Is your dry mouth also
causing bad breath?
For those living with dry mouth, unpleasant breath is one of the most common side effects. Since saliva helps wash away particles that can cause bad breath, a decrease in saliva production may cause bacteria to build up in the mouth, leading to bad breath.
Biotène Can Help Freshen Your Breath
Other mouthwashes and rinses can help relieve bad breath, but may contain alcohol or strong flavours, which can worsen the effects of dry mouth. Biotène Dry Mouth Moisturizing Mouthwash is specially formulated to provide immediate relief for dry mouth* while helping to freshen breath.
In addition to using Biotène, you might also try:
- Brushing and flossing after every meal, or at least twice a day, to help prevent odor-causing bacteria from multiplying
- Think about quitting smoking if you’re a smoker, since tobacco products can affect salivary glands
- Limit caffeine intake, since caffeine can cause oral dryness
Aside from rinsing with Biotène, you might also consider:
- Avoid caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol: all have been known to increase mouth dryness.
- Cut back on sugary, salty and spicy foods: salty and spicy foods could be painful when living with dry mouth and due to a lack of saliva, sugar can increase the risk of tooth decay.
- Use a room humidifier: dry air tends to exacerbate symptoms. Experts generally recommend keeping humidity levels between 30-50%.
- Practice breathing through your nose: Breathing through your mouth can dry it out a lot more easily.
- Talk to your doctor or pharmacist: Any over-the-counter or prescription medications could be the cause of dry mouth.