Luke Thorley from Welling Corner Dental Practice is highly experienced in aesthetic dentistry, endodontics and facial aesthetics. He talks about the sensitive issue of halitosis and how to enhance patient confidence.

Lifestyle changes over Christmas and the New Year are inevitable, but did you know these can have an impact on your breath? The last thing you need during the party season is bad breath, so CB12 has teamed up with top experts and provided the specialist products to help you stay fresh breath confident from morning 'til night this party season!

Surgeons Sample CB12. At the recent Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABAOMS) Conference, delegates were delighted to sample CB12 mouth rinse and Boost chewing gum. Neil Patel, an academic clinical fellow in oral surgery at The University of Manchester stated:

"I distributed some samples of CB12 Rinse and Boost Gum to various staff members," says Linda Ham, dental nurse specialist at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth.

The team at Calm Dental Care in Urmston Manchester recently enjoyed a 'Lunch and Learn' session from CB12.Emma Stanley, lead dental nurse, explained that after meeting the CB12 team at the The Dentistry Show she booked an informative learning session with a CB12 representative with lunch included.

As millions of students set off to university it is easy for them to overlook important health matters. Unfortunately around 90% of all new university students will experience some form of 'Freshers' Flu' during the first few weeks of term. It is thought that the stresses of leaving home, managing independently and attempting to make new friends can weaken the immune system and increase susceptibility to illness.

Taste and smell play a big role in our everyday lives, particularly when it comes to enjoying food. We even use them in analogies such as 'the smell of success' or a 'taste of paradise'.

Breathing is fundamental to life. Mammals do it through their lungs, fish through gills, insects through traceae in their abdomen. Without this most important of automatic responses, we cannot survive. Whether consciously or subconsciously, its importance is with us every day and is even reflected in our language when we speak of seeking ‘breathing space’ or of ‘breathing life’ into a piece of writing or work of art.

Throughout history, the subject of breath has held special significance in philosophy, religion, mythology and literature.


Take a step back in time to the civilisation of Ancient Egypt and breath was inextricably associated with the concept of the 'soul'. The Egyptians believed this was composed of several parts, the 'Ka' or breath, which continued after death and remained in proximity to the earthly body , while another part commenced it spiritual journey. In Christianity, the first book of the Bible, Genesis, speaks of the 'breath of life', while in Hinduism, 'Atman' comes from Sanskrit meaning 'essence' or 'breath' .

Our sense of smell is extremely clever and is able to evoke its own form of déjà vu. Smells are very evocative and often we may have completely forgotten an event but a faint aroma transports our thoughts and brings a memory back instantly. It may be a washing line full of fresh laundry taking you back to your grandmother's scullery, a wood full of bluebells reminding you of your first love or the stench of a tyre factory transporting you back to your university town. A few airborne molecules can trigger vivid recollections that can be very powerful.