How many times have you had an excellent dinner date or business dinner that left you feeling less than fresh in the mouth area? Itâ€™s the worst. There you are having a great time, on top of your game, and in sneaks the confidence crusherâ€¦bad breath.
How can we remedy this or better yet, avoid it all together?
Here are a list of a few common causes of bad breath and how to remedy the situation.
Culprit: One of the most common causes of bad breath is the natural bacteria that exists in everyoneâ€™s mouth. The germs metabolize proteins in your saliva and the by-product is a foul-smelling sulfur gas.
Ewwww! I donâ€™t even like the smell of sulfur in hard water; I certainly donâ€™t want to know it exists within my mouth. And I thought garlic was bad.
Cure: Reduce the sulfurous gases and the germs that produce them by rinsing twice a day with an antiseptic mouthwash that contains zinc and sodium chlorite.
Culprit: Unhealthy foods and processed foods that affect your liverâ€™s natural detoxifying process. If the liver is working overtime to process these unhealthy foods, toxins donâ€™t get eliminated like they should and release an odorous byproduct into your bloodstream.
The byproduct travels to the lungs and then makes its way to the surface, as it is eliminated through your breath. Basically, one more reason to stop eating unhealthy crap because it will make your breath smell like you ate actual crap.
Cure: Eliminate the processed foods that you are eating. Add leafy greens and cilantro to your meals to help your liver with the detoxification process. Drink plenty of water to help flush your body in general and liver in particular.
Iâ€™m sure there are other culprits, like whole cloves of garlic on pizza and not brushing and flossing your teeth, but they are fairly obvious and Iâ€™m sure you already know how to cure those causes.
What tips do you have for keeping your breath fresh and welcoming whether entertaining a date, a roomful of 3-year-olds (because they will tell you in a heartbeat if your breath is not up to par) or a corporate business partner?
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