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The flavonoids (compounds that act as antioxidants) in green tea help keep bacteria from sticking to your teeth, thus preventing bad breath. Yogurt with live active cultures helps reduce unhealthy bacteria in your mouth. Also, chewing on parsley, coriander, spearmint, tarragon, eucalyptus, rosemary and cardamom can help.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
High fiber fruits and vegetables such as carrots, celery and apples prevent plaque to build up on the gums. Fruits that contain a lot of citric acid like oranges, grapefruits and blueberries create a hostile environment for bacteria to grow. One serving of plain, active culture yogurt per day decreases the level of hydrogen sulfide in the mouth which causes bad breath.
Gerry Curatola, DDS, Dentistry, answeredNutrition is a key factor in preventing bad breath (halitosis). Most of the volatile sulfur compounds that cause bad breath are excreted from anaerobic bacteria that thrive on diets rich is animal proteins (such as meat and fish) and sugars and refined carbohydrates which create a more acidic environment. Instead foods that promote a more alkaline response in the body such as green leafy vegetables and fruits low in sugar are more likely to reduce the secretion of the odor-causing volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs).