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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 65-71

Oral malodour: A systemic review


1 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College, Golpura, Barwala, Panchkula, Haryana, India
2 Professor, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College, Golpura, Barwala, Panchkula, Haryana, India
3 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College, Golpura, Barwala, Panchkula, Haryana, India

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Mohit Bansal
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College, Golpura, Barwala, Panchkula, Haryana
India
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Oral health is an integral part of general health. There are a number of diseases of the oral cavity which affects the oral health. Oral malodour also reflects the condition of the oral cavity. It is associated with a number of factors, conditions and diseases. Periodontal diseases commonly results in bad breath. Oral malodour is an important sign and symptom while it is usually due to benign disorders it may be the first manifestation of a serious or even fatal disease. Therefore, a proper diagnosis and determination of the etiology of oral malodour is important for its proper treatment. Hereby, the knowledge regarding malodour is of high public health importance.


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