A majority of people avoid visiting dentists on a regular basis due to various reasons and one of them is just simple fear. But, one needs to understand how important it is in today’s day and age to at least visit a dentist every six months. Regular dental visits are essential in maintaining a healthy set of teeth and gums. During these visits your dentist will be able to keep your teeth healthy and clean, thus preventing any major health scare.
Gums that are swollen and receding are a sign of diabetes. Even soreness in your mouth can lead to oral cancer. All these symptoms may or may not lead to serious health problems, but your dentist can tell from the symptoms whether you will require any more tests and treatments. This is only possible if you visit your dentist on a regular basis for dental check-ups. It has been observed that people suffering from type 1 and type 2 diabetes generally suffer from gum disease due to the decrease in their ability to fight infections in their mouth. Frequent abscesses from the gums, swelling of the gums and any disease affecting the gums are possible signs of diabetes. Once detected your dentist may be able to treat the root cause of the problem effectively.
The other major health scare that can be identified through regular dental visits is oral (Read More....)
Gum recession is a common phenomenon characterized by a gum line that recedes, or pulls back, revealing more of the surface of one’s teeth. Gum recession is one of the most common oral health conditions. However, because it is slow to progress over time, many people are unaware that they are afflicted with it until the recession becomes noticeable.
Are Your Gums In a Recession?
When gum recession occurs, gum tissue or gingiva that covers and protects part of the tooth has begun to wear away. The gum line, normally seen as a fairly straight line across the row of teeth, begins to appear jagged as the worn tissue leads to visual exposure of more of the enamel surface of each tooth. To the person undergoing this change, his or her teeth may appear more elongated than before. Another sign of gum recession may be heightened tooth sensitivity once the roots of the teeth are exposed.
How Does This Happen?
A number of factors can play a role in the cause of gum recession. Negligence in routine dental care, such as inadequate brushing or failure to obtain regular dental cleanings and examinations, can pave the way for gum recession. Plaque that has built up on the tooth enamel and calcified into tartar can push along the gum line, causing it to recede. The bacteria that cause infectious (Read More....)
Authored By Dave Webb
One of the big chips in the progress of the Human Species is medicine. With successful medicine comes an increase in the aged population of the planet. Everyone of these aged individuals takes up space. A lot of them have no useful productive use anymore. A lot of them require expensive nursing facilities to survive. A lot of them have aging diseases such as Alzheimer disease. All of them eat food until they eventually succumb to one disease or another. In effect, we all age, we all deteriorate, and eventually we all die. I don’t care if you are worth 2 cents or 200 billion dollars. The same rules apply to all of us.
How we handle this problem of aging populations is going to take genius level intelligence. Most likely that will not be found in government leadership. I refer to all government, not just the government here.
The maximum amount of time given us on this planet is very variable. I think the maximum age of any individual on this planet in modern times has been 126 years and that is not documented very well. The Bible says 120 years is the maximum and I believe that might be a better answer.
Industry generally gives up on people at the age of 62-70 years of age. Though a lot of modern companies try to get rid of their (Read More....)
Elle France December 2012 Beauty Editorial – Victoria Tuaz
We spend a ton of money every year on beauty products, from facials cleansers and toners to moisturizers and spa treatment. What most people don’t know, though, is that a big part of skin health is maintaining a healthy diet. There are foods you can eat to boost the health of your skin as well as foods you should avoid. Lucky for you, the same foods that are healthy for your skin are just as healthy for your body. These healthy foods nourish the body from the inside, out.
Healthy Skin Foods
1. Sweet Potatoes: The orange shade of sweet potatoes comes from beta carotene, the same thing that’s in carrots. This antioxidant can improve your complexion while defending your skin against sun damage. For extra fiber, leave the skin on the sweet potatoes.
2. Salmon: Improve your complexion, soften your skin and add luster by eating salmon. This fish has one of the highest concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids of all seafood. Omega-3 fatty acids are the good fats, which help to nourish your skin by product (Read More....)
The first and most important thing that many people forget when it comes to the emergency room is simply that it is meant for emergencies. If you can’t breathe, you have unbearable chest pain, or you’re bleeding profusely for any reason, you should go to the emergency room – in fact, if you go anywhere else with emergency symptoms, they will probably put you in an ambulance and send you there immediately. But if your condition is not life-threatening, you will save yourself a lot of time and money by going to an urgent care facility, where they treat a long list of ailments – many of them still very urgent, but some not so urgent. These are some of the most common conditions that an urgent care can help you with.
Emergency room care is for the more serious wounds, but urgent care treats puncture wounds and injuries caused by glass, nails, and other foreign bodies that can cause infection. They also treat wounds that have become infected and are slow to heal or have developed an abscess. A doctor at an urgent care will properly pack your wound, teach you how to keep it clean, and treat it with antibiotics if needed.
2. Non-emergency Heart Problems
If you are suffering from immediate signs of a heart attack or (Read More....)
As my children were growing up both my husband and I were working. Just like you I hated it when the children got sick because you feel so helpless. In turn it is not much fun being the mom and getting sick since (unless you are on your death bed) this is a job that does not stop. Any sick family member puts a cog in the wheel and it’s always better to take preventative measures than to deal with a full-fledged outbreak. Because, as we all know, when one family member goes down the dominoes start to fall. Most of what I am writing about is common sense but sometimes when things get busy in our hurried day to day lives we do not think about the simple things.
1. Everyone Gets Enough Sleep – This seems simple but the busier our lives get and the more we try to squeeze into our days the harder this gets. Between school, work, athletic events, social events, meetings, etc. it gets increasingly harder to get the rest we need. Even if we can maintain a regular sleep pattern for our children we sometimes find it hard to manage it ourselves. This is a very important health issue. Not only physically but in every other aspect of our lives. When you do not get enough sleep you are not as mentally alert, physically our immune systems get low, your temperament suffers, and your all (Read More....)