BAD BREATH IN THE MORNING may happen to all of us, but it can still be embarrassing. Bad breath, or halitosis, probably isn’t how you want you start your day. We here at Dental Partners of Boston have a few tips to help with morning breath and keep your breath fresh!
Dry Mouth Is the Most Common Cause Of Morning Breath
The primary cause for bad breath is dry mouth. If you sleep with your mouth open or take certain medications, it can cause your mouth to dry out severely over night. When your mouth is dry, the bacteria that makes our breath smell grow faster.
You can help dry mouth with a really simply habit: drink lots of water throughout the day. Water increases saliva production, which counteracts bacteria production.
Good Oral Hygiene Can Help Keep Morning Breath Away
If you suffer from bad morning breath, have no fear! There are simple solutions to tame your breath. The best way is to follow a good nightly oral hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing each night will help you have better breath in the mornings. Brushing and flossing cleans your teeth and rids your mouth of bacteria.
You might also try using mouthwash. Rinsing with a mouthwash not only gives you a blast of fresh breath, it also further kills germs that will make your breath smell during the night.
If The Problem Is Severe, Talk To Us
Morning breath is a part of life. However, severe and chronic bad breath could be a symptom of a larger underlying problem. If you are experiencing dry mouth or severe bad breath, contact us today. We will work with you to find the best treatment possible.