More than 50% of Americans suffer from Halitosis. If you are brushing properly then there might be another issue going on.

My dad used to say, "Halitosis is better than no breath at all." Very true, isn't it. But, if you did not just gargle with garlic and are brushing twice a day and flossing everyday as well, there might be a bigger issue.

According to Women's Health, stinky breath can signal a health issue like gingivitis, acid reflux, sinus disease, or food allergies. See your doctor, who can help identify the root cause and refer you to the appropriate specialist. How to check is your breath is offensive? Lick your wrist, let it dry for a few seconds and take a whiff.

It's time to lick your wrist to see if you have bad breath or something deeper is going on.