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A young South African oral hygienist has just shared a surprising dental secret – and it becomes viral abroad

  • Joburg's oral hygienist shared a surprising way dentists know they care about their teeth.
  • It turns out that your gums reveal much about your dental hygiene.
  • Her post at Quori became viral and picked up by one of the largest media in the UK.

The young oral hygienist from Johannesburg shared a surprising way that dentists know they do not care about their teeth, and revelation has been shown to the current audience with the international audience.

Boitumelo Koopedi (27) recently published a note on the popular platform for Quora's questions and answers, explaining how to judge whether the mouth is healthy.

"Before coming to their two-year cleansing, some patients who do not brush their teeth properly or regularly try to hide & # 39; evidence of it by cleaning the teeth three minutes before the meeting or five to ten minutes before leaving their homes. he addressed the meeting. "

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But by looking at the condition of their dental flesh, you can clearly see who cares about their teeth, she says.

Koopedi, who works at the Roodepoort dental office, shared two photographs of the mouth as an example:


He laughed

While at first glance the mouth with white teeth looks healthier, she says that the reddish right-wing glitch is a problem.

– If you do not stop making plaque for a long time, it causes inflammation of the gum (gingivitis). During the inflammatory processes of affected areas of the gums, blood jumps into the areas and causes the red color of the gums. "

"You can not simply swallow gingivitis or brush in a few hours," says Koopedi. Depending on how serious it is, it may take several days to weeks before the visible symptoms disappear.

"So, your teeth may glitter like a mother-of-pearl, but your gums have all the signs of bad hygiene habits."

This mouth, even with yellowish teeth, is healthier, says:


Healthy mouth

"If you properly brush (and clean between the teeth) in the way you stop making plaque, your gums will have a bright pink hue at the joint where the gums and teeth are to come, which is a good sign of health without inflammation."

Her post was viral at Quori, with over 350,000 views so far – and also picked up the massive UK Daily Mail website on Wednesday. The site reaches 100 million readers per month.

The article about her discovery was more than a story of the British royal family on Wednesday.

Koopedi tells Business Insider in South Africa that she is passionate about dental health, only after two years ago she started working in the area.

Boitumelo Koopedi.

Boitumelo Koopedi.

After enrolling in Lenasia, she worked at the bank. "But I really hated it." She decided to learn more, just knowing she wanted to work in the health sector.

Koopedi passed the University of Pretoria prospectus and immediately enchanted dentistry.

A colleague from the dentist Roodepoort where he works says that Koopedi in his work is "absolutely excellent".

Dental Health is rarely the first priority for South Africa, said Koopedi for Business Insider. I would like to see more people who think about their teeth as well as about the rest of the body.

She also wants to see more teeth.

"You have to do it once a day – to get rid of that gingivitis between your teeth."

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