In 2013 the book “Bom hálito e Segurança! Metas Essenciais no Tratamento da Halitose” was published in Portuguese, and in 2014 it was published in Spanish. And in 2021, this book will be updated and published with versions in Spanish and also in English.

Find out more about the book “Bom hálito e Segurança! Metas Essenciais no Tratamento da Halitose”:
Since 1874, when J. W. Howe published the first book on halitosis – a very interesting and well-written 108-page book – just over a dozen books on the subject have been published. The book “Good breath and safety! Essential goals in halitosis treatment” is the most complete work on halitosis treatment published to date, with clinical and scientific content.

In this book, Dr. Maurício shares his clinical experience, always searching in the scientific literature both the history and the latest in the different topics related to halitosis.

It is a book with a main focus on the clinical practice of halitosis treatment, with a strong scientific basis, with 384 colored pages divided into 29 chapters, where 89 causes of halitosis are addressed, the diagnosis and treatment of changes in smell and taste, of the hypofunction of salivary glands, as well as topics such as stress and halitosis and the legal aspects of treatment, among many others.

In this book, new topics will also be addressed, such as the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral changes resulting from halitosis, which are the behavioral changes that patients with halitosis complaints develop, and the diagnostic classification of the origins of halitosis by oral and nasal organoleptic testing, which it allows the professional, in case of a change in his patient’s breath, to know the origin of this change, by checking the odor of the breath exhaled through the mouth and nostrils.

The book is didactically divided into 7 parts:

In this part there are 6 chapters on the history, prevalence, causes and myths of halitosis, the types of odorivectors and the participation of the oral microbiota in halitosis, the classification of halitosis and its different degrees of propagation, and a chapter on taste, smell and the paradox of bad breath, which had the collaboration of Dr. Silvia Regina Boldrini Pontes.

In this part there are also 6 chapters addressing, according to the Halitus Treatment Protocol for Halitosis, what are the characteristics of the consultation and the professional in the treatment of halitosis, how should the anamnesis and the clinical record be performed, which complementary exams are routinely performed (sialometry, halitometry and mouth breathing test), as is the diagnostic technique that allows discovering the origin of halitosis through oral and nasal organoleptic tests, and how is the extra and intraoral clinical examination.

All these evaluated items will compose the treatment plan, which will be part of a contract with the patient, subjects are also addressed in this stage of the book.

This is an important part of the book, which deals with the direct or primary causes of halitosis, that is, everything that produces the change in the odor of the breath. Specific chapters have been dedicated to lingual coating, the importance of tongue cleaning, periodontal disease, tonsillitis and antimicrobials used in halitosis, for a total of 7 chapters.

In this part of the book the indirect causes of halitosis are addressed, with a chapter relating halitosis to the excessive desquamation of epithelial cells, and another describing the relationship between halitosis and hypofunction of salivary glands, a chapter that had the collaboration of Dr. Luciana Sassa Marocchio.

In this stage of the book, there is in one chapter the relationship between halitosis and stress, and in another, the relationship between halitosis and the alteration of taste (dysgeusia) and the burning mouth syndrome (SAB), a chapter where there was also the collaboration of Dr. Silvia Regina Boldrini Pontes.

This part of the book is unpublished in publications and constitutes the method that is used in the Halitus Protocol for the Treatment of Halitosis to treat the behavioral changes that patients develop due to halitosis, or because they are convinced of having the problem, without having them. evidence of their presence.

Finally, the last part of the book is dedicated both to monitoring the treatment of the patient and also addressing the peculiarities in the treatment of halitosis in children, adolescents, the elderly, the disabled and patients who are systemically compromised.

In addition, several tips on quality of care are provided, on the quality of care, on how to publicize halitosis treatment, on the legal aspects of treatment and on how to produce didactic and objective prescriptions, in addition to some final considerations.

Finally, the last part of the book is dedicated both to monitoring the treatment of the patient and also addressing the peculiarities in the treatment of halitosis in children, adolescents, the elderly, the disabled and patients who are systemically compromised.

In addition, several tips on quality of care are provided, on the quality of care, on how to publicize halitosis treatment, on the legal aspects of treatment and on how to produce didactic and objective prescriptions, in addition to some final considerations.