Diagnostic Tests To Assess A Persons Oral Malodor Capacity And Potential For Developing Periodontitis

Abstract

Oral malodor and periodontitis are common problems affecting a large percentage of the population. The present invention provides a method of assessing an individual's oral malodor producing capacity and potential for developing periodontitis. In particular, the present invention is directed to identifying those individuals prone to oral malodor and periodontitis by measuring the formation of volatile sulfur compounds (VSC) and reduction in Eh following a challenge with cysteine or cystine. A method of assessing the effectiveness of a dental therapeutic or device to treat oral malodor and/or periodontitis is also provided by this invention.


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  • Publication: Nov 10, 1998
  • Application: Nov 14, 1996
    US US 74675496 A
  • Priority: Nov 14, 1996
    US US 74675496 A

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