Early in the day can be very pleasant. After a restful night’s sleep, you could feel comfortable, grateful for the perfect number of blankets to cuddle beneath, and eager to turn over and grin at your significant other. The fact that the birds aren’t chirping and the light isn’t shining makes you immediately recognize that you have the feared, dreadful, cringe-inducing morning breath.
This is confirmed by the terror on your partner’s face. Eek! With some simple expert recommendations you can include into your daily routine, we’re here to rescue your mornings and help you quickly get rid of morning breath. Getting up in the morning is going to become lot more enjoyable, so pay attention.
The accumulation of sulfur-producing bacteria in your mouth is the culprit
It’s crucial to understand what causes morning breath in order to quickly eliminate it. Let’s get right in. Dr. Rashi Gupta, DMD + Better & Better’s Resident Dentist, responded to our request for comment “Morning breath is caused by a buildup of bacteria that produces sulfur all night, which makes it worse than coffee breath or garlic breath.
During the day, saliva normally flushes the germs away, but at night, the bacteria multiply and the morning breath smells strongly of them.” Some people who smoke, have dry mouth, or have gum disease are sensitive to odors.
Keep your mouth clean and fresh with these pro tips
It’s imperative to take certain steps to keep your mouth clean, fresh, and welcoming. Here are some pro tips from Dr. Gupta:
- If you wear a mouth guard or retainer, be sure to do a thorough job cleaning them regularly.
- Have a routine in place each evening using a toothpaste that fights dry mouth and supports mouth moisture.
- Always buy a toothpaste that includes xylitol and is SLS-free.
- Every morning, floss, brush your teeth, and rinse.
- Purchase a tongue scraper, and be sure to clean your tongue with it each time you brush.
- If you’re unable to brush your teeth, there are some foods that help freshen up your mouth. Mint leaves are great, as well as cherries, apples, melons, and citrusy foods.
If you’re experiencing an underlying health issue, your breath won’t improve by simply brushing
Remember that maintaining proper dental hygiene won’t help your breath if there is an underlying medical condition. It can be an indication of undiscovered gum disease, according to Dr. Gupta. If so, make an appointment with your dentist, who will check your mouth and address any common problems that require attention.
Choose the right products
In terms of recommended items, Dr. Gupta advises “Personally, I’m a Better & Better nut. Because your mouth absorbs vitamins more quickly than swallowing pills, the Energy toothpaste contains vitamins B12 and D3 for a boost.”
She adds, “Additionally, it is vegan, gluten-free, devoid of fluoride and SLS, and has all the wonderful stuff. There is also vegetarian wax floss available; it contains jojoba oil and is a lot of fun!”