Do You Need a Dental Implant?

Dental implants have been used with great success for many years in treating certain dental problems.  While they are not suitable for every case of a lost tooth, they can provide a way for tooth replacement without the need for dentures.  While dentures are better than nothing, many people find them uncomfortable, especially those on the bottom gums.

What exactly are dental implants?

They consist of three different components: –

  1. An implant into the bone of the gum
  2. A connector or abutment that must be inserted onto the first implant
  3. The artificial tooth or crown that is then connected to the abutment

It can take 3-6 months for all this to happen, because the implant must be left to heal completely and the bone needs to grow around it to make it secure.  Then more healing is needed after the abutment is inserted. The last stage or connection of the crown is the simplest part of the whole operation.

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What is the Best Diet?

There are many diets in the world today; some work well for some people while others fail miserably at what they are meant to accomplish. Some diets are simply fad diets that quickly lose popularity, while others have stood the test of time and become classic favourites for those looking to lose some weight. Yet dieting remains very difficult for many people.

You might consider the best diet to be one that causes you to lose weight quickly, but this is not strictly true if you are thinking about the nutrition your body needs to remain healthy. Some diets work because they don’t provide enough food for anything, let alone health. Of course the weight falls off, but your body is starved of the nutrients it needs to function.

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help You

Cosmetic dentistry is all about improving the looks of your teeth, gums and bite. It does not include treating decay, even though the treatment for decay will certainly improve the look of your teeth, not to mention your health.  It includes treatment such as –

  • Teeth whitening
  • Reshaping the teeth, such as straightening them and fitting a brace
  • Bonding – where a resin is glued to the tooth to improve its appearance
  • Dental bridges and crowns that help fill in gaps
  • Veneers – then shells fitted over the top of your normal teeth
  • Dental implants – replacing teeth that have to be extracted.
  • Gum lifts – raises and sculpts the gum line make teeth appear longer
  • Bite reclamation – excessive wear due to bruxism or acid reflux can wear the tooth down
  • Inlays and onlays that improve your smile

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How to Prepare for Botox Injections

Once you have made the decision to have those Botox injections or wrinkle relaxers as they are known, you will need to see a doctor to ensure they are right for your problem. Sometimes dermal fillers are another option that may be beneficial, depending on where your wrinkles are and how deep they are. Once the doctor has made sure Botox is the way to go, you have to tell him or her exactly what medications or supplements you are taking.

This is because some such products are blood thinners and may cause more bruising or even bleeding after the injections. To prevent this, the doctor will very likely tell you to stop taking them for two weeks before the injections are due. These products are: –

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Why Eating Disorders Need to be Treated

When a person first gets an eating disorder they may not even know what it is. Even then it is likely that they will try to hide what they are doing, whether it is pigging out and purging, excessive exercising or one of the other symptoms of the disorder. Sometimes they try to stop this kind of behaviour without help – and may even succeed if the disorder has not been going on for too long. But mostly, their success is only temporary.

This is the time when they have to best chance of recovery, but often they don’t get it because no one knows what’s going on. Eating disorders are a health problem that can easily be hidden. The problem is that often people don’t realise that they have an eating disorder as such, or don’t think it is as serious as we know today that it is. With a young person, peer pressure is applied so their friends don’t want to ‘dob’ them in. They just hope the problem will go away – but it does not.

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Treatments for Tattoo Removal

Some tattoos are quite pretty, while others are revolting. People with any kind of tattoo often regret the day they decided to have than ink injected under their skin. Sometimes they have the initials of a loved one tattooed onto their skin, then when they break up it is something they wish to get rid of. Nowadays there is a better treatment to get rid of those initials or any other tattoo called PicoSure Tattoo Removal.

In the past nothing was able to remove a tattoo; then various treatments were tried, mostly with little success. In some cases the results were worse than the tattoo, leaving the skin scarred and unattractive. These days things are a little different – or rather, a big bit different. Laser treatment was found to break up the pigments under the skin into small pieces so that the body could get rid of them naturally, rather than trying to remove them surgically.

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8 Reasons to Take Up Yoga

If you are looking for a way to get you whole body fit, why not try yoga? There are many benefits to be had including the fact that it helps to reduce stress.  Yoga is not all about sitting with your legs crossed while meditating; it also includes many different kinds of exercises that are designed to give you core strength and fitness without neglecting other parts of the body.

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Here are 8 reasons to take up yoga.

  • Yoga is efficient, working out your arms, legs and core. You might think lifting weights is also needed, but your body weight is supported by your arms in at least one pose and this will certainly make your arms strong. Doing yoga raises your heartbeat as well as strengthens and lengthens your muscles.

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Who Can Benefit From Breast Implants?

The answer to who can benefit from breast implants may seem obvious, but there is more to it than simple physical looks. Of course we know that people with very small breasts will benefit from having implants if they are unhappy about their body image, but not all women worry about that.

And those that do may be worried about it for the wrong reasons. For instance, many women see having this operation as the be-all and end-all to their worries. They expect to have an improved lifestyle, multiple dates or a partner, a satisfying sex life and children all due to having larger breasts. The truth is this won’t necessarily happen.

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How to Avoid Toxic Beauty Products

Most women and many men these days use some kind of commercial beauty product whether it is simple moisturiser or a whole range of make-up.  Whatever we put on our skin, hair and nails can contain toxic ingredients that add to the overload of substances that we come into contact with every day; substances that can be carcinogenic, cause rashes or a hormone imbalance,  or do some other kind of damage. In fact many moisturisers also contain an ingredient that dries the skin.

How stupid is that? Not so stupid if you are the company who makes it. People keep on purchasing the product because it feels good – at first. They don’t realise it is actually making their skin dry as well, blaming the dryness on other factors such as the soap they use, or even going to the beach, or they may consider it to be a natural thing because they have ‘dry skin’.

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10 Ways Pilates Will Help You Get Fit

If you are looking for ways to get fit – or fitter – doing Pilates could be just what you need.  Mat exercises like Pilates are dominated by women, but men too, can find ways to fine tune their muscles and fitness with Pilates. Men with lots of muscle are not necessarily as fit as they imagine because over developed muscle mass prevents flexibility unless certain exercises are done to ensure it.

Here are 10 ways in which Pilates can help men and women to get fit.

  • While the muscles that are used in daily movement are usually strong and fit, there are other muscle groups that typically don’t get much exercise and this neglect makes them weaker than they should be. Pilates teaches you to focus on these muscle groups and move in ways that will strengthen them.

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What is an Addiction?

Addiction is much more than dependence on a substance that needs a drug rehab such as Sivana Rehab to cure, though it encompasses that as well.  It can also be a behaviour that is addictive. For instance, gambling can become an addiction – something that is pleasurable to you, but you can’t stop doing – as can shopping or sex.

When you are addicted to something it interferes with your normal life. You want to do it and continue to do it to the extent that other responsibilities that are part of your life are neglected. For instance, shopping and gambling addictions are carried on even if you don’t have enough money. The addict will find ways to getting the money, such as doing without other things and making their family go without. Or they may sell off things that are important or even turn to crime in order to get the money to support their habit.

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