Winter break is almost over and soon college students will be heading back to class. Now that the school year is half over, many students have settled into dorm life, and have gotten comfortable in their routines. The lethargy of winter may have set in, and this is an especially important time for students to not let their personal hygiene suffer. Cold and the dryness of winter often lead to dry mouth, which is one of the main causes of bad breath.
To many, college is a time to party and socialize. College students are the primary demographic for pizza and beer companies – practically single-handedly keeping these food products in business. There is nothing nicer than relaxing in front of the TV with your friends, a cold one and a slice (or two or three). However, students should be aware that these products can lead to some seriously foul breath.
As we have discussed before, pizza is very rich in cheese, protein, starch, onions and garlic. All ingredients that can leave your mouth feeling less than fresh, not to mention may cause gas when digested. As if that weren’t enough to make you pop a TheraBreath Mouth Wetting Lozenge or a piece of TheraBreath’s Chewing Gum into your mouth post-pig out, the combination of beer and pizza does more to you than just make you full.
When eaten together, pizza and beer can cause significant amounts of gas in the digestive tract. This often is released out of the mouth in unattractive burps, bringing with them the smell of partially digested carbohydrates and fermented hops.
This problem is probably not that big a deal if you are just hanging with the guys, but if you are planning to meet up with some ladies later, you may want to have some ZOX mints with you to eliminate your funky breath.
College life can be hectic with very little sleep and a poor diet. Laziness may causes students to not follow a proper oral hygiene routine. At a time when you are meeting so many new people and building relationships, it is important to be sure to floss, brush and use an oral rinse at least twice a day. After all, you don’t want to miss out on a potential date or study partner due to stinky breath.