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Bad Breath (Halitosis) (cont.)

Exams and Tests

  • A complete medical and dental history should be taken. The patient will be asked about their bad breath problem, dietary habits, tobacco use, medications, medical conditions and family history.

  • A dentist will examine the patient's mouth. X-rays may be taken, and periodontal charting may be done to determine if the odor is due to gum disease.

  • A Halometer measures volatile sulfur compounds in the breath and may be used.
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