May 2016

Hard Choices

Here’s What Will Happen When You Quit Smoking

Millions of Americans acquire health problems from cigarette smoking which include lung diseases like chronic bronchitis and emphysema, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and cataracts. According to a study, around 438,000 premature deaths in the United States each year is caused by cigarette smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke. Brain Drain Aside from health risks, smoking also alters the brain. Based on research at the National…

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Liposuction: The Key to Achieving Your Desired Body Contour

A well-known quote that emphasizes the importance of liposuction in improving a person’s physical appearance goes like this: “There is nothing wrong with me that liposuction, a tummy tuck, a facelift, and a truckload of money couldn’t fix.” Since liposuction provides the opportunity to remove unwanted fat in any region of the body, several women undergo this procedure. Davis Surgical Associates explains the different types…

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Kids Dental Health: Proper Care at an Early Age

The smile is one of the most beautiful expressions a person can have. So it takes a lot of effort to have that white, stunning teeth. Dental health starts at a very young age and for many dentists, they recommend starting taking care of the child’s teeth while they’re still babies. Looking After the First Tooth Start brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as their…

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Keep Your Kids Cavities Free With These 4 Essential Tips

The CDC estimates that nearly 20% of children suffer from cavities that are left untreated. This number is estimated to be about 16 million kids. While this condition is common, it’s not only treatable, but it’s also preventable. Good dental care starts when your baby’s first tooth appears. You’ll be surprised to know that teeth actually start forming in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy.  Here are…

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Some Facts about Invisalign

Crooked and crowded teeth are common in the UK. One in three adolescents needs their teeth straightened, although many younger and older patients can also benefit from orthodontic treatment. Many options are available for orthodontic treatment, one of which is Invisalign.  Here are some facts from Aesthetic-Smiles.co.uk that you should know about Invisalign. What is it? Invisalign is a product name for clear aligners. It…

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Wheying In: Why Whey Protein is the Protein You Really Need in Your Diet

Whey protein is what’s known as a ‘complete protein’ that’s quick and easily digestible. Every time you consume any kind of protein source, you use up 20 amino acids — individual protein components — for repairing bones, organs, muscles, and nearly all tissues and parts of your body. If a protein source contains all the 9 essential amino acids, which your body requires obtaining food…

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On Vaginal Repairs: Discussing Prolapse

The vaginal walls are made up of supportive tissues, muscles and ligamets holding up a woman’s pelvic organs — her bladder, bowel and uterus. In the unfortunate event of these tissues softening and faltering, the pelvic organs bulge into a woman’s vagina. This is a vaginal prolapse. A woman will have to undero surgical repairs of the anterior or posterior vaginal walls. A private hospital…

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Flash Your Teeth: Smiling Reduces Stress

A number of studies have shown how smiling directly affects a person’s mood. It also bears noting how smiling reduces stress levels and slows down the heart rate while in difficult situations. These are a few of the beneficial effects that smiling has on a person. The prevalent belief is that the British smile less compared to Americans—that a random smile while strolling the streets…

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How Veneers Can Help You Achieve Success

Are bad teeth the reason some Brits have a “stiff upper lip?” Mike Myers got laughs for his portrayal of British spy Austin Powers complete with yellowed buckteeth and body hair. Even the boys from Liverpool did not let their bad teeth get in the way of fame. But, it is not a joke for the ordinary citizen that has to hide a smile for…

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These Drinks Keep You Energized, But What About Your Teeth?

Are you fond of drinking sports and energy drinks? For people who constantly play sports or stay up late, these are popular choices. But, did you know that these could mean bad news for your dental health? Studies show that the acids in these drinks can cause serious damage to your teeth. IndianaGentleDentist.com expounds on this below: The Problem Both adults and young people like…