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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