It turns out that keeping your breath fresh every day could be even easier than you thought if you do this one simple thing every morning… but can you guess what?
New research has suggested drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning is an effective way of reducing morning breath!

At St.Stephens Dental Practice, we followed the research published in the ‘International Journal of Dental Hygiene’ which showed drinking or rinsing the mouth with a glass of water helped remove up to 60 per cent of the substances which contribute to bad breath!

As Martin Southon, dentist at St.Stephens Dental Practice explained “A glass of water in the morning can aid in washing away bacteria. This bacteria can be the cause of bad breath. However, please bear in mind this is NOT a solution, only an aid”

“The best way to beat bad breath effectively is to ensure that you have an good oral health routine. This should involve brushing your teeth last thing at night and at least one other time during the day with a fluoride toothpaste. You should also floss or use small brushes to clean between your teeth at least once a day”

If you want to be sure you have a good oral hygiene routine, give us a call on 01227 452668. Make an appointment to see to see one of our friendly dentists who can help give advice and tips on how to keep your mouth healthy!

Not sure if your breath smells bad?

Try this simple tip – Just lick the inside of your wrist, wait for it to dry and then sniff the area. If the smell is bad, you can be fairly sure that your breath is too!

Other medical conditions that cause bad breath include infections in the throat, nose or lungs, sinusitis, and bronchitis. Diabetes and liver and kidney problems can also contribute . If you want to get to the route of your bad breath, make sure you visit us at , as we can help you uncover these problems. The earlier the causes are found, the more effective the treatment will be.

So remember, water is an essential part of the diet and has many benefits for oral health so having a glass of water in the morning is a good idea for more reasons than just quenching your thirst.

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