Volatile Sulfur Compounds in Mouth Air from Clinically Healthy Subjects and Patients with Periodontal Disease.
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Chlorine Dioxide is beneficial to periodontal (gum) health
K. Yaegaki, K. Sanada
Journal of Periodontal Research
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Patients with periodontal disease frequently suffer from bad breath, which is caused by volatile sulfur compounds (VSC's). The highest concentration of bad breath causing bacteria occurred in the deepest pockets of the gums. This study also found that in addition to pockets inside the gums, a coating on the tongue has an important role in bad breath production. Patients with periodontal disease had a higher amount of tongue coating as well.