Cursed with breath bad enough that you notice people leaning backwards while you chat to them?
Hold up. Don’t reach for the mints. They’re not doing you much good.
While mints are a quick fix for freshening up your breath, they’re a rubbish solution longterm. Rather than making you minty fresh, chewing on mints could actually make your breath worse longterm.
Why? It’s all down to the sugar.
If you’re chomping up Polos or similar sugary mints, your mouth creates a fun little chemical reaction, in which the natural bacteria in your saliva transforms the sugar into acid, which not only decays your teeth over time (don’t panic,… Read the full story