With the Rain Comes Bad Breath

by Jason 5/28/2013 8:00 AM

Sinus and Bad Breath
So, your nose is running, your sinuses are in pain and now you have bad breath on top of it?

Unfortunately, bad breath is a common symptom of some sinus issues.

When you have a sinus infection, your sinuses become inflamed, causing the mucus to stop circulating and instead build up. This is a rich environment for bacteria to grow and multiply, and can result in bad breath.

So, how can you stop bad breath resulting from sinus conditions?

Cure whatever is causing it.
This could range from antibiotics to avoiding allergy triggers or even surgery in extreme cases.

If you’re concerned about what’s causing your bad breath, make an appointment to see your dentist. Regular checkups allow your dentist to detect any problems such as gum disease, dry mouth or even sinus issues. If your dentist determines that your mouth is healthy, you may be referred to your primary care physician.

Maintaining good oral hygiene, eliminating gum disease and scheduling regular professional cleanings are essential to reducing bad breath.

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