Top 10 Bad Breath Culprits: Periodontist Lists Foods That Cause Bad Breath
We all know our teeth are important for eating, talking, and smiling. When it comes to maintaining your pearly whites, Periodontist Dr. Nicholas Toscano is your man. He has been responsible for the some of the most famous smiles in the country including George W. Bush, Bill and Hilary Clinton.
Wanna know what foods make for the worst breath? Dr. Toscano breaks them all down:
Garlic. Truly horrid-smelling and traditionally deemed the king of stinky foods, and that's not just because the taste is hard to wash out of your mouth.
Indian curry. Makes you smell like a slum dog instead of a millionaire. This spice is an absolute bad breath date night killer.
Gyros. Feta and onions, need I say more?
Coffee. Coffee smells great and then it hits your mouth. It neutralizes the acid in your stomach, which sends up some gastric juice reinforcements that belong nowhere near your tongue.
Horseradish. Horseradish sauce gets most all of its flavor from isothiocyanate, a chemical compound in the plant with a scent so putrid, that it's a natural defense against animals.
Onions. When cut, all in turns to propenyl sulfenic acid, which is thought to be the chemical responsible for the vegetable's eye-watering effects. It also is the chemical responsible for your mouth smelling like a rotting dead animal.
Tuna sandwiches. The stink bomb of all sandwiches is the absolute pinnacle of fishiness and onions and garlic and you can rest assure no one will want to be arround you at the business meeting.
Red Meat. Red meat can sometimes leave a funky taste in your mouth, not to mention those hard to pick out pieces that get stuck between your teeth. If you want that kiss, avoid the steak and go with chicken.
Carbonated drinks. Causes belching and bloating.
Spaghetti. And other long strand pastas in sauces - awkward to eat and usually has garlic, bad breathe is a no-no during fashion week!
Guilty of offending with any of these?