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How to Avoid Bad Breath on a Date

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So you’re leaning in for that anticipated kiss (the kiss that seals the love story) when you get a whiff of your bad breath. Instead of locking lips, you’ve got your hand covering your mouth and an embarrassed expression pasted on your face. Let Closeup help you avoid embarrassing moments due to bad breath with these easy tips that will give you the confidence to smile bright on dates:

Floss, Floss & Floss

The name of the game is ‘good oral hygiene’, and flossing is an integral part of the process. Flossing essentially disrupts bacteria’s growth between your teeth, stimulates blood flow to the gums and gets rid of food particles stuck between your teeth. Remember the scene in a romantic flick where the girl smiles at her crush with spinach stuck in her teeth? Flossing is the answer you’re looking for.

Tip: Hold the floss correctly by winding most of the floss around both of your middle fingers.

Drink Plenty of Water

Drinking between six glasses of water or eight daily assists in keeping odour under control. How is this possible? Water washes away food particles and bacteria that are the primary causes of bad breath. If you have chronic dry mouth or take medication that causes you to have dry mouth, visit your local dentist to discuss a saliva substitute.

Your Dentist is Your Best Friend

Ensure that you visit your dentist for regular checkups to keep your teeth in good shape. Mouth infections, tooth decay, and gum problems may lead to horrible bad breath, so be proactive instead of waiting till the last minute.

Brush Your teeth

Brush your teeth consistently (two times a day) to avoid the sticky buildup of plaque that collects bacteria and leads to bad breath. Remember to brush your teeth with care. Brushing too hard at your teeth can make them vulnerable to decay.

Use a Tongue Scraper

If you find it difficult to reach the back of your tongue comfortably with your toothbrush, try a tongue scraper. Tongue scrapers were specifically designed to apply even pressure across the surface of the tongue area. It helps to eliminate bacteria, food particles, and dead cells that brushing alone can’t take care of.

Good oral hygiene is its own reward. More than just giving you fresh breath, it also enhances your smile, which is known to boost your confidence and lift your mood, especially during dates. Remember to use Closeup Deep Action toothpaste for 12 hours of fresh breath!

Ailbe Kash
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