Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a term used to describe noticeably unpleasant odors exhaled in breathing. It is one of the most common reasons people go to the dentists, after tooth decay and gum disease. Most of the time, individuals with bad breath are unaware they have it. Even though it is not life threatening, it can be a serious social problem that can damage an individualâ€™s self esteem and confidence, giving rise to depression. Bad breath can cause extremely embarrassing situations in social interactions and relationships at work and in your personal life as well. Individuals who suffer from halitosis tend to avoid interactions for fear of embarrassment and to avoid any awkward interactions.
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Are amalgam fillings safe?
What is dental amalgam?
Amalgam is a dental material used for filling. It is made up of a combination of metals, i.e. silver, mercury, tin, copper and small amounts of zinc, indium or palladium. Continue reading
10 Good Reasons to Switch to Electric Toothbrushes
Have you ever considered switching to an electric toothbrush? With electric toothbrushes becoming increasingly common nowadays, many people are considering this option. However, are electric toothbrushes just an unnecessary novelty, or are they really more effective than the conventional toothbrush? Letâ€™s find out.
About Tooth Extractions
Tooth extraction is the permanent removal of a tooth from its bony socket. For most people, it is not a very pleasant experience. Some people even go through great lengths to avoid it, when in fact, it is actually just a minor procedure that rarely causes many complications.