Trying to Refresh Your Breath After Drinking? Read This First
Why is it so hard to get rid of the smell?
Think about a full toilet that hasn’t been flushed. Spraying air freshener might make the bathroom smell meadow fresh temporarily, but until you flush it away, the stank’s going to linger.
The same goes for alcohol until it’s flushed — or rather metabolized and eliminated — from your system.
The reason for this is that alcohol breath actually comes from your lungs and not your mouth.
Here’s a quick rundown of the why and how:
This is why it takes more than a mint to get rid of booze breath and why you can fail a breathalyzer even if your breath smells (temporarily) minty fresh.