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Bad Breath is (Surprise, Surprise) the Ultimate Turn-off

Monday, August 20th, 2012

What would ruin a night faster than a little halitosis emanating from your date? That’s a question that sociologists, dating experts and the generally curious have been asking for a long time now, and it seems like the answer is almost always “nothing.” Bad breath is, hands down, one of the biggest turn-offs around – as confirmed by a recent survey.

Conducted by a manufacturer of electronic cigarettes (which are fodder for a blog post of their own), the poll found that halitosis is one of the few turn-offs that both genders can agree on.

Oral odor, beards and tattoos

A spokesperson for the e-cigarette company noted that, as you might expect, men and women have different primary turn-offs. Guys told surveyors that having extensive tattoos is the biggest way that a woman can torpedo a date, while the ladies shot back that growing a thick, matted beard is the number-one thing that send men home alone.

But both sides agreed on the second most common turnoff, because #2 for men and women alike was bad breath.

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Poll says XYB: Examine Your Breath (especially before a date!)

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

A recent survey confirmed everyone’s worst fears about halitosis: According to a poll held by a U.S. chewing gum manufacturer, bad breath is one of the all-time confidence killers, especially when it comes to meeting someone new. If you think you have oral odor, then it’s best to pop a piece of specialty oxygenating gum in your mouth now, while you still have a chance of getting a date.

Halitosis is date repellant

For the survey, researchers took aside more than 1,400 Americans and asked them the hard questions about bad breath. How often do you get it? What’s your oral care regimen like? Have you ever been rejected for having halitosis?

The answers were pretty darn grim. Respondents across the board said that oral odor takes attraction and almost instantly kills it.

- In the poll, 70 percent of people said that getting bad breath meant having zero confidence when meeting new people.

- Among people between the ages of 18 and 34, three in five said that if someone else has halitosis – say, on a first date or in a club – they immediately lost interest.

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Aphrodisiacs Foods May Lead to Unromantic Breath

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Are you planning a romantic Valentine’s Day with your sweetie? A scrumptious dinner perhaps? There are a few foods that are well known to increase the libido, but may also serve up a side of bad breath. This doesn’t mean that you need to skip the aphrodisiacs for a plainer meal, just be aware of their possible links to unromantic breath and do you best to prevent it.

Oysters – a food at the top of the aphrodisiac list, oysters (and most shellfish) are known to have an unpleasant odor with it. While they taste divine, the smell may take remain in your mouth if you don’t take care to freshen your breath after your meal. The food particles may linger, resulting in halitosis.

Garlic and Figs – these foods that are known to increase sex drive have been linked to bad breath, as we have discussed in previous posts. Although they are very delicious touches to a dish, figs and garlic both have high levels of sulfur compounds, which commonly cause bad smelling breath. Bad breath itself is caused by volatile sulfur-producing compounds that thrive in an anaerobic environment – a dry mouth. Eating figs and garlic are really just adding more fuel to the fire of foul breath. A quick solution would be to chew a piece of TheraBreath Chewing Gum post-meal. It’s amazing how fast the garlicky smell is neutralized, as if you never enjoyed the garlic in the first place!

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Bad Breath Can Ruin Intimacy

Monday, February 7th, 2011

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, many people are making plans for a romantic night with their partner or trying to find a new love prospect. Dating and relationships are tricky enough, adding bad breath to the mix can really cause intimacy issues.

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When it comes to intimate moments, our sense of smell is often something that is overlooked at as part of the experience. When the lights are low and sight is impaired, sense of smell becomes sharper. Researchers say that our sense of smell can dramatically affect our perception of things and experiences. If your halitosis is the only thing your lover can smell, they may view any experience with you negatively. 

Foul odors can really put a damper on the mood and romance in a relationship, especially if it is a chronic problem. While your partner may love you with all of your faults (we all have some) bad breath doesn’t have to be one of them- our customer testimonials are proof! Bad breath can interfere with bonding experiences that make a relationship stronger and in some severe cases, even threaten a marriage.

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Don’t Have Bad Breath When Meeting the In-Laws

Monday, December 13th, 2010

So you’ve met “the one”- the person that you want to spend the rest of your life with. While this is amazing, the important event of meeting future or soon-to-be in-laws can be a very stressful experience.

There are the uncomfortable moments of silence, the awkward conversation and figuring out what you’re supposed to call them. On top of all of that, bad breath can really make this already stressful situation worse.

You only get one chance to make a first impression, and people with halitosis are often seen as having poor hygiene. This may infer a lack of respect for not only themselves but other people. The last thing you want is for the parents of your partner to think they are not worthy of their baby.

You will already have enough on your mind, so take the possibility of offending with your bad breath off the table. Make sure you are brushing, flossing and using a mouthwash regularly. Do a thorough job of brushing not only your teeth, but your tongue and the roof of your mouth as well.

If you are following a regular oral hygiene routine and are still having problems with your breath, consider trying our stronger TheraBreath PLUS line of oral care products. Want to whiten your teeth and have fresh breath? Try our TheraBrite line of products to safely and effectively whiten your teeth at home.

But most importantly, good luck and just be you. You’re honey digs you for a reason and his or her parents will most likely will too.

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