How Bad Does Your Breath Smell?

The smell of your breath affects how you feel about yourself and how other people perceive you. If you have a foul smelling breath, people will avoid you because more often than not, those who are very close to you are not brave enough to tell you that you have bad breath.

Take a look at the chart below and you'll see the common causes of bad breath. First thing to check is your diet; that's if you religiously take care of your dental hygiene. If you brush your teeth after every meal, floss at least once a day and clean your tongue, the most likely reason of your bad breath is the food you eat. Some foods like onion and garlic can affect your breath for some time. Yes, even if you brushed your teeth after eating, those two spices are strong enough to leave your breath smelling odd for hours.

So, if your friends are not brave enough to tell you that you have bad breath, how do you know you have it? Here's what you should do. Stick a finger (make sure it's clean) in your mouth and scrape saliva from the back of your tongue. Wipe it on the back of your hand and let dry. As soon as it's dry, smell it. If you don't smell anything, then you're good. If you smell something, ask yourself if it's a smell you want to kiss. Check the tips below on how to avoid it.

Bad Breath Infographic
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