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Occlusion is the last assessment to make for a fully seated crown. Articulating foils and shim stock are needed to check for occlusion. Both crown and adjacent teeth should hold shim stock firmly in the intercuspal position (ICP).A large flame shaped diamond bur is used to reduce high areas. Once ICP has been re-established the excursions can be checked preferably with a different coloured foil. Occasionally, it may be necessary to adjust the tooth opposing a restoration to avoid crown perforation or exposure of rough opaque porcelain.

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For a healthy smile brush between meals, floss regularly and eat plenty of chocolate!!!!
Many people suffer from tooth pain and sensitivity caused by thining enamel, gigivitis, or periodontal desease.

A new human clinical trial conducted at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio examins the effects of a chocolate extract against flouride-based toothpastes on tooth hypersensitivity.
The clinical trial found that a naturally occuring cocao extract, Rennou, actually work better than flouride to restore and repair enamel and occlude dentinal tubules, ultimately eliminating dental hypersensitivity in just seven days.
The independent, double-blinded, clinical trial of 80 patients compares the enamel strengthening potential of Theodent toothpaste, containing Rennou, to Fluoride- based toothpaste by exanining each product ability to repair and re-mineralise exposed dentin, which is the leading cause of tooth hypersensitivity.
The study found that patients who brushed with cocoa- containing Theodent twice daily for seven days experianced " 100 percent dental occlusion". Theodent goes to work occluding dentinal tubules, after the first day of use with significat benefits in just seven days.
Past research has also shown that the chocolate ingredient theobromine works better than fluoride. When lesions in artificial enamel were treated with theobromine, remineralization occurred at a greater rate than when they were treated with fluoride. The study found, in fact, that theobromine made teeth less vulnerable to bacterial acid erosion that could lead to cavities.
Fluoride is a toxic industrial waste product that is a poison to your body even in trace amounts, yet it is added to the majority of water supplies using the rationale that it helps prevent dental cavities.
With potential alternatives like theobromine, which, unlike fluoride, are not harmful when swallowed, it’s unfortunate that fluoride can still be found in a vast assortment of toothpastes, mouthwashes and professionally applied fluoride treatments. It’s even added to your drinking water for this purpose, as mentioned.

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