It’s just after lunch and you’re in the middle of an important job interview, you’re sailing along, doing everything right. Answer’s to the interviewer’s question trip lightly from your tongue. you laugh together. you smile at each other. your body language says you are at ease, self assured. You’ve got the job. then you think.
So you stand up, shake hand, and say, ” I’ve enjoyed talking to you and I’ll look forward to hearing from you.” uh-oh your interviewer grimaces just a little. his upper lips wringkle. he smile at tight, little smile. you can see something just went wrong. he’s been bushwhacked by your bad breath.
Not exactly the lasting imperession you wanted to leave. and your thinking was it your lunch? could be. but it could also be the lunch you eat yesterday. to find out why and to avoid potentially embarrassing moment.
Here are number one ways to treat it.
- Don’t dine with the garlic family. High spiced food like to linger long after the party is over. spices tend to stay and recirculate through essential oil they leave in your mouth. depending on how much you eat, the odor can stay in your mouth for 24 hrs; no matter how often you brush your teeth.some foods to avoid are onions, hot pepper, and garlic.
- Meat At The Deli Later. Spicy deli meats such as pastrami, salami, and pepperoni also leave oils behind long after you swallowed them. you breathe, they breathe. if an occasion calls for sweet-smelling breath, its best to avoid these meats for 24 hrs beforehand to prevent them from talking to you.
- Say “Please, No Cheese.” Camembert, Roquefort, and blue cheese toppings are called strong food for good reason- they get hold on your breath and don’t let go. other dairy products can have the same effect.
- Don’t Fish For Compliments. Some fish like the anchovies on your pizza or even the tuna you tuck into your brown bag lunch, can leave a lasting impression.
- Stick With Water. Coffee, beer, wine, and whiskey are at the top of the list of liquid offenders. each leaves a residue that can attach o the plaque in your mouth and infiltrate your digestive system. each breath you take spew traces of these back to the air.
- Carry A Toothbrush. Some odor can be eliminated-permanently or temporarily- if you brush immediately after meal. the main culprit in bad breath is a soft., sticky film of living and dead bacteria that clings to your teeth and gums. at any time there are 50 trillion of these in corner, eating each morsel of food that passes your lips, collecting little smells, and producing little odors of their own. as you exhale, the bacteria exhale. so brush away the plaque after meal and get rid some of the bad breath problems.
- Rinse your Mouth Out. When you can’t brush, you can rinse. go to the restroom after meals and get a mouthful of water, swish it around, and wash the smell of food in your mouth.
- Eat Three Meals A Day. Bad breath can caused by not eating too. one of the side effect of fasting or poor diet is bad breath.
- Swish And Swallow. You’re in a restaurant, and your brush and floss are at home. you can’t excuse yourself from the table. so take a tip from your water glass and discreetly circulate the water across and around your teeth. then swallow those potentially offending bits of food.
- Gargle A Minty Mouthwash. If you need 20 minutes freedom from bad breath, gargling with a mouthwash is a great idea. but just like Cinderella’s coach-turn pumpkin, when your time is up, the magic will be gone and you’ll back to talking behind a hand again. Choose your mouthwash by color and flavor. Amber and Medicine. flavored mouthwashes contain essential oils such as thyme, eucalyptus, peppermint, and wintergreen, as well as sodium benzoate or benzoic acid. red and spicy mouthwash may contain zinc compounds. both types will neutralize the odor-producing waste product of your mouth bacteria.
- Chew A Mint Or Some Gum. Like mouthwash, a breath mint or minty gum is just a coverup, good for a short interview, a short ride in a compact car, or a very short date.
- Eat Your Parsley. Parsley add more than green to your lunch plate; it’s also a breath saver; parsley can freshen your breath naturally. so pick up that sprig and chew it thoroughly.
- Spice Is Nice. Certain herbs and spices you keep in your kitchen are natural breath enhancer. carry a tinny plastic bag’s of cloves, fennel, or anise seeds to chew after odorous meal.
- Brush Your Tongue. ” Most people overlook at their tongue”, your tongue is cover by hairlike projections, which under a microscopic look like a forest mushroom. under the caps of the mushroom there’s room to harbor the plague and some of the things we eat. that cause bad breath. while brushing your teeth, gently sweep the top of your tongue, too. don’t leave food and bacteria behind to breed the bad breath.
HOW TO TEST YOUR BREATH
How horrible is your halitosis? If you dont have a friend to tell you the truth. there are a couple of ways you can test your breath.
CUP YOUR HANDS. Breathe into them with a great deep, Haaaaaaaaaa. Snip. If it smells rank to you, then its deadly to those you come in contact.
FLOSS. Not to clean your teeth, although that’s a great idea, but to find out just how bad your breath might be, pull the floss gently between your teeth and then sniff of the gunk you unearth. if it smell bad, you smell bad.