Facts About Morning Breath
Approximately 35% of people have a chronic, bad breath condition - This usually leads them to seek help from a professional. The professional may or may not be able to help them. These people have bad breath concerns 24 hours a day which include dry mouth, taste disorders and morning breath.
Another 35% of people have occasional bad breath - This means that their breath seems fresh throughout the day but they can easily reach chronic bad breath levels if they eat certain foods (dairy, alcohol, sugars), take certain medication (antihistamines, antidepressants, high blood pressure medication) or when they wake up - you know, morning breath.
The remaining 30% of people rarely worry about their breath - This holds true except when they eat garlic or onions or when they wake up. Yes, morning breath again!
So if you get morning breath after a good night's sleep, don't worry - you're definitely not alone!
Everyone Gets Morning Breath
Saliva is nature's way of protecting us from bad breath because healthy saliva contains high concentrations of oxygen, which is the natural enemy of anaerobic, bad breath bacteria. Unfortunately, as we sleep throughout the night, our salivary glands slow down because our brain knows we are not eating. As a matter of fact, for many older people, the salivary glands shut down completely.
This slowdown or shutdown, combined with the constant flow of air over our palate when we snore or breathe through our mouths, makes for a very dry tongue, mouth and throat. These happen to be the breeding grounds of the anaerobic, sulfur-producing bacteria that cause bad breath and taste disorders - and without enough saliva to protect us, the bad breath bacteria thrive during the night.
What most people don't know - and this includes most medical and dental professionals - is that morning breath is not something that you have to live with.
How You Can Prevent Morning Breath
Since we already know that we won't be able to produce enough natural saliva while we sleep, the key to preventing morning breath is to find another way to stop the bad breath bacteria from creating nasty odors while we are asleep.
Fortunately, this is exactly what my TheraBreath formulas are designed to do. Right before bedtime, simply brush your teeth and tongue awith TheraBreath Oxygenating Toothpaste and then rinse with TheraBreath Oral Rinse. Follow up with a good 10 second gargle with the rinse - and then go confidentally to sleep.
Studies show that our rinses and toothpaste freshen breath for over 12 hours!
These products are 100% Guaranteed to help prevent morning breath!