2 easy daily practices to help beat bad breath
Bad breath is often caused by remnants of food in the mouth decomposing with the assistance of your oral bacteria. Although there is good bacteria all over your body, sometimes it gets out of balance. Using a tongue scraper in the morning is an easy addition to your tooth brushing routine; this U-shaped device, usually made from flexible metal or plastic, literally "scrapes" excess debris off the tongue. Oil pulling is an ancient practice from India where you swirl oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes. This has many purported benefits, including whitening teeth and freshening breath. Traditionally an oil blend is used, but organic extra virgin coconut oil is a great modern-day option as it has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. I recommend doing it while you are getting ready as it tends to get tedious. Be sure to spit out oil in garbage as to not clog pipes.
What You'll Need
- Tongue scraper, coconut oil
What You'll Do
Tips & Warnings
- Do NOT swallow oil after pulling as it will be full of nasty toxins you want to expel.
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