We all know the nasty feeling of holding a conversation with a person whose breath smells like three-week-old leftovers. We all pray that we're never the source of such stench. Bad breath (or halitosis) comes from lots of places: Some stems from food getting trapped in pockets in the tonsils, some comes from the stomach, and still others originate from the tongue - where the stench from a bacteria build-up can clear a room. Some even comes as a side effect of medication. One good way to handle bad breath: A tongue scraper, which removes bacteria and takes some of the stink away. Some research shows that the tongue scraper reduces nasty compounds on the tongue by 75 percent (compared to only 45 percent by toothbrush alone). You only need about ten seconds. Just take the scraper and run it over your tongue. If your breath is just relentlessly offensive, talk to your dentist, who might even prescribe a few days of antibiotics. Your date (and co-workers and subway companions) will thank you.
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