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Newsflash: You can swill mouthwash around your gullet until the cows come home, it ISN'T the fix for bad breath. Luckily, we know what IS!
Okay brace yourselves, because we've got some groundbreaking news to share.
SHOCKER ALERT: Brushing your teeth alone won't guarantee good breath.
What's more, mouthwash isn't the answer for permanently fixing bad breath.
Smelly breath can come as a result of many things. From eating particular foods to deeper issues such as gum disease, bad oral hygiene or even occasionally as a sign of stomach problems.
Luckily there are a number of quick and easy ways you can reduce this that might just save your bacon when you're next on a hot date!
Certain food and drink is a big factor in bad breath.
Curry and coffee are two of the worst offenders! BUT we've got good news - the effect can be short lasting rather than longer term.
There's bad news for smokers too, because this is another BIG demon when it comes to embarrassing mouth incidents in front of other people.
Brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes is recommended by most dentists.
Most people know this.
However, what really makes the difference is getting right BETWEEN the teeth and removing anything stuck down there.
1) Cleaning your tongue and the walls of your mouth gently with your toothbrush after you've finished doing your teeth.
2) Flossing, aka. the golden key to dreamy smelling breath.