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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Bad Breath (Halitosis)

The easy cases of bad breath can be fixed by brushing and flossing. Drink lots of water. Use mouthwash and remember to brush your tongue too. But there are other things that can cause bad breath. Smoking is an obvious culprit. Foo...

ods like garlic and onions can cause bad breath long after you brush them out of your mouth. Dry mouth can cause bad breath, drinking plenty of water helps, as does chewing gum. Some illnesses and medicines may also cause bad breath, and plaque or tartar on teeth and gum disease may also contribute.

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