Bad breath or Halitosis is a term used to describe noticeably unpleasant odours exhaled in breathing. According to scientists smelling one’s own breath is not a good enough method to detect foul breath. This is because most people get ‘acclimatized’ to their own bad breath but can successfully identify it in others. Some useful self diagnosis methods involves asking some one close to tell you if you are suffering from bad breath. Another method is to lick the back of your wrist and smell the saliva. Although these methods may cause you to ‘overestimate’ the severity of your trouble, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
You can eat foods like apples, cloves, fennel seeds to prevent bad breath. Additionally, maintaining good oral hygiene will go a long way in ensuring that you don’t experience bad breath.