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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health