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‘Happier to be free:’ Abuse survivor has broken teeth fixed for free

A Lantana woman had always been strong and independent.

When she finally walked away from her five-year abusive relationship, she noticed she had briefly lost many of her hardworking assets.

The 32-year-old, who wants to be identified as Jane, is rebuilding her life and is using her experience to help others realize they can live a life they’re proud of and deserve.

“I knew his behavior was wrong. I knew the situation was wrong. I was trying to get out of it, but they trap you,” she said. 

ALSO READ: The opioid trap: The search for recovery

The most recent done at the hands of the man Jane thought she knew and loved left her bloodied and bruised, with horrible marks on her face.



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“He punched me in the face and knocked me cold to the ground,” she said. “Thankfully, I’ve never seen his face again.”

Jane broke her silence about her abusive relationship while in the hospital that night. Jane says victims don’t deserve to have their world unraveling on the inside, they need to tell someone.

“I felt like I put myself in this position and that I needed to get myself out of it, so I was honestly working to try to get myself out of it,” she said. “You need to ask for help, you need to tell people your situation, you need to accept the help.”

In this season of giving, dentists at Spodak Dental Group in Delray Beach want to turn her tragedy to triumph. For them, that’s helping to boost her self-esteem and sense of self-worth with a restored smile at no cost.



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“My sincere hope is that her confidence and her strength, sends a message to someone at home who is in an abusive relationship to not take it anymore,” said Dr. Craig Spodak of Spodak Dental Group. “To take care of their family and leave a relationship like that.”

“I have a great view on life. I am so happy right now, I never felt happier to be free. I won’t let this define me in anyway shape or form,” Jane said. “I had no idea of the resources that were out there.”

There are several resources available in Palm Beach County, including Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, or AVDA, with a team working around the clock to get survivors shelter and transitional housing. Right now, they’re getting between 180 to 200 calls a month, a significant climb.

“We’re finding unfortunately that the violence level, the lethality level of these situations, is very high, guns are involved, multiple children,” said Jennifer Rey, Program Services Director at Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse.

While it’s high, she says rooms are available and safety measures are in place for those who want to reach out and escape.

“We have PPE for everybody. We have a cleaning regime that’s making the place wiped down every 8 hours, so we’re

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‘Happier to be free:’ Abuse survivor cries for joy after dentist fix broken teeth for free

A Lantana woman had always been strong and independent.

When she finally walked away from her five-year abusive relationship, she noticed she had briefly lost many of her hardworking assets.

The 32-year-old, who wants to be identified as Jane, is rebuilding her life and is using her experience to help others realize they can live a life they’re proud of and deserve.

“I knew his behavior was wrong. I knew the situation was wrong. I was trying to get out of it, but they trap you,” she said. 

ALSO READ: The opioid trap: The search for recovery

The most recent done at the hands of the man Jane thought she knew and loved left her bloodied and bruised, with horrible marks on her face.

“He punched me in the face and knocked me cold to the ground,” she said. “Thankfully, I’ve never seen his face again.”

Jane broke her silence about her abusive relationship while in the hospital that night. Jane says victims don’t deserve to have their world unraveling on the inside, they need to tell someone.

“I felt like I put myself in this position and that I needed to get myself out of it, so I was honestly working to try to get myself out of it,” she said. “You need to ask for help, you need to tell people your situation, you need to accept the help.”

In this season of giving, dentists at Spodak Dental Group in Delray Beach want to turn her tragedy to triumph. For them, that’s helping to boost her self-esteem and sense of self-worth with a restored smile at no cost.



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“My sincere hope is that her confidence and her strength, sends a message to someone at home who is in an abusive relationship to not take it anymore,” said Dr. Craig Spodak of Spodak Dental Group. “To take care of their family and leave a relationship like that.”

“I have a great view on life. I am so happy right now, I never felt happier to be free. I won’t let this define me in anyway shape or form,” Jane said. “I had no idea of the resources that were out there.”

