Thursday, December 4, 2014

Good Morning Honey

These are words we all love to hear first thing in the morning, unless those words come from a person who has morning breath. What is it and what causes it?

Morning breath is just plain old bad breath! Why in the morning? Because when we sleep, we produce less saliva to wash away bacteria. This creates a humid environment which bacteria love. They produce sulphur compounds (sulphur can smell like rotten eggs) which stink.

What can you do to prevent morning breath? Brush (your teeth and tongue) and floss before you go to bed, hydrate (drink some water), no alcohol (because it tends to dry you out) and no smoking. 

Now that you have clean breath, go say "Good Morning,Honey!" and follow that up with a hug and kiss too!
         Dr. G