EP 684 – Bad Breath

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We know as parents that it is up to us to teach our children how to take care of their oral health and we wouldn’t think twice to tell our child that they need to go and use some mouthwash if their breath smelled. But how do you handle it when it’s your friend, co-worker or boss? In a study by the Emily Post Institute, 75% of respondents polled said they’d want to be notified by a friend if they smelled.

Working with a colleague whose breath smells can be stressful, that’s why when doing a search on “bad breath and coworker” you can find over 1.8 million sites.

So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating National Fresh Breath Day:

  • Most workplace experts recommend that the upfront method works the best…tell the person that their breath smell today and offer them a piece of gum. You have given them a way out, by indicating that ‘today’ may mean that this is unusual or temporary and the gum lets them save face while they talk to you.
  • If bad breath is something that you deal with on occasion, minimize foods that can increase sulphur production and stimulate bacteria like alcohol, coffee, dairy and sugars
  • Stimulate saliva production which is nature’s breath freshener using sugar-free mints
  • Drink lots of water
  • Scrape the back of your tongue
  • If it is chronic, you need to talk to your dentist about solutions that may be right for you.

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