With the end of summer fast approaching, backyard chefs across the country are beginning to prepare for the season's last barbecue. Grills are being refilled with charcoal or propane, chicken is marinating in the fridge and corn is being prepared to be shucked. However, in all of these preparations, few are ready to handle the inevitable bad breath that will follow.
Barbecues are notorious for causing bad breath. There are a number of reasons for this. First off, the type of food and drink often found at these gatherings is very flavorful and heavily spiced. Meat is generally marinated, and often incorporates garlic or onions.
These ingredients increase the body's production of volatile sulfur compounds, which are the main cause of halitosis. Additionally, popular cookout food, like corn on the cob or ribs, often has small particles that can become lodged in teeth and are difficult to remove. When these particles begin to break down, unpleasant aromas are often produced.
If you are planning on making the rounds among several barbecues in the last couple of weekends remaining this summer, you may want to consider specialty breath freshening products, like the ones offered by TheraBreath.