salt in a glass of light warm water and gargle with it. The elements present in salt take the bacteria producing components out of the mouth which in turn freshens the breath.
Cloves. Add two drops of clove oil in a glass of cold water and gargle with it. It works as an antibiotic and eliminates bad breath.