HALITOSIS

Halitosis can be caused by oral disease, or by respiratory tract conditions such as sinusitis, tonsillitis, and bronchiectasis, but an estimated 40% of affected individuals have no underlying organic disease. A systematic review was conducted and aimed to answer the following clinical question: What are the effects of treatments in people with physiological halitosis?

The review presents information relating to the effectiveness and safety of the following interventions: artificial saliva; cleaning, brushing, or scraping the tongue; diet modification; regular or single use of mouthwash; sugar-free chewing gums; and zinc toothpastes.

TOPICS
Oral Health
YEAR
Not Available
AUTHORS
Scully C & Porter S
Scully C & Porter S
REF
Clin Evid (Online) pii:1305
Clin Evid (Online) pii:1305
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2907968/?tool=pubmed