Eugh. Eugh. Morning breath. It either has you turning away from your partner to hide your own or doing your best to avoid theirs. Talk about a passion killer. And why is it that you go to bed with a minty fresh smelling mouth and wake up with a stale rotten tasting one? What happens to our mouths when we sleep?
Why morning breath happens
Firstly, millions of people have it, so rest assured you are not alone. And the good news is there are ways to treat it.
The main reason for morning breath is caused by a lack of saliva production in our mouths when sleeping. Think about it, you’re not chewing, not drinking, not swallowing, you’re not doing anything to keep saliva production active. This means our natural rinse aid is dormant, and bacteria are free to start growing (that’s how quickly these bacteria guys operate, they move in when you sleep) The bacteria produce volatile sulfur compounds overnight which, to put it mildly, stink!
The 1,2,3,4 to fixing morning breath
You can reduce bad morning breath and up the morning kissing quota by practicing good oral hygiene particularly at night, before bed.
- Brush with Superclean Charcoal Toothpaste. This natural and vegan toothpaste is jam packed with detoxifying ingredients that removes plaque and tartar and freshens breath.
- Clean your tongue. This removes large amounts of bacteria, especially if there is a film on your tongue (that’s a sign that the bacteria are running wild in there) The tongue is a breeding ground for nasties, our Premium Copper Tongue Cleaner scrapes that all away. Hooray.
- Morning Mint Oil Pulling Sachets. Avoid chemical mouthwashes, they disrupt the mouths natural biome. Oil pulling reduces the amount of harmful bacteria in the mouth and nourishes the oral biome with a fresh minty flavour.
Bad breath test
If you have bad breath a lot of the time, not just in the morning, you could also have gingivitis or periodontitis. If you’re not sure, a quick test is to lick the inside of your wrist, wait for the saliva to dry, and then smell it. If you have bad breath your wrist will smell too.
Stay well and look after yourself.
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