Reduction of Anaerobes in Tongue Plaque through the Therapy of Physiological Oral Malodor
Kinya HIGUCHI（１）, Shun-ichi HONDA（２）
（１）Higuchi Dental Clinic, （２）Honda Dental Clinic Med.
Although the physiologic oral malodor is generally milder than the pathologic
malodor, the patients who suffer from the physiologic are bothered more
seriously and privately than the other. It is thought that the anaerobes
activity in the tongue plague plays major role in the physiologic malodor
which the patients sense by themselves. And the reduction of oro-physiological
function leads to this raising of their activity. It has scarcely been
reported how oral anaerobes vary their activity before and after the therapy
of oral malodor.We studied the quantitative change of anaerobe activity
before and after the therapy of physiologic oral malodor by measuring the
95 patients were studied who chiefly complain about oral malodor
as physiologic malodor not pathologic malodor. They visited to Higuchi
Dental Clinic from September 2006 to August 2008.
We treated them with three ways. The first is to control over oral anaerobes.
The second is to harmonize the systemic function related ordinary habit
and recovery of oro-physiological function. The last is management of anxiety
against the oral malodor.
Oral malodor associated examinations were performed three times: at their
first visit, there weeks later and six weeks later. The organoleptic method
and BB checker were utilized to measure oral malodor. The saliva was examined
with CAT 21 and Check Buff. Anaerobes were examined with BANA perio.
[Results and conclusions]
- Through the series of therapy oral malodor was observed to significantly
reduce either by sensory method or by BB checker. In salivary tests, it
was observed the increasing of static salivary flow and the decreasing
of precipitation. Tongue plaque was observed to tend to reduce and anaerobes
also observed to reduce quantitatively.
- Above all, following improvements of aerobic circumstances and salivary
conditions, physiological oral malodor was reduced. Therefore these methods
- Additionally, BANA test utilizing BANA hydrolysis is useful to measure
the effects of the therapy.
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