View it in your browser JANUARY Newsletter 2020
 
Your questions about dental bonding, answered!
Dental bonding uses a composite resin material that is adhered to teeth to address imperfections on them. This material is almost like a clay and can be molded onto a tooth. Then, with a specialized curing light, the composite resin is hardened. Afterwards, the dentist files down and polishes the material to make it match the natural tooth structure both in appearance and feel.

Dental bonding has many applications. It can be used to address:
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Broken/chipped teeth
  • Permanently stained teeth
  • Unusually shaped teeth
 
Quit smoking for better oral health this year
While we have already launched ourselves into January, it’s still not too late to think about New Year Resolutions. One resolution which the smokers among us can make, which will do everyone loads of good, is to eliminate the bad habit of smoking, which harms our oral and overall health, emotional well-being and personal relationships, and our wallets too.

While diseases like lung cancer, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema come to mind when we think of smoking and tobacco use, they have a huge bearing on our oral health too. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking is the main cause of preventable deaths and disease in the USA. Whether your smoke comes from cigarettes, cigars, ‘smokeless tobacco products’ or second hand, you stand the risk of being affected by these diseases; with the deciding factors being how long you have been smoking and the numbers smoked per day.

Some of the oral diseases which are prominent among smokers:
  • Oral cancer - Eight out of 10 patients with oral cancer were smokers, according to a University of California study.
  • Periodontal disease - Smokers face twice the risk for gum disease over non-smokers, says the CDC. Smoking interferes with the immune system, making it difficult for the body to fight off disease and heal.
  • Bad breath and stained teeth – Are caused by the tar in cigarette smoke. It also discolors the tongue, affects the sense of taste and smell and delays recovery from dental procedures like tooth extractions.
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