The effect of fixed appliances on oral malodor from beginning of treatment till 1 year

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Sokucu O., Akpinar A., ÖZDEMİR H., Birlik M., ÇALIŞIR M.

BMC ORAL HEALTH, vol.16, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12903-016-0174-3
  • Journal Name: BMC ORAL HEALTH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Orthodontic appliances can enhance plaque accumulation, and this can cause gingival inflammation. Halitosis of oral origin is associated with microbial metabolism on the tongue and in the saliva, dental plaque, and the amount of volatile sulfide-containing compounds. This study used a Halimeter to investigate fixed orthodontic therapy-associated increases in the oral malodor over a year.