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How To Make Friends and Influence People (With Fabulous Breath)

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June 9, 2008

 

From last week's embarrassing question poll , we can now safely assume it’s almost everyone’s worst nightmare: You’re on a hot date … or at an interview … or just riding the subway, when suddenly, you notice your date/interviewer/seat neighbor shrinking away from you in horror when you open your mouth to answer a question.

Halitosis: the ultimate way to lose friends and alienate strangers. This is why the breath-aids industry makes so much money every year. Minty Lifesavers, Listerine strips, Orbit gum, Sonicare toothbrushes … the list goes on and on.

But now, there’s a product from Kimberly-Clark that claims to be the best at cleaning teeth and freshening breath on the go: DentaBurst

It’s basically a mitt for your finger. You put it on and scrub it around your teeth until they feel “brushed” and your breath feels fresh. (Note: do not touch the underside of the mitt, which cleans your teeth, unless you want to get white powder everywhere.) Although I can’t be certain that it removed any lingering plaque, my teeth felt clean and my breath smelled amazingly minty – using the breathe-into-the-hand-and-smell test – for far longer than it usually does after a piece of gum.

It’s less convenient than a breath mint – after all, you don’t want to be scrubbing your teeth in full view of the world – but totally worth a quick trip to the bathroom on those occasions when you don’t want to leave anything to chance.

Check it out for yourself at your local drug store (find it in the dental aisle or by the cashier) or on the DentaBurst website.

 

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