You’re going to be the last one to know if you have halitosis, right? You’re so close to it but you’re used to the smell. Not only is your breath right in front of you, but through a passage from your nose to your mouth, you should be able to smell it even with your mouth closed. But our brain filters out stimuli that we’re used to, and so you really need a trusted friend or family member to tell if you have halitosis.
To get an honest opinion about whether you have bad breath, try asking your dentist or dental hygienist. They work in your mouth and will know. Not only that, but some dental offices now are getting special training in treating halitosis. If your dental office has that training, you are in an excellent position for getting treatment for your bad breath.
Halitosis is normally caused by bacteria that live in your mouth. Click here to read about the causes and treatment of bad breath.
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This content was written by Dr. David Hall.