Bad breath can keep you from getting close to the people you care about. Halitosis can sneak up on you when you are left unaware, though. It’s a good idea to look for these signs to make sure you (and your friends and loved ones) aren’t suffering the consequences of halitosis.
It might sound silly, but the easiest way to spot halitosis is to decide if you have bad breath. If you can’t tell on your own, then ask someone with whom you feel comfortable. If you feel too embarrassed to talk to someone about it, then you could try licking the back of your hand to see if there is any leftover odor. Your dentist can also help determine if you’re suffering from halitosis.
Caught on Film
Since halitosis is caused by too much bacteria in the mouth, you can also tell if you have it by examining your tongue. If you see a white or yellow film, then you can be pretty sure you have halitosis. It’s probably time to call your cosmetic dentist to talk about your next move.
When you swallow, are you finding that your mouth is overly dry? This could be a symptom of halitosis. A dry mouth can also be part of the reason you have bad breath to begin with. Make an appointment with your dentist and discuss ways to get that saliva moving through your mouth.
Halitosis can make you feel self-conscious. Like most oral disorders, it can usually be controlled with proper dental hygiene. Make an appointment with your cosmetic dentist and learn how to keep your mouth clean, healthy, and smelling great.
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