Newsletter January Part 1

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Newsletter January Part 1

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Business Advisory Services Officer for Jamaica National Group Jillian Lee got down with the amenities at the all-inclusive company party, Euphoria: Rompers and Reindeer Edition, set across the sprawling grounds of Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in Priory, St. Ann.

E.G. Hunter, executive director of the National Works Agency, rang in the new year at the side of his lovely wife, Nesta-Claire. 

Lee-Anne Roper received high marks in a Gleaner feature on her new role as senior technical officer for adaptation with the Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation. Way to go, Lee-Anne!
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20190103/earth-today-jamaica-gets-new-adaptation-champ-le-anne-roper

EXCHANGE RATE AS AT DECEMBER 1ST, 2018 IS   J$126 to US$1. PAYMENT TO YOUR ACCOUNT IS DUE ON THE 1ST OF EACH MONTH.

REMEMBER WE HAVE ARRANGED IT SO THAT YOU CAN EASE THE STRESS BY USING ANY OF THE BILL EXPRESS OUTLETS ISLANDWIDE, BNS ONLINE OR NCB ONLINE TO MAKE PAYMENTS TO YOUR ACCOUNTS.

Patient Education

What Swollen Gums with Braces Means for Your Oral Health

by Tricia Mool

When receiving orthodontia for straighter teeth, you may find swollen gums with braces come with the territory. You might even worry the swelling is more pronounced than you expected, and wonder when you’ll find relief from the discomfort. But rest assured irritation or soreness when you first get braces is normal.

Nonetheless, swollen gums – particularly after a long period of no pain – can be a sign of other problems. Take a look at what can cause swollen gums when wearing corrective appliances, and how to care for it.

Soreness Is Normal

It’s normal to feel some pain in your mouth after receiving new braces or regular adjustments. Your teeth and jaw are hard at work creating a new smile: Bone dissolves and new bone is formed as your teeth are repositioned, and this can cause tension and pressure. The discomfort is normal when you first get braces or have them tightened, and it can last two to three days. But swollen gums over time can point to problems unrelated to the initial wear.

Gingivitis from Hidden Plaque

Gingivitis is the result of plaque buildup on your teeth, and braces can make it more difficult to reach debris with brackets and wiring in place. Naturally, when food gets trapped in your gums, it can cause a buildup over time that results in gum inflammation. Although it’s always important to your overall health that you remain diligent in your oral care regimen, it especially holds true if you have braces.

To cut down on this swelling, be sure to review proper brushing techniques with your orthodontist and invest in additional cleaning tools that help clean your mouth and teeth thoroughly despite your braces.

Regardless of the reason, it’s always best to schedule an appointment with an orthodontist and review the best brushing techniques and oral care to help relieve the swelling. Discuss whether the cause is gingivitis resulting from pregnancy, hormones or plaque buildup, and how best to treat it.

Braces Can Irritate

Another cause of swollen gums with braces is what’s known as “gingival enlargement,” Also known as hypertrophy or hyperplasia, it occurs when there’s either an overgrowth or increase in gum cells. In most cases, this is the result of a hereditary or medicinal condition, but it is possible for your gums to become irritated and react to your braces. Talk with your dentist or orthodontist about your medical history to better help determine what your treatment options should be.

How to Stay on Top of It

The best way to find relief is to identify swelling early and schedule an appointment with your orthodontist to discuss your home care approach. Doing the following can specifically help:

  • Take your time flossing daily and use special floss that helps clean around your braces.

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and replace it within three months.

  • Brush for two minutes and look for clean, clear brackets.

  • Rinse with water or mouthwash after brushing.

  • Gargle with salt water for quick relief.

It’s always important to make great oral hygiene a priority. But when you have braces, doing so can cut down on problems and irritation – making it a more comfortable experience.

Heart healthy Bread Pudding

Ingredients

  • 4 cups day-old bread

  • 3 cups soy milk

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds

 

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.

  2. Put the bread into a 9-inch square baking pan.

  3. Stir the remaining ingredients together in a separate bowl (soy milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, raisins, and almonds).

  4. Pour the mixed ingredients over the bread. Stir to mix.

  5. Bake for 30 minutes.

  6. Serve warm or cool.

  7. Top with a dollop of tofu whipped cream, vegan rum sauce, fruit compote, or sliced fresh berries.

 

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