The most common bad breath tester that we all seemed to have used at least once in our lives is our own palm, yes cupping the palms of our hands to try to smell our own breath was a very common way to test our breath but surprise surprise, such a tester isn't really effective as we thought it was; what we do is only smell the palm of our hands and not our breath.
There are other ways to test whether or not you have bad breath with or without the use of modern gadgets, be forewarned that some testing techniques can be a little awkward.
The best way to test your breath is to go to a dental clinic that uses Halimeter to test and detect bad breath. The awkward and not so awkward ones which you may need from time to time for your self esteem and confidence are as follows:
Bad breath is caused by the sulfur acids that are produced in the mouth which may result from alcohol based mouthwashes, alcoholic beverages, dairy foods, etc.
To make things easier especially when you're out, there are now some commercially available bad breath testing kits that you may find handy whenever you feel like you need to check your breath.
If you're in the US, you may scout some stores within your area or you may want to try and visit amazon. Just pay attention to consumer reviews of the items your eyeing to buy.
Now that you know the different ways on how to check your breath, please be aware that chronic bad breath may be an indication of a more serious illness. If you think that you're suffering from chronic bad breath, feel free to set an appointment with our clinic and take a once in a lifetime Mexican vacation for less than the dental care cost you'll pay in the US so we can help you address and finally eliminate that humiliating bad breath condition.