Oral Health Group

Having a smoke and a coke


June 20, 2014
by Kahaliah Richards

Two new studies show that a regular smoke and a coke put you at high risk of dental decay.

The more you smoke the more caries over a 4 year period of observation of Finnish adults.

The more you drink sugar-sweetened beverages, the more your decay experience over a similar period for Finnish adults.

This comes as little surprise. Health-risk behaviour is highly influential on adult dental decay.

But what are the chances of getting these patients to change these habits?  Futile, right?

From our surveys of adults sitting in the waiting rooms of many dental practices, about 1 in 3 have lots of ongoing decay. Some of these high risk patients have a smoke and a coke sufficiently frequently to get cavities.

For these patients, rather than fighting with their daily habits,  manage their infections on the teeth with Prevora.

Our controlled studies show that these types of patients will comply to a painless series of short visits to get on top of their decay problems.

By: Ross Perry

SOURCED: Partners In Prevention – http://partnersinprevention.ca/having-a-smoke-and-a-coke/


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2 Comments » for Having a smoke and a coke
  1. There’s no doubt that smoking and soda are nothing but bad news for our teeth. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry offers many different options for combating the effects of these products.

  2. Freddy J says:

    I am going to have to agree with this guy who commented, although its horrible, cosmetic dentistry really does wonders.

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