There are several resources available in Palm Beach County, including Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, or AVDA, with a team working around the clock to get survivors shelter and transitional housing. Right now, they’re getting between 180 to 200 calls a month, a significant climb.

“We’re finding unfortunately that the violence level, the lethality level of these situations, is very high, guns are involved, multiple children,” said Jennifer Rey, Program Services Director at Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse.

While it’s high, she says rooms are available and safety measures are in place for those who want to reach out and escape.

“We have PPE for everybody. We have a cleaning regime that’s making the place wiped down every 8 hours, so we’re going a lot to make it safe

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Celeb dentist says ‘perfect imperfect’ teeth are the new ideal

DAZZLING veneers have been the must-have accessory for celebs over the past decade, from Simon Cowell to Joey Essex.

But having sparked the trend for perfect white smiles, Hollywood is now turning its back.

It can cost a small fortune to maintain a set of pearly whites - can you guess the celebs behind the smiles?

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It can cost a small fortune to maintain a set of pearly whites – can you guess the celebs behind the smiles?Credit: Getty Images – Getty

Dr Jon Marashi, whose clients include actors Matt Damon and Renee Zellweger, says “perfect imperfect” teeth are now the goal. He explains:

“Your smile should look like something you were born with. It shouldn’t overwhelm your face.

“The pendulum swung a bit too far in one direction.”

YASMIN HARISHA looks at stars before and after they changed their not so pearly whites. Can you guess whose smile was whose?

1. This smile was spotted all the way from LA by her Prince Charming

But despite a number of visits here, the 39-year-old decided the UK didn’t Suits her and she’s all-white in Hollywood

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But despite a number of visits here, the 39-year-old decided the UK didn’t Suits her and she’s all-white in HollywoodCredit: Channel 5 / Thomas Markle: My Story

ANSWER:

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle

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The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan MarkleCredit: Rex Features

2. She is so Posh that this 46-year-old pop star got her teeth stuck into a £25k designer set to go with her new career in fashion

There’s no going Beck now, even if you Wanna

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There’s no going Beck now, even if you WannaCredit: Alpha Press

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Spice Girl turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham

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Spice Girl turned fashion designer Victoria BeckhamCredit: Getty Images – Getty

3. An old smoking habit could have been a Factor in the 61-year-old upgrading his gnashers to this set of blinding white ones

But we’d be Syco to judge this telly talent show favourite purely on his smile

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But we’d be Syco to judge this telly talent show favourite purely on his smileCredit: Rex Features

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Music industry mogul Simon Cowell

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Music industry mogul Simon CowellCredit: Rex Features

4. She is a 42-year-old glamour-puss and no stranger to going under the knife . . . no matter what the Price is

After several trips abroad, she has gleaming gnashers fit for a Princess.

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After several trips abroad, she has gleaming gnashers fit for a Princess.Credit: Rex Features

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Glamour model and mum-of-five Katie Price

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Glamour model and mum-of-five Katie PriceCredit: Rex Features

5. While this 39-year-old may now have perfect teeth, she still had to brush and floss like everyone else did This Morning

It was a short stretch in braces, rather than veneers which perfected her look

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It was a short stretch in braces, rather than veneers which perfected her lookCredit: Rex Features

ANSWER:

TV presenter Holly Willoughby

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TV presenter Holly WilloughbyCredit: Rex Features

6. This actress did her teeth the Wright way after discreetly wearing braces to achieve a perfect smile

The 33-year-old had Invisalign treatment, which costs upwards of £5,000 - that’s Our Girl!

