Let’s be honest, morning breath is a problem that affects almost everyone. The mystery is why it occurs in the first place, especially if you happened to brush your teeth right before bed. Morning breath is easy to recognize by its stale smell and taste it can leave in your mouth. It can also leave you with a film-caked tongue that can only be eradicated by brushing.
At Dental Care, we understand how embarrassing it can sometimes be for those who suffer from the type of halitosis that we commonly call morning breath. Our [dr_tpe], Dr. Frank Pettisani would like to provide you with some tips on how to get rid of and prevent future morning breath and other types of halitosis.
As you sleep, food particles gather between your teeth, on the tongues surface, and along the tissue that surrounds your teeth, and mouth bacteria begin to break these food particles down. As bacteria work to break these food particles down, the create bad-smelling chemicals that are the source of your morning halitosis.
Dry mouth is another one of the main causes of morning breath as it rids your mouth of bacteria clearing saliva. The more saliva your mouth produces the greater power your mouth will have to fight off bad breath. Unfortunately, saliva production greatly decreases while you sleep. Some things that may be affecting your morning breath are smoking, a poor diet, oral conditions such as gum disease and sometimes even medications.
The key to fresh breath in the morning and throughout the day is maintaining a healthy oral health routine. Our team encourages you to upkeep a healthy routine of brushing, flossing, using mouthwash, and sugar-free gum to ward off halitosis. If you have any questions about morning halitosis or any other oral health matter, please call at (856) 691-2553. Here in Vineland, New Jersey, and surrounding areas we are here to help you achieve your oral health goals.