Testing your breath may be an important step in determining whether or not you have halitosis. It is nearly impossible to smell your own breath directly (no, cupping your hand in front of your mouth and sniffing your exhale does not work), and friends and family are often unreliable. They are generally more inclined to avoid offending than delivering the honest truth.
Therefore, you should be prepared to do some work to diagnose the problem yourself. The first thing you should do is give a visual inspection. bad breath can be caused by an accumulation of debris at the back of the mouth. This can concentrate in the form of a white film covering the back of your tongue. This may indicate the presence of halitosis.
Additionally some experts recommend wiping your tongue with a piece cotton ball and then smelling the residue. This should give you a pretty good idea of the condition of your breath. Also, if a yellowish stain appears on the swab, you probably have halitosis.
Using these methods may help you diagnose your problem. Understanding the condition of your breath is the first step in improving it. Once you have cleared this hurdle, you can then begin to think about the specialty breath freshening products from TheraBreath, which may help you improve you oral health.