Instant Breathe Test Kits Are Here To Stay

by admin on May 31, 2009

Breathe Test Kits Are Here To Stay

Do you worry about your breath every time you go to meet someone special? Have you ever smelled your breath by cupping your palm over your mouth and nose? Does it give out a foul odor every time you do it? Your answer may be positive or negative, but sometimes these basic ways may not be precise and may give you a wrong notion about your oral health.

Researchers have discovered the best solution to this problem by coming out with the Instant Breath Test or on a lighter note the ‘Okay to Kiss” test (the name given to signify its importance or meaning), which is small enough to carry anywhere and can fit even in your pocket. This test is useful in identifying bacteria present in the mouth giving out a signal to improve oral hygiene.
Recent studies show that it is not only the Gram-negative bacteria, the type that make the proteins present in the mouth to collapse, but also the Gram-positive bacteria that add to the cause and when paired together produce enzymes that eat the glycoproteins present in the mouth causing them to get ruined and in turn emitting bad smell. This action from the enzymes in the mouth became the main source of learning for the instant breath test or the ‘Okay to Kiss’ test.

The ‘Okay To Kiss’ or Instant Breath Test will be a useful tool in the hands of the owner considering it importance. It is small in size, can be easily thrown away and can even fit into a purse or pocket. This test only requires a touch of saliva on to the strip which if turns blue shows that there is gram-positive bacteria present in the mouth because of the enzymes present causing bad breath.
After extensive research, scientists formulated the new and innovative breath test, where they were able to cultivate bacteria from saliva samples on a biofilm which proved that there are two different types of bacteria. This was seen with the help of disparities in color from the gram-negative bacteria to the gram-positive bacteria. This biofilm consists of two layers, the top layer and the bottom layer.

Besides its function being of a social nature these tests could also be a reminder to one to upgrade his oral hygiene and in turn persuading him to enhance healthy habits like brushing of the teeth, gargling, dental flossing and also visiting the dentist to check on cavities.
These tests, also known as Biomarkers, are the source of common analytical kits that exists today like the kit used to detect pregnancy or the one to monitor diabetes. These biomarkers or tests done on saliva are very useful in diagnosing severe illnesses like ulcers, asthma and cancer. It may seem a little foolish to check one’s breath but many people, today, use this breath test to satisfy their inhibitions.

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