Having a canker sore can be a real pain, as can suffering from dry mouth or halitosis. Fortunately for individuals who use specialty breath fresheners to beat their bad breath, treating one condition may naturally relieve the others, depending on what product you use.
Everyone gets dry mouth now and then. Whether you sleep with your mouth open, go on brisk jogs, get nervous when speaking in public or smoke cigarettes, chances are you occasionally find yourself with a parched tongue. In these situations, oral odor is likely to follow.
After all, bad breath is caused by anaerobic bacteria that live on the tongue, teeth and palate. These microorganisms thrive in a relatively dry mouth, which is one reason why you wake up with morning breath after a night spent with your chops agape.
Getting rid of dryness and halitosis is not as simple as you may think, though. Use a regular toothpaste, and you may end up giving yourself canker sores. These small, blister-like ulcers in the mouth can be caused by sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), a foaming agent and detergent found in many common toothpastes.
To keep this from happening, you may consider trying an SLS-free specialty breath freshener, especially in conjunction with a quality tongue scraper.