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Electronic cigarettes aren’t quite the safe option everyone thinks. They cause the same amount of damage to our teeth and gums as conventional cigarettes, and the vapour from e-cigarettes kills up to 50 per cent of cells in the mouth that are our first line of defence, two new studies have found.
Flossing your teeth is a waste of time—instead, use small inter-dental brushes, says the US health department. Despite being told for years to regularly floss, it does nothing for the health of our teeth and gums.
Women who find it difficult to conceive should take a look at their gums