Having bad breath is not so bad, but being completely oblivious to the fact that you have it is way worse. All of us can admit that we’ve had questionable breath and we’ve also encountered someone whose breath reminding us far too much of a night on the town. Can smoking marijuana give you bad breath? If so, how do you get rid of it after a few puffs.
Generally, any method of consumption involved with smoking could lead to bad breath. Cannabis is a little tricky, due to its most common side effect: cotton mouth. THC decreases saliva production, causing your mouth to become very dry. When the mouth is dry, it’s a breeding ground for odor-causing bacteria.
Saliva is basically your mouth’s very own cleansing mechanism that washes away food particles, acids and odor-causing microorganism. Once he mouth’s flow of saliva dramatically increases, you might find yourself with unpleasant breath. Research shows that smoking cannabis could result in gum disease, another leading cause of bad breath.
Be open and honest about smoking marijuana with your health provider. Also, there re things you can do on your own to improve your oral hygiene. Here are a few tips on how to combat bad breath from cannabis consumption:
Regularly Clean Your Cannabis Smoking Accessories
Your bad breath may be attributed to your filthy bong or pipe that you haven’t clean in a good while. Thoroughly clean your pieces to ensure sure you’re inhaling bacteria that are contributing to your bad breath.
Try a Different Method of Consumption
Smoking cannabis blunts or joints could lead to pretty nasty breath. You could give edibles, tincture, or THC capsules a try.
Try Cannabis-Infuse Mints
You never know when you’ll need a minty pick-me-up, especially after a huge smoking session. Some brands out there does offer a line of cannabis-infused mints that offer a variety of effects while keeping your breath clean and fresh.
Limit Your Sugar Intake During Munchies
It sure is tempting when you have a serious case of the munchies, to grab a whole pack of chocolates or a can of caramel. However, limit the amount of soft drinks and carbohydrates you eat because a diet rich in these food could lead to plaque retention and a higher incidence of caries.