Dental Assistants Provide Care to Low Income Families

Dental Assistants Provide Care to Low Income Families Dental Assistants take pride in providing quality care to patients. They assist Dentists with procedures and Dental Hygienists with assistance during preventative cleanings. However, many Dental Assistants understand there is a population of individuals who do not receive the dental care they should because they have no insurance and they can’t afford to pay for it out of pocket. The result of not obtaining proper dental care is ongoing health and dental issues that spiral out of control. Many low income families are not receiving dental care. Often, dental programs are available through a variety of programs including Child Development Services, Migrant Services, and Head Start. All of these programs are conducted …

Oral Health Care Tips For All Women

Oral Health Care Tips For All Women Men and women are unique in their health needs. This is so because women tend to undergo a lot of bodily changes at various stages of life. At the stage of life like puberty, pregnancy or menopause women’s oral health needs also varies. While women are more meticulous and can take better care and manage their affairs well, because of women’s genetic makeup and hormonal fluctuations, men generally excel more in their oral health status than women. With the many hormonal changes in a woman’s life, their overall health including the gum tissues can become affected. According to research, 23 percent of women within the age group of 30-45 already developed periodontitis. As …

Hot Rod Hundley

Hot Rod Hundley One of the first things you notice about Hot Rod Hundley is his contagious smile. Anyone within eyeshot is quickly drawn to this former NBA All Star. Most folks know Rod Hundley as the announcer for the Utah Jazz games on radio and television. He has the distinction of being the only NBA player who is also an NBA announcer. With a unique style and familiar voice that have made him one of the most popular and well-recognized broadcasters ever, public perception can often be deceiving. I had heard rumors about Hot Rod Hundley that made me wonder who I would be encountering. Contrary to what I had heard, rather than meeting a hard drinking, womanizer who …

Choosing Dental Hygiene as a Career

Choosing Dental Hygiene as a Career If you are choosing a career or thinking about changing your career, you may want to consider dental hygiene. Dental hygiene is one of the fastest growing career paths around these days, and it can be a very well paying career at that. Choosing dental hygiene as a career can be a very good career move. You will, of course, need special schooling if you are going to choose dental hygiene as the career you want to get into. The good news is that some dental hygiene programs are shorter than regular degree programs. Most colleges offer programs that last from a few months to just a year so you can obtain your hygienist …

Asthmatic Kids Are At Higher Dental Risks

Asthmatic Kids Are At Higher Dental Risks Asthma is one of the most common problems affecting people of all ages. It is a disease of the airways characterized by obstruction in breathing and bronchospasm. Asthmatics may experience shortness of breath, coughing, chest tightness and wheezing. Many people don’t realize however that asthma can have an adverse effect on the overall oral health of a person. In order to trace the connection of asthma to producing other oral anxiety, a study was conducted comparing asthma patients aging 3 to 24 years old of the same age group who are not asthma sufferers. Results showed that people with asthma had more cavities as compared to their healthy counterparts. This is so because …

Motherwort Herbal

Motherwort Herbal Motherwort is known in scientific circles as Leonurus cardiaca. This herbal plant is native to many parts of Europe, growing on banks and under hedges where the soil is gravelly or calcareous. Formerly, the motherwort herbal plant was grown for its medicinal purposes and it was most often found in country gardens. Today, it is now regarded by some authorities as a mere garden escape. The Plant The motherwort herbal plant is classified as perennial, distinguished from all other British labiates by its leaves. Its foliage, which rises from the square, stout stems, is deeply and palmately cut into five lobes, or three-pointed segments. For the most part, motherwort herbal plant resembles Mugwort but for its flowers which …

Feel good teeth whitening for the Summer

Feel good teeth whitening for the Summer When you think teeth whitening you might think this is something that is going to appeal to mainly women but more and more men are taking are turning to teeth whitening as a way of improving their wellbeing and beauty. Teeth are very much unique to each individual and therefore impossible to promise exacting results and the end result will change depending on the amount of staining they had in the first place. Typically things like coffee, tea, red wine and smoking are the main things that stain teeth and after laser teeth whitening it is recommended to reduce the consumption to avoid re-staining of the teeth. Having a bright white smile is …

Aging And Oral Health Basics

Aging And Oral Health Basics Our mouth is an integral part of the body so whatever is wrong with it, other parts can become affected. As people age, there is a need for them to exert more effort in order to preserve those wonderful teeth for long or even for a lifetime. There is nothing as good to behold and something to be proud of for a person if he has most of his teeth intact even at the age of sixty or beyond. But every day we are confronted with lots of food and beverages to choose from that can be damaging to oral health, and there are medications as well that could pose damages to teeth surface called …

