Bad Breath in the Morning

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This post begins a series about bad breath. Does everyone have bad breath in the morning? Pretty much this is the case. During the day your saliva, tongue, lips and cheeks make it tougher for the microbes in your mouth to grow. During sleep you produce very little saliva and your muscles are less active (although this is dependent on your sleep cycle…another blog post). As a result, there is typically a microscopic (or maybe not so microscopic) layer of bacteria in and around your teeth, gums and even your tonsils. What can you do? Brush and floss your teeth and consider a rinse with Unrefined Kosher Sea Salt (Trader Joes). Do the same before going to sleep to decrease the number of microbes partying in your mouth while you are snoozing!