Based on sensor technology
proven in industrial applications for more than 25 years.
has indicated that hydrogen sulfide, methyl mercaptan,
other thiols, and dimethyl sulfide, collectively referred
to as volatile sulfur compounds (VSC), are the principal
malodorants in chronic halitosis. These compounds are
generated by anaerobic bacteria, located principally
on the back of the tongue. The American Dental Association
confirms that millions of people suffer from this condition
in the United States alone.
While many people are heavy users of over-the-counter
mouthwashes, capsules, and mints, unless they are specially
formulated to treat this affliction, they are of almost
no long-term value. In nearly all cases, chronic halitosis
is a dental problem, to be treated by a dental professional.
Although sophisticated and expensive instrumentation
methods have occasionally been employed to determine
VSC, Interscan's Halimeter® is the first unit specifically
designed to measure VSC in a dental office setting.
practitioners find it quite beneficial to use the Halimeter®
in conjunction with a recording device. One popular
option is a strip chart recorder (penwriter), also offered
by Interscan. In this way, a record called a HALIGRAM®
may be obtained, which is important for comparison between
The Halimeter® is intended to be utilized as part
of a total program, encompassing a thorough history
and physical examination of the patient. The emotional
involvement of many patients with chronic halitosis,
as well as the possibility that underlying conditions
may be present, require that the dental practitioner
follow a well-established diagnosis/treatment protocol.
The Halimeter® has found its greatest acceptance
as a result of the recognition that chronic halitosis
is nearly always a dental problem. Complementing this
is the availability of special formulation
tongue cleaners which
remove the VSC's and may also kill the offending bacteria.
In just a few short years the Halimeter® has become
the premier instrument for chronic halitosis research,
diagnosis, and therapy. Used by over 3,000 dentists
in private practice and academia, the Halimeter® offers
greatly enhanced patient outcomes in the treatment of
oral malodor. Your dentist will use the Halimeter® to
determine the source of the oral malodor, determine
its severity, and monitor the progress of treatment.
The good news is that your condition is curable in virtually
100% of all cases.
Halimeter - Measure Bad Breath
The Halimeter® is:
Easy to use
Small, portable, and lightweight
Based on sensor technology proven in industrial
applications for more than 25 years.