Dry Mouth Causing Bacteria To Grow – Halitosis

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Whenever bacteria grows, it begins eating away some of the dead skin particles within the mouth and produce an odor

Whenever you are asleep at night, something is happening inside of your mouth that you may not be aware of. Our salivary glands which keep our mouth moist during the day slow down during the night due to natural processes. For this reason, our mouth becomes dry and is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria to grow. It is also because many of us tend to breathe through our mouth at night which also makes it dry. Whenever this bacteria grows, it begins eating away at some of the dead skin particles within the mouth and produce an odor which many of us refer to as morning breath.

Fortunately, morning breath is very easy for us to treat and a typically only takes brushing our teeth and drinking a little bit of fluid in order for it to go away. At the same time, many of us are dealing with dry mouth throughout the day and this can cause halitosis that is very persistent. If we have a problem with halitosis that is not due to tooth decay or other problems which may be causing it, dehydration is usually what is behind it. Here are some ways for you to make sure that your mouth is always moist and that the bacteria is not given an area in which to grow.

The first thing that you should do is to make sure that you are drinking eight to 10 glasses of water every day. You should space out this water through the day so that you are consistently being hydrated. Many people tend to skip this and they drink other drinks, such as coffee or carbonated sodas. This can really help to promote halitosis and can further your dehydration through caffeine. If you tend to drink these other drinks regularly and skip the water, you may be doing more harm than what you realize.

Keeping our mouth moist with water and being fully hydrated is not only going to help to keep the halitosis away, it is also going to help us to feel better and to look better as well. Try drinking water for a couple of weeks and skip some of the other drinks that you may have been drinking regularly. You would be surprised with how quickly you will begin to notice results. Not only will you notice them but other people who knew you as somebody who had bad breath will notice them as well.