The horrible and unpleasant morning breath or we can say foul smell can be really embarrassing. We tend to cover our mouth or do not talk with our loved ones before brushing. Morning bad breath is very common, even the night brushing, flossing and mouth washing couldn’t resist it.
Morning breath and related issues
Sleep : Your sleeping habit or pattern also relates to the issue of bad smell in the morning. People who snore or sleep with open mouth are more likely to have bad breath in the morning. It makes mouth dry and leads to bacteria growth, and then foul smell.
Foul smell : When the saliva production decreases and it becomes unable to sweep away the food particles from mouth, then it leads to dry mouth. Dry mouth leads to bad smell, as it allows the growth of bacteria and produces volatile sulphur compounds. These bacteria develop on compounds, leftover foods, proteins and amino acids and are stuck in teeth and mouth and cause bad odour.
Saliva : Decrease in saliva production leads to dry mouth and then formation of bacteria which later leads to bad breath. Medication and poororal hygiene can also be responsible for dry mouth and bad odour in morning. Your mouth produces good amount of saliva in day time but as we sleep the production goes down and leads to foul smell in the morning.
Health : Bacteria are the main cause of bad morning breath and bad breath can lead to various health issues like gingivitis and periodontitis. Periodontitis has been related to stroke and heart diseases. So, it is clearly proven that oral health is related to overall health conditions, as the toxins from oral bacteria goes down in our body, mixup with our blood streams and become the main cause of diseases like Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular diseases and oral cancer.
Prevention of Bad Morning Breath
- Practicing good oral hygiene
- Regular dental checkups
- Healthy diet
- Avoid acidic and junk food
- Drink plenty of water