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Halitosis: Discover the Cause and Say No to It !!!! - An overview

  title={Halitosis: Discover the Cause and Say No to It !!!! - An overview},
  author={K Venkata Swathi Krishna and Shantala Arunkumar and Jambulingam Arunkumar and G. K. Shakuntala and Subramanyam Koti},
  journal={International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences},
Halitosis or bad breath is a common problem in humans, because of its individual nature this condition can cause social humiliation, emotional and psychological anguish leading to a lack of self-esteem, self-image, and self-confidence. Many patients complaining of halitosis have actual malodor of various causes, whereas others have almost no malodor. It has been suggested that halitosis is a symptom associated with systemic, somatic, emotional status and psychologic disorders. Oral malodor is… Expand


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