On a new television show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, one woman's chronic bad breath shocked even neurosurgeon and television host Dr. Oz, as seen in a video clip posted by E! Online.
On the TV show Ask Oprah's All Stars, Oz stated that halitosis can be a sign of more serious conditions.
Gingivitis and tooth decay are common odor-causing oral problems. Beyond oral hygiene, bad breath may be caused by disorders like post-nasal drip, indigestion, chronic dry mouth or tonsil stones.
In the video, Oz decided to smell the breath of an audience member who complained of constant bad breath. After taking a whiff, he needed a few moments to recover graciously.
Financial advisor Suze Orman also offered to give the woman an honest appraisal of her halitosis, with similar results.
Often, strangers will avoid telling you that your breath smells bad, even though hearing about it might encourage you to do something about it. When you are unsure if you have bad breath, it may be best to brush your teeth and floss, followed by a thorough rinse with a specialty breath freshening product.