Oral Health

Question
Posted by: hEY | 2009-08-08

Q.

iS THIS TRUE

Is it true that if you floss your teeth and the floss smells bad from the grime that comes from between the teeth, that this is in actual fact what your breath smells like? or is it just the smell between the teeth and not affecting the smell of your overall mouth. I have tried this and only the very back teeth at the top (2) have a bad smell, and if i floss every day the smells goes away from these 2 teeth, however i am just wondering if maybe i do not realise that i have bad breath? all the other teeth do not smell.

What about if you do not talk much all day, does this make your breath smell?
Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

no the odour from the floss is worse than what your breath will smell like to other people
not talking much will not have a negative effect on your breath

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