Women, in general, are more sensitive to taste, touch, smell and sound (tone of voice). It's because of the way our brains are wired. Has she ever said, "It's not what you say, it's how you said it?" Also, something to be aware of: We often don't smell ourselves, because we're used to our own smells. If someone is willing to tell you that you have bad breath, they're doing you a favor. I've helped hundreds of patients make positive changes in this area; some have had such bad breath that people can smell them when they walk into a room.
Bad breath can hold you back in social environments and also, sadly, be a causative factor in a work situation, such as lack of promotion.
The first step is to see your dentist. Is the breath due to a dental condition, like periodontal disease (disease of your gums and bone)? Do you need a tongue scraper and a thorough, comprehensive cleaning? The next step is to rule out a medical condition, or bad breath caused by medications.
The good news is that there are wonderful products that can combat bad breath, and innovative treatment that can help you have whiter teeth, fresher breath. Make an appointment today at UpTown Dental, 253-857-0835, and receive a complimentary Philips Sonicare brush.