The Six Most Common
Bad Breath Symptoms

Here are six bad breath symptoms which may indicate you have a problem. Why do you need to be aware of these signs? Well, although you can't smell it yourself, that doesn’t mean you don’t have a mouth odor problem.

So, what are the six most common symptoms? How can you check for yourself? Here's the list:

1. Do you have Tonsiloliths or Tonsil Stones as they are more commonly called? (smelly white "globs" that appear on your tonsils or that you cough up from the back of your throat) There are some people who have these who will tell you that because they get rid of them, they don’t have bad breath. Don’t listen to them. If you have a tonsil stone in the earliest stages of development, you’re going to have bad breath.

2. Is there a thick white coating on the back of your tongue? This is an indication that the anaerobic bacteria that cause bad breath are having a field day and need to be brought under control.

3. Do you experience constant dry mouth? Without a constant flow of saliva to wash away food particles, you’re going to have problems.

4. Do you ever get the feeling of "smelling" bad breath through your sinuses?

5. Do you have excess mucous and/or post-nasal drip? That stuff is packed with protein, a tasty buffet for anaerobic bacteria.

6. Is there ever a metallic, tinny taste in your mouth?

What? You answered yes to one or more of these questions? Okay...

Don't Panic!

Just because you have one, two, or even three of these bad breath symptoms does not mean you have a problem. However, many people who have received treatment said they experienced two or more of these prior to seeking help.