What Are Instant Bad Breath Test Kits? By Jose Valenzuela on February 02, 2011

Bad breath is a real bother, and at its worst it can be much more that that. You may be hesitant to speak with other or interact with people for fear of making a bad impression or just being a social pariah. Well, there are different ways that you can tell of you’ve got bad breath, and some are more effective than others. The team here at our dental practice has lots of information on bad breath as well as Palm Springs dental implants and other dental care and dental health matters. That said, though, let’s address the topic of bad breath.

One surefire way to see if you have bad breath is by getting an instant bad breath test kit. You may not be aware these things exist, but they certainly do. The bad breath test kits take a few minutes to use and are not really practical for use on the go, but they are a good check if you’re at home and need to see if your breath is clean.

The instant bad breath test kits basically consist of a sterile cotton swab and a special test solution. First you run the swab along your tongue to get a proper sample. Then, the samples gathered on the cotton swab are dipped into the testing solution. The color of the testing solution will change depending on the amount of bacteria in your mouth, which will then indicate the severity of your bad breath.

Another option for surefire bad breath testing is the use of a halimeter. This is an electronic device that analyzes the composition of your breath, breaking the components down to the parts per billion. Unfortunately, using a halimeter and interpreting the findings of the instrument requires special knowledge, and the price tag puts it out of touch for many consumers. Your dentist or dental health provider will likely have one, however.

If you want to know more about issues related to bad breath as well as Palm Springs porcelain veneers and other dental care matters, be sure to contact our cosmetic implant dentistry office serving Palm Springs.

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