LOS ANGELES, CA — Recreational use of marijuana has been legalized in eight states and the District of Columbia, but anyone inclined to include it in their Valentine’s Day plans may find that – legal or otherwise – marijuana is not the best bet for a romantic evening that ends in a kiss. Should anyone pucker up after smoking pot?
“Marijuana can cause dry mouth and dry mouth can lead to bad breath,” says Dr. Harold Katz, a dentist, bacteriologist and developer of TheraBreath Dry Mouth Oral Rinse and Lozenges (www.therabreath.com).
“That’s because, when there isn’t enough saliva in the mouth, the bacteria that cause bad breath can thrive.” And that could quickly kill any bubbling passion at a Valentine’s Day rendezvous.
Marijuana as a bad-breath culprit may not be a subject that most people have been exposed to in any mainstream way, especially since the legalization of recreational use is a fairly