Halitosis: Much beyond oral malodor

Ongole, R and Shenoy , N (2010) Halitosis: Much beyond oral malodor. Kathmandu University Medical Journal, 8 (2). pp. 269-275.

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Oral malodor one of the most common complaints with which patients approaches us thinking it can be detrimental to his self-image and confi dence. Even though majority of oral malodor is of oral origin, there are multiple other systemic causes that have to be addressed while we diagnose and treat this condition. Most of these patients look up to oral care physicians for expert advice, it is critical for us to have the knowledge base and communication techniques to provide quality clinical assessment and implement effective intervention programs. This article reviews the various causes and the diagnostic modalities which will help us treat this multifaceted condition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Halitosis, Oral malodor, Systemic diseases, Diagnosis
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 06:18
Last Modified: 24 May 2012 06:18
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/76493

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