You got her candy, flowers and a gift, but she still won’t kiss you. It is Valentine’s Day after all, so what’s the deal? Maybe the problem isn’t you, but rather your breath. A stinky mouth will deter anyone from wanting to play tonsil hockey, so here are some tips for avoiding a smelly mouth and keeping your lips ready for action this Valentine’s Day.
Know the Problem
Most people that have bad breath don’t know their mouth reeks, so make sure you can acknowledge the problem if it arises. Lick the back of your hand and wait for the saliva to dry, then smell your hand. This strategy works much better than the classic “breathe in your cupped hand” trick, and can keep you aware of your mouth’s odor.
Check it Out
A simple thing to look at when trying to deal with bad breath is the tongue. If your tongue is shiny and pink, your breath should be in good shape. But if your tongue appears scaly and white, it may be time to pick up a tooth brush.
Avoid pungent breath this Valentine’s Day by knowing what to look for, and eliminating the smell. For the best dentists, contact Smiles of Bellevue at (425) 455-2424.