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What’s the Deal With That Bad Morning Breath?

There’s nothing worse than waking up after a good night’s sleep, just to realize that you have bad breath. Like, really bad breath!

As you rush to the bathroom in search of your toothbrush, you begin to wonder if there’s a way to eliminate this issue once and for all (or at least make it more manageable).

Here are some things you can do in an attempt to stave off bad morning breath:

• Brush and floss before going to bed: This should go without saying, but it’s something that many people forget to do. If you don’t clean your mouth before heading to bed, leftover food particles could wreak havoc on your breath.

• Stay hydrated: Drink water before retiring for the evening. Also, keep a glass of water next to your bed so you can take sips, as necessary, throughout the night. A dry mouth is a mouth that’s more likely to produce bad breath.

• Watch what you eat: Even if you brush and floss, foods such as onions, garlic, and coffee before bed all but guarantee bad morning breath.

Have you experimented with these ideas? If not, give them a try tonight. You never know what’s going to work.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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