The researchers from College of Dentistry of University of Illinois at Chicago have finally found the most widespread cause of bad breath – the bacteria living in the back of the tongue. It emits stinky hydrogen sulphide, which makes breath smell. It’s impossible to get rid of these bacteria using only a toothbrush. But there is one thing that kills these bacteria – tea. You may have already read, that strong tea is also effective against foot odor. As you see, tea is widely adopted.
There’s, of course, no doubt, that if you drink tea, you still need to clean your teeth. But enjoying this aromatic beverage more often also makes your breath fresher. To prove this, the researchers artificially cultivated three kinds of the smelly bacteria and placed them in the solution containing tea polyphenols for 48 hours. As it was expected, polyphenols blocked the bacteria growth, though the concentration of polyphenols in the solution was less, than that in usual tea.
I must add, that this was only a laboratory research, but I’ve heard before, that tea is an effective home remedy for bad breath and other problems, so, you can easily try it at home and decide, if it’s effective for you, too. If you would like to learn more about other causes of bad breath and how to banish bad breath, read “Causes of Bad Breath. Tricks for Fresh Breath”.