The smell of one’s breath might not seem like a hugely important matter, but it often has a lasting impact on people’s perceptions of someone. This is especially pertinent for job interviews, with 68% of employers likely to reject a candidate immediately if they attend for interview with bad breath. All the qualifications and aptitudes in the world would then become irrelevant; if you’re careless enough to go for an interview with malodorous breath, your chances of being hired are practically zero.
Bad breath, medically referred to as halitosis, creates an awful first impression that wrecks jobseekers’ employment prospects and instantly turns off potential dates. It’s often something that goes unnoticed, also, as most people would not tell someone if they had foul-smelling breath for fear of insulting them. Other warning signs include malodorous dental floss, white coating on the back of the tongue and lingering dry taste or staleness in the mouth.
At least halitosis something that can be fixed with improved dietary habits and dental care, so it’s not as if you would be cursed with it for all time. This infographic from Dervla Leavy Dental Care explores what is likely to lead to halitosis and advises on what can be done to improve the smell of one’s breath. A couple of small changes could make a dramatic difference; find out below what you can do to keep halitosis at bay.