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When you floss your teeth do you notice a bad smell? If so see your dentist and have all your teeth checked for cavities and cleaned. Make sure your dentist gets it right first time as dentist are well known for generating return visits. There is no question the most efficient and awkward way is to just ask someone you feel close to. This should be a person you trust and who cares about you. I think this test is the best, whenever you’re near someone focus on their body language: do they rub their noses, do they back away from you, do they cough, do they offer you mints?  Two or more of these signals can be interpreted to show you have bad or chronic halitosis. Stand in front of the mirror and stick your tongue out as far as possible. If you notice that the very back of your tongue is whitish, it’s a sign that you have bad mouth odour.Ongoing dry mouth is a serious condition. Stop it with sugar free gum and drinking 2 litres of water per day. Curiously drinking water often gets ignored despite it being the best treatment for halitosis.

Do you have Halitosis (bad breath) and when you have it? We all have a 1 in 4 chance of having bad breath and you may not now you have it.The worst thing about bad breath is you don’t know when you have it and when you don’t or how bad it is. This is due to our olfactory system (our nose) ignoring all our own smells so it can focus on the smells around us. Which is probably a good thing as many people couldn’t stand there own smells. That’s why we often don’t know we have body odour of any kind. Due to bad breath being a taboo subject in our ultra hygienic society nobody will tell you including your own family! But everyone will talk about you behind your back!Due to the fact saliva holds bad breath bacteria try this regularly, lick the back of your wrist, let it dry for 2 minutes, and then sniff the area after a few moments. If you notice a bad smell, you can times it by 10 and that’s what you smell like to others.Another method that works as a useful bad breath test: Use a teaspoon or better still a tongue scraper. Scrape the very back your tongue wait a moment then smell the spoon, if it smells bad you have bad breath.