Morning Breath Causes and Cures

Morning breath is such a common form of halitosis that it's safe to say virtually everyone suffers to some extent from this type of bad breath. The following article, "How To Stop Morning Breath In Less Than 45 Seconds Per Day", details the causes of this common oral hygiene problem, along with an effective treatment program that will help banish your morning breath permanently.

You'll learn how several factors, including the reduced production of saliva during the overnight hours, contribute to morning breath. This reduction in saliva promotes a dry, oxygen-depleted environment in the mouth that supports the growth of bacteria that produce the chemical compounds responsible for bad breath.

Scroll down to read about a simple, effective and affordable rinse that will virtually eliminate your morning breath. You might also enjoy downloading your free copy of the Bad Breath Bible by Dr. Harald Katz, who authored our featured article.

How To Stop Morning Breath in Less Than 45 Seconds Per Day

Since I established the California Breath Clinics back in 1993, I’ve encountered just about every kind of breath condition possible….

…. from the most offensive situations where you can smell the patient’s breath from across the room, to those lucky few with breath sweeter than a baby. We’ve been very fortunate in that we’ve been able to tackle all types of bad breath, taste disorders, and dry mouth with our TheraBreath line of products.

But I wanted to share something special with you regarding a category of bad breath and sour/bitter taste common to just about everybody.

Stats About Morning Breath

Approximately 35% of the world’s population has a chronic, noticeable breath condition which usually leads them to seek help from a professional (which may often be incorrect.) This first group has bad breath concerns 24 hours a day, including, taste disorders, dry mouth, and of course morning breath….

Another 35% of people are “borderline” – meaning that their breath seems fresh throughout the day, but they can easily reach “chronic” levels – if they eat certain foods (dairy, alcohol, sugars), after taking medication (antihistamines, antidepressants, high blood pressure medication) and always when they wake up – in other words, morning breath.

The remaining 30% rarely worry about their breath. The only exceptions are when they eat garlic and onions, or upon wakening – in other words, morning breath…

So what’s going on with morning breath? The thing is, just about EVERYONE has morning breath to some degree or another!

A Dry Oral Cavity Promotes Morning Breath

As we sleep throughout the night, our salivary glands slow down (for some older people, they shut down completely!) because our brain knows we are not eating. This slowdown, combined with the constant flow of air over our palate (for those of us who are snorers or mouth breathers) makes for a very DRY environment on the tongue, within our oral cavity and in the throat (the breeding grounds of the anaerobic sulfur-producing bacteria that cause bad breath and taste disorders).

As I discuss in my article about dry mouth,this creates an environment that is very conducive for ‘morning breath’. (Saliva is nature’s way of protecting us from bad breath, because healthy saliva contains high concentrations of oxygen – the natural enemy of anaerobic bacteria.) So if you get morning breath after a good night’s sleep, don’t worry – you’re not alone!

But what most people don’t know (and this includes most medical and dental professionals), is that morning breath is NOT something that you have to live with.

How To Stop Morning Breath

The key is to find a way to stop the production of VSC’s (volatile sulfur compounds) during the night as you are asleep. One way is to increase the production of saliva within the back of your throat and mouth during the night. But this is very difficult to do – after all, you’re asleep! Furthermore, those of us who are mouth breathers are drying out the back of our throats with each breath that we take throughout the night.

A better and easier way is to stop the production of volatile sulfur compounds by the bacteria that create morning breath – and this is exactly what my AktivOxigen Serum is designed to do. This highly concentrated, unflavored oxygenating serum can be mixed with water or fruit juice to produce a powerful, antibacterial oral rinse solution that is very effective at eliminating the bad breath germs in your throat and tonsils when used as directed. You can also add a few drops to any oral irrigator or water flosser to increase its effectiveness. The serum is affordable and easy to use – and it’s the best way I know for the average person to rid themselves of morning breath.

Also, for those of you who suffer from tonsilloliths (that’s the scientific term for those nasty odorous globs growing deep in the crypts of your tonsils) or congested sinuses will find instant relief from using the combination of AktivOxigen Serum and Nasal-Sinus Drops. Nasal-Sinus Drops are potent drops you put in your nose that slowly trickle through your sinuses and down your throat destroying the bad breath bacteria on contact.

About the author:

Dr. Harold Katz, founder of the California Breath Clinics, is a worldwide expert on the topics of bad breath, halitosis and dry mouth. His Bad Breath Bible is an easy-to-read guide to help YOU experience fresh breath every day for the rest of your life.

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