Why do we get bad breath? | #aumsum
March 7, 2020
Topic: Bad breath. Why do we get bad breath? It’s not bad breath. It’s perfume. Gross. Bad breath is generally caused by bacteria that live in our mouth. These bacteria feed on the food particles
which get stuck in our teeth, gums and tongue. They breakdown the food particles into simpler forms. Releasing foul smelling compounds such as hydrogen sulfide, methanethiol and cadaverine. These gases form the bad breath. But why is morning breath so bad? Usually during the day, saliva carries the
food particles and bacteria from the mouth into our stomach. Thus controlling the bad breath. However, when we sleep, we produce less saliva, making our mouth dry. This increases the growth of bacteria. Thus increasing the breakdown food and producing bad breath in the morning.