Prevalence of oral malodor and the relationship with habitual mouth breathing in children
1Department of Oral Health Science, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Dental Medicine, Sapporo, Japan
2Department of Oral Functional Science, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Dental Medicine, Sapporo, Japan
DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.28.4.xp213r6534322m58 Vol.28,Issue 4,October 2004 pp.285-288
Published: 01 October 2004
The prevalence of oral malodor and association of habitual mouth breathing with oral malodor were
investigated in children residing in rural areas. One hundred and nineteen children participated in this
study. A sulfide monitor and organoleptic method were used to evaluate oral malodor. About 8% of
children had a sulfide level in mouth air above the socially acceptable limit (75 ppb). Habitual mouth
breathing was a factor contributing to oral malodor. Oral malodor was not significantly correlated
with plaque index, history of caries or frequency of toothbrushing.
Takashi Kanehira,Junji Takehara,Dairo Takahashi,Okahito Honda,Manabu Morita. Prevalence of oral malodor and the relationship with habitual mouth breathing in children. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2004. 28(4);285-288.
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