Symptoms of halitosis are typically manifested in social situations. People backing away when you’re talking to them, or repositioning themselves beside you instead of in front, are good cues. Loved ones not interested in kissing or being as intimate can also be a cue.
Sufferers are not able to smell their own breath (even when it’s very bad). Licking the back of your hand, letting it dry, and smelling it, sometimes works. The best way to learn if you have bad breath is to ask a close friend or family member to tell you.
Bad breath itself may be a symptom of dry mouth. Dry mouth has many causes, including prescription or non-prescription medications.
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