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Avances en Odontoestomatología

On-line version ISSN 2340-3152Print version ISSN 0213-1285


MONFORT CODINACH, M.  and  JANE SALAS, E.. Halitosis: diagnosis and treatment. Av Odontoestomatol [online]. 2014, vol.30, n.3, pp.155-160. ISSN 2340-3152.

Introduction: Due to the many factors that can cause or aggravate halitosis, and considering that treatment depends on it, it is essential to make a detailed diagnosis to identify each and every one of them. Diagnosis: Is essential to do an etiological diagnosis. Therefore we must pay attention to the anamnesis to rule out the few chances of a systemic cause, ask the patient about different aspects of halitosis, looking at the psychological aspects of the disease, a thorough oral examination and complementary tests. Conclusions: It is basic the correct etiological diagnosis to successful treatment. For this, mechanical plaque control is necessary but not enough, considering the possible adverse effects of chemical agents by the long duration of treatment.

Keywords : Halitosis; volatile sulfur compounds; diagnosis; treatment.

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