By properly brushing your teeth at least twice a day, you are not only preserving the strength and whiteness of your molars, incisors, etc. – you’re also helping to keep your breath smelling fresh, and that can make a massive difference on the first impression you give to others. This is especially important for social occasions such as first dates and professional situations like attending a job interview. Believe us when we say that if you show up to an interview with bad breath (officially termed ‘halitosis’), it doesn’t matter how well you’re dressed or how eloquently you answer each question. You’re not getting hired.
In addition to poor oral hygiene, halitosis can be caused by a poor diet, constant smoking or certain medications/medical conditions. A medical condition cannot be easily fixed but every other factor can, so why would risk creating an awful social impression just to have an extra slice of garlic pizza or another few cigarettes?
Halitosis is often something that you’ll need to detect for yourself. Even if people around you notice it, they’ll generally be too polite to tell you for fear of causing offence. People with halitosis can feel quite self-conscious and withdrawn, and it’s not right that you should enforce isolation on yourself purely because your breath is malodorous.
This infographic from Dervla Leavy Dental Care aims to educate people about halitosis and help those who suffer from the condition to combat the problem so that they won’t have to self-impose exile from other humans. A few simple actions can go a long way towards a drastic improvement in the smell of your breath, and in turn could lead to renewed self-confidence. We hope this infographic will make a difference to people with halitosis and encourage them to say good riddance to bad breath!