Halitosis or bad breath is a problem that affects many people and its source is generally found in the oral cavity (intra-oral halitosis). Bacteria in the oral cavity produce volatile sulphur compounds such as hydrogen sulphide and methyl mercaptan that not only emit an unpleasant odour, but may also have toxic effects on the periodontal tissues. Good oral hygiene, a healthy periodontium and healthy teeth are the basis for the prevention of intra-oral halitosis and dentists and dental hygienists therefore play an essential role in its prevention.
T.M.H. de Jong
|Rubriek||Onderzoek en wetenschap|
|Publicatiedatum||7 juli 2017|
|Editie||Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd - Jaargang 124 - editie 7-8 - juli en augustus 2017; 365-368|