Apples are a great food to eat to keep your oral hygiene in check, mostly because of their natural detergent properties, says Dr. Grenn.
When you bite into an apple, you’re pushing plaque away from your teeth, thus eliminating the food matter that could cause bacteria in your gums and teeth.
2. Fennel Seeds
Fennel seeds are a common Indian remedy for bad breath because they help neutralize offensive odors and aid digestion.
Eating the seeds also increases saliva that washes away bacteria from your mouth. Fennel oils have antibacterial properties as well, fighting germs that cause bad breath. The seeds can be picked up at health food stores.
3. Ginger is Powerful for Morning Breath
Ginger is an ancient remedy for upset stomachs, which can lead to halitosis.
While it’s great for settling the stomach, ginger also has the powerful effect of neutralizing bad breath.
If you find yourself suffering from halitosis, pressed ginger combined with lemon juice mixed in equal parts with warm water creates a great natural at-home rinse to keep the unpleasant odors away.
The active cultures in yogurt help prevent bad bacteria growth. Vitamin D in yogurt will also help fight plaque build up and gum disease.