This review of the efficacy of probiotics in reducing halitosis of dental origin, when compared to a placebo intervention included 8 RCTs. Only one of the study was considered to be at low risk of bias with the authos assessing the evidence as not suggestive of a convincing benefit for the use of probiotics for treatment outcomes of halitosis.[read the full story...]
Chlorine dioxide mouthwash for halitosis
This review investigating the efficacy of chlorine dioxide mouthwashes in patients with halitosis included 10 RCTs. The findings suggest a potential benefit in the short-term. However the included studies are hetrogeneous and all have some concerns regarding bias so additional high quality well reported studies are needed.[read the full story...]
Halitosis: What are the best methods of prevention and control?
44 RCTs were included in this Cochrane review assessing interventions for the prevention and control of halitosis. Only low to very-low cetrainty evidence was identified so conclusions regarding the superiority of any intervention could not be drawn.[read the full story...]
Halitosis: effect of periodontal treatment
Eight low quality studies were included in this review of the effect of scaling and root planing, professional tooth cleaning together with oral hygiene instructions on halitosis. All the studies demonstrated a positive effect but the findings need to be interpret cautiously.[read the full story...]
Bad breath: how common is it?
This review to assess the prevalence of halitosis in adults and adolescents included 13 studies providing an estimated prevalence of 31.8% (95%CI; 24.6–39.0%).[read the full story...]
Mouthwashes and toothpastes can improve oral malodour
This review identified 12 trials of mouthwashes and toothpastes for oral malodour. Those products with active ingredients reduced oral malodour but the overall quality of the available evidence was weak.[read the full story...]
Using a mouthwash may have a beneficial effect on bad breath
Halitosis is an unpleasant odour that emanates from the oral cavity and can be serious enough to cause personal embarrassment. The prevalence of halitosis (bad breath or oral malodour) has been reported to be in the order of 50% although this has been questioned. The majority of cases (86%) are considered to be as a [read the full story…]