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    15 Things That'll Make Your Breath The Freshest It's Ever Been

    "I have really bad breath in the morning."

    1. A stainless steel scraper because the amount of dead cells and bacteria that build up on your tongue is NOT pleasant — so make like Taylor Swift and scrape it off.

    Bacteria + dead cells on your tongue = bad breath. Add this scraper to your nightly oral hygiene routine and be sure to thank me telepathically.

    Promising review: "This works amazingly! I was a little skeptical about using this at first, but now I cannot go without it. It really helps with bad breath and your mouth feels so much cleaner after you use it. Plus, this comes with an adorable travel/storage bag." —Shammy777

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.46.

    2. Anti-bacterial cleaning tablets for retainers and dentures, because BOY do those things tend to get smelly. And a smelly retainer? Smelly breath.


    SO HOW DOES THIS WORK? Drop a tablet into warm water, add in your retainer, and leave it in for about 15 minutes. The result? A clean, fresh, odorless retainer.

    Psst, these tablets also work for dentures, night guards, and Invisalign.

    Promising review: "This stuff cleans so thoroughly and gets rid of the nasty smell that my aligners were getting. So glad I bought this!" —Subway Reader

    Get a pack of 120 from Amazon for $14.99.

    3. A vegan, fluoride-free mint toothpaste that will leave your breath feeling fresh all day long. This Italian-made formula is truly dino-mite.

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    Plus, this refreshing toothpaste prevents tooth decay and gets rid of tartar and plaque build-up!

    Promising review: "This is the most amazing toothpaste! I first discovered this years ago when I was a student in Italy. You feel like you just left the dentist. when you use it — your teeth feel clean and refreshed and it keeps bad coffee breath at bay for a while." –Jon Leone

    Get it from Amazon for $6+.

    4. A lightweight, waterproof electric toothbrush designed with 1,200 soft bristles that are safe on sensitive gums, but hard on plaque build-up and bacteria.

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    This toothbrush doesn't need to be charged and instead uses AAA batteries, which last up to three months! Quip also offers a subscription service — pay $40 today for your toothbrush, toothpaste, and shipping. After that? Pay $10 every three months for a brand new brush head and toothpaste.

    Get it from Quip for $25+ (available in five colors).

    Check out our full review of the Quip toothbrush on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    5. An oral rinse that will have you looking up at the heavens, the word "thanks" on your lips. Why? Because this stuff gets rid of morning breath, Cady Heron. That's why.


    This rinse works to neutralize bad odors and bacteria in your mouth, and won't burn your mouth in the process. (I've always hated super strong, minty mouthwashes because they legitimately hurt — but with this product, you don't have to worry about that!)

    Promising review: "Ridiculous claims. And for whatever works. Yes, it does everything it says it will do. Pour a small portion in a measured cup provided with your purchase, swish in your mouth a bit, gargle as well, and in the morning you can kiss your honey with a clean mouth. NO ODOR, NO SMELLY MORNING BREATH. THIS STUFF WORKS!"—John E. Litton

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.57.

    6. Handy dandy toothpicks infused with menthol, Australian tea tree oil, peppermint oil, spearmint oil, and cinnamon for an "I just brushed" feeling.


    Promising review: "I'm hooked! These are great to have in your car not only because it's a toothpick, but because it also freshens your breath. The more you chew them, the better they taste! The tea tree oil is a natural bacteria fighter, so double win." —G.H.

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $5.70.

    7. Individual floss picks you can stash in your bag. A hunk of kale (ooo healthy choice) stuck in your teeth? This will get rid of that in a jiffy!


    SURPRISE! Food remnants stuck in your teeth cause bad breath. These floss picks will HELP!

    Promising review: "These are the best in my opinion, and I've been using these for years! Plus, these make it easy to floss those very back teeth, which we neglect a lot. I've got arthritis and these are the easiest way to floss for me!" —Cy Hy

    Get a pack of 150 from Amazon for $6.35.

    8. An alcohol-free breath spray to alleviate your bad breath à la Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber. See below.


    This breath spray is formulated with coconut oil, essential oils, solvent-free stevoa extract, and fatty acids to leave you feeling refreshed with a sweet, cinnamon taste.

    Promising review: "'I've been using this products for a few years now and will never use anything else! This spray is not too overpowering, and it does the job after meals or drinking coffee." —Charee

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.


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    9. An electric water flosser that uses — SURPRISE — water for a super deep clean that won't irritate sensitive, "I was a poet in a past life" gums.


    This electric flosser comes with two speeds: a higher speed for deeper cleaner, and a lower speed for gentler, everyday use. This flosser is a worthy investment because it basically cleans out trapped food, bacteria, and general grossness that dental floss can't reach.

    Promising review: "This is a great product! My mouth has never felt so clean and healthy. You would be surprised at what lies behind and under your teeth after brushing, and this product seriously works like a leaf blower. Fresh breath is everything!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.49.

    10. A toothpaste holder complete with a toothpaste squeezer to make sure you get every last minty drop trapped in the tube.

    There have been mornings when I think I've run out of the toothpaste and then am forced to have bad breath BUT! There is always some toothpaste left — you just have to squeeze it out.

    Promising review: "This is the best standing toothpaste squeezer and holder out there! This is small, attractive, and very sturdy plastic. Worth it!" —BeeRita

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    11. Breath strips currently on trial for murder. What did they murder, you ask? 99% of the bad breath germs that had taken refuge in your mouth.


    Promising review: "These things are lifesavers if you're in sales. I am always surprised when clients show up, so it's awesome to be able to grab a breath strip on the way out to greet them and not be chewing on gum or a mint. They work and taste great, and I love the convenient protective case. Will never be without them!" —shortstop88

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $14.37.

    12. A fluoride-free toothpaste made with fresh mint, coconut oil, and activated charcoal to both fresh your breath AND whiten your teeth at the same darn time. Magic, am I right? / Via @helloproducts

    Promising review: "This is honestly so much better than the charcoal powder! It's less messy, leaves your breath fresh for hours, and I have noticed my teeth have gotten whiter to the point where I've gotten compliments on them. I use this daily with no sensitivity issues, either!" —B_Oblivion

    Get it from Amazon for $4.82.

    13. Sugar-free gum made with antioxidants and an activating enzyme that breaks down bad breath. Ate onions for lunch but have a dinner after work? Consider it no longer a problem.


    Promising review: "I found a pack of this in the grocery store and realized it's pretty fantastic. The flavor lasts for a VERY long time, and the liquid center really makes for fresh breath and gets rid of lingering food flavors. Plus, it doesn't get rubbery or taste awful after a while." —Chris Cardinal

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $5.98.

    14. A gorgeous toothbrush with quality bristles infused with binchotan, which is an activated charcoal that waves "GOODBYE" to smelly bacteria in need of a shower.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $5.

    15. Mini toothbrushes you can take with you on-the-go, that way stinky breath won't strike when you're in the middle of a road trip or on a plane for a million hours.


    These Colgate wisps don't require any water or rinsing, meaning you can literally brush anywhere.

    Promising review: "I ordered these to keep in my purse, car, desk, wherever! They're perfect for when you’re in a rush and forget to brush your teeth (we’ve all been there), or when you have coffee, onion, or garlic breath." —Ashley Oliver

    Get a pack of 32 from Amazon for $13.21 (available in three flavors).

    Me too, girl. Me too.

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