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How to Tell You have Bad Breath

This is an important social issue.

It can affect men and women of all ages.

Read here about the causes of bad breath and what you can do to prevent/treat it.

But if you are not sure you have bad breath, here are 4 ways you can check

Detect Bad Breath

  • Ask a close friend or relative you trust will be honest with you.
  • Is your mouth dry? Likely your breath will be stale.
  • Cup your hand over your mouth and blow out a breath. Take a quick sniff of the air just above your nose – you may detect a bad odour.
  • Just eaten foods like onions, spicy meals, garlic; or been drinking coffee or alcohol?

What other tips do you have to check on your breath? Share below in the comments:

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