Causes of Bad Breath
Bad breath, also known as halitosis is a common and chronic problems for a large percentage of Americans. It’s even more common in those that do not brush, floss, and visit the dentist regularly. About 1 in 3 Americans suffer from chronic bad breath.
So, what causes bad breath, and how can you solve it and start waking up to fresh minty breath at 6am every morning?
Well, do we have the perfect, all-in-one solution for you?! Not exactly.
However, there is a checklist of things that you can do to find the cause and possible solution to your bad breath.
What to do if you have morning breath
If you have poor dental hygiene habits, take medication, or suffer from dry mouth from allergies, snoring, or some other cause then you are more likely to suffer from halitosis. Think about asking yourself, “When did I first start having bad breath?” If it’s recent, take a look at your diet. What have you been eating? Are you eating late in the evening or at night?
When you wake up, do you feel extremely parched? Drink lots of water as soon as you wake up. We recommend drinking one to two water bottles worth of water within the first hour of being awake. Maintaining hydration helps support your body’s ability to produce saliva that can break down those odor-causing bacteria. Plus, when you’re sleeping, saliva production slows down and allows volatile sulfur compounds (bacteria) to grow in your mouth, creating quite the stench.
How can u tell if your breath stinks?
The good ‘ol fashion breathing into cupped hands and smelling it to see can be an easy technique to checking if you’re breath stinks. Remember to brush and floss regularly, by which we clearly mean twice a day.
Is it normal to have morning breath?
While about a third of Americans have morning breath, nobody wants to wake up with morning breath or wake up next to someone with morning breath. Start your day off with solid oral hygiene by drinking water and brushing and flossing your teeth to keep the bad breath away.
Why do I still have morning breath after brushing my teeth?
Dry Mouth. Just because you brushed your teeth doesn’t meant that your body is able to fight those bacteria any better. Your saliva needs to be able to do its part in cleansing your mouth by neutralizing acids and washing away odor-causing particles. If saliva isn’t present, it can cause bad breath. You may have experienced “morning breath” because dry mouth naturally occurs when you are sleeping.
How do I get rid of morning breath forever?
Follow these 8 easy steps to make your mouth feel fresh and clean.
- Brush and floss more often.
- Rinse your mouth out.
- Scrape your tongue.
- Avoid foods that sour your breath.
- Kick the tobacco habit.
- Skip after-dinner mints and chew gum instead.
- Keep your gums healthy.
- Moisten your mouth.
Visit the Dentist
Still can’t kick the bad morning breath? Haven’t had a dental appointment in the past few months? Go ahead and schedule your next dental appointment and we’ll help you find a permanent solution to your morning breath problem. Call our Keller, TX Dentist office at (817) 431-5514 today!