Keep your mouth and teeth clean at all times, including immediately after meals. One consequence of tight game is the impromptu kiss, and beer, cigar, or pretzel breath don’t inspire it. Forget alcohol-based mouthwashed, they just mask odor. Invest in a toothpaste and breath kit that comes with effective gum and a plastic tongue cleaning device. TheraBreath sells a decent one, but check the web or your drug store for others. If you’ve got a dentist, ask what they recommend.
Did you know when you’re brushing your teeth you’re supposed to brush your tongue too? That’s where the germs reside, boys. No sense having all these pretty words come out of your mouth shrouded in a blast of bad breath.