Mucus is made up of proteins that bad-breath-bacteria find delicious!
When you have post-nasal drip, mucus drains down through the back of your sinues, into the nasopharyngeal area (throat) and coats the back of your tongue and throat where sulfur-producing bacteria live.This feeds the bad-breath-bacteria, which have a field day breaking down the proteins in your mucus into smelly and sour tasting compounds.
Providing a mucus food source for bad-breath-related bacteria can result in the rapid onset of bad breath. So, people who suffer with post nasal drip, sinus problems and other similar issues are more prone to bad breath and awful tastes. In fact, post-nasal drip happens to be one of the main causes of bad breath in children as they tend to get a lot of runny noses. Colds and sore throats can also feed bad-breath-related bacteria, which is why people with those illnesses can have a characteristic ‘sick’ breath odor.
Interestingly, the use of antihistamines for sinus problems can make a bad breath problem even worse. Antihistamines can dry the sinus area and mouth, thereby slowing the production of saliva. Less saliva means your body has less capacity to control bad-breath-related germs in your mouth which leads to even worse breath.
Target odor from post-nasal drip by using TheraBreath Nasal-Sinus Drops.
A few drops of TheraBreath Nasal-Sinus Drops in each nostril will instantly reduce bad breath associated with post-nasal drip. However, keep in mind that your mucus is not the only food source available to the bad-breath-related bacteria living in your throat and on your tongue. Proteins from food waste, bleeding gums and damaged oral tissue can also be used by bacteria to cause bad breath. It is important to use the Nasal-Sinus Drops in conjunction with TheraBreath Toothpaste and TheraBreath Oral Rinse to effectively manage all breath odor.