Archive for November, 2017
It is time to face the facts.
You have not been setting a good example.
You realized the impact of your habits when you saw the card that your 16 year old daughter had not been to the dentist in more than a year. You asked your daughter to call and make an appointment, but when she did the receptionist told her that an adult needed to make the phone call. You realized then that the fact that it had been more than three years since you went to the dentist might be having an impact on more than just your oral health. That is when you decided that you needed to make an appointment and get started on a better dental routine so that your teenage daughter would realize the importance of regular check ups and regular dental h
Do you have missing teeth that make you feel self conscious and make it difficult to enjoy your favorite foods? Missing teeth can be caused by many things including an injury to the tooth, an infection in the tooth, or simply having them pulled because of pain. Fortunately, with dentures, or dental implants, you can fill in your missing teeth areas. Dental implants can be very beneficial, providing you with the following advantages.
A fuller smile that makes you feel comfortable
Almost all adults (99.7%) surveyed by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry believe a healthy smile is socially important. Missing teeth can affect your social relationships by making you feel self conscious when around other people. It can also affect career success, by reducing confidence levels. Additiona
For those with various spinal injuries, a spinal orthosis or back brace may be just what the orthotic services ordered — literally.
A spinal orthosis is designed as a means of holding the spine in place in order to keep the spine from worsening due to curvature. When wearing a spinal orthosis, some curves in the spine may decrease in their size whereas 80% will stay the same.
But how do you know if a back brace is the best choice for your spinal injury or condition? Below we answer some common questions regarding spinal orthotics and back braces and how they can benefit you.
Would a Back Brace Help With a Herniated Disc?
Yes. A herniated disc is caused when two bones in the spinal cord press on the nerve endings surrounding the back bone. A herniated disc back brace can help prevent back injuries and alleviate the pain by reducing intradiscal pressure, offering your spine the support it requires to take the pressure off your nerves.
Would a Back Brace Help With Scoliosis?
Yes and no. A back brace can assist with scoliosis and keep it from worsening by straightening the spine and enhancing mobility. But ultimately a back brace cannot outright straighten a spine affected by scoliosis.
Only spinal surgery can efficiently produce the best result, but even then a scoliosis patient may still have a consistent curve in their spine.
Would a Back Brace Help With Sciatica?
Yes. Sciatic nerve pain is often caused by the pinching of a nerve root in the lower spine. However, sciatica itself is typically caused by applied pressure to the sciatic nerve by a herniated disc. As in the case of wearing a back brace for a herniated disc, a back brace can help relieve sciatic nerve pain by reducing the pressure of the spinal discs on the nerve or nerve root.
Overall, a back brace can help alleviate and reduce back pain while simultaneously assisting in the prevention of further injurious curvatures. However, a back brace cannot be used alone as a form of treatment.
When suffering from chronic back pain caused by a spinal injury, consult your doctor for a diagnosis. If your back pain has been diagnosed, consider using a back brace from Walkabout Orthotics to reduce your pain and to enhance your mobility.
Many people experience impacted wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth that are impacted are the third molars at the back of the mouth that haven’t had enough room to grow and develop like they properly should. So this explains what impacted wisdom teeth are, but what about impacted canine teeth?
An impacted canine tooth acts the same way as the impacted wisdom teeth do. However, it’s located in a different part of your mouth and it’s more noticeable to the naked eye. There are a few important things you need to know about an impacted canine tooth. Let’s take a look at a few of them.
Early Detection is Key
The earlier you note that you have an impacted canine tooth, the better. If you visit your oral doctor or dentis