Dental and Medical Problems

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Dental and Medical Problems

2016, vol. 53, nr 2, April-June, p. 278–281

doi: 10.17219/dmp/62076

Publication type: review article

Language: English

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Role of Stabilized Stannous Fluoride in Halitosis Prevention and Treatment – Literature Review

Rola stabilizowanego fluorku cyny w zapobieganiu i leczeniu halitozy – przegląd piśmiennictwa

Ewa Iwanicka-Grzegorek1,A,B,D,F, Adam Kolenda2,B, Tomasz Konopka3,E, Agnieszka Beata Mielczarek1,E,F

1 Department of Conservative Dentistry, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

2 Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

3 Department of Periodontology, Wrocław Medical University, Wrocław, Poland


Halitosis, being an intensive and unpleasant smell from the mouth, constitutes a serious problem for the person suffering from it. In most cases, the cause is originally related to the oral environment and the occurrence of specific bacteria on the tongue. The mechanical elimination of micro-organisms, consisting of tooth brushing, tongue cleaning and dental floss usage, should be supported by chemical compounds with antimicrobial activity. Even though modern knowledge of halitosis’ etiology and diagnosis has widened, the search for the most effective preventive and therapeutic procedures persists. In this paper, the authors explain the antibacterial mechanism of stannous fluoride stabilized with sodium hexametaphosphate. Attention was drawn to the high effectiveness of stannous fluoride in malodor reduction, resulting in effective bactericidal activity, disrupting the ability of bacterial metabolism, inhibiting biofilm formation and neutralizing chemical compounds. The properties of multidirectional divalent tin make toothpastes containing a formula of stannous fluoride stabilized with sodium hexametaphosphate a good alternative to the products currently used in the fight against this pathology.

Key words

oral hygiene, halitosis, toothpastes, stannous fluoride, sodium hexametaphosphate

Słowa kluczowe

higiena jamy ustnej, halitoza, pasty do zębów, fluorek cyny, heksametafosforan sodu

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