Love to chew gum or suck on a mint every now again?
Keeps your breath fresh doesn’t it?
Apparently, we have it ALL wrong!
Well as far as eating mints containing sugar goes anyway…
Next time you attempt to combat beasty breath with a sugar laden mint such as an Extra strong mint or a Polo, remember this; the saliva in your mouth actually reacts with the sugar in those mints causing a chemical reaction that not only has the potential to rot your teeth, but also generates a bad odour.
Another interesting fact; sugary mints can work with the bacteria that causes halitosis thus creating a more intense smell.
Not the desired outcome hey?
Nah, not at all!
So what’s the solution then?
For a quick fix, opting for sugar free mints and gum won’t have the same effect as those with sugar, but the feeling of freshness that you may experience will only be temporary, unfortunately.
The best way to avoid bad breath (unless you have a specific condition), is to eat well, stay hydrated and maintain good oral hygiene which includes; brushing your teeth regularly and visiting the dentist every 6 months for a check-up.