Dating bad breath
"Don't be passive aggressive or leave a bottle of Scope on someone's desk — that's the wrong approach.
If you think you need to tell them, pull someone aside and tell them nicely, don't publicize it," Herskovits says. When the anaerobic bacteria breaks down food, it will release these things called volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs), which are essentially the bad odors," says Fox.
S., of the Fresh Breath Center and Brooklyn Smile in Brooklyn, New York, tells Buzz Feed Life. So you shouldn't be ashamed if you have bad breath, even though it can seem super embarrassing. S., spokesperson for the American Dental Association (ADA), tells Buzz Feed Life.
This kind can vary in severity, so it can be something you can fix on your own or something you need to see a doctor about (we'll get to all that in a bit).
You can ask for a deep cleaning treatment or arrange to see a dental hygienist if you are worried about your oral hygiene.
Some people are prone to bad breath; if you are one of these people, try to avoid foods like onions and coffee, which will almost certainly leave an unpleasant, lingering odour in your mouth and carry mints or chewing gum with you.
Herskovits says that most people compare the sulfur compounds which cause bad breath to "rotten eggs or barnyard animals." Yes, barnyard animals.
Since the bacteria is anaerobic, it likes to hide out in hard-to-reach parts of the mouth where there's less oxygen.
Messina notes that the bacteria usually get stuck in between teeth and in the crevices of the tongue, so there are mechanical things — flossing and brushing — that you have to do in order to move the bacteria from where it has collected.
Chronic bad breath is usually a result of bacteria settling on the tongue and surfaces of the mouth; these bacteria release unpleasant odours.
Short-term bad breath is also associated with foods and drinks with strong odours including fish, onions, garlic and coffee.After meals, try to brush your teeth or use mouthwash to rinse your mouth out to keep your mouth fresh throughout the day.