8 Ways to Banish Bad Breath for Valentine’s Day

If you’re a Valentine’s Day kind of couple, you’ve probably already booked your restaurant, bought movie tickets, or started planning the menu for a quiet, romantic dinner at home. Whatever your date night plans, we have one way to guarantee a great Valentine’s Day: banish bad breath.

How to Get Good Breath for Valentine’s Day

Yes, your significant other loves you for better or worse (and some mornings, your breath is definitely for worse). But you’ll score more smooches with honey than with vinegar. Jordan Dentistry has 8 tips to banish bad breath before Valentine’s Day.

  1. heart lollipop, woman puckeringEat healthy carbs. Filling up on white bread and sugar isn’t just bad for your waistline. When you eat unhealthy carbs, the odor sticks to your tongue. Instead, fill up on protein, healthy fats, and good carbs like fruits and veggies.
  2. Eat leafy greens. They’ll balance the acidity in your mouth, leading to better breath.
  3. Avoid hard candy. The longer it takes to finish that lollipop, the longer sugar stays on your teeth, upping your chances of developing bad breath and cavities.
  4. Eat crunchy foods like fruits, veggies, and nuts. They’ll scrape plaque off your teeth, so your toothbrush will have less work to do!
  5. Drink lots of water. When your body is hydrated, it has an easier time keeping bacteria at bay. Drinking sports drinks or sodas introduces citric acid to your system—not good for beautiful breath.
  6. Chew leaves. Fresh mint and parsley leaves leave your breath feeling fresh. Bring on the (proverbial) sugar!
  7. Follow healthy dental habits. Brushing twice a day is only the beginning.
  8. Plan a trip to Dr. Jordan. She’ll keep your teeth clean and catch any bacterial infections that may be causing permanent bad breath.

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