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The 33-year-old had Invisalign treatment, which costs upwards of £5,000 – that’s Our Girl!Credit: Rex Features

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Actress and wife of Mark Wright, Michelle Keegan

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Actress and wife of Mark Wright, Michelle KeeganCredit: Rex Features

7. She’s known for her tidying hacks, and reality show slots – but it was the 31-year-old’s Loose lips which led her to upgrade these teeth

She looks No1 with those pearly whites

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She looks No1 with those pearly whitesCredit: Rex Features

ANSWER:

Loose Women host Stacey Solomon

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Loose Women host Stacey SolomonCredit: Rex Features

8. It wasn’t Mission Impossible for this actor’s dentist

The 58-year-old A-lister had his teeth transformed from mellow yellow to sparkling white

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The 58-year-old A-lister had
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Dentist warns people who shave teeth down to pegs ‘will need dentures by age 40’

A dentist has warned people having their teeth shaved down in the hope of achieving the perfect smile are “ruining their teeth for the rest of their lives”.

Dr Manouchehri, a dentist from London, shared viral video of a teen who says she visited Turkey to have her teeth shaved down for veneers – only for the expert to point out she hadn’t been given veneers at all.

The dentist corrected her by stating what she had got instead was full coverage crowns, and not veneers which are mouldings bonded to the front surface of a tooth.

She then got into the alarming list of negative long-term effects of having full coverage crowns fitted, made popular by many social media influencers.

The video has had more than seven million views on TikTok

Dr Manouchehri explains: “If you’ve seen my previous video, you know shaving teeth down to pegs like that is going to damage the nerve, and you’re going to need a root canal treatment and an extraction at some point in your life.

“Second point; veneers or crowns will need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years typically. Now, she is a gorgeous young woman, I thinks she’s what, around 18 or 19 maximum, and she is going to need to replace them probably four or five times throughout her lifetime, if not more.

“Not only the financial burden is going to be an issue, secondly it’s going to be a biological burden because the tooth physically can’t be prepared and re-prepared every single time.

Thousands of viewers thanked Dr Manouchehri for sharing the advice

“So she’s a gorgeous young lady and she’s ruined her teeth, possibly for the rest of her life and she’s going to have dentures by the age of 40.

“I personally wouldn’t choose that, would you?”

The response video has been viewed more than seven million times on TikTok, and many people left comments to say her advice had convinced them not to go through with the procedure.

One replied to say: “Um thank you I literally almost booked my appointment for next week, thank you for saving me.”

A second person said: “I can confirm. I have ONE I had done at 25. Now have to have it replaced at 25. And have a root canal.”

Another added: “It’s actually heartbreaking to see so many young people feel the need to go to these extremes in the name of beauty. Very sad.”

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Brushing your teeth too hard will do more damage than good, says aesthetic dentist Angel Mansoor

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General and aesthetic dentist Angel Mansoor.

Niloufar Saleem, Staff Reporter

 

Too much harshness while brushing teeth does more damage than good, says Dr. Angel Mansoor, a general and aesthetic dentist, in an exclusive Facebook Live interview with Gulf Today in Dubai on Sunday.

 

Dr. Angel Mansoor, a consultant at the 7 Dimensions Medical Centre in Dubai, is a dentist who strives to provide her patients with quality dental treatment pertaining to both naturally aesthetic and biologically functional needs.

 

As a certified invasalign provider, Dr. Mansoor highly recommends choosing invasalign in comparison to the traditional method as it is easier, hassle free and looks almost invisible, which ends up giving the patient more confidence on how they look, overall.

 

She speaks about how other than working faster, invasalign is also a method that is suitable for everyone.

 

Dr. Mansoor also goes on to dispels some myths that people have regarding general dental care.

 

She insists on brushing twice a day and not ignoring the use of a dental floss.

 

The only thing that can be consumed after the night brushing is water, she says.

 

She also speaks on how not flossing regularly can damage almost 36 per cent of the teeth.

 

Dr. Mansoor sheds some light on how overlooking regular stains on the teeth can end up in a painful case of plaque or cavity.

 


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She also insists on getting a panaromic X-ray in every first visit to the dentist as it helps examine the teeth, gums and some hidden issues, which can end up causing damage in the future.

 

As a dental professional, she strongly believes in prevention and getting her patients to a state of optimal oral health as it portrays one’s overall health, confidence and self-esteem.

 

Dr. Mansoor, who has a keen interest in all her patients’ wellness, strongly believes that every individual must visit the dentist once in six months to make sure the teeth are healthy.

