If it is a dinner date, be aware if the meal contains garlic or meat. Garlic leaves a strong odor in your mouth while pieces of meal could get stuck between your teeth. Food residue broken down by bacteria emits an unpleasant odor. You won’t look or smell good.
Toothpaste and a toothbrush are basic items you need to carry around. Chewing gum or mints also helps although the effect is short term. If the odor comes from your tongue, seek a cure from a professional. In the meantime, you can get a tongue brush from the pharmacy to clean your tongue and teeth.
If you forget to bring your dental kit when you go out, make use of outside facilities to maintain oral hygiene. Use toothpicks provided at the restaurant to get rid of food residue after a meal. Go for snacks such as celery, cucumber and other vegetables at a cocktail party and use them as natural tooth cleansing tools to keep your teeth clean and drink lots of water. Use the back of a spoon as a mirror to check your appearance. Finally, brushing your teeth after a meal is the best way to ensure fresh breath.