That magical cure-all, vodka, can also help you out on a date. You ordered the French onion soup at dinner (rookie mistake) and now your breath reeks so badly that even the waiter steps away when you talk to him. No breath mints? No problem. Dr. Marc Lowenberg of Lowenberg, Lituchy & Kantor say to order a cocktail with vodka (avoiding sugary mixers!) because it kills bacteria in the mouth that causes bad breath. Bonus: a drink will make a bad date a lot more enjoyable.
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