We all suffer a bit of bad breath or halitosis from time to time. The Bad Breath Institute in the US says that 99 per cent of us suffer from the condition when we wake up. This is because, during the night, we don’t produce the necessary saliva to wash away the bad bacteria that causes bad breath.
Patients who seek voluntarily to correct dental disease such as cavities, gum disease or even misaligned and discolored teeth usually have a much higher self-confidence levels than patients who only go to the dentists out of necessity or pain associated with a tooth or a dental condition. A bright smile, a nicely aligned dentition and a fresher breath can significantly improve one’s personal confidence as well as social acceptance.
It is commonly known that many do not like going to the dentist. One of the most common statements made to me by my patients is “Doc, I really don’t like going to the dentist”. There are numerous reasons why fear is a factor when going to the dentist. It can be a prior bad experience, especially as a child, stories heard from others regarding their experiences and most importantly, fear of the unknown. To compensate for any of these concerns, an important factor is to “show and tell” to patients what they can expect from […]
Beautiful teeth are a sign of health and youth. It gives a person self confidence and a willingness to smile more often which reflects positively on first impressions. Just as bad breath is a nuisance and can affect ones self confidence, so do teeth that are yellow, malaligned and stained. This is not only true socially but generally goes hand-in-hand with oral health. Proper alignment and correctly contoured teeth not only look beautiful but can naturally contribute to less food and bacterial entrapment between teeth leading to lower number of cavities (which are caused by bacteria) […]
Many in the fields of Sales and marketing such as auto, real estate and mortgage, department store and retails clerks among other sales positions, are continuously speaking and communicating verbally with clients throughout the day. I myself as a dentist in close proximity with patients and continuously consulting clients know the nuisance of dry mouth leading to a tired and heavy breath. As the day goes on the bad breath gets heavier and our self-consciousness about the quality of our bad breath rises. Instead of focusing on our jobs we start to pucker our lips, increase our distance from others […]