From the Ayurvedic perspective, the root cause of bad breath is poor digestion and/or poor oral hygiene. The two are usually related, in that poor digestion accelerates oral activity that leads to unsavoury breath. The good news is that there are some easy fixes that do not involve just masking bad breath. When it originates in the mouth, bad breath is due mainly to sulphur-producing bacteria that live on the surface of the gums, tongue and throat. When these bacteria in the mouth break down protein, they release a sulphurous odour – causing bad breath. Improperly-digested food, known as ama in Ayurveda, coats the surfaces of the digestive tract and is the fodder that allows these unhealthy bacteria to thrive. Ayurvedic experts also recommend brushing your teeth three times a day: just after waking up, before going to bed, and at least once during the day after you eat.
Ayurvedic treatments for Oral disorder and bad breadth :
- Kavala Gandoosha – The medicine must be held in the mouth, or swished, up till phlegm collects in mouth or there is lacrimation, and then spat out. Ayurveda prescribes this treatment in conditions such as headache, all oral cavity disorders, excessive salivation, ear infections, nausea and tastelessness.