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Leading Celebrity Dentist Shares Top Tips for Valentine’s Day


  Posted by: The Probe      4th February 2019

Leading celebrity dentist Dr Richard Marques, has provided his top ten tips for kissably fresh breath for Valentine’s Day.


  1. Make sure you’re brushing your teeth regularly to maintain a good oral hygiene routine. Twice a day will go a long way to reducing bad breath and keeping teeth sparkly clean.
  2. Watch what you eat on date day. Avoid strong smelling foods such as onion and garlic that linger on the breath, and limit dairy consumption as it can create a rotten-egg smell that will escape through the mouth.
  3. Give your lips a gentle brush with your toothbrush when you’ve finished brushing your teeth. It will exfoliate any dead skin and leave them irresistibly smooth!
  4. Don’t forget about your tongue. Use your toothbrush or a tongue scraper daily to remove bacteria and food residue left behind.
  5. Dry mouth is a major cause of bad breath, so stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water which will help the production of saliva in the mouth to kill odour-causing bacteria.
  6. Floss regularly to remove debris and food particles trapped between the teeth from rotting. It’s always a good idea to take dental floss out with you, especially if you’re on a dinner date!
  7. If you smoke, now’s the perfect time to kick the habit. Tobacco products cause dry mouth and leave a strong odour in the mouth. Not to mention the long-term health risks you definitely want to avoid.
  8. Rinse with an alcohol-free mouthwash to kill bacteria your toothbrush might miss. Use after brushing and whenever you need a quick freshen up.
  9. A build-up of acids in the stomach can cause bad breath, so don’t go hungry. Snack on fresh, crunchy food such as celery or apples that act as a natural toothbrush, removing surface bacteria on the teeth.
  10. For a quick-fix to freshen breath before your date, chew on some sugar-free gum, just be careful not to use this in place of brushing or rinsing as it won’t eliminate odour causing bacteria.

Credit: Celebrity Dentist, Dr Richard Marques

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