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The question: Just how gross is it really if I
forget to brush my teeth before bed every once in
The answer: Bad news. It s pretty gross. You prob-
ably already know that the American Dental Asso-
ciation (ADA) recommends brushing those pearly
whites twice a day. You also probably know that
brushing your teeth is one of the easiest ways to
avoid scaring off your date. But brushing is important
for reasons beyond fresh breath. Skip a session, and
you re on your way to encouraging the growth of
bacterial buildup in the form of plaque, which can
lead to cavities and gum disease.
"In the middle of the day, (run your tongue) across
your teeth right around the gum line. You ll find
something sticky or fuzzy," Deepinder Sahota, DDS,
a dentist in Fremont, California, and a spokesperson
for the ADA, tells The Huffington Post. "That s
Brushing, thankfully, "disrupts that bacteria so
it doesn t stay in place," she says, because if left in
place, it starts to attack your teeth. Plus, the longer
that plaque sits in one place, the more likely it is
to become tartar, "that hard, yellow, rough material
you sometimes feel in between your teeth" that can
cause inflammation and bleeding in the gums, she
says. Leave that untreated for too long, and you
could risk losing teeth.
A twice-a-day routine is no joke, preferably with
fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush. Each
brushing session should last about two minutes.
The ADA also recommends flossing once a day and
seeing a dentist regularly to take care of the rest.
Also, gum, mints and mouthwash are no brushing
replacements. All three can give your mouth a fresher
feel, says Sahota, but "brushing and flossing are
the only ways to effectively, physically remove the
plaque." (Huffington Post)
Harassing obese people, a practice known as "fat
shaming," does not encourage them to lose weight
and can actually result in weight gain, a new study
from the United Kingdom suggests.
In the study, nearly 3,000 adults were asked
whether they had faced discrimination because of
their weight, including whether they had been
harassed, treated with less respect, received poor
service at restaurants and stores or been treated as
if they were not smart.
About five per cent said they had experienced such
fat shaming. Over a four-year period, those who
reported weight discrimination gained about 0.95
kilogrammes on average, while those who did not
report weight discrimination lost about 10.71 kilo-
"Our study clearly shows that weight discrimination
is part of the obesity problem and not the solution,"
Jane Wardle, director of the Cancer Research UK
Health Behaviour Centre at University College London,
said in a statement.
"Many obese patients report being treated disre-
spectfully by doctors because of their weight. Every-
one, including doctors, should stop blaming and
shaming people for their weight and offer support,
and where appropriate, treatment," Wardle said.
Weight discrimination has been linked to behaviours
that can lead to weight gain, such as comfort eating
(or eating energy-dense foods), said study researcher
Sarah Jackson, also of University College London.
Fat shaming may also make people feel less confident
about engaging in physical activity, "so they tend to
avoid it," Jackson said.
The study only found an association, and so cannot
prove that weight discrimination causes weight gain.
But the findings agree with previous research. A
study published last year found that people who are
not obese who experience weight discrimination are
2.5 times more likely to become obese a few years
later than those who do not experience weight dis-
The findings were published in the journal Obesity.
Brushing teeth before
sleep still best practice
YOUR DAILY HEALTH
News and Advice
Study: 'Fat shaming'
leads to weight gain
bacteria so it
doesn't stay in
place. Also, the
flossing once a
day and seeing
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