Do people brush their fingers under their nose when you are near? Offer you gum or mints? Quietly move a half step sideways or turn their head? Brush their fingers under their nose? 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 more pleasant 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 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 dental procedures. 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 bad 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
- Bad taste
- Dry mouth; thick saliva
- Postnasal drip
If you want to check yourself, here are two tests which might work.
For 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. Adaptation is a phenomenon that over time, causes us to get used to our own smells. That is why the color of the gauze itself is an indicator of bad breath. If your breath is fresh it will be clear.
Secondly, you can try using a spoon or a tongue scraper (not brush) far in the back to wipe off some coating. Does this have an odor to it? Again, be aware of “adaptation”.
If you have bad breath, you may already know that breath odor smells like “rotten eggs” and “poop” due to the sulphur-type odors from the bacteria. While sulfur odors are the most common, other odors that denote bad breath are: ammonia, cooked cabbage, sweating feet, garlic, fishy, and rancid odors.
So, if you have bad breath, there is 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. And with just a few minutes a day, you can keep bad breath from ever occurring again.