Posts tagged bad breath
Ask the Dentist: What is plaque? What is tartar? What's the difference?

What’s the difference between dental plaque and tartar? A lot of people think they are the same thing, but there are very important differences that we’ll explain in this article that will help to distinguish the two and why regular daily oral hygiene and dental visits are so important to have good oral health. Come visit your local Blacktown dentist in Seven Hills!

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Ask the Dentist: Bad Breath (Halitosis) 101 - What? Why? How?

Bad breath, which is also known as halitosis, is one of the most common and embarrassing problems a person can develop.  Some studies suggest that it can affect up to half the general population. Bad breath can have a strong impact on one’s self esteem, it can adversely affect your connection to other people, causing social and personal isolation, decreased quality of life and may indicate the presence of a more severe underlying disease.  One research institute even conducted a large survey which suggested that 71 per cent of people said that bad breath lowers their confidence, while an even larger percentage of people saying that bad breath is a deal-breaker on a first date. An Australian Dental Association (ADA) study found that bad breath and the sight of decayed (rotten/carious) teeth were by far the biggest turn-offs on a first date for 83% of people. (In comparison, body odour was a lot further behind at just 5%). So don’t wait until someone keeps their distance from you whenever you open your mouth.

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