Say Goodbye To Morning Breath!

Totowa Dental Center – Ahh! Fresh Breath!

BIOLOGICAL FACT….WE ALL GET BAD BREATH!

Like me, I’m sure you’ve experienced hanging with friends with increasingly bad breath as the buffalo wings, potato skins and shots pile up throughout the course of the evening. Maybe you’ve experienced that sour aftertaste the morning after eating a delightful bowl of cereal at 3am. I dreaded rolling over the in morning seeing my love puckering up for a good morning kiss. The way my mouth tastes and feels has had me running to the bathroom for mouthwash on many occasions! Ever wonder what causes the horrific smell, taste and feel in your mouth? More importantly, what we can do to prevent it?

GRAM NEGATIVE BACTERIA STINKS

Most bad breath cases result from our oral condition.  Stinky compounds are excreted by millions of bacteria eating the dead cells and food particles in our mouth which causes our bad breath. It was alarming to learn that our mouths have 100-200 bacterial species, reaching numbers of hundreds of millions to hundreds of billions of individual bacteria living in our mouth at any one time.

Gram-negative bacteria are the leading cause of bad breath. These smelly culprits burrow below our gum line and expel a gas that causes our odiferous condition. They multiply in gaps in between our gums and teeth and the crevices of our tongues (Ever wake up in the morning and your tongue feels like it has fur on it?) Rhetorical question! These little demons produce a gassy sulfuric compound that cause the horrible taste and smell.

 

GRAM NEGATIVE BACTERIA LOVE AN ACIDIC ENVIRONMENT:

What Causes These Conditions You Ask?

DEHYDRATION - Saliva, which is oxygen rich and a natural neutralizer of PH, prohibits the growth of this stinky bacteria and in turn bad breath. Stinky bacteria thrive when we dehydrate ourselves, reduced saliva flow results in increased acidity making us more prone to bad breath.

COMMON WAYS WE DEHYDRATE OURSELVES (AND GET BAD BREATH)

 

 

    CAUSES & REMEDIES FOR BAD BREATH:

 

 

 

We hope this post helps you on your way to fresher breath! If you live in Northern New Jersey and would like to become part of the Totowa Dental Center family of patients. Please Call 973-890-0600. You can also schedule an appointment 24/7 just click Contact Us. At Totowa Dental Center “We Love To See You Smile!”​

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