In recent years it has become increasingly evident that bad breath is usually amenable to treatment once the
causal factors are known. Often, people who are worried about bad breath are very poor at trying to assess how bad the problem is. Some worry needlessly. At the same time, many others (including some dentists!) may suffer from bad breath
without being aware of it themselves. As a result, millions of people with bad breath go untreated, while others build up exaggerated fears about breath odour, even though they might have very little or none at all.
The best way to judge whether one has bad breath is to seek the objective input of a “confidant” – a close adult friend or family member.