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We’ve all been there – waking up after a good night’s sleep with some not-so-good smelling breath. But have you ever wondered why you wake up in the morning with such a foul mouth?

The truth is, morning breath happens for several reasons, and some can indicate potential mouth problems that require a dentist to remedy.

  1. Reason Less Saliva

    As you eat, and drink, and talk, and chew throughout the day, your mouth is constantly producing saliva, which helps rinse away food and other bacteria-forming substances. This isn’t the case when you sleep. During the night, your mouth actually reduces the amount of saliva it produces, meaning that any food particles or bacteria can’t get washed away. And remember, overtime, this bacteria can lead to plaque, tooth decay, and cavities.

    What to do about it: Make sure you’re brushing and flossing twice a day, both in the morning and at night – this can help minimize the morning odor. Rinsing with mouthwash and scraping your tongue can also help, and it’s always important to keep up with your regular dental check-ups.

  2. Reason Snoring

    If you snore, or have obstructive sleep apnea, you may also have worse morning breath. This is because snoring forces you to sleep with your mouth open as you try to get air. This dries out your mouth more quickly overnight, leading to unpleasant morning breath.

    What to do about it: Snoring and sleep apnea have more implications than just bad breath. They could also be signaling some serious health problems, such as heart disease. That’s why it’s important to speak to your physician or a sleep specialist about potential treatment options. Nose strips, sleeping elevated or on your back, and skipping out on alcohol can also help.

  3. Reason Smoking

    If you needed another reason to quit – consider this. Smoking dries out your mouth, reduces saliva production, and creates a breeding ground for the bacteria that causes morning breath.

    Smoking also causes tooth discoloration, plaque and tartar buildup, and increases your risk for gum disease and oral cancer.

    What to do about it: Kick the habit! Your oral, and overall, health will thank you. And if you need help getting started, talk to your doctor. He or she is an excellent resource for treatment and programs that make quitting easier.

And don’t forget… Bad morning breath is a potential indicator of serious oral health issues such as gingivitis and periodontitis. So be sure to communicate any concerns you may have to your dentist during your regular check-ups, so they can begin treating these conditions.

Posted on behalf of Mansouri Family Dental Care & Associates

4720 Lower Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30068

Phone: (770) 973-8222


Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Our Patient Reviews

Mansouri Family Dental Care & Associates

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 90 reviews

Kevin Hanners

If you are looking for a great dental experience, I would have to suggest Mansouri Family Dental Care. I have been coming here for quite sometime, and I have been incredibly pleased with the kindness and care received from this professional group. Before coming to Mansouri Family Dental, I did not have very positive dental experiences. I like this group because I always feel at ease. I go in knowing that the experience is going to be great.

Simone Teamer

Everyone is great here! This office is beautiful and welcoming. It's conveniently located in cobb county. Also they have free dental day which is great for the community

Magnolia Bellydance

Nicola is great! Super sweet and wonderful at her job. The whole staff is respectful and the building is clean and tidy.

Aschkan Sabaghi

A wise man once said, "There are 3 very important friends in ones life....Dentist, Lawyer, and Mechanic." Mansouri Family Dental care is no exception, they are Crème de la Crème! My mouth had an early start on WW3, but the war was thwarted before any real life havoc could grip its deadly disease on my health! For a very long time I was battling with a Root Canal ed tooth and it was constantly getting infected....at times the infection would creep its way into my lymph nodes where severe infection would occur and my body would become lethargic and continue its endless fight against proliferating bacteria inside my gum line. I was in dire need of help and feeling miserable and helpless. When things could not get any worse....the permanent Crown broke off taking with it the top of the entire tooth only leaving behind the deep embedded roots inside my jaw. There is nothing I have endured more than these roots driving me insane. I was broke, a student, and unsure of how I could resolve the issue. I contacted my wonderful friend Dodd Mansouri whom is the hygienist at the Mansouri offices and he assured me that all was well and that I was in good hands. God bless his heart!!! First, they quickly sprung into Hero action and personally contacted my Private Dental Insurance company to check and make sure that my procedures would be covered, when it came back that I did not have full coverage.....Mansouri office worked alongside me and helped me upgrade my insurance to full coverage...so my shallow pockets wouldn't burn to the ground. That was far too kind of them to chose to help rather than having me fix the issue myself like a chicken with his head cutoff! So the day finally came and I was due to make a grand appearance at the Cumberland High-rise location, and let me tell you....their offices is nothing short of Grand!! I mean I would literally just pay to go up there and look out through their windows with its mesmerizing views of all Atlanta, just WOW! Now to the matter at hand, after Dr.Mansouris' inspection of my warring mouth....he told me that the rotten tooth had also brought about damage to the tooth behind it and to the tooth in front of it. He said that the tooth behind it seemed far too damaged and that the best route of course was to also root canal that tooth as well. However I told him that I wanted to live to be a 100 and that I needed all my teeth and already having lost one was bad enough. I made the suggestion that if it would be possible if he could try and save that tooth instead of Root Canal. Now, even though his suggestion was the right one he did not try to convince me to have it root canal ed but instead he respected my wishes to want to save the tooth and he said that he would try his best and that if in the near future I would have any issues and pain with the tooth...that then we would take his course of action. Surely enough, he was able to save both tooth. (This review is incomplete, for remainder please check Yelp!)

Aneka Battle

From the receptionists to the dentist, everyone is friendly, professional and down to earth!!

Stanley Sequeira

Great experience and they definitely did a good job with my teeth. Amanda was my hygienist and she’s wonderful!

Mansouri Family Dental Care & Associates

4720 Lower Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30068

(770) 973-8222