Pseudohalitosis

  • The situation of pseudohalitosis patients usually improves after thoroughly informing the patients of the non-existence of their oral malodour.
  • Patients with pseudohalitosis usually accept the fact that their bad breath is neither provable instrumentally nor subjectively by others.
  • Instrumental measurements appear to be the most convincing tool.
  • Hence, clarifying the situation is relatively easy, and usually no further treatment is necessary.
Knowledge is therapy: Patients with pseudohalitosis can be convinced of imagined halitosis by instrumental breath analysis.