HALITOSIS – A Social Malady

Kukkamalla, Meena Anand and Cornelio, Sonali Maria and Bhat, Mahalinga K and Avadhani, Meera and Goyal, Ruchika (2014) HALITOSIS – A Social Malady. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences, 13 (5). pp. 55-61. ISSN 2279-0853

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Abstract

Halitosis is a common and universal affliction suffered by many people irrespective of age, sex, and social status.Halitosis is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for seeking dental aid, following tooth decay and periodontal disease. It is one of the biggest proscriptions in the society. Halitosis may be an important factor in social communication therefore; it may be the origin of concern not only for a possible health condition but also for frequent psychological alterations leading to social and personal isolation. Causes of halitosis include certain foods, poor oral health care, dry mouth, deep carious lesions, periodontal disease, oral infections, peri-implant disease, pericoronitis, mucosal ulcerations, tongue coating, tobacco products and medical conditions. The present review was to describe the etiological factors, and the therapeutic approaches related to halitosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Halitosis; Tongue coating; Volatile Sulphur compounds; Halimeter; Triclosan
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Periodontology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 09:42
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2016 09:50
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144246

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