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Quick Home Remedies For Bad Breath At The Office

James Allen asked:

it’s horrible when it happens – you’re at the office and you’ve been called into a meeting with the boss. you’ve just finished your third cup of coffee of the morning and cigarette break ended just minutes ago. You know your breath must smell terrible, but you don’t have a toothbrush or mouthwash. here’s what you need do to get through the face to face office confrontation without your halitosis ruining the day.

First, you need to reduce the amount of food particles and bacteria in your mouth as quickly as possible. Find some way to scrape your tongue, as that’s where a lot of the odor is likely coming from. A plastic stirring spoon from next to the office coffee machine works great in this case. Just don’t stick it in too far and gag yourself. No spoon? Be creative; the long flat end of a pencap or even a stiff business card can work in a pinch.

Next, you need to rinse your mouth out. Get a paper cup of water from the fountain, rinse well, gargle and spit. If you’re lucky enough to have a kitchenette in your office, stir some salt into that water first. The salt will help force out some of those food particles stuck between your teeth and temporarily stop some of the stink from food fermentation that may be occuring.

Now you have to make sure your breath can hold out for the length of the meeting. At this point you should try to hydrate your mouth and your body. Drinking a few cups of water now would be great, but don’t overdo it, you don’t want to have to run to the toilet in the middle of your meeting. A cup of black tea is good too, as the anti-oxidants will help keep your bad breath in check. Skip the cream and sugar, but if there’s a slice of lemon available, toss it in. Whatever you do, don’t drink more coffee, you’ll be right back to square one.

Finally, if at all possible, bum some gum off a co-worker to chew on the way to the meeting. You probably don’t have time to be picky at this point, but if the gum is sweetened with xylitol, even better. Make sure to grab a tissue too and remember to dispose of your gum in it before you get to the meeting.

Being stuck alone in your cubicle all day long can cause you to become very lax in your oral hygiene routine. Office culture also encourages a diet of coffee, soft drinks and unhealthy snacks that do not support clean breath. Because of this, many office workers suffer from bad breath, but don’t even know it until the worst possible moment. Luckily the routine above can save the day in a pinch.

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How can you approach a co-worker about their bad breath and body ordor?

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imahlah asked:

I have this co-worker that smells bad and we do not know how to approach her. So we say nothing. We drops hints, like people need to take showers b/c the chair is starting to smell, but we still have this problem. I use fabric freshner for the chair, but nothing seems to help. We asked her best friend to speak to her and she said that she has been saying something too her, but it does’nt help. What should we do?

Rapid Cure for Bad Breath

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How do you tell a co-worker they have bad breath?

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Titima M asked:

I have a very nice co-worker but her breath smells like….. Well there are no words for it.

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How do you tell a co-worker he has really bad breath?

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Carole asked:

He isn’t particularly well liked at work, but he is a supervisor. I would want to be told if I had the problem. Since no one here likes him much, its kind of a funny thing to bag on him for. He is a supervisor too, so I am afraid to bring it up. He may take it as disrespect or an attempt to embarass him.

Rapid Cure for Bad Breath

7 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Sandman - July 16, 2012 at 10:38 am

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What should be said to a co-worker who has REALLY bad breath because he eats a lot of garlic?

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Jerry asked:

We work in a small office and are dealing with customers face to face daily. I mean, the smell of garlic is really overpowering. It was funny the first day, but this person apparently eats a lot of garlic every day.

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