| | the floss test
I had heard that the test of whether a person has bad breath or not is to floss the teeth and then smell the floss. I have never had anyone complain about my breath, but I did the test anyway and every single tooth came out okay except one. On one side of one tooth, my floss consistently comes out with a putrid smell. I have good dental hygiene habits; I eat right, and the tooth feels and looks completely normal as well as the gum around it. So why am I getting this smell and how can I get rid of it? By the way, it is an upper molar tooth and a wisdom tooth is coming in next to it. Fortunately this one tooth has not effected my breath, but I know something is not right for this smell to be there and I certainly don't want it to spread!