We all know the feeling of waking up to an unpleasant taste/smell in our mouth. Morning mouth occurs because, while we sleep, a number of our body’s functions slow down including saliva production.
Saliva is very important because it cleanses our mouth and contains oxygen which eliminates anaerobic bacteria. So when our saliva is at a stand-still, bad-breath bacteria creeps in and makes itself comfortable on our teeth, tongue and cheeks.
What can you do about it? Good question! Here are 3 ways to reduce your morning mouth and start the day feeling fresh.
1. Drink water when you wake up.
Nothing stimulates saliva production faster than fluids. A sip of water gets your bodily functions moving again after hours of non-movement. This is also a great way to get your digestive system going!
2. Avoid eating after brushing.
At night, the last thing you should do before bed is floss and rinse with your Organic Brushing Rinse. Consuming food after cleansing gives bacteria something to hold on to and encourages bad breath.
3. When you wake up, immediately gargle with our Organic Brushing Rinse.
Because our bodies have been cleaning and saliva is not circulating all night, our bacteria counts are extremely high when we wake up. It’s best to spit them out and gargle right away to avoid re-ingesting the bacteria. This will also boost your immune system!
Follow these simple steps and you will be on your way to feeling fresh and full of energy in the morning. Now that’s a great way to start the day!