Sweet Valentine's Tips of the Day....

Whether you're planning a Valentine's Getaway or a quiet evening at home, everyone knows that sizzle can fizzle if you don’t make sure you’re breath is fresh and kissable!

Dr. Dan Smith, a reputable dentist based in the Los Angeles area sees an influx of patients looking for advice on how to keep their breath minty fresh before a big Valentine’s Day date. Below you'll find some of Dr. Smith's simple tips that can help you assure you won’t be told to kiss-off on Valentine's Day.....

Dr. Smith’s Date Night Advice

When Placing Your Order…
Meat eaten in large quantities can cause bad breath, mostly due to the digestion process, which begins in the mouth.
Carbohydrates cause the strongest odors in the mouth – sugars, starches, and cellulose
Milk intolerance is also a cause of bad breath. If you are sensitive to dairy products – steer clear of ice cream desserts!

After Your Meal…
Lick the inside of your wrist. This is the best test to see if your breath is foul.
Use dental floss. Bad breath can be caused by food caught in your teeth.
Chew your garnish! Parsley is a well-known home remedy for bad breath.
Order the fruit dessert. Fresh fruits help cleanse the mouth after a meal and flush away odor-causing bacteria

At the Bar…
Alcohol dries out the mouth, which reduces saliva production.
Mojitos contain lots of fresh mint, so order one and ask for an extra mint garnish to chew on after you finish your drink.
Water will help thwart the dehydration effect of alcohol. Order one glass of water for every drink and you’ll stay sober and sweet!
Alcohol consumption causes digestive problems which leads to bad breath. In addition, alcohol dries out the mouth, which reduces saliva production.

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