Do Breath Mints Work?
While we hope it doesn’t happen often, we know that from time to time you may forget to brush your teeth. But if that happens, will a breath mint have your back? Yes—but.
While mints do freshen your breath, they don’t clean your teeth. Instead, the sugar in many mints actually feeds the oral bacteria responsible for bad breath!
Before you purchase your next pack of breath mints or pop one into your mouth after dinner, take a look at the ingredients. Make sure you’re selecting a mint that’s low in sugar. Breath strips, a thin sheet placed on the tongue, are also an option as they tend to dissolve quicker than traditional mints.
After your mint has dissolved, drink a glass of water to wash away any excess debris left behind. Even better, consider packing an extra toothbrush and toothpaste in your purse or briefcase for future needs.