Cycle secret to giving sweeter kisses

/Cycle secret to giving sweeter kisses

Cycle secret to giving sweeter kisses

My HormonologyPlanning to kiss a cutie, work in close quarters with a colleague or need your breath fresh for any other reason? Keep this tidbit in mind: Research shows that during your Week 1 (when you have your period) and Week 4 (your premenstrual week), your mouth has a higher concentration of volatile sulfur compounds–the stinky stuff produced by microorganisms that give you bad breath. As the researchers explain it, low estrogen on these days reduces your mouth’s production of saliva, which means it’s less effective at naturally washing away these foul-smelling substances.

Luckily, keeping your breath fresh is easy: Simply brush your teeth and tongue more often on these days, floss regularly and use an alcohol-free mouth rinse (ones with alcohol lead to dryer conditions in your mouth, which can worsen the odor problem). If those aren’t handy, studies show that sipping unsweetened green tea or black tea can freshen breath by killing the stench-causing microorganisms. And, even drinking plain ol’ tap water can help by rinsing away the malodorous compounds!

By | 2018-08-12T13:24:53+00:00 November 4th, 2013|hormonology tip|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman is the founder of Hormonology, author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential and creator of the popular Hormone Horoscope apps and Female Forecaster app. She teaches how hormones impact a woman's moods, health and behavior in talks and workshops.

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