Bad breath, or halitosis, can be caused by a number of factors. Having bad breath can be embarrassing and cause sufferers frustration and anxiety. According to the Mayo Clinic, some of the potential causes of halitosis include certain foods, health conditions and oral diseases. The treatment of halitosis usually is relatively simple depending on the cause. Toothpastes, mouthwash, floss and regular dental care can help to relieve symptoms of bad breath. Apple cider vinegar is a folk remedy that some people believe can also help to ease bad breath.
Take one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before a meal. You can also dilute the vinegar in a glass of water. The vinegar will help your body digest its meal, and cure bad breath.
Drink one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar after each meal. If you cannot tolerate the vinegar on its own, mix one tablespoon of the vinegar with an 8-oz glass of water.
Add apple cider vinegar to your food to help aid with digestion. Some people have bad breath because they lack the stomach acids to digest their food. The vinegar will act as a stomach acid, and break down food, curing your bad breath.
Gargle with apple cider vinegar. Add ½ tablespoon of vinegar to a cup of water. Gargle for ten seconds instead of mouthwash after meals to cure bad breath.
Ireland Wolfe has been writing professionally since 2009, contributing to Toonari Post, Africana Online and Winzer Insurance. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and Master of Arts in mental health counseling. She is also a licensed mental health counselor, registered nutritionist and yoga teacher.