Contrary to popular belief, the role of dental professionals is not just to fix your teeth. Practitioners are highly trained to look after your teeth and gums but also to recognise any potential problems and hopefully prevent them before they affect your wellbeing.

When we eat and drink we are not only feeding ourselves, but also the bacteria found in the soft sticky layer of plaque on our teeth. If this plaque is not removed regularly and properly, this bacteria can feast away on the sugars found in our food, making acids that can dissolve tooth enamel and cause dental cavities. Also, as bacteria breakdown food particles in the mouth, odorous gases can be released resulting in unpleasant breath.


According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), obesity is a global health problem that has reached epidemic proportions. Our modern lifestyle means that we expend limited calorific output and spend an increased amount of time engaged in sedentary activities. We are inundated with relatively inexpensive, high calorie food and drink and we now consume larger portions than our predecessors. Consequently 67% of men and 57% of women in the UK are overweight or obese and the UK has the third highest rate of excess weight in Western Europe behind Iceland and Malta.

We are exposed to a mind-boggling amount of information every day. Whatever its origin, be it from other people, the media or the internet, it has varying degrees of relevance, importance and accuracy. However, much of this information makes its way into our culture where it is rapidly circulated and frequently assumed reliable.

Naturally, young people compare their appearance with models, actors and celebrities depicted in advertising and the media. Youngsters also have a tendency to ignore other abilities and focus on appearance as evidence of worthiness.

Waking up early enough to go for a walk or complete a workout followed by a healthy breakfast is undoubtedly a great way to kick-start the metabolism.

When it comes to kissing, all Europeans talk the same language: Kissing is key in love. Especially pleasant breath makes the heart beat faster. However, there are some regional variations in how Europe necks.

A new survey conducted by CB12 to coincide with National Kissing Day, taking place on 19 June, reveals that almost a third of Brits (31%) have been told that they have unpleasant breath by their partner. Unsurprisingly, 46% were embarrassed to hear the news, 18% were ashamed, yet a mere 3% were amused.

Uncertainty or fear of the unknown very often causes people to become anxious and self-conscious. They can react negatively, sometimes defensively and feel out of control. Many people worry about becoming nervous, of losing confidence and not being able to express their true personality or identity.


CB12 takes a closer look into the daily habbits that affect your breath – and the results may surprise you!