When you sleep at night, your brain knows you will not be eating at the same time. So in order to conserve energy, your brain shuts down saliva production. That's a problem when it comes to dry mouth, as well as fresh breath, because saliva is nature's way of keeping your breath fresh.
Saliva has oxygen compounds in it. Oxygen is the natural enemy of the anaerobic bacteria. So for the seven or eight hours that you're sleeping, you actually have no natural protection against bad breath. So you wake up in the morning, and out comes the dragon.
We actually did a research study several years ago here in our clinic in Los Angeles. And we had about 100 people show up in their pajamas and nightgowns. And we had them use the TheraBreath formulas. And we used a machine called a halimeter which measures bad breath.
And the reason we had them use the TheraBreath formulas is they contain oxygen compounds. Oxygen compounds do a couple of things. Number one is they stimulate saliva, so it makes the mouth very moist, which is important. And the oxygen compounds are also antibacterial.
And sure enough, 12 and a half hours later, we tested the people's breath and their saliva levels, and they all had fresh breath, they were kissable, and whatever-able, 12 and a half hours later. And that's one way to make sure your mouth is very moist when you wake up in the morning, and kissable.
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