The Relationship Between the Presence of Periodontopathogenic Bacteria in Saliva and Halitosis
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S. Awano, K. Gohara, E. Kurihara, T. Ansai, T. Takehara
International Dental Journal
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The purpose of this study was to test 101 adult patients and evaluate the association between the presence of periodontal pathogenic bacteria in saliva and halitosis in mouth air. The study concludes that the presence of three different bacteria strains were found within the mouth air of patients influenced the production of bad breath causing volatile sulfur compounds. It was also found that in patients with periodontitis, there were intense levels of VSC.