Dehydration Can Lead To Halitosis.

TIME (5/27, Melone) reports on 12 reasons why dehydration is “bad for your body,” including that it can cause halitosis. Dehydration results in decreased saliva production, which “has important antibacterial properties,” according to a California dentist. The dentist added, “When dehydrated, the decreased saliva in the mouth allows bacteria to thrive, resulting in bad breath.”