by Margaret Applebaum - May 8th, 2013
Dental health is an often overlooked part of maintaining a youthful look. Smiling and making eye contact is a part of all interaction that occurs socially for personal or professional reasons. Finding a dentist that can meet the needs of an individual or entire family is important. Building a relationship with a local dentist is one way to always feel comfortable during routine visits and for dental emergencies. Here are a few top reasons to visit a dentist in Medicine Hat AB.
During routine dental visits the dentist can check for abnormalities in the gum tissue and bone area that identify problem areas where some type of intervention is needed. Smiles that are missing teeth can be restored with dentures or more permanent tooth implants.
Ask the dentist about any areas of the mouth that are causing pain or discomfort. Nerve pain does not usually get better on its own. Allow the dentist to check for any signs of infection so that the proper prescription medications can be given.
Inquire about what type of insurance is accepted for payment. If an extensive amount of dental work is needed inquire about payment plans and credit options. Use these tips when finding a new dentist in Medicine Hat AB.
by Margaret Applebaum - May 2nd, 2013
Many people who are heavily involved in athletics in high school and college do not choose to pursue a career in their chosen sport, but rather choose to combine their love of sports with the practical and inspirational career of medicine, so that they can marry the two and encourage other athletes with injuries to continue their athletic careers while making sure that they maintain a healthy lifestyle while they train and while healing from injuries.
There is a small niche of sports medicine called podiatric sports medicine that specializes in treating bunions in IL. This aids the diagnosis of any lower limb issues, including but not limited to; injection therapy of cortisone steroids, trigger point therapy for joints and tissue, rehabilitation of injured lower limbs, conditioning of feet and lower limbs, and joint mobilization.
I was fortunate enough to have access to the best podiatric sports medicine had to offer when I sustained an injury in college. To this day, I have maintenance appointments, but I also have a successful career in sports and I maintain that I would not be where I am today without the assistance and treatment of bunions in IL, and I always encourage my fellow athletes to have a podiatric sports doctor on speed dial for preventative care!
by Margaret Applebaum - April 30th, 2013
I am thinking about going to a new dentist, mostly because I just haven’t been to a dentist since I moved to a new city. I know that most dentists do whitening too, which is the procedure that I want, so I looked up dental in Sandy and looked at their websites to see which offered teeth whitening procedures. However, while I was looking up the dental in Sandy locations, I also saw the side effects of dental whitening, specifically from dental trays.
The most common side effect from dental trays is tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. I am a little worried about this because though it says that you can’t predict who will develop these symptoms, I often have gum irritation when I use the whitening strips at home. Some of the less common side effects are tingling of mouth tissues, headaches, sore throat, and uneven whitening. When I kept reading, I found that some dentists will use custom dental trays to help lessen any gum irritation that is experienced. They do this by making a custom tray that ends right before your gums so the peroxide in the whitening mixture doesn’t go onto your gums and cause gum irritation.
by Margaret Applebaum - April 25th, 2013
One of the options that may be offered at the store providing eyeglasses in Edmonton is a protection plan. For some consumers, it may be a good idea to get it. If the glasses are not frequently stored in the protective case, then it may be worthwhile to have a protection plan to replace the glasses if they are broken. The glasses can easily be broken by being accidentally stepped on when dropping to the floor. That could happen if the glasses are loose in a purse. In many cases, lenses or frames that are damaged may have to be replaced rather than repaired, which means additional costs for a consumer who doesn’t have a protection plan.
On the other hand, protection plans for eyeglasses in Edmonton do add to the cost of a pair. For a cheaper pair of eyeglasses that can be repaired inexpensively, it may not be worth it to add the cost of a protection plan. If the consumer chooses to not purchase a protection plan, then he or she will want to make sure that a protective case is used to store the glasses at much as possible. That will help reduce the chances of the glasses or the lenses becoming damaged.
by Margaret Applebaum - April 18th, 2013
Are you afraid of the dentist? It is a common fear. Many people feel anxiety at dental visits because of the tools the dentist uses and the procedures he or she performs such as cleanings and cavity repair. However, what most people do not realize it that your dentist can make your visits much less stressful through sedation dentistry in Calgary.
Sedation dentistry in Calgary uses medicine to relax you and can be used for any dental procedure- even cleanings. The sedative used by your dentist will depend on your level of fear. The lightest form of sedation is laughing gas. Also known as nitrous oxide, laughing gas is administered through a mask placed over your nose. As you inhale the gas, you begin to feel calm. The effects of laughing gas wear off quickly and the dosage is easily controlled by your dentist. This is the only form of sedation dentistry after which you may still operate a vehicle. Oral sedation can also be used before a dental visit. Generally taken an hour before your appointment, this type of sedation makes you drowsy and some people even fall asleep in the dentist’s chair. Unlike other forms of anesthesia, however, a light shake is usually enough to wake you up. The heaviest form of sedation is general anesthesia. Under this form of sedation you are rendered unconscious and it is more difficult to wake up. General anesthesia can be very helpful during procedures such as tooth extraction and root canals but it is not right for everyone. Those with breathing problems such as COPD or asthma run a higher risk of complications from general anesthesia. If you would like to know more about how sedation dentistry in Calgary can make your next dental visit more pleasant contact your dentist to discuss your sedation options.
