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Bleeding Gums? Relax! It May Not Be Gum Disease!

Bleeding Gums? Relax! It May Not Be Gum Disease!

Spotting blood on your toothbrush or floss is enough to startle anyone, but there’s no need to panic. Though bleeding gums can be a symptom of gingivitis or gum disease, there are several other possible causes which are far less worrying.

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Bleeding Gums? Relax! It May Not Be Gum Disease!

Bleeding Gums? Relax! It May Not Be Gum Disease!

Spotting blood on your toothbrush or floss is enough to startle anyone, but there’s no need to panic. Though bleeding gums can be a symptom of gingivitis or gum disease, there are several other possible causes which are far less worrying.

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Women and Hair Transplants

Women and Hair Transplants

Women enjoy having thick, full hair regardless of the length they pick for their hairstyles. Similar to men, however, women can suffer from hair thinning and loss. As a result, some ladies look into hair transplants. Read more about it here!

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That’s A Stretch … Fewer Injuries, Less Pain

That’s A Stretch … Fewer Injuries, Less Pain

For many athletes and exercise enthusiasts alike, stretching the muscles has been a ritual of choice before any athletic event, from a simple workout to “the big game”. Our editors searched the Web for useful videos covering various aspects of stretching to help you decide if stretching is right for you, and how to achieve your goals.

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Women and Hair Transplants

Women and Hair Transplants

Women enjoy having thick, full hair regardless of the length they pick for their hairstyles. Similar to men, however, women can suffer from hair thinning and loss. As a result, some ladies look into hair transplants. Read more about it here!

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That’s A Stretch … Fewer Injuries, Less Pain

That’s A Stretch … Fewer Injuries, Less Pain

For many athletes and exercise enthusiasts alike, stretching the muscles has been a ritual of choice before any athletic event, from a simple workout to “the big game”. Our editors searched the Web for useful videos covering various aspects of stretching to help you decide if stretching is right for you, and how to achieve your goals.

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Scared of the Dentist? 7 Ways to Overcome Dental Fear

Scared of the Dentist? 7 Ways to Overcome Dental Fear

There are many fears in modern life, but few are as universal as dental dread. Fear of the dental chair is as widespread as it is dangerous, yet it is rarely recognized as a threat to human health.

The fact that dental health and overall health are closely linked has been demonstrated again and again. If you are avoiding the dentist because you are afraid, it is important to overcome that phobia and take care of your body.

Here are seven ways to overcome your fear of the dentist.

1. Educate yourself.

Dental fear often springs from incomplete or old information, and simple education can go a long way. Pain control has evolved and improved markedly in recent years, and you will find that your biggest fears are totally unfounded.

2. Choose a caring dentist.

The dentist you choose can soothe your existing fears – or make them stronger. More than any medical professional, finding a great dentist is very important to conquering your fear.

3. Use meditation and visualization techniques.

Relaxation can soothe nearly any fear, including fear of the dentist. As your appointment approaches, work on relaxation, meditation and visualization – whatever works for you.

4. Bring a friend.

Having emotional support is vital for overcoming your fear, so ask a friend to accompany you on your first dental visit. Choose someone who does not share your fear – you can lean on this person (or animal) for strength and emotional support.

5. Ask about sedation.

If you are still feeling anxious about your upcoming dental appointment, ask about sedation. This type of dentistry has been growing in popularity, and light sedation can help you cope with any remaining fears.

6. Be proactive about pain relief.

While pain control techniques have improved, you may encounter some discomfort during or after your dental procedure. Do not be afraid to ask about pain medications and other pain control techniques.

7. Talk about your fear.

Dentists know more about dental phobias than anyone, so be honest about how you are feeling and any trepidation you may have. A good dentist will walk you through those fears and help you feel more relaxed before any work begins.

The only thing we have to fear is…

Few people look forward to spending time in the dentist chair, but you do not have to dread the experience.

Avoiding dental care is a terrible option, since poor oral hygiene can harm your overall health and put you at serious risk. So instead of cancelling your next dental appointment, use the seven coping strategies above to relax – you will feel better, and so will your teeth.

Contributed by B.E. Conrad
Edited by Clifford S. Yurman

 

5 Ways to Keep Your Dental Veneers Glowing!

5 Ways to Keep Your Dental Veneers Glowing!

Veneers are a very effective form of cosmetic dentistry, making it both simple and relatively inexpensive to fix stained or chipped teeth.


High quality veneers that have been expertly fitted are a great asset to have. They should last for years, but only if you follow these five simple steps.

HABIT #1:  Quit the nervous biting.


Many people absentmindedly chew on hard objects, such as pens, for whatever reason. While this is not particularly good for your teeth in any case, it’s particularly bad if you’ve got dental veneers.

Although made to be tough and hard-wearing, porcelain dental veneers are still a little more fragile than natural tooth enamel. When they face off with hard objects like a pen, they will often be the loser, with cracking and general wear a real and present danger. The same goes for harder foods – be careful when gnawing on some delicious ribs, for example.

So all in all, it’s good to pull it out of gear when chewing and biting opportunities are encountered.

HABIT #2: Toothbrush and toothpaste: Choose carefully, my friend.


If you had your veneers fitted to counteract staining, you may have previously gotten into the habit of using a stiff-bristled toothbrush and abrasive paste in an effort to whiten your smile.

