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DR. Mahfujul Haq Khan BDS, DDS, FSDCE (USA), PhD (Japan), Post Doc. (Japan) Specialised: Crown and Bridge work, and Periodontal plastic surgery (USA) Assistant Professor and Consultant, Department of Dentistry, BIRDEM Hospital
Hello Dr. Khan,
Dear Mr. Haider
Common methods of sterilisation in dentistry are steam under pressure (autoclave). Please check whether they have autoclave machine. You have every right to ask your dentist about how they are doing sterilization.
When you go to any dental clinic what can you do in these circumstances? In order to ensure your safety, observe your dentist at work very carefully. But what should you be looking for? Note carefully whether your dentist observes basic mandatory cross infection control techniques such as obtaining complete medical histories, changing gloves routinely for every patient, being particular about personal hygiene and washing his hands regularly, most important is whether the dentist uses sterilized instruments and disposable needles and suction tips.
Gum disease is not contagious means it can not spread from one patient to another. Yes you can use mint mouth wash.
How to prevent bad breath. I have morning bad breath which usually persist till my lunch hour. After having my lunch I found no bad breath rest of the day!! Why?
Dear Mr. Mohidur,
Mouth breathing during sleep dries the mouth, causes typical 'morning bad breath'. When the body is not provided with fuel in the form of food, fat and protein will begin to be broken down; the result is bad odor from the waste products of this metabolism. What about your breakfast? Anyway I will try to give you some tips to prevent morning bad breath.
Morning Bad Breath
Use Bad Breath Relief Products
Clean Your Tongue
Drink Plenty of Water
Check for Signs of Gingivitis and Other Dental Problems
Visit Dr. khan's website www.aikodental.com for more information.
Tips for removing makeup
NADIA does everything to keep her skin fresh and glowing. But despite all her effort, her skin suffers from those nagging pimples and constant irritation. She tried everything…she drinks 6 glasses of water a day, applies herbal pack on her face and sleeps on time…After weeks of study she has now discovered the cause behind the pitiable condition of her face. The cause? Nadia had never been serious enough to remove her makeup properly, there used to be days when she hurried to her bed without removing the last trace of makeup.
All of us love to make ourselves look pretty. As a part of the whole process we buy expensive cosmetics and apply them. But we often forget that it's equally important to remove makeup. Use a gentle makeup remover to remove makeup. Cleansing lotion of numerous brands is widely available in the local stores. However to get maximum benefit go for the celebrated brands. Use the patting motion as you drive fingers around the face to wipe off traces of makeup. Don't rub especially around the delicate eye area. Clean thoroughly, spare no makeup. After cleansing your face, wash your face with a quality face wash and copious amount of water. Pat dry and apply moisturiser to feel a soothing skin.
To remove mascara from your eyes, wrap a cotton pad soaked with eye makeup remover around your index finger. Close your eye, gently press the cotton against the lashes, count to ten, and then sweep carefully outward toward your temple.
Don't hurry off to bed at the end of the day with makeup on! Remove it first, no matter how tired you are.
By The Way
Flowers on the cheap
FLOWERS can be displayed very elegantly even in the simplest fashion and with the least amount of fuss. Most flowers do tend to be expensive, but even two stems of a seasonal flower can be arranged in a tall, slim vase or bottle and located at a visual node in your home, to make the arrangement striking.
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