 

She works tirelessly to make sure people of all ages have a healthy and good oral hygiene, which will boost their confidence to flash a confident smile, just like her.

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Love Island’s Molly Mae leaves dentist after getting her teeth done to look more natural

LOVE Island’s Molly-Mae Hague left the dentist after getting her teeth done to look more natural today.

The reality star, 21, was all smiles as she left her appointment at Ruh Dental in Manchester.

Molly-Mae left the dentist today

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Molly-Mae left the dentist todayCredit: BackGrid

Molly stunned in her casual outfit, donning big white trainers with blue jeans.

She wore a big cream coat to fight off the cold, and matched it with a long black-and-white Balenciaga scarf.

Completing the look, she carried a black leather handbag in one hand and her phone in the other.

The star had her hair in a French plait while listening to music on her two Airpods.

The star is on a journey towards a more natural look

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The star is on a journey towards a more natural lookCredit: BackGrid
She previously had her lip filler dissolved

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She previously had her lip filler dissolved Credit: BackGrid
She dressed stunning for the occasion

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She dressed stunning for the occasionCredit: BackGrid

Molly previously told fans she’s on a journey to go back to her natural beauty.

In October, she debuted her natural lips after having the filler removed for the first time since she was 16.

She said at the time: “Nothing in there, they were rock solid, look how line-y they are now with no filler.

“I’m weirdly happy about it, I don’t know how to feel, I’ve gone back to 15-year-old me again.”

Molly with her teeth as they are now

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Molly with her teeth as they are nowCredit: Splash News
Molly also had her lip filler removed

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Molly also had her lip filler removedCredit: Instagram

Molly-Mae made it clear she feels she’s gone too far with her lips and is unhappy with them, showing the camera a close up of her pout.

The star then filmed her lips close up and told: “These are my lips before, they have lumps in, bumps in, they are uneven.

She said: “I reckon in total I probably have about 5ml of filler in these all together.

“I have not had them done for about a year now, maybe more actually.

She documented the reduction on YouTube

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She documented the reduction on YouTubeCredit: instagram
She debuted her original look for fans

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She debuted her original look for fansCredit: instagram

“They haven’t been done for a long time but still that filler is rock hard and thriving and needs to be gone.”

Molly, who has 1.34 million subscribers to her YouTube channel, revealed the whole process of getting her lips dissolved.

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Can’t visit the dentist? Here’s how to take better care of your teeth

For many of us, the routine trip to the dentist is just one of the ways in which our lives have been disrupted in 2020. The British Dental Association (BDA) estimates that, since the March lockdown, dentists in England have provided nearly 19m fewer treatments than in the same period last year.



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Does it matter what type of brush or toothhpaste you use?

What do you need to know about dental emergencies, and what more can you do to care for your teeth? We asked the experts.

What dentistry services are currently available?

Although some routine dental treatments are now available again, in the UK, surgeries’ operating capacity has been reduced and some are triaging patients according to their level of need and risk.

If you would like to see your dentist, it is advisable to contact them by phone or email to see if it is necessary for you to visit. For up-to-date advice on accessing dental care in the UK, see the NHS website.

What is the risk of catching coronavirus at the dentist?

Although they are assumed to be at high risk of contracting Covid-19, a recent study of nearly 2,200 US dentists found that fewer than 1% tested positive in June. Professor Damien Walmsley, scientific adviser to the BDA, says dentists’ routine attention to infection control puts them at an advantage. “It’s almost second nature to us.”

A heightened potential risk of coronavirus transmission is in the use of instruments such as dental drills or ultrasonic scalers, which create a fine mist.

How are dentists adapting?

The profession is still adapting its procedures as more becomes known about how the virus spreads. For example, some dentists have switched to handheld tools that are slower, but create less spray. “Everything’s a bit of a compromise,” says Walmsley.

Access to services is improving. In England, the “fallow time” during which a treatment room must remain empty after any aerosol-generating procedure was recently reduced from an hour to 15-20 minutes (depending on ventilation), enabling dentists to see more patients.

