How do you ensure that your breath and smile are date night ready? Find out how your mouth can not only be clean but healthy and bold!
My son Kyle is 19 and recently came asking about ideas on where to take his girlfriend on a date. Apparently, the typical movie wasn’t going to cut it even though our movie theatre is now open with seating socially distanced due to COVID-19. He wanted to take his girlfriend on a real date and asked for tips on where to go and how to get ready.
While getting ready is as simple as choosing the outfit that you want to wear and finding the perfect restaurant, it will all be moot if you have bad breath. So how do you have and keep the fresh breath to go with that fresh outfit? By merely following a good oral hygiene routine will go a long way in keeping your teeth, gums, and breath, clean, fresh, and healthy.
Here are a few simple tips for a good oral hygiene routine with fresh breath benefits that will make you date night go flawlessly.
Schedule Regular Dental Checkups
Schedule a regular checkup and cleaning with your dentist twice a year, essentially every six months, and never miss an appointment. Your dentist will be able to detect any problems such as cavities, which can turn into more serious oral issues if left unattended.
Brush Twice A Day With A Fluoride Toothpaste
Brushing twice daily (or more if necessary) helps maintain good oral hygiene. You should use a soft-bristle toothbrush and remember to replace your toothbrush every three months.
Flossing helps to get rid of food debris that is stuck within your teeth and is difficult to reach with your toothbrush.
Use LISTERINE® Alchohol-Free Mouthwash
You should use an alcohol-free mouthwash to rinse your mouth after brushing. LISTERINE® alcohol-free mouthwash contains four essential oils that help to kill up to 99% of bad breath germs to help freshen your breath and reaches the hidden corners of your mouth where regular brushing can’t.
You can also pick up your LISTERINE® Limited Edition Mouthwashes at Walmart.
We were able to pick ours up at Walmart in the personal care aisle on our most recent shopping trip. While we were used to the original flavors and it’s one we’ve been using for many years, we were surprised to see that there were two new limited-edition flavors and we just had to give them a try. LISTERINE® Coconut & Lime Blend Mouthwash, and LISTERINE® Green Tea & Mint Blend Mouthwash. LISTERINE® offers 12-hour protection from germs that cause bad breath when you use twice daily with your regular tooth brushing.
LISTERINE® Coconut & Lime Blend Mouthwash is botanically inspired and has a fresh, fruity coconut lime flavor while the LISTERINE® Green Tea & Mint Blend Mouthwash has a fresh, green tea with a burst of mint flavor. Both are alcohol-free and won’t overpower your senses.
While both taste amazing, the LISTERINE® Coconut & Lime Blend Mouthwash is my favorite as it reminds me of my days in the Caribbean drinking coconut water.
Keep Hand Sanitizer & LISTERINE® Pocketmist On Hand
Hand sanitizers are essential during this time. Hand washing may not always be an option, so keeping hand sanitizer on hand will eliminate the need to find soap and water. Another item you should always have on hand is LISTERINE® Pocketmist. You never know what will be in your meal, and having fresh breath is essential. They’re small enough to fit in your pocket or bag and last for 140 sprays. That’s 140 kisses, and you’ll always have fresh breath on the go.
Date nights should be special. Keep it so by brushing, flossing, and using LISTERINE® Alcohol-Free Limited edition mouthwashes. By incorporating our tips into your oral hygiene, you’ll not only have a healthy smile, but also fresher breath, and your date will thank you.
So go ahead, have that awesome date night that you’ve been planning (safely) and indulge your senses while freshening your breath with LISTERINE® Limited Edition mouthwashes. Keep it clean, healthy, and bold!