Bad Breath: Think You Don’t Have Bad Breath? Guess Again!

Bad breath can rule your life and what others think about

you. We’ve all spoken to someone with bad breath. Chances

are you looked away, smiled politely and tried to get away

as quickly as possible from the offensive odor. More than

likely you were embarrassed for that person, who seemed to

be clueless about their bad breath. Even the most stunning,

funny, charming person in the world can develop bad breath

(halitosis) and make people within range cringe and look

away. You could be delivering a speech on how to cure some

of the most wide-spread and growing diseases, but if your

breath smells, people will focus on that offense and not

the achievement you’re speaking of. This is a sad, but

true, reality of bad breath.

Don’t Have Bad Breath? How Sure Are You?

Do you have bad breath? If you answered no, how do you know

this? Did you cup your hands, blow into them and take a big

whiff? Blowing in your hands will keep them warm, but it is

a myth that it predicts bad or clean breath. So many

factors can lead to bad breath that just because you didn’t

have bad breath last week doesn’t mean you haven’t

developed it this week. For example, perhaps you have a

cold this week. Did you know that post nasal drip and

excess mucous, as well as allergy/sinus medications, can

all lead to bad breath?

Breath Mints Aren’t That Mighty

Most people are accustomed to adding “fresheners” to

anything foul smelling. If a room smells bad, we spray air

freshener. To keep bathrooms smelling good all day, we use

plug in fresheners. To keep old clothes smelling nice, we

use fabric softeners with strong fragrances. Sometimes the

freshener can be more offensive than the foul smell, or the

combination of the two makes the matter even worse. This is

true with breath fresheners. People think that a “mint”

will dissolve their bad breath, which is completely false.

Just because you have a strong “medicated” taste in your

mouth doesn’t mean your bad breath is gone. You can’t

“taste” good or bad breath. Makes sense, right?

Bad Breath Can Strike Anyone at Anytime

If you don’t suffer from this today, it can plague you

tomorrow. A great way to tell if you have bad breath is to

wipe a piece of gauze on your tongue and smell it. You may

even find a yellowish color on the gauze. Did you know you

can’t smell your own bad breath? The fact is, you can’t

smell your own bad breath, but others can.