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12 Foods That Banish Bad Breath

Did you eat a particularly garlicky slice of pizza at lunch? Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that breath mint or piece of gum isn’t going to cut it. In fact, even if you brush your teeth and gargle with mouthwash, you’re merely covering up the foul stench of your last meal.

Bad breath is caused as methyl mercaptan gas builds up in the mouth. This occurs until food is fully digested. Dry mouth and food bacteria are also culprits of bad breath. However, the good news is that you can blast the foul odor, just by eating right. Here are 12 foods that banish bad breath…

1. Water

Have you ever wondered why your mouth feels stick, parched, and foul smelling prior to a large meal? You’re likely in need of water. Hydration does a lot of great things for the body. Drinking water aids digestion, by flushing food through the digestive system more efficiently. Water also helps purge your mouth of excess debris that can stick to your teeth and tongue and cause bad breath.

A dry mouth full of food particles is a haven for foul breath bacteria are anaerobic, but drinking water cleanses them out! So the next time you devour a half a garlic pizza, try to cleanse the mouth of that lingering odor by having a big glass of water. It may also prevent indigestion and help prevent you from developing excess plaque and cavities too.

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