Relationship Between Sulcular Sulfide Level and Oral Malodor in Subjects with Periodontal Disease
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Manabu Morita, Hom-Lay Wang
Journal of Clinical Periodontology
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As a result of this study of 81 participants, it was determined that the volume of tongue coating, extent of periodontal disease, pocket depth levels in the gums, and a scraping score of the tongue were significantly associated with bad breath. Specifically, the amount of coating on the tongue and the percent of sites on the gums that bleed during probing were positively connected to bad breath.