Most of us would consider bad breath to be a minor inconvenience but you might be surprised to learn that it can actually be evidence of a much more serious problem. There are some ways for you to be able to tell the difference so let's take a look at the different types of bad breath and how you can tell where it is coming from.
The first thing you should do if you have bad breath is to brush your teeth more regularly, floss and brush your tongue. Since most bad breath tends to come from the inside of our mouth, these are going to be areas that need to be kept clean. If this does not get rid of the problem, you may have another problem that is causing it.
It might be that the problem is actually in your mouth but it is not possible for you to brush it away. Gum disease, tooth decay and even abscess can cause an odor to occur which is detected as halitosis. These are things that often need to be either corrected through the use of homeopathic medicine or perhaps even by going to a dentist. It's up to you to decide if you want to go with a medical cure or a natural one in this particular case.
You might also have to have somebody smell your breath and try to describe what it smells like to you. It really takes a special friend to be able to do this so don't bother asking a stranger how your breath feels, you probably would not like how they react. If your friend detects a fruity smell, it might be as a result of ketosis which means that you could have a problem with your blood sugar or perhaps you are on the Atkins diet. If it has a urine smell, it could be a result of kidney disease or perhaps even kidney failure. These are serious problems that need to be treated immediately and you can be happy that you had halitosis to tip you to the fact that they existed.
There are many different problems that occur in the body which can show up as bad breath being one of the symptoms. Bad breath is never a disease in itself, it is simply a way of our body letting us know that something is not quite right on the inside.