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Halitosis, Halitophobia and Bad Breath Treatments

Serious halitophobia is very uncommon with estimates saying that less than one percent of the adult population is currently suffering form it. However, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to say that most people are at least slightly concerned about their breath’s scent. In this way, it can be said that we all suffer from a slight case of halitophobia. But, by understanding some basic information, you will not only see that you most likely don’t have halitosis, but also that preventing it is very simple.

Have you ever been concerned about the way your breath smells? Concerned enough that you wouldn’t even go into public and communicate with people out of fear that they might hate you for your breath? Most people would probably say yes to the first question, but no to the second. Now you know the difference between the average person and someone who has halitophobia. We all want our breath to smell good and would prefer for people not to smell it at its worst, but victims of halitophobia are constantly gripped with an unreasonable fear of both their breath’s scent and how people perceive them because of it. 

Serious halitophobia is very uncommon with estimates saying that less than 1 percent of the adult population is currently suffering form it. However, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to say that most people are at least slightly concerned about their breath’s scent. In this way, it can be said that we all suffer from a slight case of halitophobia. But, by understanding some basic information, you will not only see that you most likely don’t have halitosis, but also that preventing it is very simple. Don’t go running for those advanced bad breath treatments just yet!

The most basic way to know if you have halitosis is to find a confidant who will be honest with you and asking them their opinion on your breath. A good confidant would either be someone in your family or a medical professional. Sometimes people are convinced they need bad breath treatments because of bad taste in their mouth, but that is not a very good indicator of your breath’s odor. It has also been suggested that by licking the back of your hand and letting the saliva dry, then smelling it, you can tell if your breath is bad or not. Dried saliva on skin almost always smells bad, so don’t put any stock in that idea.

The most frequent cause of halitosis is the build-up of material on the back of the tongue.  Therefore, if you are paranoid about your breath you should be sure to brush the back of your tongue gently twice a day with a tongue brush or scraper (not a toothbrush). This is the most basic of bad breath treatments and also probably the most effective. By adding tongue brushing to your daily routine, as well as utilizing general good dental hygiene, you can not only prevent halitosis from occurring but also maintain your oral health. 

A little paranoia can be useful when harnessed for good purposes, such as taking better care of your teeth. Practicing tongue brushing and general good oral hygiene should be enough to prevent halitosis, but if these practices are not enough for you, then you should seek out medical help. If the doctor tells you there is no problem but you still believe you have halitosis, than you may suffer from halitophobia. If that is the case, you should seek counseling, as even the most advanced bad breath treatments won’t be able to help you.

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  1. I had disgusting breath for years. I had no friends and even family keep me at a distance. I was flossing brushing and rinsing everyday but still had bad breath. I spent thousands on all kinds of products claiming to stop bad breath but still had bad breath. I came across a site called OralTech Labs and it gave me my first insight into my problem. After I did all the advice in the eBook it identified Post Nasal Drip as the primary issue with eating and cleaning as the oral problem. So I was happily surprised when my brother asked the following week why my breath didn’t smell any more, I told him what I’d done he’s like thank god for that book! OralTech Labs. Now 6 months later I have my first girlfriend and worked up enough courage to tell her about what I was like just 1 year ago. She said I smelt better than any other boyfriend she’d had. Music to my ears! Thanks OralTech Labs!

  2. Alexs glad u got cured.I had a sinus infection that made my breath STINK with out my mouth being open.Now i suffer from HALITOPHOBIA.My friends say my breath doesnt stink but when Iam around other i get looks like my breath stinks. So what did the book recomend for your nasal drip?

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