Awareness of halitosis among the general population

Shreya Kothari and Gayatri R.Devi

Halitosis or oral malodor is an unpleasant breath emitted from a person's mouth which may be originate from oral or non-oral sources. The aim of the study is to assess the knowledge and create awareness among the general population and analyzing the results on the basis of gender and age. An online survey was conducted which had got 125 responses where 76 were females and 49 males of different age groups with a self administrated questionnaire. The age group 18-30 and females were more vulnerable to halitosis and various oral diseases in the long run in spite of they being more aware of this. The people above 45 years of age are less prone and aware of halitosis.Everyone should inculcate good oral hygiene practices to have an improvement in their quality of life and prevent such problems.

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