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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Bonding (Overview)

Bonding is the adhering of a dental material to tooth structure. Most of the time these dental materials are composite or porcelain. More commonly the public may understand bonding to be the adhering of composite material to the front teeth in order to enhance the smile.


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How can I bond better with my baby?

How can I bond better with my baby?

Relax & interact: Your baby will learn & prefer your voice to others within hours.It will see well up to a foot so you can interact visually and begin teaching baby about facial expressions using your joy and smiles to trigger a mirrored response.These will take time to emerge so be patient.Some moms go thru "blues" after delivery & have ups & downs.Keep aleart to that possibility and contact your OB for problems. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
2 doctors shared insights

Bonding (Overview)

Bonding is the adhering of a dental material to tooth structure. Most of the time these dental materials are composite or porcelain. More commonly the public may understand bonding to be the adhering of composite material to the front teeth in order to enhance the smile.


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Will I bond with my child immediately?

Will I bond with my child immediately?

Yes: It is natural for a mother and father to bond with their infant unless there is a condition of the mother or infant that interferes such as post partum pain, post partum depression, or a sick newborn. If you have concerns, make them known to your OB or pediatrician. ...Read more

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How does porcelain bonding affect your smile?

How does porcelain bonding affect your smile?

Dramatic!!: Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of glass that are bonded to your teeth to alter shade of your teeth (can make them super white), enhance the shape of your teeth (wider, taller), and/or close spaces between your teeth. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bonding?

What is the definition or description of: bonding?

What is bonding?: Bonding is the adhering of a dental material to tooth structure. Most of the time these dental materials are composite or porcelain. More commonly the public may understand bonding to be the adhering of composite material to the front teeth in order to enhance the smile. ...Read more

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What happens if I don't bond immediately with my child?

What happens if I don't bond immediately with my child?

Keep open dialogue: This is not rare or worrisome over time for the development of your baby.You need to draw on the support provided by friends and family as you make it through the transition. Many new moms will go through issues that bring on "baby blues", and keeping an open dialogue with your family and doc is very important.This is not a "bad mom" issue you should hide or feel guilty over. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby and I have formed a good bond?

How do I know if my baby and I have formed a good bond?

A WARM FUZZY......: A warm embrace, smile and eye contact starts that first moment that you see your baby and it continues till that baby brings his or her babies into your life.At times they will make you sad, mad even exasperated, but that warm fuzzy feeling that you get when your child looks at you , smiles or simply says mom or dad...That is when you know you have bonded. ...Read more

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What can I do if I feel like i'm not bonding with my baby?

What can I do if I feel like i'm not bonding with my baby?

Call your doctor.: If you feel you are not bonding with your child, call your doctor or your baby's pediatrician right away. This could be a sign of depression, but your doctor needs to visit and speak with you to determine what is the most appropriate next step. ...Read more

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Is there something wrong with me if I don't feel like I am bonding with my baby?

Yes: Immediately after birth you might be exhausted, emotionally depleted or medicated. Within the first few days you should start to bond. Bonding might be impeded by a sharp hormonal decline, post partum blues. But if this is prolonged or severe you may have post partum depression. This condition needs to be attended to. Call your obstetrician or a post partum hotline if available in your state. ...Read more

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I always wanted a baby but had complications. Now I don't feel like I am bonding right. What can I do?

I always wanted a baby but had complications. Now I don't feel like I am bonding right. What can I do?

Call your doctor/CNM: Call your doctor for an appointment. You may have postpartum depression or anxiety that makes you feel like you are not bonding correctly. Your dr/midwife can speak to you about your symptoms and they can refer you if needed. Women who have had pregnancy complications may have an increased risk of ptsd (post-traumatic stress disorder) and it is important to get the right treatment. ...Read more

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Will I be able to bond with my baby if I bottle feed?

Will I be able to bond with my baby if I bottle feed?

Yes: Absolutely. Feeding your baby is a warm, emotional experience whether breast or bottlefeeding. Remember we dads have done it this way forever.It is the overall contact that generates the emotional ties. Do not worry! ...Read more

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Is it difficult to form an emotional bond with adopted children?

Is it difficult to form an emotional bond with adopted children?

Adopted child: Observations from adoptive paretns in my practice show that pure maternal and paternal love don't just come from biologic parents. Adoptive parents nurture, care, love, provide and raise their adopted children the same as biologic parents do. ...Read more

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How do I bond with my newborn?

How do I bond with my newborn?

