Morning breath can be an unpleasant experience. No one likes to wake up with a dry mouth, sticky tongue, and foul breath. It can cause quite a lot of embarrassment with your spouse or your partner.
Although morning breath is a common issue and can be easily prevented.
Morning breath is caused by bacteria acting on the food particles present in the mouth. These particles can gather between the teeth, on the tongue or along the gums. The foul odor is emitted when the bacteria break down food particles. Saliva generation is inhibited when we sleep which causes the mouth to dry, and this creates an optimal environment for the flourishment of bacteria.
The simplest method to get rid of bacteria which causes bad breath is maintaining proper oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing regularly, and maintaining proper oral hygiene helps in getting rid of bacteria in the mouth and eliminating bad breath.
Mouthwashes can also help in getting rid of the bacteria and give you a fresh breath.
A dry mouth creates an ideal environment for bacteria to flourish in the mouth. Drinking adequate water and remaining well hydrated helps you prevent a dry mouth and avoid bad breath.
Oral professional dental cleaning helps in removing bacteria from the mouth and cleaning food particles and plaque on which bacteria feed on which creates a foul odor.
Smoking is one of the biggest culprits of bad breath. Cigarettes leave a foul smell which can linger overnight and the dry mouth while we sleep can only amplify the foul odor. Quitting the cause of breath is the best way to eliminate bad breath.
Certain good items such as onions, garlic, coffee, etc. contribute to bad breath. Avoiding these food items and beverages can help in eliminating bad breath.
Using scented mouthwash, minty foods and beverages or chewing gums can help in combating morning breath or odor of the mouth. Using scented or mint flavored toothpaste and also help in maintaining a clean and fresh breath.
Contact Back Bay Family Dentistry to know more about how to eliminate morning breath and maintain a fresh and healthy fresh all day long.