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Who doesn’t love kissing? It is a wonderful way to connect and show love to your special someone. Unfortunately, when bad breath is part of the scenario, the fun can just go away. Bad breath affects your confidence and your attractiveness.

Don’t let bad breath stand in the way of a kiss! Follow these simple tips and you will be ready to pucker up in no time!

  • Keep it Clean

Dedicate at least two minutes morning and night to brushing your teeth, and another minute or so to flossing. Five or six minutes a day really isn’t much when you consider the benefits to your health – and your smooch. And don’t forget to schedule a professional cleaning at our dental office in Memphis at least twice a year. It ensures that odor-causing plaque is cleared away and lets us keep an eye on your oral health.

  • Brush and Scrape Your Tongue

Your tongue is a rugged terrain. Food particles and bacteria get caught between tastebuds and in cracks, and when they stay there, lead to some interesting odors. It is kind of like a miniature compost pile in your mouth! To most effectively clear it all away, buy yourself a tongue scraper. In the meantime, brush your tongue with your toothbrush.

  • Add More Greens to Your Diet

Chlorophyll is nature’s deodorizer. That means the more chlorophyll there is in what you are chewing, the fresher your mouth will be. Leafy greens like chard, kale, collard, mustard, spinach, alfalfa, and sea vegetables are terrific sources. But the best breath fresheners in this category are parsley and basil. Not only do they freshen your breath, they help break down the sulfur compounds found in garlic and onions!

  •   Stop Smoking

This one is pretty obvious. Smoking doesn’t just make your mouth smell like an ashtray, it can make all of you smell that way too. Plus it can dry out your mouth, which leads to long-term breath issues, and stain your teeth. Unappealing all the way!

  •  Drink More Water

Pure and simple, water is one of your breath’s best friends. It rinses away food particles, moistens your mouth, and clears away bacteria. Plus, staying hydrated is good for your whole body, including your skin!

If you want your breath to be its fresh best for your loved one, give our dental office in Memphis a call. We are here to keep you smiling – and kissing – all year long!

Serving patients from Memphis, Germantown, and Cordova.