The impact of periodontal therapy and the adjunctive effect of antiseptics on breath odor-related outcome variables: a double-blind randomized study.

@article{Quirynen2005TheIO,
  title={The impact of periodontal therapy and the adjunctive effect of antiseptics on breath odor-related outcome variables: a double-blind randomized study.},
  author={Marc Quirynen and Hong Zhao and Catherine Soers and Christel Dekeyser and Martine Pauwels and Wim Coucke and Daniel van Steenberghe},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2005},
  volume={76 5},
  pages={705-12}
}
BACKGROUND Bad breath is often caused by periodontitis and/or tongue coating. This study followed the impact of initial periodontal therapy on several halitosis-related outcome variables over a 6-month period. Organoleptic ratings are often uncomfortable for the patient and have several disadvantages. They are, for instance, influenced by external parameters (e.g., food intake and cosmetics) and need to be calibrated among researchers worldwide. A second aim was to evaluate the reliability of… CONTINUE READING

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