2011
DOI: 10.1590/s1807-59322011000600003
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Association between halitosis and mouth breathing in children

Abstract: OBJECTIVE:To determine whether there is a correlation between halitosis and mouth breathing in children.STUDY DESIGN:Fifty-five children between 3 and 14 years of age were divided into two groups (nasal and mouth breathing) for the assessment of halitosis. A descriptive analysis was conducted on the degree of halitosis in each group. The chi-square test was used for comparison between groups, with a 5% level of significance.RESULTS:There was a significantly greater number of boys with the mouth-breathing patte… Show more

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“…et al 137 determined whether there was any correlation between halitosis and mouth breathing among 55 children between 3 and 14 years of age, divided into two groups (nasal and mouth breathing). Perinetti et al 138 investigated whether malocclusion traits correlated with body posture alterations among 122 young subjects, in order to determine possible clinical applications.…”
Section: A R T I G O R E T R a T A D Omentioning
confidence: 99%
“…et al 137 determined whether there was any correlation between halitosis and mouth breathing among 55 children between 3 and 14 years of age, divided into two groups (nasal and mouth breathing). Perinetti et al 138 investigated whether malocclusion traits correlated with body posture alterations among 122 young subjects, in order to determine possible clinical applications.…”
Section: A R T I G O R E T R a T A D Omentioning
confidence: 99%
“…They are also devoid of the subjectivity and influence of other factors like age, gender, time of day, etc., which are the drawbacks of organoleptic method [26][27][28]. Few studies reported in the literature, till this date, have used Breath alert as an assessment tool for oral malodour [9,29,30].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The authors found a statistically significant association between halitosis and mouth breathing (8).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 89%