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Richard A. Miller, DDS
Is Your Breath Stinky
National Breath Center®
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Is Your Breath Stinky

Do people step back when you get close? Brush their fingers under their nose when you are near? Quietly move a half step sideways or turn their head? Offer you gum or mints? If so, you probably have bad breath.

If this happens to you, forget the gums, mints, toothpastes, and mouthwash. These are all cover-ups, not cures. No matter what they taste like, they only cover-up one bad odor with a stronger one. Even the cure-in-a-bottle Internet products are only cover-ups not the all-day cure they advertise.

Since 1993 a complete cure has been available that creates life-long fresh breath that is sustainable for life. It has changed the lives of thousands of the 75 million Americans who are affected by halitosis.

Bad breath is due to the bacteria that inhabit the mouth, particularly those on the tongue, under the gums, and between the teeth. These bacteria form biofilms (coatings) that can only be removed by special mechanical means. By professionally eliminating those bacterial biofilms one can be halitosis-free forever.

Here are some of the signs and symptoms that can tell you if you have a breath problem

Coating on tongue whitish, yellowish, or brown

People react to you in close situations

Morning breath

Brushing and flossing do little for the odor

Regular mouthwashes wear off quickly

Bad taste

Dry mouth; thick saliva

Post nasal drip

If you want to check yourself, here are two tests which might work.

In one test take a piece of sterile 2″ x 2″ gauze, available at every pharmacy. Stick your tongue out as far as possible. From the furthest back area that you can reach, wipe forward 3-4 times to get off as much coating as you can. Compare the color to the white part of the gauze. Is the gauze discolored?

Smell the gauze. Is there an odor? If you see a color on the gauze or smell an odor, you have halitosis. Be aware, however, that some people cannot smell their own odors due to a phenomenon called adaptation. That is why the color of the gauze itself is an indicator of bad breath.

Secondly, you can try using a spoon far in the back to wipe off some coating. Does this have an odor to it?

If you have bad breath, you may already know that breath odor smells like “rotten eggs” and “dirty socks” due to the sulphur-type odors from the bacteria.

So, if you have bad breath, there is another way a way to say goodbye to bad breath forever. Tongue rejuvenation is the only known cure that is guaranteed to eliminate the odors of bad breath at their source.

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