Diversity of Bacterial Populations on the Tongue Dorsa of Patients with Halitosis and Healthy Patients
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CE Kazor, PM Mitchell, AM Lee, LN Stokes, WJ Loesche, FE Dewhirst, BJ Paster
Journal of Clinical Microbiology
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The purpose of this study was to compare the bacteria on the tongue of patients that were healthy to those that had halitosis. Through the study, it was discovered that the bacteria on the surface of the tongue of healthy patients was different from the bacteria found on the tongue of patients with halitosis.