Association between oral malodor and adult periodontitis: a review.

  title={Association between oral malodor and adult periodontitis: a review.},
  author={Manabu Morita and H L Wang},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  volume={28 9},
BACKGROUND Bad breath has a significant impact on our daily social life to those who suffer from it. The majority of bad breath originates within the oral cavity. However, it is also possible that it can come from other sources such as gastric-intestine imbalance. The term "oral malodor" is used to describe a foul or offensive odor emanating from the oral cavity, in which proteolysis, metabolic products of the desquamating cell, and bacterial putrefaction are involved. Recent evidence has… CONTINUE READING