TEETH MIGHT BE MORE PRONE TO GUM DIS­EASE

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‘The more crowded or crooked your teeth, the harder they are to clean cor­rectly, which in­creases the risk of plaque and tar­tar build-up that can lead to gum in­flam­ma­tion (gin­givi­tis) or pe­ri­odon­tal dis­ease,’ says Dr Peter Alldritt, chair­man of the Aus­tralian Den­tal As­so­ci­a­tion’s oral health com­mit­tee. If you have very crowded teeth, your den­tist or hy­gien­ist should be able to spot any ar­eas you’re not clean­ing cor­rectly and give you tips to change things – these might be on dif­fer­ent tools to use (like in­ter­den­tal brushes in­stead of floss), or even brush­ing some ar­eas us­ing your other hand to reach crooked teeth from a dif­fer­ent an­gle.

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