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Oral Malodor producing bacteria in tongue biofilm

Ahmed, Junaid and Shenoy, Nandita and *, Arjun T and Shenoy, Ashok K and Yadiyal, Muralidhara (2014) Oral Malodor producing bacteria in tongue biofilm. International Journal of Biomedical Research, 5 (5). pp. 349-350. ISSN 0976-9633

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Abstract

Tongue coating is one of the major reasons for oral malodour. The dorsum of the tongue is a large surface for oral accumulati on of microorganisms and debris which leads to putrefaction and release of volatile gases that causes malodour. Oral malodour level s in 52 subjects were assessed by gas chromatography and accordingly divided into two groups: an odour group and a no/low odour group. Tongue coati ngs were sampled and organisms were categorized. These results suggest that an increase in the number of H2S-producing bacteria in the tongue biofilm is responsible for oral malodour.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bacteria, Tongue coating, oral malodour
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pharmacology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2014 07:38
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 07:38
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139650

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