You just devoured that delicious salad with fresh raw red onions for lunch. Now, you’re left wondering just how bad your onion breath is (unless it’s pretty obvious when your co-workers avoid any close contact with you for the rest of the day).
But, sometimes it’s just not the food you eat that makes your breath stink.
These days, you can use your smart phone for just about anything, but did you know that your phone can tell you if you need a mint?
The product – believe it or not – is called Mint. Created by the San Francisco company, Breathometer, the device measures both the quality and hydration level of your breath. It’s a quick and easy “go-to” device for when you don’t feel comfortable asking someone else to smell your breath.
Once placed inside your mouth, it automatically draws a breath sample and in just a few short seconds the Breathometer app on your smart phone will let you know if you’ve got the bad breath blues by recording the amount of volatile sulfur compounds in your mouth.
Mint also provides information to help you make better cleaning choices. It combines your personal data with results and your feedback, to learn and offer up tips targeted specifically to you.
Bad breath cannot only ruin your social life, but it can lead to other serious problems like anxiety, low self-esteem, and even depression.
The good news is that you can beat bad breath.
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The first step in getting rid of bad breath is figuring out what’s causing it.
The second step is to take a look at your daily habits — like what you eat and drink, as well as your personal hygiene — then make changes as needed. If that doesn’t seem to help, an appointment with your dentist can also rule out dental causes of bad breath and if necessary, she or she can point you toward your primary care physician to check out possible medical conditions.
How do you tackle bad breath? Tell us in the comments below.
Dr. Mike Mavrostomos is passionate about providing top-quality, comprehensive dental care. He is located in Bedminster, NJ whose continual pursuit of education and state-of-the-art dentistry has led to his being recognized as one of New Jersey’s Top Dentists by the New Jersey Top-Docs committee.