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HOW TO HELP YOUR PATIENTS FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THEIR BREATH

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27 Jun 2019

Halita®, the first scientifically proven treatment to efficiently control halitosis, offers you the solution to your patients’ problem with bad breath. 

Halitosis usually causes lack of self-confidence and low self-esteem in those who suffer from it. Many times, these patients try to find a solution on their own or consult other physicians who are not specialists. 

DIAGNOSING HALITOSIS 

By following the guidelines below, a good differential diagnosis can be made at the clinic in order to establish proper treatment for each patient: 

1. Questionnaire on general health and habits 

This allows you to identify: 

* Health problems that affect the patient concerning the otorhinolaryngological area or the respiratory, digestive and renal tracts. 

* Medication taken by the patient. 

* Dietary habits: type of food, frequency, fluid intake, etc. 

2. Questionnaire on halitosis 

This is useful in order to get more detailed information on the problem: duration, evolution, pattern of occurrence during the day, and how it affects the patients. It also helps to assess how they became aware of the problem, how it affects them, and the implications it may have on their daily lives. 

3. Questionnaire and oral examination 

With the questionnaire, the daily oral hygiene habits of the patient come to light, and in the oral examination, their oral condition may be assessed by: 

* Searching for factors that may contribute to the retention of oral biofilm. 

* Evaluating the periodontal condition: presence or absence of inflammation, periodontal pockets, bleeding, etc. 

* Examining the dorsum of the tongue to detect the presence of tongue coating. 

4. Organoleptic testing 

The evaluation of bad breath is key both for research and for the diagnosis and treatment of halitosis. Detection is made with the human sense of smell. 

5. Other additional diagnostic techniques 

* Evaluation with gas sensors. There are several devices for the measurement of volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs). 

• Halimeter®: a portable sulfide monitor that shows correlation between gas chromatography and organoleptic testing, providing quantification of VSCs. 

• OralChroma®: gas chromatography-based device that allows precise measurements of the three most important VSCs and their concentrations. 

* Microbiological analysis. The association between microbiota on the tongue dorsum and halitosis has been clearly established. This analysis assesses the microbiota found in a sample taken from the back of the tongue. 

TREATMENT OF HALITOSIS 

Once oral halitosis has been diagnosed, treatment mainly aims to: 

1. Reduce the number of bacteria producing the malodour and reduce the subgingival niches where these bacteria reside. 

2. Reduce available protein substrates, especially on the dorsum of the tongue. 

3. Neutralise the volatilisation of these malodorous elements. To this end, an exhaustive daily hygiene regimen that includes tongue cleaning with specially formulated products like Halita® is essential. 

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