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General knowledge
April 8, 2019

5 (slightly) awkward health problems

Aside from adjusting to your new life on campus and being away from home, you’re also faced with health problems as you interact in a different environment and with people from unique backgrounds. Here are five health problems you should know about:
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
September 18, 2018

Dry mouth? Here’s what you can do about it

Saliva plays an important role in your health. It has the ability to lubricate which helps to protect the oral tissues in your mouth against sores, ulcers and other movements that come with eating and speaking. It also helps neutralise acids and defend your mouth against conditions like tooth decay and bacteria. Think of saliva as your tasting and digestion friend. When saliva isn’t produced enough and properly, these functions become impaired and dry mouth happens. Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is a condition where the salivary glands don’t make enough saliva to keep your mouth wet. Dry mouth…
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Healthy LifestyleTeeth & gums
February 12, 2017

Don’t let a bad breath ruin Valentine’s Day!

Kissing is one of life’s ultimate pleasures. And when V-Day rolls around it takes on even more importance. But oops, what if your breath is less than sparkling? Getting a second date when you brandish death breath on the first one is unlikely. Garlic, booze and food can create a pungent potpourri that can stun a dentist at 40 paces. Either way, your love life will suffer. Let’s find out how we can banish the bad breath. Do you have physical sores in your mouth? It could be a symptom of something more serious. Speak to our doctors here to get…
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Teeth & gums
October 15, 2015

Bad breath? It could be tonsil stones

"Tonsil what? Are you serious?" Yes. You may brush your teeth twice a day and floss after every meal, but this doesn’t always mean that your breath will be minty fresh – bad-smelling breath can also be caused by tonsil stones. (more…)
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Teeth & gums
September 12, 2014

3 Common oral diseases

Finally got your pearly whites? Now let’s work on keeping them healthy and disease-free. You might not know it, but there are many conditions that affect you teeth, gums and mouth. Here are three very common conditions that you should keep an eye out for. Dental cavities You hear about these all the time on toothpaste adverts. They’re essentially holes in your teeth that are caused by tooth decay. This is usually a result of eating too much sugar and starch and not practicing daily dental hygiene – brushing, flossing and rinsing. When food gets stuck between your teeth –…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
August 23, 2014

5 Steps To Beat bad breath!

Halitosis! That’s the medical term for bad breath – a nasty condition that affects 25% of all adults, 1 in every 4 of us. Think of three of your closest friends, and if none of them have bad breath, then maybe you’re the one. How can you tell? Instead of blowing into your cupped hands, (or in your partners face), lick the back of your hand, let it dry for a few seconds, and then smell the surface. Bad breath is like any other body odour – it’s the result of bacteria living on or in the body giving off…
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