Morning Breath Is Primarily Caused By Dry Mouth
While you’re sleeping, saliva production slows. Your body does that to help you sleep—otherwise you’d be having to swallow all the time. Saliva is vital to your oral health because it rinses away food particles, makes your mouth less acidic, and helps keep mouth bacteria in check.
So when saliva stops doing its thing during sleep, the bacteria goes wild! This creates a massive amount of sulphur gas buildup that stinks! Gross, right? That’s another reason why it’s important to brush our teeth before bed—it helps at least start out our sleep period with minimal sugars and bacteria in our mouths.
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Tips For Combatting Morning Breath
2. Drink some water before you go to bed, and right after you wake up.
3. Clear your sinuses. Breathing through the nose helps some people not dry out so much.
But What If Morning Breath Lasts Beyond The Morning?
Questions? Just Ask!
We know that it can be an awkward conversation, but if you’re worried about bad breath, let us know. At Foster Dental Care our goal is always to help you in every way we can!