Dt. Aysu Gültekin

Dt Aysu Gültekin was born in 1996 as the only child of civil servant parents in Ankara. She completed her primary education at Yasemin Karakaya Primary School in Ankara, again. After completing her high school education in Ankara Atatürk Anatolian High School, she entered Ankara University Faculty of Dentistry in 2014 and graduated in 2020. She started living in Antalya to make a new, professional and dynamic start.

WHAT IS BAD ORAL ODOR (HALITOSIS)?

Halitozis, ağız veya ağız dışı olsun, kaynağına bakılmaksızın hoş olmayan nefes kokusunu tanımlamak için kullanılan bir terimdir. Toplumun yaklaşık %50’sini etkilemektedir. %90 oranda ağız boşluğu kaynaklıdır.
Ağız boşluğu kaynaklı halitozis önlenmesinde ağız hijyeninin sağlanması ilk koşuldur. Kötü ağız kokusunun önlenmesi bütün olarak dişlerin, restorasyonların, diş eti ve diğer çevre dokuların sağlık, sağlamlık ve uyumunun sağlanmasıyla mümkündür. Yetersiz ağız bakımı dişlerde çürüklere, plak ve diş taşı birikimine sebep olur. Bunlara bağlı olarak diş eti çekilmesi, cep oluşumu, diş eti kanamaları gibi kötü ağız kokusu gibi problemler oluşur. Bu problemler ilerleyerek diş kaybına kadar ilerleyebilen ciddi sorunlara yol açar.


In the solution of the problem, it is essential to raise the awareness of the patient with oral hygiene education, cleaning teeth and tongue, regulating nutrition, giving up harmful habits such as smoking, suggesting agents such as mouthwash, dental floss, interface brushes. Cleaning dental calculus by going to a dentist every six months is very important in preventing bad breath and gum problems. Contrary to popular belief, tartar cleaning does not damage the teeth and does not open between the teeth. It is the process of cleaning tartar, which becomes a surface for bacteria to hold and settle due to the precipitation of minerals in saliva, insufficient oral care, accumulation of food residues, and it is a must for a healthy mouth. It is extremely important to detect decays in the teeth, to clean and restore them, to renew old and incompatible fillings, to remove the gaps caused by missing teeth with restorations such as implants and bridges. Thus, the lost aesthetics will be fulfilled.

Finally, ensuring the continuity of the patient awareness and dentist's controls prevents the recurrence of odor. Respiratory, digestive, excretory system in patients with halitosis problems that do not recover despite all these; Problems related to liver and kidney failure originated situations should be considered and discussed with a specialist.

Dt Aysu Gültekin

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