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Dear PLS,
My breath is bad sometimes. I can taste that it smells gross. Mint gum helps, but Iím not allowed to chew gum in school.

Signed,
G.G.


Dear G.G.,
Minty fresh gum may cover up the problem but there are other things you can do. To fight bad breath, you can avoid certain foods and keep your mouth clean and fresh. Stay away from garlic, onions, cheese, and juice.

Be sure to brush and floss your teeth regularly. Brush your tongue, too. Thatís where a lot of smelly germs hang out. When you canít brush, like at school, try rinsing your mouth out with water. If you canít have gum, pop in a mint after lunch.

Think Pink!
The PLS

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