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It is long established that people with
beautiful teeth are rated as more
attractive. This said, working on
beautifying your smile before restoring
your teeth to good dental health would
be like painting a house that is infested
with white ants!
In evolutionary terms
• Shiny hair
• Clear skin
• Sparkling eyes
are indicators of good health.
The person with all these attributes
was more likely to get selected for a
partner to propagate the species. This
still stands today whereby attractive
people are treated more favourably,
however what our cave men ances-
tors might not have understood, is the
health consequence of a healthy smile.
Wide scale studies carried out on the
general population have shown there
is a strong and significant relationship
between dental plaque and chronic
respiratory diseases including:
• In severe cases links have
• been found to pneumonia and
On a purely social level, poor oral
hygiene is a concern because it gives you
bad breath! The dentists at Life Care
Forrest Chase and Life Care Kingsway
have long understood the health con-
cerns and social concerns about healthy
teeth and that is why every new patient
is given oral hygiene instruction (OHI).
OHI is instruction on how to brush
your teeth correctly to give you the
cleanest teeth and healthiest mouth
that brushing and flossing can achieve.
Many patients state that they know
how to brush their teeth, however 97%
of the patients are surprised that their
gums bleed when the dentist uses the
correct tooth brushing technique.
This indicates that plaque has
been there for over 24 hours.
Therefore despite protests, "I know
how to do it" we show you anyway. The
importance of correct tooth brushing
technique has been supported in studies
where they found that brushing properly
is more beneficial than more frequent
brushing using the incorrect technique.
You are never too young, too old,
or too far gone in the tooth depart-
ment to learn correct tooth brushing
technique and benefit from the results.
OHI was found to be e ective in
preschoolers and people who had been
described as 'high plaque' people, those
with very poor oral hygiene habits.
High plaque people were found to have
less plaque 6 weeks after OHI was given.
If you are someone that might fall into
the high plaque category it might interest
you to know that high plaque patients
who were instructed how to correctly use
a powered tooth brush had less plaque
then other high plaque people who
received OHI with a manual brush.
Men reading this might be interested
to know that men have significantly
higher gum disease than women so we
encourage you to be particularly diligent
in attending for professional dental care.
In order to promote good dental
health we are offering Scoop readers,
our existing patients and all new
patients a cost price electric tooth-
brush when you attend for a scale
and clean during the next 3 months.
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Blackbox Apparel, Of Cabbages and Kings and Daniella Caputi, as well
as 21 student designers who will show one Tribe-themed couture piece each.
Expect a cacophony of sound and intense orange -- making noise was part of
the brief, as well as "lots of fun".
"The one thing I insist on in the criteria is that it's not commercial," says
Aly. "It's as avant-garde, and as crazy and as mad as they want."
It's a great opportunity for students and emerging designers alike, as in
Perth the outlets for them to show their work, couture or ready-to-wear, are
minimal. And unlike other fashion festivals, they get to show their work free.
It also acts as a massive launching pad for those who are interested in the
other side of the industry -- while there might be quite a few models strutting
their stuff on stage, there can be up to 250 people backstage at STYLEAID alone.
"I pride myself on having a really well-run, professional event, done on a
volunteer basis," remarks Aly. "I'm not only teaching emerging designers, I'm
teaching all the volunteers backstage how to actually run an event."
Not only is it about exposing the designers and entertaining the crowd while
maintaining the integrity of the designer's aesthetic, it's also about creating a
smooth, stress-free environment behind the scenes. "I think we've lost one pair
of shoes in 13 years. And I have a reputation to uphold, of 20 years of being a
stylist in Perth, and I want everybody to learn how to do it properly," she says.
All of the profits generated by STYLEAID go directly to the WA AIDS Council,
supporting a range of projects for people with HIV and AIDS. The event has
raised $600,000 over the past 12 years. This year, the organisers hope to clear
$100,000 -- a huge total, but achievable with your help.
STYLEAID is at The Grand Ballroom, Burswood Entertainment Centre, on Friday,
July 30. Get in fast -- the VIP tickets are highly sought-after and will go quickly.
Otherwise it's $250 for diamond seats, $225 for platinum. For more information,
go to styleaid.com.au, or you can make a donation at waaids.com.
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