The Effects Of Previous Statements Of The Halitosis And The Genesis Of Malodour

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Is there any better way to define and classify halitosis? HUANG,WEI-TE

Although halitosis is a generally recognised social problem, there is no consensus on the definition and classification of it(1).This embarrassment leads to psychologic stress with repulsive impression and hinders a pleasant communication ,which are the situations that most people struggle to avoid. The genesis of malodour may stem from oral cavity itself or from extraoral sources(2), and the managements varies with the causative factors.If the problem is bad oral hygiene, the treatment will be oral hygiene instruction or periodontal treatment. When system disease is the cause, the dentist may refer to physician for further control. Moreover, some organic function insufficiencies may be noticed, if they are the origins. Since there are different sources of halitosis that lead to different managements (3), finding a way to define and classify the ailment properly and clearly to provide a suitable guideline for the diagnosis is a necessity.

In this article, we discuss several defects of previous statements of the halitosis and the new definition with classification which was published by M. Aydin and C. N. Harvey lately in July 2014 to analyze whether they put forward a better method.

Amongst most patients with persistent…
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