Do you wake up in the morning with bad breath? Have you noticed that your breath can get sour after eating certain foods? The good news is that you are not the only one to have had this problem, and we are here to help! Today, we would like to provide you with a few home remedies for bad breath, or halitosis, that could be of use.
First, if you are worried about having morning breath, it is usually something normal. Saliva helps to clean the mouth and when your sleeping, your salivary production is naturally reduced. It can be reduced even more so if you sleep with your mouth open. You can try to keep your mouth moist and you can drink water as needed.
Brushing your teeth and tongue after you eat can help with bad breath and using an antibacterial toothpaste may be especially beneficial. Flossing once a day can also help to reduce bad breath. These two dental hygiene habits combined can help to remove food particles that would otherwise linger and feed the bacteria that naturally lives in your mouth. The bacteria particularly likes to be on your tongue so brushing or using a tongue scraper on it may help your situation.
If a certain food is the root of the problem, you could try avoiding it. Foods that are sticky or sugary could also be problematic because they could linger in your mouth.
If your bad breath persists, please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark DeWitt by calling 517-323-7926. We happily treat those in the Lansing, Michigan, area for their dental health concerns.