6 easy habits to help you get rid of morning breath
Indulge in these 6 habits, to wake up every morning refreshed!
Do you fake a yawn just to see how bad your breath is?
Bad morning breath can make your otherwise blissful morning experience a little unpleasant - making you want to jump right out of bed and lay your hands on your brush as soon as possible. It becomes even worse when you wake up with a partner by your side and would want to indulge in morning cuddles and kisses but can't because of a distasteful feeling in your mouth. After all many believe that morning kisses are only saved for actors and actresses in a film and have no room in the real world. Here are some ways in which you can work towards making your morning breath a tad bit fresher.
Halitophobia is the fear of bad breath.— UberFacts (@UberFacts) January 30, 2018
During the day, water and saliva wash away the odor-causing bacteria that settles in our mouth. In contrast, during the night, we don't salivate and if dehydrated alongside - our mouths can dry up extremely resulting in the growth of these bacterias. Drinking tonnes of water all day, and being in the practice of breathing deeply even while sleeping can help cut down on the number of these odor-causing bacteria.
2. Clean your teeth and tongue before you hit the bed
When someone with bad breath talks to you... pic.twitter.com/buqjEpnxmG— KaWhy Leonard (@AdrianNeenan) January 29, 2018
Allowing food particles to be trapped between your teeth overnight can attract these odor-causing bacterias and thus result in bad morning breath. It doesn't matter what you consume - any and every stale food attracts bacteria and hence making sure your teeth are clean and free of food before you sleep is a good idea. It is simple logic, rotten food stinks the area around it and if it is rotting in your mouth it will stink your mouth.
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- It helps to remove bacteria and toxins from tongue
- Enhances the sense of taste
- Improves overall health
- Boosts overall immune function
- Reduces bad breath pic.twitter.com/hYsa9EhrSd
3. Chew on some parsley leaves every morning
Don't treat parsley leaves like a vegetable meant for decoration and instead pick a few of them up and chew on them every morning. It is the most natural way to kill odor-causing germs and freshen up your breath immediately.
Parsley leaves are rich in chlorophyll and thus contain an abundance of antibacterial properties. Studies in the past have found and published that chlorophyll is specifically known to control and eradicate odors. Let them leaves save the day!
4. Celery and an apple a day keep bad breath away
Include celery and slices of apple in your breakfast routine to make your morning breath fresher. They have a high water content and can increase production of saliva immensely by exercising and moisturizing the glands in your mouth.
Most other foods like cherries, lettuce, and cucumbers that have a high water content can change how your mouth feels in the morning. On the other hand tea, coffee, salty snacks can be dehydrating and bad for morning breath.
5. Chew gum in the morning
A modern reader once asked me to explain exactly what Hamlet meant by “a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors.” Was it merely a description of bad breath, he asked, confessing his own “dragon breath” from eating jalapeño-flav’rd potato chips. My reply: pic.twitter.com/bXUziD0HAQ— Will Shakespeare (@bard2bwild) January 30, 2018
This is an obvious solution - minty gums and mouth fresheners can eliminate bad breath. In the long run, it can and may cause bad breath due to its high sugar content and dehydrating properties - but for temporary relief - it acts as a great mouth freshener.
However, if chewed on the night before, it would result in worse morning breath the next day - because it dehydrates the mouth and attracts odor-causing bacteria again due to its high sugar content providing those creatures just the ideal food and place to grow.
6. Shift from toothpaste to baking soda
Guys brush your teeth with baking soda & do oil pulling, i been doing it for 2 months now & my teeth are whiter, healthier, no cavity, no gum pains, no bad breath. It works like miracles. I don't use toothpaste to brush my teeth.— Linda masondo (@PyroLlinda) January 26, 2018
To alleviate bad morning breath - one can use peroxide and baking soda to brush their teeth with instead of toothpaste the night before. The two are renowned for killing the volatile sulfur compounds that released by the bacteria that settle in our mouths all day.
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All said and done, while the above are potential fixes for bad mouth odor, they might not help eliminate mouth odor caused by a larger illness of many sorts. Mouth odors can be a sign of infections in the mouth, reflux of stomach acids, heartburn and other chronic diseases.
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