What can I do to care for my teeth while I can’t get to a dentist?

“The majority of dental problems are preventable,” says Walmsley. Brushing your teeth in the morning and at night, for two minutes each time, will generally be enough to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Studies have shown, however, that people brush for an average of 43 seconds. “Four minutes a day is not a lot to ask,” says Dr Nigel Carter, the chief executive of the Oral Health Foundation.



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We should be brushing our teeth for two minutes twice a day. Photograph: 10’000 Hours/Getty Images

What kind of toothpaste should I use?

Any toothpaste with fluoride will do. Not only does it help to prevent tooth decay, but it slows down the rate of progression of any existing decay. Carter is concerned by the increasing

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This Dentist Is Exposing The ‘Shark Teeth’ Veneers Trend On TikTok

So thanks to an incredible dentist on TikTok, I have now been informed that shaving your teeth down to little shark nubs is not actually how dentists are meant to do veneers, and I am shook.

If like me, you’ve succumbed to the vast hole that is TikTok, you’ve probably seen a lot of videos where young people show off their nubby teeth followed by another shot where they have perfectly straight-white teeth. It’s become somewhat of a trend, titled #veneerscheck and unfortunately I still lose sleep over how cursed the contents of that hashtag is.

@chineendosky

#greenscreen could u imagine #fyp #SoAwkward #PerfectAsIAm #EasyMeal #veneers #dental #veneerscheck #twitter

♬ WAP(feat. Megan Thee Stallion) – Cardi B

Anyway, according to my fave dentist pal Dr Shaadi Manouchehri (@drshaadimanouchehri) those aren’t veneers, those are actually crowns. Unlike veneers, crowns are a super invasive procedure and can cause many long term problems (especially for young people).

@drshaadimanouchehri

#veneers #veneerscheck #veneers_smile #veneersjourney #dentist #dentistry #dentalstudent #makeover #pov #homesalon #haircare #fy #fyp #foryou #foru

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“Firstly, those are not veneers, those are full-coverage crowns,” she said in the video.

“Shaving teeth down to pegs like that is going to damage the nerve, and you are going to need a root canal treatment and an extraction at some point in your life.”

Yikes, I had a root canal when I was 12 and it was horrible. I ended up biting the dentists hand (but, that’s another story).

She continued: “Second point veneers or crowns will need to be replaced every 10-15 years…she is probably 18/19-years old. Now, she is probably going to have to replace them 4-5 times throughout her lifetime.”

“Not only is the financial burden going to be an issue, but it’s going to be a biological burden too. Because the tooth physically cannot be prepared and re-prepared every single time. So she’s a gorgeous young lady, and she has possibly ruined her teeth for the rest of her life. She is probably going to have dentures by the age of 40.

“I personally wouldn’t choose that, would you?”

Dr S Manouchehri also talks about the dangers of shaving down your teeth in an earlier video posted to TikTok.

@drshaadimanouchehri

#dentist #dentistry #fy #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #veneers #londondentist #veneerscheck #TFBornThisWay #onmyway #foru

♬ original sound – Dr S Manouchehri

The moral of the story here: Do not get veneers/crowns while you’re young. Invest in braces, teeth whitening kits, whatever. But shaving your teeth down to pegs is not good for your teeth long term.

Now, that’s the TEA-th.

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What Does Fluoride Do For Your Teeth?

Smiling woman looking teeth in hand mirror. Female dentist is explaining dental health to patient. They are in medical examination room.

While my mouth is full of equipment, my dentist always checks-in with, “You’re using fluoride products, right?” I respond with a shrug while trying not to spit or choke.

Admittedly, I don’t seek out fluoride — it’s coincidentally in some of the dental products I habitually use. Am I consuming too little or too much? I have no idea — honestly, I’m not even sure of what fluoride is all about.

