Bad breath is an embarrassing condition that can impair our relationships, repel new opportunities, and it can destroy confidence
If you have noticed people grimaced in your face, or at one point pull away when you started to speak, it could be a sign that you have to check yourself for bad breath.
Here are the different ways to know if you need help to neutralize the stinky situation.
- Ask someone
It can be an embarrassing thing to do, but if you ask someone you love, they will let you know if you have it without any judgement (maybe a little, but at least you feel more safer)
- Use a bad breath kit
There’s actually a test kit that’s called a bad breath kit. You lick the strip and if it comes out clear, it means that you’re oral hygiene is on point.
- The saliva test
This one’s very easy. All you have to do is to lick the inside of your wrist, leave it for a minute. If you have bad breath, after the sulfur stuck to the skin, your dried up saliva will smell awful after a minute.
- Do the cotton test
The back of the tongue is probably the dirtiest part of your mouth. To check if you need level up your oral hygiene, wip the back of your tongue with a cotton ball and smell it. If it smells bad, then it’s safe to say that your breath is too.
- Bad taste
Does food tastes always bad? If you notice that yes it does pretty much all the time, chances are your breath is also bad.
- Do the spoon test
Grab a mirror and a spoon. Gently scrape the back of your tongue, if there’s a white bio-film on the spoon, sniff it. If it smells bad, give your teeth a clean and your tongue gentle scrape too whenever you brush.
Have you ever checked yourself for bad breath?