While it may sometimes escape your attention, bad breath is not something that just afflicts smelly co-workers, odiferous bus mates and blind dates. halitosis is a common problem nearly everywhere in the world, and news organizations like to make much of this fact, which can certainly be reassuring.
Take an article recently published in Peru's La Republica, which stated that more than half of the country's citizens suffer from oral odor. The nation's national coordinator of oral health protocol, Dr. Jim Romero Lloclla, arrived at this figure after surveying hundreds of his fellow countrymen.
He told the news source that bad breath is caused primarily by microbes in the mouth, a problem that products like the M-18 Probiotic Kit can attack by introducing new, more productive bacteria into the oral environment.
Lloclla said that these microorganisms are even visible to the naked eye, when taken as one colony. Look at the back of your tongue, and you may see a whitish or yellow patch where the taste buds get larger.
This color comes from anaerobic bacteria, which thrive on a dry tongue and create the volatile sulfur compounds that give halitosis its aroma. If you worry that you may have bad breath, consider wiping the back of your tongue with a cottonball and sniffing it. If it carries an odor, you may need to consider investing in specialty breath fresheners.