Dental

What’s the Deal with Morning Breath?

You know the scenario all too well:

When you and your partner wake up in the morning, you quickly cover your mouth to avoid making them faint from your bad breath.

OR

As soon as you wake up, you run to the bathroom to brush your teeth before your partner wakes up.

Morning breath is unpleasant, and not the best way to greet someone in the morning.

So, how does bad breath happen?

When you’re sleeping, your mouth dries out. When your mouth dries out, bacteria moves in. If you snore through your mouth, you’re likely to wake up with bad breath too.

However, it’s not just snoring that causes bad breath:

  • Medications can dry out your mouth.
  • Smoking.
  • Postnasal drip from allergies.

Is bad breath treatable? ABSOLUTELY.

  • Brush for at least two minutes, that includes your teeth AND tongue. After you’re done brushing, go to bed.
  • Don’t forget to floss.
  • Rinse your mouth out with mouthwash for 30 seconds. Don’t just do a quick 10 second swish.

Make your morning smooch with your partner that much fresher!

 

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