Once you’ve got your veneers, however, you should change to a softer brush and milder toothpaste so as not to damage the veneer surface.

HABIT #3:  Color me grape: Beware the staining power of food and drink.

While your veneers will have been formulated to be stain-resistant, the same cannot be said of the adhesives that bond them to your real teeth, and certainly not of your remaining natural enamel surfaces.

If you consume large amounts of naturally staining substances, such as coffee or red wine, you could find that your veneers stay white, while other parts of your smile become discolored. This uneven staining is usually very noticeable, so try and limit your consumption, or brush as soon as you can after consuming them.

HABIT #4: Keep your guard up, kid.

Mouthguards to protect dental veneers read more…

Scared of the Dentist? 7 Ways to Overcome Dental Fear

Scared of the Dentist? 7 Ways to Overcome Dental Fear

There are many fears in modern life, but few are as universal as dental dread. Fear of the dental chair is as widespread as it is dangerous, yet it is rarely recognized as a threat to human health.

The fact that dental health and overall health are closely linked has been demonstrated again and again. If you are avoiding the dentist because you are afraid, it is important to overcome that phobia and take care of your body.

Here are seven ways to overcome your fear of the dentist.

1. Educate yourself.

Dental fear often springs from incomplete or old information, and simple education can go a long way. Pain control has evolved and improved markedly in recent years, and you will find that your biggest fears are totally unfounded.

2. Choose a caring dentist.

The dentist you choose can soothe your existing fears – or make them stronger. More than any medical professional, finding a great dentist is very important to conquering your fear.

3. Use meditation and visualization techniques.

Relaxation can soothe nearly any fear, including fear of the dentist. As your appointment approaches, work on relaxation, meditation and visualization – whatever works for you.

4. Bring a friend.

Having emotional support is vital for overcoming your fear, so ask a friend to accompany you on your first dental visit. Choose someone who does not share your fear – you can lean on this person (or animal) for strength and emotional support.

5. Ask about sedation.

If you are still feeling anxious about your upcoming dental appointment, ask about sedation. This type of dentistry has been growing in popularity, and light sedation can help you cope with any remaining fears.

6. Be proactive about pain relief.

While pain control techniques have improved, you may encounter some discomfort during or after your dental procedure. Do not be afraid to ask about pain medications and other pain control techniques.

7. Talk about your fear.

Dentists know more about dental phobias than anyone, so be honest about how you are feeling and any trepidation you may have. A good dentist will walk you through those fears and help you feel more relaxed before any work begins.

The only thing we have to fear is…

Few people look forward to spending time in the dentist chair, but you do not have to dread the experience.

Avoiding dental care is a terrible option, since poor oral hygiene can harm your overall health and put you at serious risk. So instead of cancelling your next dental appointment, use the seven coping strategies above to relax – you will feel better, and so will your teeth.

Contributed by B.E. Conrad
Edited by Clifford S. Yurman

 

5 Ways to Keep Your Dental Veneers Glowing!

5 Ways to Keep Your Dental Veneers Glowing!

Veneers are a very effective form of cosmetic dentistry, making it both simple and relatively inexpensive to fix stained or chipped teeth.


High quality veneers that have been expertly fitted are a great asset to have. They should last for years, but only if you follow these five simple steps.

HABIT #1:  Quit the nervous biting.


Many people absentmindedly chew on hard objects, such as pens, for whatever reason. While this is not particularly good for your teeth in any case, it’s particularly bad if you’ve got dental veneers.

Although made to be tough and hard-wearing, porcelain dental veneers are still a little more fragile than natural tooth enamel. When they face off with hard objects like a pen, they will often be the loser, with cracking and general wear a real and present danger. The same goes for harder foods – be careful when gnawing on some delicious ribs, for example.

So all in all, it’s good to pull it out of gear when chewing and biting opportunities are encountered.

HABIT #2: Toothbrush and toothpaste: Choose carefully, my friend.


If you had your veneers fitted to counteract staining, you may have previously gotten into the habit of using a stiff-bristled toothbrush and abrasive paste in an effort to whiten your smile.

Once you’ve got your veneers, however, you should change to a softer brush and milder toothpaste so as not to damage the veneer surface.

HABIT #3:  Color me grape: Beware the staining power of food and drink.

While your veneers will have been formulated to be stain-resistant, the same cannot be said of the adhesives that bond them to your real teeth, and certainly not of your remaining natural enamel surfaces.

If you consume large amounts of naturally staining substances, such as coffee or red wine, you could find that your veneers stay white, while other parts of your smile become discolored. This uneven staining is usually very noticeable, so try and limit your consumption, or brush as soon as you can after consuming them.

HABIT #4: Keep your guard up, kid.

Mouthguards to protect dental veneers read more…

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Chicago dentist, John J. Kelly, DDS, practices restorative and cosmetic dentistry at his Chicago dental office in Edgebrook. He delivers a wide range of dental therapeutics, in addition to the treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing including Sleep Apnea, Child Facial Development issues and TMJ/Jaw Pain.

Dr. Kelly is on the faculty of NYU School of Dentistry’s Dental Sleep Medicine program, and earned his Doctorate at the University of Illinois. He is credited with over 1,000 hours of continuing education, including extensive coursework at the internationally recognized Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies.

To make an appointment with this Chicago dentist, please call Dr. Kelly’s office at 773-631-6844 or click here.

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