If you’re a smoker, stay away from alcohol rinses, since this combination can actually increase your chances of developing certain cancers (awesome!).
Still have dry mouth? Your dentist can prescribe a strong rinse that gets to the root of the problem instead of masking it, like OTC brands do.
Take the lead
When these subtle hints don’t work, show your partner that you can’t stand your bad breath. Swish an alcohol rinse beforehand (not Jack Daniels, Kesha), or brush your teeth pre-makeout sesh. Whatever you do will make your partner more likely to follow, since s/he won’t want to be the stinky one in the relationship.
To lazy to read all that? Here’s how you kick bad breath: pick up some xylitol gum, drink a bunch of water, and schedule your next dental checkup today. Although going to the dentist isn’t high on the fun list, the world (and your partner) will thank you for not polluting the environment with your foul-smelling sulfur and bacteria.