With Valentines Day just around the corner I’ve decided to talk about breath, offensive breath to be more specific. Nobody wants a Valentines kiss from a stinky mouth so I’m going to give you a few pointers on how to avoid and/or correct this embarrassing issue.

Let’s start with what causes bad breath. I have listed the main culprits below.

1. Poor oral hygiene.

2. Periodontal disease – Swollen of bleeding gums.

3. External causes – Consuming alcohol, coffee, onions, garlic and smoking can all cause stinky breath.

Okay, so now that we know what causes bad breath, let’s review what to do it avoid it.

1. Brush your teeth, tongue and gums daily after having a meal. Preferably with a Sonicare toothbrush

2. Floss your teeth daily. Remember to floss before you brush!

3. See your dentist every 6 months for a professional cleaning and exam.

4. Drink plenty of water.

So there you have it. Pucker up!

Happy Valentines Day,

Team Sugar Fix