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Computer-based recording devices

A wide variety of data of data loggers and so-called paperless recorders are available, which will perform quite well with the Halimeter®. The prospective user is advised to consider the following: 1.     Traditional data logger[...more]
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Unusual breath odors and what they mean

Here is a list of some very uncommon, but telltale, odors (mostly from Mace, Goodman, Centerwall, et al.: The child with an unusual odor. Clinical Pediatrics 15:57-62, 1976). Re-published by Alan Greene MD FAAP Acetone—diabe[...more]
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Use a surge protector with your Halimeter

Since approximately October, 2002, the heart of the Halimeter® has been a powerful microprocessor. While certainly powerful, microprocessors can also be sensitive to power surges—just like your computer. That's why we are recomme[...more]
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I have mouth odor and I want to get rid of it because it is giving me a problem

Our first recommendation is for you to consult your dentist.  90 percent of oral malodor is of oral origin.  Certainly, we would encourage you to find a dentist with a Halimeter®, and you can contact us or refer to this page on ou[...more]
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Interscan's Seven Rules For Success With The Halimeter®

With more than ten years of history, and thousands of units in the field as a living laboratory, we have seen what works—and what doesn't work—in this business of treating oral malodor, with the aid of the Halimeter®. Here, then,[...more]
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Is the BANA test a substitute for the Halimeter® ?

The popular BANA test uses smears of tongue coatings or subgingival plaque to detect three species of anaerobic bacteria, often associated with periodontal conditions and oral malodor: Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola[...more]
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Empirical treatment for chronic halitosis? Not recommended

The classic argument used to justify empirical treatment (a treatment based on observation and experience, but not specific diagnostic evidence) of a medical condition goes something like this:  If a patient presents[...more]
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Interpreting Halimeter® readings

Technical Background The vast majority of oral malodor originates with the anaerobic bacterial degradation of sulfur containing amino acids within the oral cavity, resulting in the emission of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), methyl merca[...more]
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The importance of proper breath sampling technique--with recommendations

The following remarks and instructions assume a properly zeroed and calibrated Halimeter®. Many Halimeter® users want to know what concentration of volatile sulfur compounds (VSC) constitutes a finding of "bad breath." If the ans[...more]