Take Care Of Your Teeth

Take Care Of Your Teeth By now we are all aware of the importance of keeping ourselves in good health. Anyone who has a television or access to the internet knows that our health is one of the most valuable things we have. We frequently hear about the importance of watching our weight, watching our caloric intact and of staying away from too much fat, but how often do we hear a warning about the importance of taking care of our teeth? Maybe I come by caring about teeth honestly since I am the daughter of a dentist and now the wife of a dentist. Regardless, I am concerned about the lack of concern I see all around me about …

A Dog’s Diet Influences Oral Health

A Dog’s Diet Influences Oral Health Your dog is your very best friend. Every single time you walk through the door your dog is so happy to see you that he wags his tail and practically smiles at you. How can you show your pet how much they mean to you? Well, one way is to take care of that smile for your pet. Did you know that your dog’s diet can influence their oral health? Humans need to brush and floss their teeth regularly to keep their teeth, tongue, and gums in good condition. Research has recently shown a link between good oral health in humans and a lower risk of heart disease. If good oral health can have …

Your Vet: The Perfect Resource to Educate You About Your Dog’s Diet

Your Vet: The Perfect Resource to Educate You About Your Dog’s Diet Whether you have recently been blessed with a new puppy in your home, or you are a seasoned dog handler, it is wise to speak with a veterinarian about the best diet for your dog. With so many ideas, diet plans, and dog food varieties on the market, how do you know where to start? Begin with your vet. A trusted veterinarian wants only what is best for your dog. Just like you, he or she wants to find and discover what is perfect for your dog’s diet. Talk about all aspects of your dog’s diet. Your veterinarian can advise you on the basics of a dog’s diet. …

Keeping Oral Health of Children

Keeping Oral Health of Children Oral hygiene is very important in children as poor oral hygiene may lead to poor health and other kind of dental diseases. The cavities and gum diseases not only affect the physical appearance of a person, but also lead to serious health problems such as insomnia, stroke and even hearing defects. It has been found from the studies that the poor oral care can contribute to the clogging of the arteries, problem of the lungs and even can damage the heart valves. This might be seen when an expectant woman having gum disease, makes a pre-mature deliver or the baby is very much in weight etc. Hence, it is very necessary to start a regular …

Tips And Tricks To Get The Most From Your Juicer! (2)

Tips And Tricks To Get The Most From Your Juicer! Juicing has become quite popular as more and more people are finding the benefits to be great and well worth the process. Not hard at all, you could be juicing any type of juice that you want, with a great deal of tips in this article helping you understand why and how. In regards to juicing, it is important to consider the fact that certain fruits high in sugar can have a negative impact on your dental health. This is important to consider because while it may have other positive health benefits, you do not want cavities. Be sure to brush your teeth regularly after consuming drinks high in sugar. …

Natural Oral Health Care Products Are the Recipe for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Natural Oral Health Care Products Are the Recipe for Healthy Teeth and Gums Contrary to what television commercials and magazine advertisements would have you believe, you don’t need the chemicals in most toothpastes, mouthwashes, and other oral health care products to tackle gingivitis, periodontal gum disease, dry mouth, or bad breath. In reality, many of those advertisements mislead you into believing that simply using mouthwash will combat periodontal infection. In fact, the plant soaps, essential oils, vitamins, and herbs in natural oral health care products are often more effective in the treatment of gingivitis, in periodontal disease prevention, in dry mouth treatment, and in the everyday care of healthy teeth and gums. Although most people don’t make the connection, your …

Weight Problems Cause Oral Problems As Well

Weight Problems Cause Oral Problems As Well Being overweight comes with a lot of consequences in terms of health. Most people point out that obesity puts people at risk for heart disease, stroke and the like. Aside from these obvious health risks, obesity can also cause other less obvious problems such as poor oral health. According to studies, being overweight can increase the chances for having halitosis as well as cavities and other oral infections. Studies also show that the higher the incidence of oral problems occurs in people with a body mass index of 30 or more. Although it may seem farfetched, there is a connection between obesity and oral health problems. For starters those who are overweight tend …

Oral Hygiene: Beyond That Good Smile And Fresh Breath

Oral Hygiene: Beyond That Good Smile And Fresh Breath Oral hygiene is very important, as we have been told since we were young. In fact, brushing our teeth and gargling were among the first practices we were taught when we were kids. Most of us would have probably learned how to brush our teeth well even before they could utter words clearly or speak straight. If asked about the significance of oral health, most people usually talk about cute smiles and fresh breath. Who would want to risk his reputation anyway by smiling in front of his friends or the camera with unclean teeth. Or imagine how embarrassing it would be when you suddenly notice that your friend has intentionally, …