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Bad Breath From What You Eat And What To Do About It

For the general public you can block it with your facemask, but not from the ones you are social isolating with.

Bad breath is often a conversation deterrent. Hell, it’s an intimacy-deterrent. For the general public you can block it with your facemask, but not from the ones you are social isolating with. They say bad breath can be caused by dental health problems, more often than not bad breath is from what you eat.

Bad Breath From What You Eat And What To Do About It

So if you would like your next meal not to kill your chances for some post-meal delight, here are some things you should consider. 

Coffee is known to have many health benefits and is a staple morning wake up shot for many, but did you know that caffeine can cause dry mouth that promotes bacterial growth in the mouth due to the absence of bacteria killing saliva.

Onions and garlic are staple to Indian food. Unfortunately these foods are high in sulfur containing compounds. While these compounds might be good for health, they do not make for convivial conversation at close quarters.

Bad Breath From What You Eat And What To Do About It

Milk and dairy products are excellent for bones but they are not kind to breath. The bacteria in the mouth breaks down the amino acids present in dairy and the resultant by-products do not have a pleasant smell. 

Finally alcohol, much like caffeine results in dry mouth causing bacterial growth. If you have been drinking, you may want to make sure you consume enough water to avoid foul smells.

Does that sound like we’ve ruled out pretty much anything interesting? Not to worry, life is not a toss up between food and flirtation.

Drink more water. It helps flush the food out of your mouth and keeps it moist to keep away unwanted bacteria. Another alternative could be chewing gum which helps increase saliva secretion in the mouth discouraging foul bacteria.