Keeping Your Breath Sweet

Valentine’s Day might be in February, but what about the rest of the year? Wouldn’t it be nice to know your breath is sweet and fresh year-round? With a bit of care, you can make sure you are nice to be close to on every day of the year.

Oral Hygiene Is Critically Important

You can’t enjoy fresh breath without excellent oral hygiene, and it’s important you brush your teeth at least twice a day and that you floss once-a-day. Failing to brush and floss your teeth regularly will allow pieces of food trapped on and between your teeth to begin to rot. Not surprisingly, rotting food smells pretty bad! Of course, everyone has bad breath occasionally, most often due to eating smelly foods like onions and garlic so it’s best to be prepared.

Getting Rid of Bad Breath Fast

Make sure you have a travel toothbrush and toothpaste and a small pack of dental floss to freshen your breath immediately. If you are out for a garlicky dinner, look for a parsley garnish as chewing parsley can help to freshen breath. Otherwise, keep some breath mints with you but make sure they are sugar-free and preferably contain xylitol that fights bacteria. These measures will temporarily freshen your breath, but you really need to wait until the food is eliminated from your body to enjoy reliably fresh sweet breath.