Halitosis: A mirror of systemic and oral health

  title={Halitosis: A mirror of systemic and oral health},
  author={Anupama S Rao and Vijaya Kumar},
  journal={IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences},
Halitosis is known as unpleasant oral odor affecting large proportion of population and may be the cause of a significant social and psychological handicap. People who are not aware of their bad breath may encounter romantic, social and professional rejection without knowing the reason. 85% cases of halitosis originate from microbial putrefaction within the oral cavity itself. Modern analytical and microbiological techniques permit diagnosis of halitosis. Management of oral malodor is directed… Expand
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