Really bad breath. Help?
I'm 13 and I also have braces and I believe I have bad breath. At night after I shower, I floss, brush my teeth, brush my tongue, and gargle with alcohol free mouthwash. Keep in mind that I do all of this at about 10. 2 hours later, I start tasting this funky taste in my mouth and it tastes similar to morning breath. After I wake up at about 7:30, I brush my teeth and east breakfast. After breakfast, I brush my teeth again and use the mouthwash. My breath is fine for the morning until around 10:30 when I can start tasting the funky taste again. I tried licking the back of my forearm and letting it dry and it smelt a little on the bad side but not horrible. I eat lunch at 11:30 and after I eat, my breath tastes different and smells different. After lunch which is about 12:45, I can start tasting this funky taste coming in my mouth again. I do the same lick back of forearm trick and it smelt the same from the results in the morning. I even tried putting a small piece of paper in my mouth for 10 seconds and then smelling it and it didn't smell like anything. Towards the end of the day which is 3:30, my breath is horrible! I avoid talking to anyone because of it. I tried the lick back of forearm trick this time and the results were horrendous! When I get home, I brush my teeth and floss immediately because of the horrible taste in my mouth. I'm tired of avoiding friends and wasting 1.25 for a pack of gum everyday. I actually want to cure the problem whether it be brushing better, brushing my tongue better. Btw, after I don't know if I'm brushing my tongue correctly, after i brush it, I still see white stuff on my tongue and I think this is the cause of it. Also, my grandma and my dad have diabetes and I'm pretty sure I don't have it. Last time I went to the doctor for a check up to see If i have diabetes it came back negative. Please help me solve this problem. And also, recently, I got a cavity removed but the dentist said it was all fine . I would appreciate whoever could help me.