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Oral malodor is a common condition. In most cases this condition results from the proteolytic activity of anaerobic oral bacteria. These bacteria produce volatile sulfide compounds which are fowl smelling and are felt during exhalation and speech. the aim of the present study is to examine a simple method of detecting these bacteria in samples taken from the oral cavity of oral malodor patients.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 45 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
oral malodor patients
smokers, users of antibiotic one month prior to study