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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 5
First page : ( 2127) Last page : ( 2130)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00394.3

Fetor oris-A review on classification and management

Priyah K. Siva1, Sheeba Sherlyn2,*, Ganapathy Dhanraj3

1Graduate Student, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai

2Tutor, Department of General Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai

3Professor and Head of the Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: sherlynsheeba@gmail.com

Online published on 21 August, 2018.


Fetor oris or halitosis is an offensive or disagreeable odour that emanates from the mouth. Several etiological factors can contribute to this phenomenon with microbial factors being the most predominant entity. Microbial putrefaction of food debris, cells, saliva, blood leads to production of volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) that cause bad breath. Understanding the different types and etiology of halitosis helps in providing better health care to patients burdened with bad breath. The treatment methods include mechanical and chemical reduction of microorganisms and other non-oral methods.



Halitosis, Fetor oris, volatile sulphur compounds, malodour, microbes.


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