How does dry mouth cause bad breath?
Dry mouth (especially among snorers) leads to sour-metallic taste in the mouth, where the saliva becomes thicker, with severely diminished oxygen content, causing what we call an anaerobic (no oxygen) environment. This makes the milieu favorable for anaerobic bacteria to thrive and produce VSCs (Volatile Sulfur Compounds), the substances that smell like decaying meat or rotten eggs. Drinking eight to 10 glasses of water a day, and a glass before bedtime, will help a lot. Is drinking milk before bedtime a good practice? The preference is a personal one and should be followed by tooth-brushing before going to sleep. Except for plain water, nothing else should be taken after one brushes/flosses the teeth and scrapes the tongue, before going to bed. Any residual food particles from left in the mouth will “rot” overnight and cause bad breath. Sweets, pop drinks are not only bad for our teeth but aggravate bad breath day or night. What is the treatment for halitosis? A visit to the dentist a