Breath Odors

Origin, Diagnosis, and Management

by Nir Sterer,

Bad breath is a common and embarrassing problem that everyone worries about, yet most health professionals still know little about its origins, diagnosis, and treatment. Over the past fifteen years, investigators have studied how bad breath is caused, where the odors originate, and which bacteria and gases are involved. Novel in vitro systems and measurement techniques have been proposed, and clinical studies conducted to compare new and traditional treatments. This illustrated text presents, for the first time, a comprehensive and cohesive science-based approach to bad breath, combining basic research with clinical approaches to diagnosis and treatment. All aspects of the subject are examined thoroughly and critically, including the psychological impact of breath odor and future prospects. The authors draw upon more than thirty years’ combined experience in this field, both in the laboratory and as consultants to thousands of patients in Canada, the US, the UK, and elsewhere.

  • Springer Berlin Heidelberg; June 2011
  • ISBN 9783642193125
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Breath Odors
  • Author: Nir Sterer; Mel Rosenberg
  • Imprint: Springer

In The Press

From the reviews:

“This reference serves as an important and somewhat overdue look at a health problem often trivialized by advertisements and jokes: bad breath. … In short, Breath Odors should be required reading for every general practitioner across the globe.” (The Electric Review, October, 2012)

About The Author

Mel Rosenberg, Ph.D. is Professor of Microbiology at Tel Aviv University, with honorary appointments in the US and UK. He has published widely (including a review in Scientific American, 2002) and lectured worldwide on the subject of breath odor, over the past twenty years. He has developed novel methods of diagnosis and treatment which are used internationally. Nir Sterer, D.M.D., Ph.D. works with Professor Rosenberg at Tel Aviv University and has an appointment at Hadassah Medical School, Hebrew University. Together with Prof. Rosenberg, he has proposed a novel theory for the microbial basis for oral malodor, and a novel measurement approach. Dr. Sterer has published many articles on the subject and is inventor of a novel treatment technique.