You get one chance to make an impression and having bad breath (Halitosis) is the worst date dampener. While we all have heard of the brushing flossing regime, there are a lot more natural ways to get that kissable breath. Apart from choosing a good mouthwash, here are other handy tips to up the ante when it comes to oral hygiene…
Bacteria in the mouth can thrive on dry conditions. Drinking 8-10 glasses a day can keep the mouth and tongue moist to replenish saliva, which cleanses the mouth. Eating fruits and vegetables like watermelon and cucumber, which have high water content, can also keep it moist. In addition, the hard texture of the fruit helps remove bacteria that is settled on the teeth.
CUT BACK ON SUGAR:
Skip on Eat more watermelon all those sweet desserts; sugar feeds bacteria, which causes bad breath.
REDUCE COFFEE INTAKE:
Caffeine dries up the mouth and helps bacteria growth. If you have you have your daily coffee, have a glass of water or a slice of fruit after that, which are odour-neutralising.
TUCK INTO YOGURT:
Yogurt is an effective fighter against bad breath. A Japanese study has showed that eating yogurt with active cultures lowers odour-causing compounds in the mouth.