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Halitosis: Quiz


Question 1: Approximately 7% of the population suffer from small bits of calcified matter in tonsillar crypts called ________ that smell extremely foul when released and can cause bad breath.
TonsillitisTonsillolithPalatine tonsilTonsillectomy

Question 2: Brushing a small amount of ________ mouth rinse or tongue gel onto the tongue surface will further inhibit bacterial action.
Hydrogen peroxideChlorhexidineAntisepticPovidone-iodine

Question 3: The ________ is considered by most researchers as a very uncommon source of bad breath (except in belching).
Vermiform appendixSmall intestineColon (anatomy)Stomach

Question 4: The odors are produced mainly due to the anaerobic breakdown of proteins into individual ________, followed by the further breakdown of certain amino acids to produce detectable foul gases.
L-DOPAAmino acid synthesisAmino acidMetabolism

Question 5: Rinses in this category include Scope and ________.

Question 6: [28][29] They may also contain ________, which is a drying agent.

Question 7: Currently, chronic halitosis is not very well understood by most physicians and ________, so effective treatment is not always easy to find.
Cleft lip and palateDentistryOral and maxillofacial surgeryOrthodontics

Question 8: According to traditional ________ medicine, chewing areca nut and betel leaf is an excellent remedy against bad breath.
Alternative medicineNaturopathyAyurvedaHerbalism

Question 9: ________ often contain antibacterial agents including cetylpyridinium chloride, chlorhexidine, zinc gluconate, essential oils, and chlorine dioxide.
MouthwashCalculus (dental)ToothbrushGingivitis

Question 10: The Cardia, which is the valve between the stomach and the esophagus, may not close properly due to a Hiatal Hernia or ________ allowing acid to enter the esophagus and gases escape to the mouth.
Barrett's esophagusPeptic ulcerGastroesophageal reflux diseaseAchalasia


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