Deema Alshubaili

Dental Intern, College of Dentistry, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia


  • Research   
    The Impact of COVID-19 on Halitosis among the General Population in Saudi Arabia: A Potential Symptom
    Author(s): Khalid Aboalshamat*, Noor Farsi, Roaa Merwass, Deema Alshubaili and Lana Filimban

    Background: This study assessed the impact of COVID-19 on levels of self-perceived halitosis among adults in Saudi Arabia. Methods: A total of 1,143 participants completed the study questionnaire, which was distributed online via different social media platforms. The Halitosis Associated Life-quality Test (HALT) and other questions were used to assess halitosis and various behaviors related to halitosis during the COVID-19 pandemic. Results: Participants’ mean HALT score was 14.21 (out of 100), with a standard deviation of 17.52. Regarding self-perceived halitosis, 6.2% reported having halitosis, and 51% sometimes did. All participants used at least one natural remedy to protect themselves from or to treat COVID-19 during the lockdown; the most common item related to good breath was honey (38.40%), and for bad breath, it was garlic (15.5%). Participants who had COVID-19 and did .. Read More»

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