Posts Tagged ‘beer’

5 Things to Avoid at the Summer Barbecue to Stay Kissable

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Barbecue kissable bad breath

Barbecue season is upon us. Between the balmy temperatures, breezy summer evenings and get-togethers with friends, our backyards turn into grill hot spots. But all of this finger food brings along a new summer foul: bad breath.

You shouldn’t have to sacrifice savory summertime dishes to keep your breath fresh. Wouldn’t you rather make some small adjustments and have a shot at that summer fling?

Barbecue season is upon us. Between the balmy temperatures, breezy summer evenings and get-togethers with friends, our backyards turn into grill hot spots. But all of this finger food brings along a new summer foul: bad breath.

You shouldn’t have to sacrifice savory summertime dishes to keep your breath fresh. Wouldn’t you rather make some small adjustments and have a shot at that summer fling?

Top 5 Barbecue Foods That Cause Bad Breath

Brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis is a staple, but it’s not enough to keep your breath fresh all day long. Food is just one of the many variables that can cause bad breath, and watching what you eat is a good place to start. So, here are the things to keep an eye out for during your next summer grill​ out:

1. Onions on your burger Onions contain sulfur compounds that lead to bad breath. When you eat onions, the nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream, but odors are transferred to the lungs, where they are expelled. Since the odor comes from the lungs instead of the mouth, the smell can be tricky to combat.

2. Garlic and sugar in the barbecue sauce Like onions, garlic contains sulfur compounds that enter the lungs to trigger cringe-worthy summer bad breath. Meanwhile, sugar in most barbecue sauces feeds sulfur-producing bacteria toward the back of the tongue, which grow into even stronger sulfur compounds.

3. Not flossing after eating ribs Smiling after eating ribs is like building a white brick wall with black mortar: there’s often junk stuck between teeth. Bacteria can instantly break down proteins in meat wedged between teeth to create nasty odors as well as bleeding gums. To prevent this from happening, make sure you floss after eating a rack of ribs. (more…)

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Did you Celebrate National Beer Day?

Monday, August 19th, 2013

1209276_60041182On a hot summer day, there are few things better in life than an ice-cold, frosty brew. Whether it is in celebration, to relax or de-stress, hoppy beverages serve us in many ways August 5, was a chance to celebrate National Beer Day with a cold one or two, but we hope you didn’t forget about your oral health! Some health experts warn us against drinking too much beer because it can add to our waistline, but others praise moderate drinking for its heart-healthy benefits. Yes, you read that right – benefits. Follow these guidelines whenever you reach for a cold one (presuming you’re of age, of course!) to make sure that your oral health isn’t suffering while reaping the rewards of knocking back a few.

Keep your mouth in peak condition
There are so many varieties of beer with different flavors, levels of carbonation, hops, alcohol and ingredients, and some are worse than others for bad breath. The stronger the flavor, the more it’s going to linger on your breath. You’ve probably encountered someone who drank only one or two beers, but their breath smelled like they finished off a case. While the aroma of a sudsy mug may be pleasing to the nose, something unfortunate happens as it enters the body. There are a number of reasons why beer causes bad breath, such as the acetone and ethanol that are thrown into the mix.

Alcohol also dehydrates you, leaving little saliva in your mouth to wash away the volatile sulfur compounds that let out the stench. This is why you wake up the next morning with dry mouth and bad breath that can clear any room. You can’t hide that beer from anyone!

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Man in Jail for Biting Mom’s Hand After She Tells Him He Has Bad Breath

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

April 14:  A Florida man, Charles Grimes, and his mom were arguing about money and other issues on Sunday when the mother covers her nose with her hand. The son had been drinking beer most of the day, according to reports. He was offended by this comment so he bit her knuckle on her right forefinger. Grimes, age 41, was charged with domestic battery and is currently in jail without bail.

Source: Tampa Bay News

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