International Journal of Orthodontic Rehabilitation

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 134--137

Effects of orthodontic therapy on halitosis


Nithin Varghese Joy, Pratham Pai, H Jyothikiran, N Raghunath 
 Department of Orthodontics, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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Nithin Varghese Joy
Department of Orthodontics, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore, Karnataka
India

Halitosis denotes the offensive odor of breath. The condition frequently causes embarrassment, may affect interpersonal social communication, and has also become an important market for pharmacological and cosmetic industries. A recent study reveals a prevalence rate of 21.7%–35.3% for halitosis among Indian dental students. The effect of orthodontic treatment, be it fixed or removable appliance therapy on the rate of halitosis is substantial. This article is an attempt to throw light on the various determinants of halitosis during orthodontic therapy and also presents few tips for better breath during the same.


How to cite this article:
Joy NV, Pai P, Jyothikiran H, Raghunath N. Effects of orthodontic therapy on halitosis.Int J Orthod Rehabil 2019;10:134-137


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Joy NV, Pai P, Jyothikiran H, Raghunath N. Effects of orthodontic therapy on halitosis. Int J Orthod Rehabil [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 19 ];10:134-137
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