We’ve all experienced the discomfort of chatting with someone who has bad breath. Fear of being that poor, ignorant (or helpless) person making everyone scoot back might even make you anxious. If you’ve been told you have bad breath or are self-conscious on your own, don’t worry! There is actually a lot you can do to freshen your breath beyond popping a breath mint. These cures focus on treating the source of the issue, rather than masking a symptom.