Bad breath is a real problem particularly if you cannot avoid being around other people at work, school or any social gathering. The foods we eat can add to the problem especially if you do not brush your teeth at night before bedtime. If you consume refined or processed food which are rich in sugar you will most likely come down with bad breath. You can also have bad breath when you consume foods like garlic and onions, by brushing your teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste you can solve the problem, you can also deal with it by flossing and by chewing gum.
One major cause of bad breath is sulfides, you can find out if you have bad breath even if it is not obvious to you, by swiping your tongue with a gauze, check to see if the gauze has a yellow colour after swiping your tongue and also smell it to know how it smells, to know whether it has a foul odour or not. If a yellow colour is seen on the gauze and it also smells horribly, then you have a high sulfides quantity in your body. You can also try a simple trick to know whether you have bad breath, all you need to do is to lick the back of your hand and then wait for about 10 minutes before smelling your hand. The sulfur salt on your hand will smell indicating that you have bad breath, you can also smell your floss after flossing your teeth. To deal with your bad breath problems at home, you will need just one ingredient which is readily available in most homes, that ingredient is baking soda.
You can make use of baking soda to freshen your breath and it does this by ensuring that the accumulated acids on your tongue, as well as stuck in between your teeth are neutralised. Baking soda can be used by mixing 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda with a quarter cup of water, then you swish this mixture in your mouth just like your regular mouthwash. Another way of using baking soda is by using a little to brush your teeth with your toothbrush.
With regular use your bad breath will be gone in no time, make sure to use a little baking soda when brushing your teeth with it, so as not to weaken your teeth enamel.
Source: Healthy Life Tricks