Lots of ways: Breastfeeding is one of the best ways to bond with your baby, and good for the health of both of you. Other ways to bond include singing, talking, and reading to your baby. Smiling at her helps, too. Human touch is incredibly bonding, so be sure to hold, hug, cuddle and kiss your baby a lot, and stroke or caress her frequently. As she gets older, playing peek-a-boo or other games is good. ...Read more

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Can I use gold bond for jock itch?

Can I use gold bond for jock itch?

Not great!: Better is the blue-green cannister which contains zinc oxide at 5%! Made by Gold bond! Zinc is anitfungal! ...Read more

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Can I use gold bond for my vaginal area?

Can I use gold bond for my vaginal area?

On skin,not vagina : The active ingredients in gold bond are dimethicone and menthol, which can be soothing to skin with itching, skin irritation, rash. In general, it's better to treat the cause--for example, a yeast infection needs an anti fungal treatment. If rash or itching persist, see your dr. ...Read more

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Is gold bond safe to us in the vaginal area?

Yes: I'm assuming your talking about a lotion or powder or cream? You can definitely use lotion or cream. It's best to avoid talc in the vaginal area (cornstarch=okay). Ask question again if you have a specific product in mind. ...Read more

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Help can chloramphenicol have hydrogen bonding?

Help can chloramphenicol have hydrogen bonding?

Chloramphenicol: Chloramphenicol is something of a dangerous drug, and I don't recommend using it, except in extreme cases. If you are using it, it should be under the guidance of an Infectious Diseases specialist. It is very lipid-soluble, remaining relatively unbound to proteins. Thus, it has minimal hydrogen bonding if that's what you really want to know. Hopefully you can get more information from your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do when the hair bonding glue gives you wounds?

What to do when the hair bonding glue gives you wounds?

Best to stop: Try to avoid this glue. If it helps you heal the wounds, and you want hair bonding then try a different brand or hair piece or consider wig. Be well. Health before beauty. ...Read more

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How do I get my husband to bond with our three month old baby boy?

How do I get my husband to bond with our three month old baby boy?

Lots of options!: Have him get down on the floor and play with him, read & sing to him, give him his baths & massages...The more interaction, the deeper the bonding. Have your husband talk to your son, even telling him about what he did that day. The content of what's said isn't as important as the face to face time and 'conversation'--your husband can give him a bottle & read out loud from a book at the same time. ...Read more

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If i'm missing half of my front tooth, would bonding work to fix this?

If i'm missing half of my front tooth, would bonding work to fix this?

Yes but...: It is not the strongest option. If indeed half the tooth is missing i would recommend more of a crown or partial crown like a veneer. Porcelain bonding is a stronger option for the tooth. ...Read more

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After having veneers or bonding are there some foods that you should avoid?

Depends...: Veneers are often fabricated of porcelain, which won't change color by different foods.
If you have bonding, depending on the quality of the bonding material will more or less be affected by the food you eat or drink (wine, coffee, chocolate , etc.). Also in both cases you should avoid chewing hard foods as it could cause your restoration to crack or break or chip.

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How can I improve bonding with my baby if i don't have any breastmilk? Can she just dummy me?

How can I improve bonding with my baby if i don't have any breastmilk? Can she just dummy me?

Bonding with child: Pleas don't feel so guilty about not being able to breastfeed your baby. Things do happen that make the process not work. Holding the baby in your arms and nursing him isn't just the only way you can bond with him. Think about all the bottle-fed babies - their parents' good bonding methods make them grow up and turn out to be good adults. Talk to , play and laugh (cry) with, hug and touch him. ...Read more

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Don't feel the bond nor do I feel like holding my new baby. (second child) why is this happening? Baby is 3 weeks old.

Don't feel the bond nor do I feel like holding my new baby. (second child)  why is this happening? Baby is 3 weeks old.

Newborn: You have the post partum blues. You should seek immediate help, first from your ostetrician and then from a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can I get veneers on just my cupids? Or should I get bonding? They're narrow and pointy and I want a rounder more fuller appearance

Can I get veneers on just my cupids? Or should I get bonding? They're narrow and pointy and I want a rounder more fuller appearance

Of course veneers: If the teeth are straight and healthy then definitely veneers. Only your dentist can tell you if you are a good candidate for veneers or bonding. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i hit it on a tap recently and a little bit of the tooth came of. Can they shorten the other one to look the same or bond it?

What do you suggest if i hit it on a tap recently and a little bit of the tooth came of. Can they shorten the other one to look the same or bond it?

Suggestion-: See your dentist. There are a number of things that have to be looked into other than just how to equalize the contours of both teeth. More often than not, it is better to add to the chipped tooth rather than shorten the longer one, although that is still a possibility. Your dentist after examining you can discuss your options and suggest the best one. ...Read more