From eye rolls, hands on the hip and slight smirks, we use body language every day with or without realizing it. In situations where it may not be appropriate to verbalize our thoughts, our body language often tells the tale of our feelings and emotions. For people questioning whether they have chronic bad breath or halitosis, reading the body language of the people you come in close contact with is a good place to start.
If your boyfriend or girlfriend, co-workers, or people you chat it up with on your morning commute display the following body language, you may suffer from chronic bad breath or halitosis:
– Putting their hands in front of their mouth and nose
– Backing away when you enter their “comfort zone”
– Making faces as if they’ve smelled something unpleasant
– Avoiding lengthy conversation or even small talk with you
– Turning their face away from you
These are just a few ways in which people express their feelings about breath odor. If people are constantly offering you mints, this may be another (albeit more verbal) indicator that you have bad breath issues. Of course, these are not fool proof. The only true way to tell if you have bad breath is to ask someone you trust to smell it for you – a breath buddy. We’ll discuss this further in our next blog.
If you are certain you have bad breath and would like to learn about how ProFresh can turn these body language patterns around, please visit us at www.ProFresh.com and “Like” us on Facebook.