CB12 BLOG


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.

 

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.

Patients who suffer from chronic bad breath have to contend with both the physical and psychological effects of their condition.

 

In a seven-year Swiss study, halitosis has been found to bring about inhibition, insecurity, withdrawal and reduced social contact to chronic sufferers.