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What is a Halimeter?

A Halimeter is a clinical instrument used by dentists to diagnose and treat chronic halitosis (bad breath). The Halimeter can detect the different types and levels of compounds (odorous gases) that cause most bad breath. This allows your dentist find out where your bad breath comes from (for example, your tongue, the back of your throat, or elsewhere), decide what the best treatment is, and monitor the treatment to see if it's working.

The Halimeter measures levels of volatile sulfur compounds, the agents primarily responsible for halitosis, and periodontal disease.

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