Modelling oral malodour from a tongue biofilm.

  title={Modelling oral malodour from a tongue biofilm.},
  author={J{\"o}rg Hess and John Greenman and John Duffield},
  journal={Journal of breath research},
  volume={2 1},
A new model about the genesis of malodour emanating from the tongue is introduced. A new approach uses mathematical formulae to combine existing empirical knowledge and bring it into context. The resulting description of halitosis includes the three-dimensional structure of the tongue dorsum surface as the substratum, and the transfer of oxygen and metabolites based on a four-dimensional partial differential equation solved by finite element analysis. The transport mechanisms of diffusion, flow… CONTINUE READING