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Bad Breath

Bad Breath / Halitosis

Brief description

  • Perception of a bad odour / smell from the mouth

Common causes

  • Oral diseases/ presence of a tongue coat
  • Respiratory disorders/ metabolic disorders/ gastrointestinal disorders/ intake of drugs


  • Self assessment tests/ organoleptic measurement

Line of Management

  • Reduction of microbial load- reduce tongue coat.
  • Brush, rinse and floss, treat periodontal disease
  • Medical consultation to treat the underlying systemic cause

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