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Dear Mr Belal,
Dear Mr Akbar,
Nursing bottle syndrome is characterised by children, generally under the age of four who are put to bed with a baby bottle filled, usually with fruit juice or sweetened milk. The pattern is severe decay of the front top teeth.
No mother does this on purpose to her child, but it is quite common because mothers simply don't know that the sugar in the bottle can have this effect.
There are numerous ways to repair baby teeth, but when baby incisors are this badly damaged, it is usually best to extract them. Baby incisors are not essential for maintaining spacing in the adult dentition, as are the baby molars and canines.
Dear Dr Khan,
Dear Mr Haque,
Dear Dr Khan,
Dear Ms Begum,
Dentistry has come a long way over the years and many of you will be surprised on your next visit. Even if you have put off going to the dentist and are experiencing problems, your dentist has new ways to provide relatively painless treatment. To eliminate the discomfort associated with injections, topical agents are applied to tissues prior to the injection.
But whatever the new advances in dentistry, a clean soothing atmosphere and a calm, reassuring dentist can make your next dental visit more pleasant.”
Dear Mr Choudhury,
Dear Dr Khan,
Dear Mr Monir,
Go the cucumber way
People have all kinds of excuses for not taking proper care of their skin and body. The excuses range from lack of time to rising costs of beauty products. However, it would appear that the solution to their problems has been lying in their refrigerators all along.
Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day. Just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.
Substitute your caffeine-filled fizzy drink for a cucumber. Cucumbers are excellent for hydration because of their high water content. Now that summer is in full force, they might be just what you need to replace the fluids you lose from all that sweating.
Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror. It will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.
Cucumbers are a known 'Grandma's secret' for all kinds of skin problems. Blended cucumber can do wonders to blackheads, wrinkles, dry skin and pimples. Mixing cucumber juice with milk also acts as a natural cleanser for your skin. Due to the presence of caffeic and ascorbic acids in cucumber, they are often helpful for burns, dermatitis and swollen eyes.
Cucumber is an amazing natural diuretic. Cucumber helps in urinary and bladder diseases and can help prevent pancreatic diseases. The potassium in cucumber makes it highly useful for conditions of high and low blood pressure too.
So, the next time you feel you are short of time and in need of a quick fixer, just remember to be 'as cool as a cucumber' and you'll find your answer!
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