16 February 2016
New research suggests that drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning is an effective way of reducing morning breath.
The research published in the International Journal of dental Hygiene has shown that drinking or rinsing the mouth with a glass of water helped remove up to 60 per cent of the substances which contribute to bad breath1.
Bad breath is a very common problem and there are many different causes; persistent bad breath is usually caused by the smelly gases released by the bacteria that coat your teeth, gums and tongue.
Although this study has shown the positive effects of water, the British Society of dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) is keen to highlight that there are more effective ways of beating morning breath.
Michaela ONeill, President of the BSDHT, explained: “A glass of water in the morning to help wash away bacteria that cause bad breath is a great way to start the day but people should not consider it the solution.
“The b…

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