Halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath, is a widespread common condition that is sometimes unknown to the people that have it. It can affect your lifestyle and result in embarrassment at events, one on one encounters, and social engagements.
The mouth is an ideal environment for bacteria to grow in as it is warm and moist, oftentimes being the culprit to Halitosis. Conditions that oftentimes cause worsening halitosis include: dry mouth, post nasal drip, nasal polyps, tobacco products, menstruation, obesity, bad dental hygiene, and high protein foods (such as cheese, milk, and other dairy products). Another condition that can cause Halitosis is a sinus infection. When you have a sinus infection, the sinus passages get clogged, they become infected and the excess bacteria goes down the back of your throat. This nasal discharge is a major cause of foul breath and oftentimes can leave your mouth with a bitter taste. Bad breath can be the result of chronic sinusitis if not treated properly. Come in to Michigan ENT & Allergy today and find out how you can treat your halitosis.