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SUMMARY:  This article reviews the biological and psychological bases of patients' complaints of bad breath and describes a clinical protocol for evaluation and treatment of these complaints. Adherence to this protocol resulted in a 99% success rate in eliminating bad breath.

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SUMMARY:  Aseptrol deodorizing tablets release chlorine dioxide when dissolved in water. Chlorine dioxide has demonstrated its ability for odor and bacterial control, as well as for disinfection, sanitization, and oxidizing pollutants. Mold, mildew, food odors, tobacco smoke, and pet odors are among the odor producing compounds that are easily oxidized by Aseptrol deodorizing products.

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SUMMARY:  Halitosis is attributed to malodorous volatile sulphur compounds (VSC). This study assesses the relative effectiveness of six oral care products in reducing these malodorous VSCs.

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SUMMARY:  Bad breath typically originates in the mouth, often from the back of the tongue. Nasal problems also can cause bad breath. In most cases, good professional oral care combined with a daily regimen of oral hygiene including teeth cleaning, deep tongue cleaning, and optimal use of an effective mouthrinse will lead to improvement. This article discusses common causes of bad breath and methods to determine the extent of the problem.

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SUMMARY:  The purpose of this study was to examine the bad breath preventing capabilities of oxidizing lozenges compared to breath mints and chewing gum. The results show that only the oxidizing lozenges significantly reduced tongue malodor, whereas the breath mints and chewing gum did not reduce bad breath.

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SUMMARY:  Twenty-five subjects suffering with bad breath were treated with TheraBreath brand stabilized chlorine dioxide mouthwash, toothgel, and spray. Their progress was monitored and the results showed that following the use of the products: (1) the level of volatile sulphur compounds significantly decreased, (2) there was a statistical decrease in halimeter readings showing the oxygenating effects which reduced the VSC's, and (3) patient saliva readings showed beneficial effects.

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SUMMARY:  The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of tongue scraping and flossing on morning breath. At the conclusion of the study, the results indicate that tongue scraping appears to be the most important hygienic procedure to reduce morning bad breath.

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SUMMARY:  There has been a vigorous search for many years for chemical agents that could reduce or prevent plaque and thus reduce oral disease. This article presents different agents such as antiseptic agents, compounds, extracts, and enzymes that affect gingivitis.

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SUMMARY:  This brief article explains the causes behind bad breath such as certain foods, prescription medication, smoking, alcohol, a coating on the tongue, decaying food particles around the teeth and gums, periodontal disease, and even dry mouth. The article also gives tips for controlling bad breath such as regular dentist office visits and oral hygiene products.

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SUMMARY:  Oral rinses are increasingly becoming an important treatment option for halitosis. This article reviews potential causes and detection methods of halitosis along with bacterial, microbiological, and biochemical processes involved. In addition, available literature on clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of different types of oral rinses used in reducing plaque and gingivitis and treating halitosis is given. Such halitosis fighting ingredients as zinc, chlorhexidine, and chlorine dioxide are discussed.



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