- Baking soda could help to get rid of bad breath
- It works by killing bacteria in the mouth, when used as a mouthwash
- Mix a few teaspoons of baking soda with water to create a mouthwash
- Speak to a doctor if your bad breath won’t go away
Baking soda has been claimed to improve people’s health, as well as to treat a number of common medical conditions. You could relieve your bad breath by using a baking soda mouthwash, it’s been revealed.
Baking soda, which is known as bicarbonate of soda in the UK, is commonly used in baking for cakes and treats.
Cleaning experts have also backed baking soda as a cheap alternative to expensive cleaning products.
But baking soda could also be used to improve your overall health, by relieving itchy skin, and even getting rid of mouth ulcers.
You could also benefit from using baking soda if you regularly develop bad breath.
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“Studies have shown that baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, can effectively kill bacteria in the mouth,” said medical website Healthline.
“Research indicates that toothpastes containing high concentrations of baking soda effectively reduce bad breath.
“To make a baking soda mouthwash, add 2 teaspoons of baking soda to 1 cup of warm water.
“Swish the mouthwash around in your mouth for at least 30 seconds before spitting it out.”