Post Nasal Drip
If you suffer from post nasal drip you will suffer from bad breath!
Post nasal drip causes bad breath in one of two ways depending on whether or not you still have your tonsils. Tonsil stones are a very common result of having post nasal drip and are the cause of great anxiety and embarrassment to sufferers. Those who do not have their tonsils will provide a fertile breading ground for bacteria at the back of the tongue and throat.
Post nasal drip is the most common cause of tonsil stones due to a tonsil stone or Tonsillolith being an accumulation of anaerobic bacteria in the crypts on the tonsils that feed on proteins. Mucous is a protein and is passing over your tonsils, constantly providing the bacteria with a food source. The by-product of the bacteria feeding off the protein in mucous is a sulphur compound we all experience as bad breath.
What makes tonsil stones particularly offensive is that a tonsil stone is a collection of the foul smelling bacteria that have built up to form the white globs that you see on your tonsils. These white globs or tonsilloliths are often first identified by a terrible smell then a scratchy sensation in the back of your throat. Tonsilloliths are more often than not coughed up and by simply smelling the white glob you will get a good idea of what your breath smells like.
Using nasal decongestants
Nasal decongestants that are prescribed or purchased over the counter from pharmacies often do help to relieve sinus congestion but most have either an antibiotic or antihistamine component which causes dry mouth, a very common problem that initiates bad breath by providing an environment in which anaerobic bacteria can proliferate.
By using a combination of Therabreath oral rinse, toothpaste and throat spray twice a day you will effectively oxygenate the mouth and back of your throat to create an environment in which the anaerobic sulphur producing bacteria are not able to thrive. You will be amazed at the difference in both taste and confidence once you are able to interact in the knowledge that your breath is not offensive to others.