Tuesday Tip: What to Order at the Bar for Fresh Breath

No gum or mints while you're out drinking? No problem.

Tuesday Tip: What to Order at the Bar for Fresh Breath
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While halitosis is never attractive, it's especially unappealing at a bar. Think about it: you're likely standing close to people in a packed area, leaning in to shout above loud music and probably trying to woo a potential romantic partner. The next time you're out and feel like your breath could use a refresher but don't have access to gum or mints, don't despair. Celebrity dentist Dr. Marc Lowenberg of Lowenberg, Lituchy & Kantor has an easy fix that's all about knowing what to order from the bartender. 

Tuesday Tip: Drink This for Fresh Breath
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Order a cocktail with vodka—it kills the bacteria in the mouth that causes bad breath. Hold off on a sugary mixer because it will bind to teeth and trigger an odor-causing bacteria."

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