Say no to stale breath, yes to kissing | Closeup

Say no to stale breath, yes to kissing | Closeup

Every guy and girl knows about “that moment.” You know, when your date starts moving closer …and closer. That moment when they put their arm over your shoulder while you’re watching movies. That moment when you get ‘the look’ and you know it’s about to happen.But how prepared are you when it happens? Do you feel confident – or slightly uncomfortable?

Here are a few tips to get you ready for the smooch:

Brush your teeth twice a day
The key to long-lasting fresh breath is to brush your teeth at least twice a day with deep action toothpaste. Brushing your teeth gets rid of bacteria or plaque build-up, freshens breath and promotes good oral hygiene.

Use mouthwash that contains zinc
Rinse your mouth with a mouthwash after brushing your teeth. This helps to keep your breath fresher for longer. But if you have no mouthwash at hand, don’t panic – with Closeup all you need is the toothpaste. Closeup contains active zinc mouthwash which fights up to 99% of germs that cause bad breath and reduces the buildup of tartar. Try to floss after meals as it’s a great way to get rid of hard-to-reach particles your toothbrush may not be able to get to.

Chew sugar-free gum
Chewing on sugar-free gum increases the saliva in your mouth and will remove bacteria. Gum that contains sugar will result in the opposite effect, feeding bacteria in your mouth, resulting in bad breath.

Drink lots of water
As much as water is essential to ensuring that your body functions well, water also keeps the bacteria in your mouth at bay. The water flushes out leftover food particles and can get rid of lingering tastes in your mouth. Avoid drinking fizzy or acidic drinks that attack tooth enamel and opt for a glass of water instead.

An apple a day…
Leftovers from your previous meal between your teeth are simply not a look. Snacking on healthy foods like apples and carrots are great to remove any residue from your teeth.

Keep teeth and gums happy and healthy so that you can go on, relax and enjoy that very special moment with your special new person or longtime partner. Mwoah!