If you drink coffee, smoke or eat spicy food regularly, you could suffer from halitosis, or chronic bad breath. That’s no way to treat a loved one on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.
Dr. Harold Katz, founder of the website www.therabreath.com, offers a few ways to keep your breath fresh:
1-Drink plenty of water – the less dry your mouth, the fresher your breath.
2-Drink Tea instead of coffee.
3-Avoid sugar as much as possible. Sugar feeds the bad breath bacteria. Look for sugar free gum and mints.
4-If you’re going to eat chocolate, choose dark chocolate – less sugar and no dairy.
5-Look for fruits and vegetables that contain a lot of water such as celery, watermelon, strawberries or apples.
6-Avoid mouthwash that contains alcohol. It makes your mouth dry.