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Morning breath can be embarrassing and difficult to manage, but with the proper preventative measures and solutions, you can get it under control. Halitosis, another name for chronic bad breath, is usually caused by the breakdown of food particles in the mouth, which is why morning breath can worsen if you don’t take care to thoroughly clean your mouth of food particles before bed.

Here at My Dentists in Charlotte, North Carolina, we don’t want you to have to worry about morning breath and want to provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to combat it. Our dentist, Dr. Tom Pinnavaia, is committed to helping you have confidence in your oral health and wants to help you find what is at the root of your morning halitosis.

Sometimes it is difficult to recognize your own mouth odor, while it can be much more obvious to others because they are not familiar with the smell. In order to avoid being unaware of the way your breath smells, ask a friend or family member who you know will be honest with you. If you are unsure of what might be causing your bad breath, here are a few possibilities:

– Smoking

– Respiratory Infections

– Acid Reflux

– Poor Oral Hygiene

– Some Medications

Having some bad breath in the morning is almost an inevitability because of the natural bacteria in our mouths, but avoiding things that can make it worse and taking preventative measures are key to keeping it under control. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment for a cleaning, please call at 704-375-8577.