Don’t Be The Employee With Bad Breath!

Posted on Sep 12, 2012 by William J. Claiborne, DDS MS

Several months ago, I ran into a friend I had not seen in over ten years. We chatted for several minutes before we both had to hurry off. Now, every time I think of him, all I can remember was his bad breath.

We’ve all encountered this. Yet, working in an office near someone who has bad breath can seem like daily punishment. And, worse yet, that ‘someone’ may be YOU!

I recently read the results of a consumer survey by the American Association of Periodontists and found it NOT surprising that:
• 32% of Americans say bad breath is the least attractive trait of their co-workers.

That represents nearly a third of all Americans in the job market! Yet, the survey also revealed that:

• 73% of Americans would rather go grocery shopping than floss.

When I consider how little time each day that the act of flossing actually requires, I’m shocked. For some reason, adults dread daily flossing more than the chore of the cart, crowds, and lines of a grocery store! Daily flossing helps to keep bacterial growth that contributes to bad breath to minimum levels. It is well worth the time spent. If you struggle with the technique, ask for instructions at your next visit.

A healthy smile always make a positive impression! Be the one in your office who has a ‘close up’ smile others love as much as you!

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