The Relationship Between Oral Malodor, Gingivitis, and Periodontitis: A Review
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Perry A. Ratcliffk, Paul W. Johnson
Journal of Clinical Periodontology
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Volatile sulfur compounds (VSC) are a family of gases that are primarily responsible for halitosis. An increasing volume of evidence is demonstrating that VSC may play a role in creating inflammatory conditions such as periodontitis. This article reviews the data that emphasizes the importance of VSC in the transition of healthy tissues to gingivitis and then to periodontitis.