No one likes to talk about it, but halitosis, or bad breath, is a common problem that many people face. This embarrassing situation is caused by the sulfur compound produced by the bacteria in small particles of food left after meals or snacks and after long periods of inactivity, like a night’s sleep. Occasional bad breath is usually temporary and can be eliminated or controlled with regular brushing, flossing, and mouthwash. If bad breath continues even when you try these methods to fight it, however, it could be a sign of a bigger problem.
You’re having a private conversation with someone, so you lean in to prevent others from hearing. The person you’re talking to backs away. You take a tiny step forward and lean in again. Then they back away. This happens one or two more times when it hits you: YOU HAVE BAD BREATH! We all expect…