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Dentist shares six 'secrets' to good dental health – and brushing your teeth isn't one

CHIEF orthodontist Dr Khaled Kasem offers up some surprising secrets to achieve good dental health – and it’s not the traditional brushing your teeth, flossing, and avoiding sugary snacks (although they all help). Based at Impress Orthodontics, Dr Kasem pointed out that food can play a powerful part in dental health. For example, dairy – especially cheese – can strengthen your teeth. Dr Kasam credits calcium and vitamin D (found in dairy) for contributing to stronger gnashers.

And if you’d like pearly whites, Dr Kasam has some good news. “The lactic acid found in cheese can help to lift stains from tooth enamel,” he said.

Another surprising way to improve your dental health is to eat chocolate – dark chocolate, to be specific.

“Powerful anti-bacterial agents” are found in dark chocolate, which can help to fight cavities, confirmed Dr Kasam.

“However, this doesn’t mean you should be indulging in chocolate, as you only need a small amount to benefit,” he cautioned.

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As for blueberries, these are considered “one of our greatest allies in preventing gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis”.

Dr Kasam also pointed out that celery “is one of the industry’s most recommended vegetables due to its natural anti-bacterial properties”.

“Whether consumed in juices, soups or creams, the malic acid contained within celery also promotes saliva production to clean your teeth naturally,” Dr Kasam added on.

Taking good care of your dental health is key to help prevent your teeth from falling out.

Gum disease treatment

Good oral hygiene is the best way to treat gum disease, and this includes brushing your teeth, twice daily, for two minutes.

It also involves flossing daily, not smoking, and regularly visiting your dentist – at least once every two years.

If you need help or advice about giving up smoking, call the free NHS Smokefree National Helpline on 0300 123 1044.

“Giving up smoking can greatly improve your oral hygiene,” added the NHS.

Dental treatments for gum disease can include scale and polish (i.e. a professional clean), root planing (a deep clean under the gums), or periodontal surgery.

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Video of Joe Biden brushing off BBC reporter with ‘I’m Irish’ re-emerges amid UK visit

The footage was taken during the Democratic Primary in 2019 and shows Mr Biden declining to comment to the British broadcaster. The journalist asked the President: “Mr Biden, a quick word for the BBC.” He replied: “The BBC? I’m Irish.”

The footage has re-emerged amid a reported row between the President and Prime Minister over the Northern Ireland peace deal.

According to reports, Mr Biden’s administration had accused Boris Johnson’s Government of “inflaming” tensions during an ongoing dispute between the UK and EU over the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Mr Biden is said to only be about five-eighths Irish, but is known to play up his Irish heritage.

Earlier this week, White House National security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters: “President Biden has been crystal clear about his rock-solid belief in the Good Friday Agreement as the foundation for peaceful co-existence in Northern Ireland.

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A spokesperson for the Prime Minister also insisted President Biden did not “rebuke him”.

On Thursday, Mr Johnson described working with his US counterpart as “a big breath of fresh air” after the pair met face-to-face.

Joe and Jill Biden met with Boris and Carrie Johnson ahead of the G7 summit this weekend.

Mr Johnson said: “It’s wonderful to listen to the Biden administration and to Joe Biden, because there’s so much they want to do together with us, from security, NATO, to climate change.

“And it’s fantastic, it’s a breath of fresh air.”

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