I am sure you have experienced bad breath early in the morning when you wake up.
Your mouth and breath surely don’t smell the same in the evening after you brush your teeth, and in the morning when you wake up.
The reason is simple, our mouth is a residence to a plethora of microorganisms, including bacteria and everything in between.
Some of those bacteria are beneficial for our health, but there are also some that are harmful.
Beneficial bacteria are also known as probiotics and they protect our gums and teeth.
However, there are also bad bacteria, which can cause diseases such as gingivitis, cavities, plaque build-up, and most commonly, bad breath.
And if you didn’t know by now, bad breath can be a warning sign for more severe diseases.
With that being said, let’s take a look at nine ways you can detox your mouth and get rid of all those bacteria and toxins.
This is by far the easiest and fastest way to get those bacteria out of your mouth.
Purchase a tongue scraper, and clean your tongue.
The technique is known in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries and helps clean bacteria, food debris, dead cells, and fungi.
I know most of you wash your teeth with toothpaste, at least, two times per day. And that is great.
But what many forget is to check the ingredients on the toothpaste.
You want to find toothpaste without fluoride, triclosan, sodium hydroxide, sodium lauryl, laureth sulfate and other chemicals.
The worst thing that toothpaste with chemicals do is eliminate probiotics from out mouth, and harm our oral health.
You want toothpaste with natural fresheners, including peppermint, eucalyptus, licorice and clove.
Speaking of brushing the teeth, your toothbrush is as much important as your toothpaste.
Some studies have shown that ionic toothbrush is much better than a regular toothbrush, as it reverses the polarity of your tooth surface.
The result is less plaque towards the head of the toothbrush, and you can clean more plaque.
And as a side effect, your teeth begin to reject plaque.
Another easy and simple way to detox your mouth, oil pulling can be done with any of your favorite oils for fresh breath.
Oils help you whiten your teeth, and get a toxin-free mouth.
Oil pulling also reduces gingivitis, as well as the harmful bacteria Streptococcus mutans that cause cavities.
Coconut oil is among the best, so start pulling and gargle.
Tea Tree Oil Floss
Flossing on a daily basis is the best way to keep your mouth fresh, toxin and bacteria free and in good health.
For those of you who want to take a step further, add some tea tree oil to your floss.
The oil acts as a natural disinfectant, which essentially reduces oral bacteria.
Adding tea tree oil to your daily floss helps you reduce bleeding of the gums and gingivitis.
One cannot list all the benefits of drinking green tea. A book is not enough to list all of them.
Here, however, we will stick to the oral benefits of drinking green tea, as the beverage boosts the mineralization of your mouth and improves your oral health.
Drinking green tea on a regular basis promotes healthy teeth and gums thanks to the antioxidant catechin.
Same as with the rest of our body, probiotics can be beneficial for our oral health as well.
And there are a handful of oral probiotics that you can use on a daily basis.
If you battle with cavities on a regular basis, one can say that some good bacteria are a must for your mouth.
The more good bacteria you accumulate in your mouth, the better the defense against bad bacteria will it be.
Neem oil is one of the ancient remedies that people have used for clearing and cleaning infections in the mouth.
A word of notice: neem oil does not have a pleasant taste.
However, its healing capabilities are more than worth it to endure the taste.
Neem oil acts as an antibacterial remedy, keeping bad bacteria out of your mouth.
This bushy riverside tree that can be found growing at the Amazon is one of the best sources of vitamin C.
Known as a superfood, one teaspoon of camu camu contains more than 200mg of vitamin C.
One of the benefits of vitamin C is that it reduces bleeding gums, gingivitis, and promotes healthy teeth and gums.