The Effects of Oral Rinses on Halitosis
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Sushma Nachnani, BS, MS
California Dental Association Journal
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Oral rinses are increasingly becoming an important treatment option for halitosis. This article reviews potential causes and detection methods of halitosis along with bacterial, microbiological, and biochemical processes involved. In addition, available literature on clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of different types of oral rinses used in reducing plaque and gingivitis and treating halitosis is given. Such halitosis fighting ingredients as zinc, chlorhexidine, and chlorine dioxide are discussed.