The Cause Of Dirty Saliva After Waking Up?

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Ass. I want to ask. Every time I wake up, why does my mouth always have dirty saliva, even though I have brushed my teeth before sleeping? Is it because some of my teeth are porous or other factors? Thank you in advance 😊

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Hi Vivy, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com

Previously I wanted to confirm first what you mean by dirty saliva. Are you saying that your saliva has a bad smell?


Saliva can smell especially when waking up due to many possible causes, here are a few of them:

Poor oral and dental hygiene, for example not brushing your teeth regularly or brushing your teeth in the wrong way.
Poorly maintained oral and dental health, for example, there are holes in the teeth, tartar buildup, porous teeth, etc.
Presence of certain diseases such as diabetes, liver disease, respiratory infections, chronic bronchitis, GERD, postnasal drip, dry mouth (xerostomia)
Smoking, drinking alcohol, drinking too much coffee.


The following is how to maintain the health of your mouth and teeth:

Brush your teeth at least 2 times a day (morning and night before going to bed), you can also brush your teeth after you eat
Use a soft toothbrush, don't brush too hard
Use toothpaste that contains fluoride
Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes, making sure you brush all surfaces and corners of your teeth
Using an electric toothbrush has been proven to maintain better dental health
Brush your tongue too after brushing your teeth
Perform dental flossing (cleaning between teeth with dental floss regularly)
Take control to the dentist regularly at least every 6 months.

To avoid bad breath in the morning, make sure you take care of the health of your mouth and teeth using the methods above. If you have certain diseases such as diabetes, sinusitis, GERD, or other diseases, you can see a doctor for further evaluation and management. Also make sure you drink enough fluids every day (at least 2-3 liters a day). Avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, and avoid drinking excessive coffee, especially before bed.


If you have holes in your teeth at this time, you should immediately get fillings at the dentist. Doing dental fillings should be done as soon as possible so that there is no further damage to the teeth (which can cause the teeth to become brittle and easily porous) and there will be no infection in the teeth.

So much information from me, hopefully it will be enough to answer


dr. irna cecilia

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