|Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal|
March, 2005, Vol. 7, No. 1
© 2005 Stomatologija
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Halitosis Manifestation and Prevention Means for Patients with Fixed Teeth Dentures
Guntis Zigurs, Aldis Vidzis, Anda Brinkmane
The objective of this research is to analyse the causal relationship between construction of fixed bridge dentures and the intensity of halitosis manifestations, as well as to establish basic hygiene requirements for construction of fixed dentures which would completely exclude retention of food particles and avoid bad breath. 48 patients (36 men and 12 women), who use fixed dentures for 2 10 years, have been involved in this research. 26 patients wore fixed bridge dentures made of punched tooth crowns, the other 22 patients wore cast fixed dentures. The obtained measurements of halitosis magnitude point to the close connection between bad breath and the construction of fixed dentures. Fixed dentures with tooth crown laps, saddle intermediate parts, as well as denture constructions, which impede complex of mouth hygiene measures, cause bad breath. In this research, the condition of patients’ teeth, periodontium, and oral cavity hygiene have been evaluated as satisfactory; the tongue is not perceptebly coated, and patients etiologically have not experienced problems caused by respiratorial or gastrointestinal diseases. The examined patients have not complained of xerostomia problems.
In conclusion, it should be admitted that fixed dentures, which make difficult or even completely impede the complex of oral cavity hygiene measures, intensify the development of halitosis.
Key words: halitosis and fixed dentures.
Received: 02 12 2004
Accepted for publishing: 20 03 2005
*Faculty of Dentistry, Riga Stradins University
Guntis Zigurs* - D.D.S., Lecturer at Department of Prosthodontics.
Aldis Vidzis* - D.D.S., Dr.med., Department of Prosthodontics.
Anda Brinkmane* - D.D.S., Dr.med., associate professor at Department of Therapeutical Stomatology.
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