Volume 3, Issue 2 (Summer 1999)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 1999, 3(2): 37-42 | Back to browse issues page

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Background: Halitosis is a problem that could potentialy result in diseases such as depression and isolation. Objective: To evaluate the peidemiology of halitosis and factors which cause this disease. Methods: In a cross-sectional study a questionaire was given to 200 students aged 15-18. They were also visited by the physicians. The data was then analyzed by SPSS program. Findings: In this study 19% of boys and 20% of girls complained of halitosis. The factors which caused halitosis in these children are : Presence of criflio tonsils , infectious sinositis, dry mouth, hunger , gum problems and etc. Conclusion: The results indicated that the main factors which caused halitosis are the presence of criflio tonsils and infectious sinositis.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Infectious Disease