Doctor-Approved Treatments for Bad Breath
How it works: A 2007 study at the University of British Columbia found that the polyphenols in green tea temporarily decrease sulfur compounds in the mouth. Just be sure to drink it straight—adding sugar or milk will increase the bacteria you’re trying to reduce. Studies also show that green tea may help prevent gum disease, too.
Good to know: Mint tea has powerful anti-odor benefits as well and has been shown to be especially good at neutralizing garlic oils, notes Lituchy.
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So maybe you can’t change your health overnight. But you can get a head start.