If you’re wearing a mask and it has a funky smell, it’s most likely your breath not your mask.
Here’s a simple test: floss your teeth and then smell it – does it smell bad? Then you’ve got bad breath.
Here are some reasons behind the smell:
1) You’re not brushing correctly
Get an electric toothbrush and start brushing twice a day or after every meal. Rotting food debris in your mouth will start smelling, inviting bacteria and their odiferous output to start smelling.
2) Maybe you ate or drank something stinky?
You know the culprits: garlic, onions… It will take some time to work through your system and fully digest.
3) Eating too many sweets
Bacteria that smell and cause damage to your teeth thrive on these sugars. Lessen them, eat more natural sugars or swish with water as much as you can.
4) You’re not flossing correctly
Crisp vegetables like carrots and fruits like apples, will help naturally stimulate saliva and clean teeth.
Masks may be here to stay, but at least those odors can be prevented!