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halitosis

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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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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