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Diet and halitosis

Porter, SR; (2011) Diet and halitosis. CURR OPIN CLIN NUTR , 14 (5) 463 - 468. 10.1097/MCO.0b013e328348c054.

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Abstract

Purpose of reviewThe present article reviews the current knowledge of halitosis with particular emphasis upon the interplay of diet and disease of the gastrointestinal tract upon oral malodour.Recent findingsTransient-altered breath smell usually reflects the effects of foodstuffs, whereas longstanding halitosis is almost always because of oral disease such as gingivitis or periodontitis. There is, however, increasing evidence that upper gastrointestinal tract disease may give rise to halitosis and that extracts of foodstuffs may be future therapeutic agents for the treatment of halitosis derived from the mouth or upper gastrointestinal tract.SummaryThere is some interplay between the halitosis and the gastrointestinal tract, and it is possible that the therapy of halitosis may be aided by investigations of the effects of foodstuffs upon bacteria that give rise to volatile sulphur compounds.

Type:Article
Title:Diet and halitosis
DOI:10.1097/MCO.0b013e328348c054
Keywords:diet, halitosis, oral malodour, ORAL MALODOR, ASSOCIATION, DISEASE, BREATH, TRIAL, POPULATION, BACTERIA, HEALTH
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute

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