Just because you are an adult, doesn't mean that you are too old to get braces. In fact, there are so many important aesthetic and health reasons why you should consider getting them. It is becoming more and more common for adults to get braces, and orthodontists have done several things to help adults feel comfortable with getting braces. This article will discuss 3 excellent reasons why you should get braces as an adult.
18 November 2016
LASIK, or laser-assisted vision correction surgery, is a very common procedure now. If you have been considering it, it is best to see your optometrist first. You may be surprised to learn that not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK, and you may be one of these people. Instead, your optometrist may decide that RK, or radial keratotomy, is the more ideal surgical procedure for you. Here are some reasons why your optometrist might use RK (a somewhat outdated procedure) instead of LASIK for your eyes.
14 November 2016
Often, you do not intend to sleep on the sofa. You may lie down to watch TV, promising yourself that you will get up in a minute, brush your teeth, and head off to bed. Before you know it, you wake up freezing and cramped on the sofa at 5am with a nasty taste in your mouth and an irate spouse in the other room. Whenever possible, you should avoid these sofa-sleeping episodes.
28 October 2016
Knee pain can be hard to deal with, especially if your knees hurt much of the time. Unless you have had an injury to your knees, your pain can be caused by many things. One of these things is arthritis. Below is some information about this so you can get the help that you need to become pain free or at least reduce much of your pain. Arthritis According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis affects approximately 14% of adults that are 25 years and older.
12 September 2016
If you experience digestive problems after eating tofu or cheese, you may wonder if it's an allergy or food intolerance. While food allergies and intolerance can seem like the same things, they are actually very different in how they affect your body. A food allergy can trigger a bad reaction with your immune system, while food intolerance doesn't. Here's the difference between a food allergy and intolerance and what you can do to find out if you have one or the other.
12 September 2016
Do you take care of an elderly relative? Are you worried about increased medical costs for him or her in the future? Fortunately, if your relative is on Medicare, there is a way to make sure that more things are covered. A Medicare supplement plan may be exactly what you and your relative are looking for. Here are some of the reasons why you should encourage them to get one:
12 September 2016
Your immune system fights off infections so effectively that you have no idea that you were on the verge of becoming ill. When this protective barrier fails, your body is susceptible to a number of potential infectious organisms. Even your eyes become vulnerable to damage without the immune system to protect them. Here is one way that your eyes can be affected if your immune system is not working optimally.
9 August 2016
Summer is almost over. That means it's almost time for your kids to head back to school. The last thing you want is for them to miss valuable instructional time during cold and flu season. You don't have to keep your kids in a bubble to protect them from getting sick this school year. Here are three simple steps you can take to help keep your kids healthy this year.
29 July 2016
Experiencing extreme trauma or physical force can cause your tooth to extrude. When this occurs, your tooth is still attached to its socket. As a result, this can be painful to deal with. In order to remedy the situation, you will need to visit your dentist in order to get the tooth repositioned. A repositioning involves using a stint to place the tooth back into its original position. Once the tooth heals you will be able to eat and chew normally.
1 June 2016
Having an anal fissure can be a pain where you sit — literally. And, while visiting your doctor for an assessment and consuming a high-fiber diet can be helpful, the reality is that many people who are experiencing this common health condition will experience considerable pain while sitting and after long periods of sitting. While limiting the amount that you sit should be a priority, you want to ensure that you're as comfortable as possible when you are forced to sit for long periods of time.
1 June 2016