I have Dr. Shruti Shah, DMD, of ProHEALTH Dental, to thank for breaking things down for me: “Fluoride is a mineral that has cavity-fighting and cavity-prevention properties. Trace amounts of fluoride can be naturally found in water, food, soil, and plants. It’s most commonly consumed by drinking fluoridated water, having food and drinks that are made with fluoridated water, and using toothpaste and other dental products.”

Dr. Shah explains that your teeth’s enamel loses and gains minerals daily — plaque, bacteria, and sugar in the mouth attack the enamel while food and water containing minerals like calcium, fluoride, and phosphate replenish your teeth. When demineralization exceeds remineralization and the enamel layer isn’t sufficiently repaired, tooth decay occurs, she adds.

If you want to rebuild weakened tooth enamel, reverse the progression of early or existing cavities, prevent tooth decay, prevent the growth of harmful oral bacteria, or reduce hypersensitivity, Dr. Shah says that fluoride might help.

Suffering from dry mouth (or a condition that causes dry mouth!) could make you more susceptible to developing dental cavities, in which case, your dentist might up your fluoride intake — especially if you’re dealing with tooth sensitivity, she adds.

“The safest and easiest way to consume fluoride is simply by drinking water in fluoridated communities. According to the CDC, drinking fluoridated water reduces tooth decay rate by 25 percent.”

Depending on your age and oral health, your dentist might recommend you use additional products like fluoride-infused toothpaste, mouthwashes, and beverages processed with fluoridated water, and dietary supplements containing prescription-level fluorides, Dr. Shah says.

Seeking advice from your dentist on fluoride intake is important because there is such a thing as overdoing it — especially amongst children. Dr. Shah explains that if a kid (especially under the age of six-years-old!) consumes too much fluoride, hazardous fluoride toxicity can occur.

“If enamel discoloration (dental fluorosis) occurs from overuse of fluoride (in young children), the amount of fluoride used topically should be reduced to the recommended levels based on age. Fluoride hypersensitivity or toxicity from the overuse of fluoride may indicate a need to lower usage of topical and/or systemic fluoride.”

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RTE star Lottie Ryan says she’s ‘elated’ with new smile as she shows off gorgeous teeth following trip to dentist

RTE star Lottie Ryan has revealed that she is “elated” after she showed off her gorgeous teeth following a trip to the dentist.

The radio presenter took to her Instagram stories today following her trip today to her local dentist, Merrion Road Dental.

Lottie shared a picture she took of her teeth before she went to the dentist

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Lottie shared a picture she took of her teeth before she went to the dentistCredit: Instagram
Lottie said that she is thrilled with how her teeth are now

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Lottie said that she is thrilled with how her teeth are now Credit: Instagram
Lottie explained that two of her teeth were bothering her

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Lottie explained that two of her teeth were bothering her Credit: Instagram

She explained that she has been going to the same dentist for years and she was thrilled with today’s visit.

The Dancing With The Stars winner said that she always had a problem with two of her teeth but the dentists were able to fix it.

Speaking with her followers Lottie started off by saying: “Happy Friday everyone.

“So I’m just back from the dentist and usually I am not elated when I come home from a visit to the dentist but this time I am and I thought I would share with you why because why not?

“So I have been going to my dentist since I was a baby and then my dental practice was taken over by some young women who I have been going to for years now and they are a small practice and I just love them.”

She explained that she got her two of her teeth composite bonding and she is loving her new smile.

The presenter continued saying: “I think they are amazing and I went into them today and was saying two of my teeth were bothering me .

“She is just such a genius she did this thing called composite bonding on two of my teeth and when I say I sat up and smiled and nearly died I’m not joking.”

She added: “I feel, this is an exaggeration, I feel like I got veneers and I didn’t these are all my own and I was in and out within two hours.”

Lottie then shared a before and after snap of her teeth as she praised the dental practice more.

Speaking with her fans she said: “I am going to show you a picture I took before I went into her and a little picture now and you will see the difference.

“They’re just phenomenal I can’t recommend them enough.

“I am mad into teeth and I always have been, I think it’s probably because my granddad

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