Halitosis, also known as bad breath, is a common problem that affects about 80 million people in the United States. Although it's something everyone might have at one time or another, when it happens to you, it's no laughing matter. Further, it can be a big turn off for those around you and ruin your social life. At its worst, chronic bad breath can lead to some serious problems like anxiety, low self-esteem, and even depression.
In this day and age, dating is a lot harder than it was for the Baby Boomer generation. Many things have changed, but the most obvious is having so many dating websites and smartphone apps at your fingertips. These days, getting to know somebody often means texting them and never actually talking or meeting face-to-face before your first date. It's kind of scary when the real thing is so far from that charming profile that it's like reading a fairy tale.
Keeping your breath fresh goes far beyond just brushing your teeth. It's important to take care of your whole mouth – every part of it has an impact on your oral health and avoiding embarrassing issues like halitosis.