I know at first glance you read the title and laughed but already you can think of 5 people you are going to share this blog with. People are walking around with bad breath and their friends and loved ones are afraid to tell them (me included, well it depends on who it is). Maybe they just don’t know. That statement often throws me though because my thinking is you are the closest one to your mouth, how do you NOT know?
Well here are some tell-tale signs you might have bad breath and it’s time to do something about it!
Sign #1 – If you are being offered gum, mint, something to occupy your mouth frequently, and your teeth are brighter than butter, you may have bad breath.
Sign #2 – If you have not been to the dentist in a year or more for a regular cleaning you may have gingivitis which causes bad breath. Solution: Do everyone a favor and schedule an appointment yesterday.
Sign #3 – if you only brush your teeth once a day you may have bad breath. Solution: brush twice a day and change your toothbrush every three months.
Sign #4 – If you are talking to someone and they take 2 steps back you may have bad breath. Solution: find a gum or a mint quickly and avoid someone’s personal space.
On a serious note:
Sign #5 – If your tongue is white and chalky, you may have bad breath. Solution: scrape and brush your tongue regularly to prevent bacteria from building up. Also drink lots of water!
Sources: Colgate Oral and Research Center; Thanks for the GIF EliteDaily.com