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How Does Smoking Cause Gum Disease?

How Does Smoking Cause Gum Disease?

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In the last couple of blogs, we discussed that smoking impairs the reparative (healing) process that is required for successful restoration of the gums and bones when an implant is placed and also when a tooth is extracted. Smoking also … Continue reading

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Smoking and Your Oral Health – Part Four

Smoking and Your Oral Health – Part Four

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Let’s continue from where we left off in the last blog. 11) Dry Socket: When you take a puff of a cigarette, the negative pressure that occurs upon inhaling can pull the blood clot out of its socket. This results … Continue reading

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Smoking and your Oral Health – Part three

Smoking and your Oral Health – Part three

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Let’s look at the effects of smoking on your oral health: 1) Bad breath aka Smokers Breath: We learned in the last blog that over 4000 chemicals enter your mouth from one puff of cigarette smoke….this leads to bad breath. … Continue reading

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Smoking and Oral Health – Part Two

Smoking and Oral Health – Part Two

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Did you know? • There are over 4000 chemicals ingested with one puff of cigarette smoke…..namely formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and arsenic……who knew? • Smokers have a 2 ½ to 3 ½ greater risk of gum disease than non-smokers. • Smokers … Continue reading

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Our office is now open. We are taking the following precautions to combat COVID-19;

  • A plexiglass barrier stands on the front desk in the waiting room.
  • All patients have their temperature taken with a non-touch digital infra-red thermometer.
  • All staff wear mask, gloves, gown, bonnet, goggles and face shield.
  • Hand sanitizers are readily available for staff and patient use.
  • Patients will wait outside or in their car until their appointment time.
  • No visitors are permitted in the office.
  • Social distancing will remain in effect in the office.
  • Patients experiencing influenza-like-illness (fever with a cough, sore throat or muscle aches) should not come to the office.
  • Air purifiers with hepa filters have been installed in each operatory and waiting room.
  • All COVID-19 precautions put forth by both the dental and hygiene boards have been put into force in the office.

We look forward to seeing you soon. 
Dr Axelrad and Staff