Waking up to every morning with a stinking mouth is perhaps the first thing you hate about your day. While we would love to have it smelling like a bunch of flowers instead, there is hardly anything much that can be done about it. Morning breath mostly results due to the decrease in the level of saliva inside the mouth, which provides the perfect environment for bacteria to flourish. Morning breath can be a major lowdown for you and here is how you can get rid of it.
Maintain good oral hygiene
- Brushing your teeth twice is a good way to keep your mouth clean for a start. A soft bristled brush and a fluoride paste are the perfect companions for your mouth and teeth.
- Keep your travel brushes handy when you are on the go so that you can brush if required
- Use a new brush every 3 months for lasting freshness.
- Also, make sure that you brush your tongue daily.
- Flossing daily can help remove hard to reach stuck food.
- Included a mouthwash gargle in your routine.
Eat the right food
- Consuming healthy food ensures that when the food gets absorbed in your bloodstream, which later comes out as breath, there isn’t much odd smell.
- Extreme fasting and low carb diets breaks down fat at a fast rate in your body, leading to ketones, more commonly, stinky breath.
- Never miss a meal. Eating ensure that the saliva in your mouth keeps being produced, hence a wet mouth and zero bacteria.
- Switch to tea as coffee can leave behind a hard to go breath.
Change your lifestyle
- Avoid smoking at all costs. Tobacco in cigarettes can make your dry and raise the temperature within.
- Drinking alcohol can dry up the mucous membrane in your mouth. Try sipping in water between drinks to keep your mouth hydrated.
- Not to mention, water is essential to your body and to the mouth as well. Drink ample water during the day to keep your mouth wet and free of bacteria.