morning breath


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morning breath

Halitosis upon awaking due to gas production by bacteria, which multiply  because of the mouth’s optimal temperature (37ºC) and quasi-anaerobic state while asleep.

Diagnosis
Autodiagnosis, halimetry, gas chromatography, BANA test, beta-galactosidease test.
 
Management 
Usually transient and responds to mouthwash, brushing the teeth and tongue, and flossing.
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MORNING BREATH - lack of saliva caused by sleeping with mouth open.
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