Why does coffee cause bad breath?


Why does coffee cause bad breath?

The caffeine in coffee can dry out your mouth by slowing saliva production, which can lead to bad breath. A lack of saliva causes bad breath as saliva helps kill bacteria found in your mouth, and helps you digest food particles caught in your teeth.
 

 
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