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Posted on Dec 3 2016 - 1:00am by Admin
Comments Off on 5 Ways You Can Take Note for Healthy Gums

Do not wait until it is too late to start good dental hygiene. Do not simply take care of your teeth. Make sure your gums are getting a TLC, too. Here are some suggestions to help you get started: 1. Practice effective brushing You do not need to brush your teeth after every meal. Twice a day is enough as long as you practice good brushing habits. This means that you do not need to brush hard. Apply gentle pressure and brush at a 45-degree angle. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles, so you can likewise brush the gums. 2. Do not skip flossing In...

Posted on Nov 4 2016 - 5:40pm by Admin
Comments Off on Venous Reflux: An Undertreated Condition

Venous reflux, also known as venous insufficiency, is a type of circulatory condition where there is a decreased return of blood from the veins in the extremities, to the heart. It is especially common in the legs, as gravity makes the blood pool in the veins around the legs. According to the Heart of Dixie Vein Center, venous reflux occurs if the legs become unhealthy or damaged. Some of the noticeable symptoms of the condition include leg pain, burning, itching, and a heavy feeling that often leads to fatigue. Some women do not immediately...

Posted on Oct 14 2016 - 1:01am by Admin
Comments Off on Through the Years: Health Checks to Take for Every Decade

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away – but like it or not, you’re bound to get back on the doctor’s chair sooner or later. Regularly visiting the doctor for checkups and age-appropriate preventative tests is important for good health, according to 1960 Family Practice. Sure, we’re all busy and our health may have fallen off the priority list over the years, but it’s something to always make time for. To make things easier for you, this article will break down the indispensable appointments that come with each decade. The...

Posted on Oct 10 2016 - 8:21am by Admin
Comments Off on Understanding Emergency Rooms: Why Do We Have to Wait For Too Long?

Sitting in an emergency room for several hours to get medical care no longer surprises many people. It’s been that way since time immemorial, say the old folks in the family. But why do people have to wait for too long for emergency hospital care? Aren’t the emergency rooms made for providing faster hospital services? There’s a Priority List Emergency rooms do not practice the “first come, first served” principle. Instead, they triage the patients into categories. On top of their priority list are patients that are suffering...

Posted on Sep 30 2016 - 8:02am by Admin
Comments Off on Be Aware of Gum Disease so You can Treat it Sooner

Gum disease is one major cause of tooth loss in adults. As this condition is painless, it is likely that you may not know that you have it. This infection of gums is caused by plaque, a film of bacteria that constantly form on the teeth’s surface. Common warning signs that indicate a problem include red, swollen, and bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, and gums that pulled away from the teeth. Increased Risk of Gum Disease Proper oral hygiene is usually enough to combat gum disease. The habit of brushing twice a day and flossing once...

Posted on Sep 14 2016 - 3:05am by Admin
Comments Off on Alternatives to Metal Braces for Straightening Adults’ Teeth

If you want to straighten your teeth later in life, there are many alternatives to metal braces available. Whilst traditional braces are still popular with young people, who can now customise them with their favourite colours, they are not particularly compatible with a busy adult lifestyle. NHS orthodontic treatment is available free of charge to children and teenagers,...

Posted on Sep 1 2016 - 6:49am by Admin
Comments Off on Pulling the Plug: What Actually Happens When You Face Pet Euthanasia

Losing a loved one is emotionally draining in itself, but pulling the plug to ultimately let go of your beloved pet is on an entirely different level of pain. Unfortunately, pet euthanasia may be a requirement in cases such as terminal illness. As much as you love your pet, you don’t want to prolong their suffering. Here are some things about euthanasia that...

Posted on Aug 19 2016 - 5:29am by Admin
Comments Off on 3 Classic Ideas for the Perfect Beach Party

You’re not guaranteed that your beach party will be epic just because you have numerous activities planned out. In fact, an epic party is determined by how much people enjoy the activities happening at the party. Focus more on making each activity perfect, instead of merely jampacking your party with numerous activities. Sentosa has several tips to get this...

Posted on Aug 13 2016 - 1:00am by Admin
Comments Off on Braces Out of Rubber Bands: Never A Good Idea

More and more people are getting their teeth straightened these days. While some choose cosmetic surgery or orthodontics, others go down the path of makeshift braces. In 2012, a video that had gone viral about a girl who showed people that you could get straight teeth by using rubber bands. At the breakout of this news, alarm bells probably went off in every orthodontic practice, even the ones in Louisville, Kentucky. American Family Orthodontics has more information on this. The Obsession With Perfect Teeth After makeup, cosmetic dentistry...

Posted on Jul 26 2016 - 5:33am by Admin
Comments Off on Clinical Manifestations of Tartar Buildup

Tartar or calculus forms when plaque calcifies or hardens in between the teeth and gums. Plaque builds up on tooth surfaces on a daily basis, but poor oral hygiene practices and lifestyle choices can cause plaque to remain in the gum line and form mineral deposits. While these signs can be symptoms of other dental issues, tartar may be an obvious suspect. If you’re wondering how tartar affects the appearance and health of your oral cavity, read on. Calculus Deposits The most palpable manifestation of tartar buildup is calculus or mineral...