So you wake up in the morning, and you look over to see the love of your life on the other side of the bed.
Your heart feels full.
And the thing you want to do the most right now is lean over and plant a kiss on those lips...
But wait, there's that familiar taste in your mouth. You breathe into your hands and take a deep whiff.
Crap. Morning breath.
No one wants to believe that their breath stinks. But the fact is, most people, if not all, wake up with bad morning breath. Find out why here.
So here's the million dollar question: How to get rid of bad morning breath? Dentiste' New Zealand has a few solutions for you.
1. NIGHT ROUTINE
Never ever skip your night routine. That is, brush and floss. Any trace of food left behind will be thoroughly enjoyed by the oral bacteria that come out to play at night when you're asleep. The outcome? Morning breath.
Try Dentiste' Nighttime Toothpaste, which is the only toothpaste specially formulated with premium natural ingredients to give you fresh morning breath.
2. RINSE - BUT NO ALCOHOL
Oral rinses can effectively kill oral bacteria and keep them away from your mouth for a while. It also keeps your breath nice and fresh before you sleep, which is definitely a feel good factor. But remember to stay away from those that has alcohol content, because that can dry out your mouth and cause bad morning breath which is what you were trying to fix in the first place.
And yes, that includes tequila.
3. DON'T FORGET YOUR TONGUE
The tongue is like that kid who sits at the back of the class; many often neglect it while brushing their teeth. What they don't know is, the tongue is like a gigantic playground for oral bacteria. You may not see it, but remains of food that you eat can get stuck there and feed the bacteria if you don't clean it before you sleep.
4. DRINK MORE WATER
Keep a glass of water by your bed at night. Having a dry mouth is the leading cause of bad morning breath, and this happens so often because saliva production slows down completely when you sleep at night, and of course this makes oral bacteria extra happy.
Anyway, keeping that glass there saves you that extra trip to the kitchen when you wake up parched in the middle of the night!
5. TRY OIL PULLING
Warning: For Patient People Only.
This has been increasingly popular with people who are finding natural ways to keep their mouths clean. Take a teaspoon of coconut oil (recommended) and swish it around in your mouth for a good 20 minutes - yes my eyes widened too when I first heard about this. Studies have shown that bacteria get stuck to the oil and exit your mouth when you spit out the oil after the whole process.
But if you're too impatient (like me), just stick to Dentiste' Nighttime Toothpaste - it does the same job just fine ;)