If you have stinky breath do you know it? Chances are no . . . most people are so desensitized to their own smell that you probably wouldn’t know it if you reeked of corpse flower and Limburger cheese.
Most people are too polite to tell you that your breath smells yucky. People passing out all around while you’re talking may be a good indicator. So, if someone offers you a mint or a stick of gum that may be an oh-so subtle hint that your mouth is a sulfur factory . . . so take it.
Since you can’t tell if you’re breathing stench or not there are a couple ways to tell. And, no, breathing into your hand and sniffing it doesn’t work. Remember, you think you smell as fresh as a newly hatched daisy no matter how nasty you stink.
How can you tell? You can start by looking at it in a mirror. If it’s white and scaly in appearance you can be fairly certain you’ve got dragon breath. A more sure fire way to tell is to lick the back of your hand, let it dry for a few seconds, and then smell the surface. If it stinks then . . . well . . . you stink.
How do you fix it? Mouth cooties don’t like oxygen so drink lots of water and chew gum that produces saliva . . . both of which are oxygen rich and help to get rid of those oral critters.
How do you prevent it? Watch what you stick in your mouth. Stinky food equals stinky breath. Brush your teeth and your tongue. Yes, brush your tongue. Scrub those buggers right off of there!
I hope this helps. I’m being as subtle as I can. YOU know who you are.