The relationship between the presence of periodontopathogenic bacteria in saliva and halitosis.

@article{Awano2002TheRB,
  title={The relationship between the presence of periodontopathogenic bacteria in saliva and halitosis.},
  author={Shuji Awano and Kenjiro Gohara and Eriko Kurihara and Toshihiro Ansai and Tadamichi Takehara},
  journal={International dental journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={52 Suppl 3},
  pages={212-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between the presence of periodontal pathogenic bacteria in saliva and halitosis in mouth air. DESIGN Cross-sectional microbiological and clinical oral examination of adult patients. SUBJECTS 101 adult patients (25 males, 76 females) who attended the Preventive Dentistry and Breath Odour Clinic of Kyushu Dental College. Their average age was 50.0+/-13.5 years old (mean +/- SD). SETTING The subjects were classified into three groups: halitosis subjects… CONTINUE READING

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