Does saliva generally smell bad?

Singapore
March 2, 2009 7:08am CST
I sure hope not. Anyway, it's hard for one to "know" whether he / she has bad breath. So this is a good way to test if you have bad breath. Wait a few seconds for the saliva to dry. Then smell the licked part of the wrist. If you detect an unpleasant smell you are likely to have bad breath. How are some of the ways you minimize bad breath? I scrape my tongue daily. I guess it helps to an extent.