Posts Tagged ‘Post Nasal Drip’

Does Post Nasal Drip Cause Bad Breath?

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

In the following video, Dr. Katz talks about the link between post nasal drip, sinus problems, and bad breath. If you suffer from this issue and want to learn more, read our article about post nasal drip which offers a few solutions.

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Grapefruit Seed Extract: Prevent Halitosis, Post Nasal Drip and Tonsil Stones

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

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Bad Breath, post nasal drip, and tonsil stones are all common problems that people have.  What else do they have in common?  Grapefruit seed extract is an extremely versatile compound that can help cure/prevent these issues. 

 Overall, grapefruit seed extract is great for prevention purposes.  It helps prevent caries/tooth decay, gingivitis/gum disorders, plaque, sore throats and flu viruses.  It also helps with allergies, bladder infections, bacterial cystitis, incontinence, chronic urethritis, candida/fungal/yeast infections, chronic fatigue syndrome, hypotension, chronic inflammation, coughs, laryngitis, diarrhea, earaches, flatulence, gastritis, gastric/duodenal ulcers (H. pylori), parasites, phlegm/mucus, the respiratory system, sinusitis/nasal issues, tonsillitis, thrush, toxic shock syndrome, virulent staph infection, and ulcerative stomatitis

Tonsil stones is a condition that many people have– it is not as uncommon as you might think.  For more information on tonsil stones, its causes and cures, click here.  Alcohol and dairy products can also contribute to the formation of tonsil stones.  All of the aforementioned dental health issues can cause bad breath. The reason as to why grapefruit seed extract works to help these issues is because it kills the bacteria causing plaque, bad breath, and so on.  This extract is antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral.

Grapefruit seed extract is handy because it is a natural cure with a low toxicity, but it is not recommended to take it longer than a short period of time.  Also, this extract may defeat the bacteria/yeast causing a bad breath smell, but the root of the bad breath problem may still exist.  People should also monitor their intake of red meat, processed foods, and other foods that encourage bad breath.  It will also be harder to see improvement if you are eating sugar and carbohydrates, since these can fuel the bad breath-causing bacteria. 

Grapefruit seed extract has been diluted in mouthwash solutions, in order to promote healthy gums and fresh breath. For information on how to use this extract to prevent or cure bad breath, tonsil stones, post nasal drip, etc., consult a professional who works with natural cures to see what best suits you.

What are some other uses that you probably didn’t know?  Grapefruit seed extract can be useful to prevent infection and relieve pain during tooth extraction, and it can be used to help clean your toothbrush.


This Gadget Can Test for Bad Breath!

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

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So, it’s common knowledge that bad breath isn’t something that people are too fond of.  It can hurt friendships, work relationships, romances, and so on.  Allegedly, Barack Obama wakes up ‘stinky and snory’, according to his wife Michelle!

Now, in the United Kingdom, a machine that is 50 times more sensitive than the human nose exists that can supposedly get rid of halitosis – for good!  This gas chromatography machine measures and identifies the three primary types of bad breath-causing bacteria.  It doesn’t just say if someone has halitosis, but it specifically identifies the kinds of molecules that are causing the problem.  This helps dental professionals target the halitosis more precisely.  This machine was developed in Australia, and it costs around £8,000 (which is over $12,000 in America).   The machine works by having patients give a breath sample into a plastic syringe, and it usually gives results within 15 minutes. 

After diagnosing the bad breath, the dentists recommend nasal flushes, medicated mouthwash, etc., in order to banish the anaerobic bacteria causing the bad breath.  Depending on where the anaerobic bacteria is located (i.e. mouth, throat, or nose), it gives off different smells.  The tongue is usually the culprit if the bad breath is coming from the mouth, since the smell could be comng from proteins being broken down into amino acids.  In the throat, bad breath often comes from the tonsils, from certain growths that are usually formed by food debris.  Tonsil stones are not uncommon.  Through the nose, sinus infections and excess mucus (post nasal drip) often cause bad smells.

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Post Nasal Drip

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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Post nasal drip is a common cause of bad breath, even though it is not often talked about.  People are more likely to blame halitosis on a build up of bad oral bacteria.  Post nasal drip is also harder to get rid of than a bacterial buildup on the tongue. 

Post nasal drip is a flow of mucus from the nasal area regularly leaking down into the throat area.  This mucus feeds nutrients to the bad oral bacteria in the throat and the mouth, so the chances of having bad breath are much higher.  This problem can be chronic and hard to treat in comparison to other ailments that cause bad breath.

Most bad breath-causing anaerobic bacteria lives on the dorsal (back) area of the tongue, so when mucus drips down from nasal passages, it is in easy access to the bacteria.  Also, if you have never had your tonsils removed, debris can collect there, allowing bacteria to thrive even more. 

You may need to see a doctor for this problem if it does not go away.  To start off, you may brush after all meals and before going to bed.  Use a tongue scraper and try to gargle twice a day.  Having your tonsils removed may be an option, but it is not safe for everyone.

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Common Signs That You May Have Bad Breath

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Click on any topic below to get a detailed explanation on its relationship to bad breath and/or other oral problems.

  1. A White Coating on Your Tongue? Click Here
  2. Your Doctor Misdiagnoses your Problem or Worse Yet, Ignores You! Click Here
  3. Post Nasal Drip, Allergies or Mucous? Click Here
  4. Whitish Round “Globs” in Your Tonsils? Click Here
  5. Dry Mouth, Morning Breath, Burning Tongue? Click Here
  6. Thick Saliva, Constantly Clearing your Throat? Click Here
  7. People Offer YOU gum and mints? Click Here
  8. People Turn Their Heads/ Back Away? Click Here
  9. Bad Taste After Beer, Milk, Coffee, Mouthwash? Click Here
  10. Loss of Confidence and Self-Esteem? Click Here
  11. Constant Sour, Bitter, or Metallic Taste? Click Here
  12.  Discover How To Correctly Clean Your Tongue to Make White Tongue Disappear! Click Here
  13. No Relief from Brushing & Flossing? Click Here
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