by Margaret Applebaum - April 11th, 2013
Each year, there are many people who complain about heel pain. Heel pain can be associated to a number of causes. Yet, one of the common reasons for the appearance of heel pain is overuse. Effectively, people usually purchase shoes and use them during an extended period of time. As shoes get old, they start to become less comfortable and thus can easily cause the wearer to experience heel pain. When the individual wakes up in the morning and gets ready to go to work, they will put on their shoes and feel an excruciating pain that prevents them from walking properly. In some cases, the individual will simply need to change shoes but in others they will end up with a cut at the heel area of their foot.
Heel pain can also be caused by the fact that an individual has been wearing shoes that were not the right size. Although the individual will not feel any pain during the first days, one day they will wake up and have trouble walking. As they look at the foot, they will see an inflammation around the tight tissue that forms the arch of their foot. This condition is called plantar fasciitis.
by Margaret Applebaum - April 9th, 2013
Every winter I seem to gain five to ten pounds that I am usually able to burn off once summer comes. It has been harder for me to do that the past few years, as I have gotten older. After speaking to my doctor I decided that I would begin taking supplements for natural weight loss in order to give myself a little extra help in that department. Taking these supplements does not mean that I am going to go out and eat nachos and chili-dogs. I am still going to eat healthfully during each meal and keep up with my exercise program.
One of the supplements for natural weight loss that was recommended to me is ALA or Alpha Lipoic Acid, which is sometimes called the universal antioxidant. My doctor told me that this supplement is both fat and water-soluble so it really helps the cells metabolize food into energy more effectively. Another thing that he recommended to me was glutamine. It is an amino acid that helps with muscle growth, but if you don’t have enough in your system your body will bread down your muscles in order to get it. I don’t want to lose any of the muscle that I have, I want to get rid of the extra fat on my body which is I have started taking more natural weight loss supplements.
by Margaret Applebaum - April 8th, 2013
Many people are looking for a professional and courteous dentist in Portland OR. When people move to a new location or to a new state, they look for the type of services they are accustomed to. Most people are very punctual when it comes to keeping their doctor, or dentist appointments. Nearly every city has at least one local or community dental office that everyone visits when they need to. There are various types of procedures that a dentist can perform. However, this depends on the needs of the patients. Any dentist in Portland OR is dedicated to providing patients with exceptional dental care.
Most people do not visit their dentist on a regular basis, and therefore, they experience quite a few dental problems. When patients visit a dentist in Portland OR they are visiting a professional. A dentist cares for, treats and prevents tooth decay, gingivitis, and gum disease. When people visit the dentist for the first time, the dentist may do an X-ray. An X-ray shows the dentist what is going on with the patient’s teeth and gums. X-rays also provide the dentist with a starting point. A dentist cannot treat a patient unless he or she knows what to look for and what to treat.
by Margaret Applebaum - April 4th, 2013
Many people lose their teeth due to poor oral hygiene, accidents or other causes. The usual replacement for these lost teeth has been dentures. Dentures can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. When dentures fit improperly, they can slip in the mouth. This causes mumbled words and difficulty chewing. This problem can be solved with dental implants.
Dental implants are basically a replacement of the tooth roots. The implant provides a solid foundation for a permanent tooth in the mouth. The root implant consists of a tiny titanium post that is anchored into the missing tooth’s bone socket. The jawbone takes several months to grow around the implanted post. When the bone heals, the post becomes securely anchored into the jaw. Next, a connector post is attached to the implanted post. The dentist must take impressions of the teeth to create a new crown to attach to the connector post. The dentist also matches the color of the crown to the surrounding teeth in the mouth. The new crown looks and feels like a permanent tooth in the mouth.
There are many advantages to dental implants. They have a beautiful appearance and a high level of comfort. They make speaking and eating much easier than speaking and eating with dentures. Most importantly, dental implants create an amazing smile which improves overall self-esteem
by Margaret Applebaum - March 27th, 2013
After I graduated from high school I decided to take a year-long trip to South America. Thanks to my parents, I was already fluent in Spanish and felt very comfortable that I would be able to communicate with the locals. While I was in South America I realized that my teeth were starting to spread apart and even become yellow. I knew that there was nothing I could do about it for that year so I put it out of my mind until I returned a couple of weeks ago. I started looking or some good dentists in Toronto that would be able to straighten and whiten my teeth. When I found one of the best dentists in Toronto he told me that the different diet from my trip was negatively affecting my teeth. He told me that I had three cavities and that my teeth had become very soft. He devised an 8-week plan that he promised would bring my old smile back. Through different cleanings, whitenings, and braces I was able to get my old smile back. I feel like a new person now that the amazing dentist from Toronto has fixed me up nice. I am very grateful for all of his hard work and dedication to helping me out.