are you Kissable for Valentine’s Day?

Bad breath is a kissing deal breaker, don’t let it happen to you! 

Our in-house expert Yasmin Chebbi, DMD comes to the rescue with her best tricks to avoid bad breath and get you ready for Valentines. 

  • Pack the floss:

Got dinner plans? Steer clear of dishes with garlic and onions as these can cause bad breath. If you go there, bring floss with you to dinner and pop a mint or some sugar free gum afterwards.

  • When was the last time you had a proper clean?

Chronic bad breath, or halitosis, is caused by nasty bacteria lurking in our mouths. They can be hiding in our gums, teeth, or even tongue! Ahead of Valentines, be extra careful and make sure you are brushing at least two times a day and flossing at least once a day- and don’t forget to brush your tongue with a tongue scraper! If you still feel you have bad breath, it means it’s time for a dental visit

  • Reach for the white wine

Valentines is also a day of desserts and wine- yummy indulgences that can cause cavities and stain your teeth! My best tips are to avoid chewy and gummy candies that can stick to the teeth. White wine and dark chocolate are better choices. 

  • Ditch the cigarettes

Smoking is terrible for your oral health, causes bad breath, and stains your teeth yellow.  Whitening is a great option to take your smile to the next level, but really, just quit smoking already! 

  • Floss, Polish & Go!

Have you tried New York's fave pre-date night staple yet, the Floss, Polish and Go? A quick 10 minute treatment that will leave you feel fresh, minty and ready for your big night. 

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