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3. Work on your smile

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Dr Kachhala believes that being happy with your smile can improve your social life, job prospects and boost your self-esteem. “You can tell a lot about a person just by looking at their smile and on all these makeover programmes on television the smile is the icing on the cake. So many people are asking to change the way their smile looks nowadays. There are many options available and its not necessarily as expensive as you might think.’’

 

 

 

 

 

4. Clean your teeth properly

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Brushing and flossing is essential, but so is knowing how to do it correctly, says Dr Kachhala. “Our hygienists will show you how to take proper care of your teeth. Flossing in particular takes practice but once you get the hang of it, it won’t take you any time at all. You can also use small bendable (‘Te-Pe’) brushes to get into the spaces between your teeth if flossing is difficult, and they come in many sizes. You should also find a mouthwash with an active ingredient that will kill bacteria. We can provide what you need.’’

 

 

 

 

 

5. Use an electric toothbrush

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Once again, these are great as long as you know how to use them. We can show you the right technique. Dr Kachhala says: “When you get it right then electric toothbrushes are much better than regular brushes, a fact that is consistently supported by ongoing research. Vibrating, sonic ones are better than rotating ones, and make sure its one where you have to place it on a stand to recharge it, rather than one which requires household batteries. The investment will be worth in for your gums in the end.’

 

 

 

 

 

6. Don’t smoke

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There are few worse things for your teeth than smoking, says Dr Kachhala. “There are myriad reasons to stop smoking, obviously, but there is so much evidence to say that smoking exacerbates gum disease. I’ve seen it so many times myself. Smoking really makes it more difficult to look after your teeth, not to mention the social disadvantages such as bad breath and yellowing teeth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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