Kunskap om och upplevelse av halitosis samt klinisk mätning av svavelhaltiga gaser bland gymnasieelever

  • Kaveh Bordbar

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    The aim of this study is to examine the knowledge and experience of the bad breath among high school students in Kristianstad. A further objective was to measure the amount of VSC (Volatile Sulfur Compounds) among those who perceive themselves to have a bad breath. A questionnaire with 21 closed questions was distributed to 120 high school students from Kristianstad municipality who were between the ages of 17-20. The results of this study revealed that most of the students had good knowledge of halitosis. The majority of all participants thought it was important to smell fresh in the mouth and also experienced most of their breath as very good or good. Only a few felt that they had bad breath. However, these persons did think their breath affect their everyday life. Furthermore, they have never felt embarrassed or caught in embarrassing situations due to their breath. The results from the clinical examination was carried out on 8 of the 120 students and was designed to measure the amount of sulphurous gases in the oral cavity which revealed that the average values that emerged in the examination below is the limited values for having a poor breath.

    Date of Award2010-Sept-15
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorPia Andersson (Supervisor) & Stefan Renvert (Examiner)

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Dentistry (30216)
    • Medical and Health Sciences (3)


    • bad breath
    • foetor ex ore
    • halitosis
    • high school students
    • oral malodour
    • young.

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