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Don't Allow Bad Breath To Destroy Your Relationships

Sep 15, 2008
Would you want to kiss your date if he or she has bad breath? I should think not. Fresh breath is essential if you are going on a date. If you have bad breath or halitosis, you should clean your mouth out before going on that next blind date.

Maintaining the kissable freshness of breath is not always easy, especially if you are predisposed to halitosis. Some people are actually more prone to getting bad breath than others, particularly those who do not practice regular dental hygiene. Failure to brush or floss consistently is the number one cause of bad breath in individuals all over the country.

Sometimes, it won't even matter even you floss religiously or spend 5 minutes each time you brush your teeth. If you are taking drugs for certain internal illnesses like diabetes or liver disorders, your breath will ultimately turn foul. Smokers and habitual drinkers have this same high probability of developing bad breath.

These illnesses and unhealthy habits are not the causes of bad breath directly. What happens is because of these habits and disorders, oral bacteria thrive in the mouth and the back of the throat. These are the ones who produce the offensive smell that is pretty much like that of rotten eggs.

When you go out on a date, you definitely do not want that rotten egg smell getting in the way of your otherwise romantic dinner. Therefore, it is crucial that you seek treatment for your bad breath as soon as you notice it. But what if you do not know that you do have bad breath? Hopefully, at least one of your friends will step up and warn you, because surely, they will notice it before you do. However, telling a friend that they have stinky breath is not as easy as telling them that their shirt's on backwards or that their fly's open.

Because of this difficulty, there's a very real possibility that no one will tell you the truth and you'll excitedly head out to meet your date. When your date mysteriously makes an excuse not to kiss you or worse, takes off before you even finish dinner, you'll just be left wondering if you did or said anything wrong. Little will you know that you've been deserted simply because your breath stinks.

When you get home, you dejectedly replay the date in your mind, trying to figure out why your companion left, when things looked so promising at the start of the evening. In the face of such mysterious circumstances, you should definitely consider the possibility that you might actually have bad breath.

It's time to find out the truth once and for all. Very simply, this is what you have to do. Cup one of your hands, hold it in front of your mouth and exhale. After 3 seconds, smell your hand. Rotten eggs? There you have it. You weren't a lousy date after all. You just have bad breath.

Before you get mad at your friends for not telling you this right away, remember that it's really not a very simple task. If you reverse the situation and you know that your friend has bad breath, can you really just say straight out, "your breath stinks"? Perhaps, if you're that close. But in most situations, letting your friend know the smelly truth will take some amount of planning and waiting for the appropriate moment.

The best way of doing it would be the direct method, which as mentioned, will only work if you have the kind of closeness and familiarity that can tolerate such candor. If you try doing that to someone you've just met, you can forget having a relationship with them after that. The embarrassment and awkwardness will just be too much to handle. To avoid upsetting your friend or making them feel uncomfortable, tell it to them privately and in as a nice manner as humanly possible.

If your type of relationship with them allows it, you can say it in a lighthearted way but let them know that you're serious. However, do not give them the impression that you're judging them for it. You can even turn it into a private joke between the two of you eventually. Afterwards, you can even help them in seeking treatment for their bad breath. If you find a way to let them know the truth in a nice way, it can even make for a stronger friendship.

There's no question that having bad breath can certainly dissuade some people from nurturing a close friendship with you. It will be harder as well to find and keep dates if you do not remedy the situation quickly enough. In most cases, the solution is as simple as brushing and flossing regularly. Others may require more intensive solutions. At any rate, it is always good if you're surrounded with honest and candid friends who can warn you whenever your breath starts to stink again.
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