As a business owner, you would be doing a lot of talking, presenting, introduction and all. The main idea of attending events is to network and meet people that may be beneficial to our businesses. You wouldn’t attend event or go to meetings and keep quiet all the same. In fact, if you decide not to talk, people will ask you questions because they are curious to know what you do and what you offer. What are we trying to say in all of it? As a business owner, having a foul mouth odour is a no-no. You honestly cannot try to introduce yourself to someone or try to talk in a meeting and then end up choking those in attendance or making them cover their noses because you have bad breath. We know you don’t want that.
Keeping a fresh breath is as important as dressing well to your meeting. How can you achieve this?
Don’t eat smell inducing foods. Some of us eat things like groundnuts and fish, onions and garlic before going for a meeting and then when we get there and start talking. The attendees will be distracted by your breath, but will be too polite to let you know. If you know you’re attending such events, kindly save others from suffering and refrain from eating foods that will make your breath sour. Or better still, chew some mints before you walk in.
Chew gums. Chewing gums produce saliva that helps keep the mouth clean and gives you fresh breath. Before attending meetings, you can chew gums or take sweets with nice flavours.
Scrub your tongue. Yes, you know this, but we’re telling you again. The coating that normally forms on your tongue can be a host for smelly bacteria, brushing your tongue will help remove them. Hygienist Pamela L. Quinones says that “If your brush is too big to comfortably reach the back of your tongue, try a scraper. They’re designed specifically to apply even pressure across the surface of the tongue area. This removes bacteria, food debris, and dead cells that brushing alone can’t take care of.”
Rinse your mouth. If you’ve just finished eating before the event, make sure you rinse your mouth. It will be too bad if you’re talking and people are seeing green vegetable or mashed food stuck in between your teeth.