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malodor

[mal′ōd·ər]
(physiology)
A bad or foul odor.
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Oral malodour not only marks the sign of poorly maintained oral hygiene, but is also considered a social taboo, causing social and psychological handicap to those suffering from it.
Objective of this study was to evaluate self-perception of oral malodour by undergraduate male and female students studying in different dental colleges and institutes of Karachi and its impact on their social relations.
The social distance to a person suffering from halitosis determined people's likelihood to draw this person's attention to his breath malodour as stated by Dejongh et al.
However, in approximately 80-90% of all cases it is caused by oral conditions, defined as oral malodour.
Oral malodour results from tongue coating, periodontal disease, peri-implant disease, deep carious lesions, exposed necrotic tooth pulps, pericoronitis, mucosal ulcerations, healing (mucosal) wounds, impacted food or debris, imperfect dental restorations, unclean dentures, and factors causing decreased salivary flow rate.
Effect of tongue cleansing on morning oral malodour in periodontally healthy individuals.
Trimethylaminuria (fish-odour syndrome) and oral malodour.
The application rate for the countervailant is dictated by the intensity of the malodour - the proper rate establishes an equilibrium between malodour and additive.
Oral conditions like acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG), severe periodontitis, dry socket, ulcers and other oral diseases are most likely to cause oral malodour.
They examined 260 patients and reported that 87% of the patients had halitosis which were of oral origin, 8% of them had malodour which originated from ears, nose and throat whereas in 5% of the patients etiology was unknown.