The attitude of the public to people with profound impairments depends so much on first impressions. There can be no better greeting than a smile of clean white teeth surrounded by healthy pink gums. When a hug and a kiss is proffered it can be hard to receive if there is an unpleasant halitosis (bad breath) or if the teeth are obviously dirty, decayed, or even missing, causing unsightly gaps in what would otherwise be an attractive smile.


Tooth Decay Dental Care Dental Treatment General Anaesthetic Dental Health 
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