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Interdental Brushing is now more popular than Flossing!

  A poll conducted by the Oral Health Foundation has found more than a third of British adults now choose to use interdental brushes rather than traditional floss. The survey also found that two in three people now clean between their teeth regularly which is three times higher than the figure reported in 2007. Dr….

National Smile Month 2017

Your Oral Health A healthy smile can be a great asset. Not only can it benefit you socially and help you in other things such as your careers and relationships, but it also has many more practical benefits. Your teeth have such an important role to play in your life. They help you chew and…

Is your Drink Causing your Bad Breath?

  Dr. Gary Herskovits a Dentist in New York has said that what you drink has a huge influence on your breath. Here’s what he had to say; Alcohol Alcohol dries your mouth out which in turn allows more bacteria to form and to make your breath smell bad.  Some alcoholic drinks have a strong…

Is a Stomach Ulcer causing your Bad Breath?

Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that’s found in the stomach of 40% of the population. This infection is most commonly associated with stomach ulcers but it has also been linked to bad breath.   A study from the Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry in Plymouth found that getting rid of helicobacter pylori with antibiotics…

Can Talking Too Much cause Bad Breath?

Anything that dehydrates the mouth will increase the risk of bad breath as saliva helps wash away odour-causing bacteria or cells.  That’s why mouth odour is worse in the morning because saliva flow has been reduced during the night.  Bad breath is more common in those who breathe through the mouth too. Talking a lot…

How to Avoid Bad Breath over Christmas and New Year

  Christmas is a time for socialising and enjoying time with your family and friends, the last thing you want to do is worry about bad breath. We are unable to smell our own breath so the only signs that you do have bad breath is when people turn away when you are talking to…

Latest Oral Care Advice is not to rinse after brushing BUT BEFORE

  The latest oral care advice on brushing your teeth from the BDA (British Dental Association) suggests that rinsing your mouth after brushing washes away the fluoride from your toothpaste. This suggests our ProFresh Oral Care Routine is PERFECT because our ProFresh Mouthwash works best BEFORE brushing your teeth. We have always recommended using ProFresh…

Embarrassing Bodies talks about Bad Breath

  We all love watching Embarrassing Bodies on C4 from behind our cushions but this Doctor from EB gives some really useful advice about bad breath and how to get rid of it. This is what they had to say: There’s no shame in having halitosis (or bad breath, as it is more commonly known)….

Looking after your teeth as you get older

  When we are young, our parents teach us to take care of our teeth. They tell us how important it is to visit the dentist, not to eat too many sweets and to brush our teeth at least twice a day. After all we only get one set of natural teeth. So once we…

6 Habits that can cause Bad Breath

  Everyone suffers from a bit of bad breath from time to time but there are some habits that we have that make our breath smell a lot worse than it should. Sleeping with your mouth open Sleeping with your mouth open dries the mouth out, stripping the mouth of bacteria-killing saliva.   So the dribble…

National Smile Month 2016

Your Oral Health A healthy smile can be a great asset. Not only can it benefit you socially and help you in other things such as your careers and relationships, but it also has many more practical benefits. Your teeth have such an important role to play in your life. They help you chew and…

Tonsil Stones cause Bad Breath

Tonsil stones are also known as tonsilloliths. They are caused by debris and bacteria building up and getting stuck in the tonsils. The debris including mucus from post nasal drop turns putrid in the back of the throat and collects in the small pockets on the surface of the tonsils. To find out more about…

National Toothache Day 2016

Toothache is a much less common occurrence than it used to be but there is still more we can do to prevent problems and your oral hygiene routine at home is vital.               National Toothache Day is not about promoting toothache it’s about preventing it in the first place….

Fear of bad breath holds sufferers back from kissing

A survey recently conducted by us at ProFresh found that 90% of people questioned have held back from kissing a partner because they were worried about their own bad breath. This backs up a survey conducted a few years ago by Philips Sonicare that bad breath is the biggest turn-off on a first date. This…

Flossing and Bad Breath

Why do we need to Floss? If you want to have fresh breath, flossing is a very important part of your oral care routine. It doesn’t matter how well you brush your teeth, or how long for, however brilliant the toothbrush brand say the bristles are and where they can reach they still cannot reach…