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Daily Tip: Naturally Fresh Breath

By New You Editorial
Posted On Dec 06, 2012

New You Beauty Tip: Eat (almost anything) and drink water consistently for kissable breath.

We all know eating garlic before bed results in colossally bad morning breathe, but do you also know what causes bad breath throughout the day? You begin to stink when bacteria build ups inside your mouth. While chewing on gum can mask the odor temporarily, it is only a quick fix. Brushing, flossing and tongue scraping twice daily kills the bacteria in the morning and at night, but to stay fresh throughout the day, it is vital to stay hydrated because drinking water promotes saliva production and saliva works as a mouth patrol to wipe out the bacteria. Another method to promote saliva production is to chew on fennel seeds. Pop a handful of seeds after each meal to get your juices flowing. Chewing on fresh mint, anise seeds, or parsley works as well. So keep your mouth moist and remember that dry-mouth, just like garlic, is your breath’s worst enemy!