Cannabis Impact on Oral Health Underlines the Importance of Good Dental Care in Today’s World, says Smile Boutique Beverly Hills

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Commenting on a recent article, the Los Angeles area dental office notes that, whether the concern is marijuana, alcohol, or sugary soft drinks, what we take into our body definitely makes a big difference to our teeth and gums.

While the question of the impact of cannabis on teeth is complex, honesty between patients and their dentists is always a must.

Whatever one’s feelings about legal marijuana, alcohol, or sugary soft drinks for that matter, seeking out regular dental care is an all-around must for men and women of all ages.

A June 2 article on Civilized states that a new study from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine adds new data based on an American population to links between use of cannabis and oral health problems already found in patients based in New Zealand and East Africa. It also adds, however, that, the use of marijuana products is but one factor that can lead to dental problems, which might range from consumption of alcohol – often consumed in combination with sugary soft drinks – to the level of dental care that is received by the patient. Smile Boutique Beverly Hills says that, with the legalization of recreational cannabis, its oral health impacts are going to be an ongoing concern for dentists and their patients. At the same time, they add that, whatever one’s feelings about legal marijuana, alcohol, or sugary soft drinks for that matter, seeking out regular dental care is an all-around must for men and women of all ages.

Smile Boutique Beverly Hills notes that it’s important for dental professionals and their patients to communicate honestly, and that often may include information that the patient may find slightly embarrassing. At the same time, it’s important to realize that dentists are here to help you improve your health so, whatever the source of a dental issue, patients should be forthcoming about whatever personal habits they have had that might have contributed to the problem. The dental clinic points out that it’s also important to be specific.

The dental group notes that the Civilized article points out that the route of consuming cannabis products may make an important difference. For example, while smoking any product, very definitely included tobacco or cannabis, is likely to have a deleterious impact on teeth and gums, other means of consumption might pose their own problem. Specifically, patients who regularly consume edibles products might be more vulnerable not so much because of the presence of marijuana and its active ingredient, THC, but from the sugar present in such products as brownies and gummy bears. The clinic notes that the products we ingest can worsen or cause a number of problems that may require solutions ranging from filling cavities, to root canals, to dental implants.

Smile Boutique Beverly Hills also notes that, whether patients are interested in basic preventive dental care or interested in more elaborate reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, they offer truly comprehensive care for patients of all ages in the Beverly Hills/West Los Angeles area. Readers are invited to call (424) 281-0959 or they may visit its website at http://smileboutiquebeverlyhills.com/.

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