Having a hard time managing your bad breath? While stinky breath may be the symptom of increased bacteria, gum disease, or unhealthy habits such as smoking and chewing tobacco, often it may be a result from the foods you choose to eat.
Food and Drink Top Breath Offenders
Who doesn’t love a few spices and some unique flavors to entice your palette? While enjoying an assortment of foods and beverages may taste incredible, the resulting breath may be something to cause your loved ones, or pets, to cringe. If you are planning to be in close quarters with others whose sense of smell is easily offended, you may choose to reduce, or eliminate, the following food and drink items prior:
- Garlic and onions
- Spicy curries
- Tuna and fish
- Coffee and alcohol
- Heavily spiced ethnic foods
If your meal planning includes some of these stinky choices, then never fear! There’s no need to skip a noxious meal simply to appease friends and family. Instead, you can adopt some fresh-breath solutions such as:
- Brush and floss your teeth after your meals
- Drink water
- Chew sugarless gum, such as xylitol-sweetened gum
- Use over-the-counter mouthwash
- Clean your dentures (if applicable)
- Quit Smoking
Eating is a humanly pleasure that often includes dining on some foul-smelling delicacies. While you can limit the amount of odor-producing foods you do consume in the future, you may need to adopt some of the fresh-breath solutions above if you plan to share close quarters in an Uber or elevator or with your next date.