Today is National Fresh Breath Day
You’ve all heard the saying that someone or something is “like a breath of fresh air”. Well today, August 6, let’s change that to “like a breath of fresh breath” in honor of National Fresh Breath Day”. How many times have you had to deal with a co-worker or friend who just had a lunch heavy on the garlic and onions and now wanted to chatter thisclose to your face? Here are some “breath” stats you should be aware of.
–25% of the population has chronic bad breath.
–There are over 600 different types of bacteria found in the mouth.
–Over 50% of bacteria found on the tongue contributes to bad breath.
Breath mints are, of course, a good thing to have around and have been for centuries.
The origins of the breath mint can be traced back to the Egyptians when they needed something to mask the foul odors of their rotting teeth. It seems their teeth suffered badly from the sand and grit resulting from stone-grinding their flour, and since dentists were not yet an option, decayed, odorous mouths were common. Breath mints were made by boiling together frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon and honey. The solids were then fashioned into pellets and voila!
So take a deep breath–hopefully a fresh one–and pick up a pack of your favorite breath mints today.