Breath Buddies

Have you ever been talking to someone with really terrible breath and wondered to yourself, “How can he NOT know that his breath is that bad?” The next silent question often is, “Is it possible that MY breath is that bad and I don’t know??”

The truth is that it is impossible to tell for yourself if you have bad breath.  You can try the trick everyone uses and cup your hands over your mouth to try to smell for yourself. It doesn’t work. The only way you can know that your breath carries a bad odor is someone else checking it.

Of course, it’s not something you can just walk up to someone and ask. There is a solution though – a Breath Buddy.  This might be a friend, family member, or significant other (In many cases, they may already know you have a problem).  Choose someone who is close to you – that would be at your bedside if you were in the hospital. If you really do have a problem, they’ll tell you. And of course, reciprocate the favor.

Most people are self-conscious about their breath and want to know the truth. If you are thinking about getting a Breath Buddy, here are some qualifications to think about when selecting yours:

–       Honesty

–       Trustworthiness

–       Someone you spend a lot of time with

Once you have chosen a Breath Buddy, you may be curious as to how the breath test works. As you might imagine there is no delicate way to test. Get close to your breath buddy’s face and exhale towards their nose. While this may seem like an undesirable method, having bad breath and not knowing is certainly not a happy alternative.

If you know someone who needs a Breath Buddy or if your Breath Buddy is regularly advising you to pop a mint or chew gum, your problem may be more than normal breath odor. Check out to learn more about bad breath and to see if the ProFresh Breath Care System will work for you and your buddy.