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Bad Breath in the morning

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Posted by: nputol  (3 years ago)
I used to brush my teeth before going to bed at night. But I'm still having bad breath everytime I woke up in the morning. Is there any ways I can prevent it?
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Bad breath is usually caused by the bacteria on teeth and tongue. Try to clean your tongue after brushing. Also, you can use an antibacterial mouthwash. Consult your nearest dentist if bad breath continues even after that.
Dr. Orest Frangopol
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Posted 3 years ago
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Bad breath in the morning is mostly attributed to a lack of saliva. During the day, your mouth produces a significant amount of saliva, but while you sleep, saliva production goes down.
 
Posted 3 years ago
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Posted by: AnnFair  (2 years ago)
Hi there, I agree with Dr. Orest Frangopol my doctor also suggested me the same thing.
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Greetings!

Bad breath can be a cause of a few different things. As one of the dentists mentioned before, your tongue needs to be cleaned just as much as your teeth. The tongue is not necessarily a smooth surface, it has crevices where bacteria can hide. Go to your local drugstore and purchase a tongue cleaner. After brushing your teeth at night and in the morning, brush your tongue as well.

Another reason you may be having bad breath is because of tartar build-up. If you have not had a dental cleaning in a while, that can be the reason why. Visit your local dentist to schedule a routine cleaning.

As another dentist also mentioned, dry mouth can be a reason for bad breath. Saliva helps keep the mouth clean, so if you notice that you wake up with a rather dry mouth, you can try using a mouthwash like Biotene (an oral rinse made for dry mouth). Consult with your dentist before you do, though! It is always important to get a professional recommendation. Also, stay away from mouthwashes that contain alcohol - look for zero alcohol rinses.

If you are a smoker, that too can be a reason for bad breath. There are a few more reasons, but you should visit a dentist to have an evaluation. This way, you will know what the actual cause is and you can tackle the situation better.

Good luck and best regards!

- Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS
Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS
Posted 2 years ago
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I used to brush my teeth before going to bed at night. But I'm still having bad breath everytime I woke up in the morning. Is there any ways I can prevent it?


The most common cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. Bacteria that build up on your teeth – particularly between them – as well as your tongue and gums, can produce unpleasant-smelling gases. These bacteria are also responsible for gum disease and tooth decay. You should only clean your teeth alone but also your tongue and gums, cleaning your whole mouth is highly required to avoid smelled breath and growing bacteria. And also if you don't floss and brush your teeth regularly, any food trapped between your teeth will be broken down by the bacteria and may be responsible for bad breath.
Bacteria can also live on the rough surface of your tongue. As well as brushing your teeth, cleaning your tongue can also help control bad breath. Eating strongly flavoured foods, such as garlic, onions and spices, can also make your breath smell. Strong-smelling drinks, such as coffee and alcohol, can also cause bad breath. Bad breath caused by food and drink is usually temporary. It can be avoided by not eating or drinking these types of food and drink too often. Smoking is another cause of bad breath. As well as making your breath smell, smoking stains your teeth, irritates your gums, and reduces your sense of taste. You should have regular dental check-ups to ensure any oral hygiene problems are picked up and treated early.
 
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