Brushing twice daily and using a mouthwash helps to kill some bacteria that contributes to bad breath. Consider a probiotic. Better breath could start with a healthier gut, so talk to your doctor about taking a probiotic or adding a daily cup of yogurt to your health routine. Read more
Sometimes, bad breath from the back of the mouth may originate from the stomach. Gastrointestinal conditions in the stomach, such as acid reflux and ulcers might cause bad breath.
GERD or reflux.
If you tend to experience heartburn or reflux after eating certain foods – think dairy and spicy fare – then your bad breath could be related to excess acids produced by your digestive tract. Those acids can have a sour odour, resulting in gaseous smells affecting your breath.
Before eating in the morning, mix 2 teaspoons salt with lukewarm water. Sea salt or Himalayan salt is recommended. Drink water quickly on an empty stomach, and in a few minutes, you'll probably feel an urge to go to the bathroom.
Oral care probiotics that contain high numbers of S. salivarius K12 and/or S. salivarius M18 bacteria can help restore levels of healthy bacteria into your mouth. Both these strains help maintain good oral health and limit both bad breath and tooth decay.
Zinc supplements are available over the counter, or you can try to fill your diet with some zinc-filled foods like pumpkin or other squash seeds, dark chocolate or cocoa, or chickpeas in order to curb your bad breath naturally.
Take a Zinc Supplement
Zinc helps stop the buildup of volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) linked to bad breath. Upping your zinc intake, whether by taking a daily supplement or using a toothpaste or mouthwash with zinc can help reduce foul odors in the mouth.
The University of Connecticut study found that Streptococcus salivarius strains K12 and M18 are the oral probiotics effective in reducing the bacterial growth that is associated with halitosis.
We have also seen how hydrochloric acid in the stomach aids the breakdown of food and helps to kill undesirable bacteria entering the stomach. Naturally-derived organic acids carry out similar functions in certain BioHygiene products.
Bisacodyl is used to treat constipation. It may also be used to clean out the intestines before a bowel examination/surgery. Bisacodyl is known as a stimulant laxative. It works by increasing the movement of the intestines, helping the stool to come out.