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March, 2005, Vol. 7, No. 1



Halitosis Manifestation and Prevention Means for Patients with Fixed Teeth Dentures
3 - 6

Clinical Effectiveness of the Twin Block Appliance in the Treatment of Class II Division 1 Malocclusion
7 - 10

Dental Treatment Needs in Lithuanian Adolescents
11 - 15

Mandibular Pubertal Growth Spurt Prediction. Part One: Method Based on the Hand-Wrist Radiographs
16 - 20

Factors Influencing the Removal of Posts
21 - 23

Oral Hygiene in Children with Type I Diabetes Mellitus
24 - 27

Critical Assessment of Temporomandibular Joint Clicking in Diagnosing Anterior Disc Displacement
28 - 30

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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.,, Department of Prosthodontics.

Anda Brinkmane* - D.D.S.,, associate professor at Department of Therapeutical Stomatology.

Address correspondence to dr.Guntis Zigurs, 20 Dzirciema Str., LV-1007 Riga, Latvia. E-mail: