Colutorios para el tratamiento de la halitosis intraoralactualización y puesta al día

  1. LaiQi Xiang Zou
  2. Rosa Rojo López 1
  3. Luz Herrera Ureña 2
  4. Gema Cidoncha Cabrerizo 2
  5. Juan Carlos Prados Frutos 3
  1. 1 Universidad Alfoso X el Sabio
  2. 2 Universidad Europea de Madrid

    Universidad Europea de Madrid

    Madrid, España


  3. 3 Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

    Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

    Madrid, España


Científica dental: Revista científica de formación continuada

ISSN: 1697-6398 1697-641X

Year of publication: 2022

Volume: 19

Issue: 1

Pages: 49-56

Type: Article

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Background: In today’s society, halitosis is a growing concern of patients, who demand therapeutic solutions from their professionals for the treatment of this multifactorial condition. Volatile sulfur compounds, mainly caused by gramnegative anaerobic bacteria of the oral microbiota, are the responsibles for the genesis of oral malodour. Objective: The objective of this article is to review and update the scientific evidence regarding the main active components of mouthrinses used for the treatment of intraoral halitosis. Material and method: To fulfill the objective of this review, a bibliographic search was carried out in the main electronic databases: Pudmed / Medline, Cochrane Library, Scopus and Web of Science using the search terms: Halitosis AND mouthwash OR mouthrinse up to July 2021. Results and discussion: Mouthwashes have been proposed in multiple publications as a treatment to control halitosis. Due to its ability to reach the less accessible areas of the oral cavity, the good acceptance by patients, its ease of application, the feeling of freshness, and cleanliness after use, its use has extended widely. Compounds such as chlorhexidine, cetylpyridine chloride (CPC), octenidine, triclosan or metal salts, through different mechanisms of action, seek to improve breath. Conclusion: The efficacy of mouthwashes for the treatment of halitosis will depend on the type of active ingredient, or the combination of them, on the formulation, as well as on the realization of a correct etiological diagnosis.