Bad breath is often complained of by the patient in the Hospital Dentistry UGM (Dental Hospital School of Dental Medicine UGM). There are many causes of bad breath include: a gram-negative facultative aeraob’s hidden behind the tongue, tonsils (tonsillitis), Respiratory Tract Infection above, Pneumonia, Gastric disorders in systemic diseases such as diabetes and Millitus.
The remark was made Director of the Hospital Dentistry UGM Syaify Ahmad told a press conference on National Dental Health Month (BKGN) 2012 organized cooperation with PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk Indonesian Dentists Association and the Association of Indonesia Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry UGM on Thursday (9/27) .
According Syaify, the back of the tongue into a comfortable favorite place to live an aerobic facultative gram. A third of the tongue to the back of the back into a comfortable bacteria. It is the source of bad breath.
“If we eat meat and other animal protein remaining in the mouth will produce substances that make bad breath include: methyl mercaptane, volatile sulfur Coumpound. Therefore, in addition to a toothbrush, tongue brush is also important to be done so that the dirt that settles on the tongue can be cleaned up.
Further Saify revealed ahead of dentistry not only deals with matters relating to dental pain, but rather on the need to socialize and interact. The problem of bad breath is also one of the things that bothers socialization.
Because it next year at the Hospital clinic setting helitosis which is the first in Yogyakarta and Central Java. The clinic is able to detect compounds that cause bad breath by using chroma oral appliance.
“Due to the problem of bad breath is a problem below the surface. When in fact people have the problem of bad breath is quite a lot, but the shy and rarely revealed. So that is in need of privacy helitosis clinic, a special room and specialty physicians,” he said.
In another part of the Dean of Faculty of Dentistry UGM Iwa Sutardjo Rus Sudarso said BKGN 2012 at the Faculty of Dentistry UGM held 27 to 29 September 2012 and there are 250 dentists and 200 dental students who are actively involved in dental health care services.