Social kissing, hugging, being in close distance or being intimate with someone is compromised if you are having bad breath. It affects your confidence as well as your relationship with other indirectly, because it you are aware that you are having breath, you may not have the nerves to get close to someone. Having bad breath is very embarrassing, because you may actually drive away others from you. Problems in bad breath may stem from underlying causes such as digestion and intestinal problems, gum diseases, dryness in the mouth and improper oral hygiene. Bad breath may reflect your overall hygiene, but sometimes, no matter how you follow your dentist’s recommendation of brushing and flossing as often as possible, you still continue to emit unpleasant odors from the mouth. There are a lot of ways and natural products that can help you fight off bad odor in the mouth. The number one remedy is of course, appropriate oral hygiene and regular dental visits. However, did you know that recently, scientists found out that green tea can actually help combat bacteria in the mouth to give you long lasting fresh breath? Yes, you heard it right; green tea can protect your mouth from bad odors because it has antibacterial properties that halt the proliferation of bacteria in the mo the cause bad breath. Since green tea is made from the leaves of Camelia sinensis, it contains chlorophyll which acts as deodorizer. In fact, green tea is now one of the active ingredients in many commercially available mouthwashes. According to researchers from College of Dentistry in Illinois, green tea can inhibit bacterial growth by up to 30%. Aside from using it as a mouth rinse, green tea can also consumed as a beverage. Drinking green tea will not only stop bacterial growth but at the same time keep the mouth moistened. Dry mouth largely contributes to the development of bad breath. Your choice of food and also affects your breath. Water and green tea must be chosen over soda, coffee or other sugary drinks if you want to keep your breath as fresh as possible. Green tea doesn’t just keep your breath pleasantly breath, but it also protects your teeth against cavities. So what are you waiting for? Have a cup or two of tea today.