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Control of Oral Malodor Using a Dentifrice Containing Tocopherol Acetate, Calcium Phosphate Tribasic, and Dental Type Silica: A Clinical Study
Int J Clin Prev Dent 2017;13(4):203-208
Published online December 31, 2017;
© 2017 International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry.

Jee-Hyeon Shim1, Su-Kyung Jwa2

1Department of Dental Technician, Dangsan Oplant Dental Clinic, Seoul, 2Department of Dental Hygiene, Daegu Health College, Daegu, Korea
Correspondence to: Su-Kyung Jwa
Department of Dental Hygiene, Daegu Health College, 15 Yeongsong-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu 41453, Korea. 
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Received December 12, 2017; Revised December 19, 2017; Accepted December 21, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Objective: The aim of this study was to identity the effect of dentifrice including tocopherol acetate, calcium triphosphate and dental silica on lowering a halitosis.Methods: Thirty participants with moderate to heavy bad breath between 20 to 50 years employed the specific dentifrice for 4 weeks. Subjects brushed their teeth with the rolling methods three times per day for 3 minutes. Measurement of oral odor was performed at baseline, after 1 week, 2 weeks and 4 weeks.Results: The B & B checker Value (BBV) by using BB Checker was 72.41±21.26 BBV (baseline), 59.10±22.87 BBV (after 1 week), 58.41±28.84 BBV (after 2 weeks), 47.00±26.32 BBV (after 4 weeks), respectively, and bad breath was significantly reduced at every measurement (p<0.05). The amount of volatile sulfur compounds decreased at each measurement interval: 4.45±4.93 ng/10 ml (baseline), 2.80±2.44 ng/10 ml (after 1 week), 2.83±2.23 ng/10 ml (after 2 weeks), 2.05±1.18 ng/10 ml (after 4 weeks). There was a statistically significant decrease at 1 week, 2 weeks, and 4 weeks compared with baseline (p<0.05).Conclusion: The results of the present study supported the fact that the dentifrice including tocopherol acetate, calcium triphosphate and dental silica has a positive effect on lowering a halitosis.
Keywords : toothpastes, halitosis, dentifrices
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