what's your gumergency

[twitter]Canada, we are facing a Gumercency as bad breath situations are widespread. and we are caught without gum on hand.

Have you ever been in an office meeting, only to discover your colleague had an extreme case of bad breath? Can you recall an amazing first date, when you were sipping on an espresso and realized your breath was less than stellar?

These are a few examples of awkward social situations that can be classified as a Gumergency – a situation where you (or someone you know) is in desperate need of gum.

With National Coffee Day coming up this weekend, EXCEL® Gum wants Canadians to enjoy the coffee beverages they love while avoiding uncomfortable scenarios. They have created a Gumergency Kit loaded with gum and mints to store away so you’re prepared the next time your breath needs freshening in a pinch.

what is a gumergency

A recent EXCEL® Gum survey (above)shows 3/4 of us have had co-workers badly breathe on us. Just more than 1/2 deal with it from a spouse, while just left than half come face to face with it on public transit.

So, how do you handle a Gumergency?

More of us simply say or do nothing in public. We’re polite Canadians, amiright? 60%, however, have confronted their spouse about it.

Next to ignoring, most of us agree the best way to politely deal with a stinky smile is to offer them some gum. 🙂

“It’s not much fun having to deal with a bad breath emergency, whether it’s someone else’s or your own,” says Laura Amantea, Wrigley Marketing Manager. “To add a lighter side to these often awkward situations we’ve set up a Gumergency hotline, 1-855-EXCEL-IT, to give Canadians ideas for managing some of these bad breath moments – at home, in an elevator, at work and everywhere in between.”

Chances are you’ve faced your own Gumergency. Enter below and win the Gumergency Kit so you’re prepared the next time bad breath strikes!

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what's your gumergency

Thanks to Wrigley’s Excel Gum for sponsoring this post by donating to Team Diabetes Canada.

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  1. Brenda Penton October 2, 2013 at 2:59 am

    During my last dentist appointment, I had to endure my dentist’s nasty coffee + mystery scent breath. It was foul! If going to the dentist wasn’t already bad enough!

  2. Lori Bazan October 2, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I love garlic Caesar salads…but I notice my co-workers keep away from me after lunch!

  3. loriag October 2, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    My worst breath moments are always in the morning, I hate seeing my husband cringe when we awake.

  4. Belinda McNabb October 2, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Going to work, forgetting to brush my teeth that day because I was in a rush. I did not realize it til my best work friend handed me some gum

  5. Rebby October 2, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Eating garlic bread on my lunch break and having to go back to work for a meeting…GUMERGENCY!

  6. nicolthepickle October 3, 2013 at 9:07 am

    The people who sit in front of me at meetings tend to eat way too much garlic. I want to share Excel with them…politely. Gumergency!

  7. lisa bolduc October 4, 2013 at 9:55 am

    standing in the elevator after coffee with your boss! help!

  8. Andrew P October 4, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Only times I’ve had an issue with bad breath was back when I was working in retail and having to deal with customers face to face whom unfortunately had terrible breath

  9. Tom Ds October 5, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I always am eating garlicy food… so I suffer this problem!

  10. SueSueper Sue October 6, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I like to avoid having onions out and about when we have burgers! Don’t like that onion breath!

  11. Tanis October 6, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    My chiropractor has bad breath – hard to get any work done when they are breathing on you!

  12. Karla Sceviour October 6, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I`ve experienced bad breath before at the dentist! :/

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