An “infused” toothpick is not that new of an idea. Thirty years (and more) ago, toothpick companies would dip toothpicks in peppermint oil as a means of helping people feel as though they had fresher breath and cleaner gums after a meal. Since peppermint oil is also a natural digestive aid, the assumption was that the peppermint oil from the toothpicks would act in the same way as an after-dinner mint or mint gum. Read More»
After a dental injury or condition that has resulted in missing teeth, restoring your smile is important. Although having a complete smile is essential for your appearance, a full set of teeth will also help reduce the risk of dental complications, bone loss, and speech/eating issues. Of course, there are many options available if you want to restore your smile. Today, more and more people are opting for dental implants because of the many benefits they offer. Read More»
Port wine stain birthmarks may cause a multitude of emotional problems in children if they are sensitive about their appearance. Thankfully, parents can take a unique step—making the stain fun—to stave off the need for treatment. However, removal is often the best option for children who can’t overcome their anxiety.
Port Wine Stains May Make Children Anxious
Port wine stains may trigger anxiety in many children because of the prominence the birthmark may have on their face. Read More»
When having an early surgical abortion, there are several different forms of pain reduction to choose from. Your choice will likely be based on your own levels of comfort with the procedure, the types of anesthesia offered by the clinic where you are having your procedure, and when you have the procedure completed. There are four main types of anesthesia associated with surgical abortion.
With local anesthesia, only your cervix is numbed. Read More»
Many people who face ongoing struggles with their weight have tried every strategy available with limited results. Trying a medical approach to weight loss may be the tool you need to not only kickstart your weight loss, but find a strategy that helps you reach your long-term goals.
Medically-supervised diets typically consist of a very-low caloric diet (VLCD) that is designed to help you lose weight quickly, especially if you have many pounds to lose. Read More»