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Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Dentistry |

Dental fillings are used for cavities treatment. Currently, there are a lot of options which are beyond the traditional metal fillings. Tooth decay, also known as caries or cavities develops where plaque destroys enamel which protects the outer external of teeth. In case you have carried, it is significant to have them medicated by a dentist in the shortest time possible. Without quick treatment, carries can eventually become severe and affect the delicate nerves and tissues deep in the teeth. When tooth decay is treated early, serious complications for instance tooth loss and nerve damage can be preventable.

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What Causes Cervical Spondylosis?

What Causes Cervical Spondylosis?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Health |

Before we start explaining about the causes of Cervical Spondylosis, let’s define it.

Spondylosis is a disorder that occurs due to degenerative changes of the spine, primarily of the intervertebral discs (which is a structure placed between two vertebrae) and of the articular cartilage. Depending on the affected area of the spine, we differ:

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Senior Living: Why You Shouldn’t Eat Alone

Senior Living: Why You Shouldn’t Eat Alone

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Seniors who live alone typically eat alone, which puts them at a greater risk of malnutrition. Cooking for one can be difficult, as most recipes are designed to feed an average family of four. It’s also not as rewarding to make a meal for one person. Therefore, many seniors resort to snacking throughout the day instead of cooking the recommended three meals a day. Here we’ll look at how eating alone can be both mentally and physically unhealthy, and what can be done to deter this risky behavior.

Risks of Eating Alone

senior living in chicagoWhen we eat alone, we generally do not eat as well as we would with a friend, family member or partner. Some seniors are used to cooking for their family or partner, and when they do live alone, may find it hard to transition to cooking for one. When you lose your motivation for cooking, it’s easy to fall short on nutrition. Some seniors in senior living in chicago may not be concerned about eating balanced meals, and may even skip meals altogether.

Due to an absence of conversation during meals, many seniors may begin eating in front of the television for stimulation. While okay on occasion, eating in front of a TV makes us less aware of what we put in our mouths. Seniors who eat while watching television are more likely to eat unbalanced meals and foods that are lacking in nutrition. Eating the wrong foods can also have a direct effect on your overall health.

Poor nutrition has been linked to a weakened immune system, weight loss, and poor bone and muscle health. For seniors, these risks can be detrimental due to other issues like falling. If an accident did occur, a senior with malnutrition would be more likely to break a bone or suffer from prolonged healing. Poor nutrition can also have other effects that seniors may not notice right away, such as an increase in cholesterol and blood pressure. Over time, these risks can cause a decline in a senior’s wellbeing.

Better Eating Habits

It takes time and effort, but it is possible to change your eating habits to achieve a healthier body and mind. Of course, choosing healthy foods to eat and consuming balanced meals is key. However, there are ways to making eating more exciting. If you live in senior housing, join other residents in the dining hall for your meals, or mix it up and eat at the park. It can also be fun to try new recipes or eat with friends at local eateries or meal functions. In some situations, eating alone is unavoidable. Make eating special times of the day when you can relax and enjoy a delicious meal.

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Tips to Keep the Waxing Process as Painless as Possible

Tips to Keep the Waxing Process as Painless as Possible

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Let’s face it – waxing can be painful. However, there are several things you can do to make the process a bit more comfortable. When done by a professional, waxing can help you achieve smooth skin that lasts an average of three to six week, depending on your individual rate of hair regrowth. If you’re ready to undergo a waxing session, learn how to make the process as painless as possible.

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Safety And Effectiveness Of A Neck Adjustment And Chiropractic Care

Safety And Effectiveness Of A Neck Adjustment And Chiropractic Care

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Health |

In the world today, there are more than enough chiropractors that are treating mainly spinal issues, neck and back pains in particular. In recent years, it has been recorded that many people, both young and old are now visiting chiropractors for chiropractic treatments. Now that the treatment is involving children, knowing the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care is very important.

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Size Matters: Why You Want the Long Cotton Tipped Applicators

Size Matters: Why You Want the Long Cotton Tipped Applicators

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Dentistry |

Q-Tips_German_PackThe invention of the cotton tipped applicator has been credited to Leo Gerstenzang in 1923.  The Polish born American supposedly came up with the idea after watching his wife stick bits of cotton to the end of toothpicks in an effort to reach hard to clean areas.   Thus, the brand we all know today as Q-Tips was born.  In addition to the many household uses that have since been found, there is now a regular demand for them as applicators in the medical and dental fields.

While household cotton tipped applicators are typically two sided and more often found with either a rolled paper or plastic base, applicators for medical use more closely resemble their ancestors and are single-sided tips of cotton at the end of a wooden stick, or occasionally now plastic as well.

The other main differentiating difference in available cotton tipped applicators for the dental office is size.  All applicators are manufactured to a uniform shape and length and that length is usually either three or six inches.  Although many dental offices may stock both, it’s typically a waste of available inventory to bother with the shorter sizes since the six inch applicators tend to be the most universal.

Having the longer length cotton tipped applicators at hand makes it much more convenient for applying topical anesthetic to the rear of a patient’s mouth.  With only a three inch length, there is much more invasion and discomfort in reaching since your hand must reach closer to, or sometimes inside of, the mouth.  Similar for painting on fluoride (if using foam instead of a varnish) having the extra length gives a more flexible reach.  A longer applicator can also be a handy tool to quickly hold a lip in place for patients with a lower lip line.  For uses that require more detail and length is unimportant, it is always possible to hold closer to the base of the stick to gain better accuracy or control.  However, if all you have is the shorter length, there is no way to suddenly get more coverage.

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Even if you’re just using the cotton tipped applicators as their inventor first created them, to help clean tough to reach or small areas, the six inch length once again increases the flexibility and reach that you have to handle almost any task with just one product.

In the end, regardless of whether you choose to stock the shorter length cotton tipped applicators, the most important thing is that the longer ones are always a consistent part of your inventory.

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