You’re grabbing dinner, and then it happens: You catch a whiff of your own not-so-fresh breath or, worse, notice your friend leaning back a smidge. When odour-causing bacteria attack food particles in your mouth, they release sulphur compounds, which cause an embarrassing stink. It gets worse if you have a dry mouth or if your dental-hygiene habits have been sliding, since saliva, flossing and brushing all help to wash away bacteria. 
See your dentist about persistent halitosis (bad breath), because it could be a sign of a much bigger issue, such as gum disease. A few foods, however, can temporarily freshen your breath. Look for these items to help clear up any unpleasant funk: