Learn More About the Benefits of Custom Prosthetics and Orthotics

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Around the world, it’s an unfortunate fact that someone has a limb amputated every 30 seconds. This amounts to over one million limb amputations every year. In the United States, there are approximately 1.9 million people that have experienced the loss of a limb and are currently living with this situation.


On an annual basis, 185,000 people in the United States need to have a limb amputated. The most common reasons to have this procedure performed are due to vascular disease and trauma. The former is the case with 54% of these amputations, and the latter is the case with 45%. The Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Care reported that while 86% of the amputations performed were for a lower limb, the remaining 14% were for an upper limb.

While it is considered to be the least common, congenital amputati Continue reading

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Three Big Benefits to Getting Dental Implants

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The practice of dentistry has come such a long way over the last 100 years. Our teeth are very important to our lives. Before we progressed to the point where we are now with the knowledge about how to properly care for teeth and repair them if they are damaged, a tooth would fall out or get pulled out, leaving a gaping hole in the mouth of the unfortunate.

Even today, though, we are sometimes, for one reason or another, forced to lose a tooth. Breaking a tooth or losing one affects the ability to smile and to eat properly. The mouth eventually compensates for the loss, but your local dentist will tell you that is usually at the expense of proper function.

Thankfully, we now have dental implants which will restore your smile and give you back proper function of your mouth as well as the Continue reading

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How To Help Your Child Look Forward To Visiting The Dentist With Daily Habits

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Kids don’t like going to the dentist. Why would they? The offices are cold and sterile, sitting in a chair for an hour isn’t fun and the mouth rinse just tastes awful. Visiting the dentist once per year, however, is a simple fact of life. When you want to help your children associate the dentist’s office with positive memories, taking care to visit holistic dentistry services will help immensely. Just like your regular doctor, your regular dentist should be like another member of the family. Someone you and your children can count on to live life with a smile.

How often should your kid visit the dentist? It’s recommended you drop by once per year to catch any issues while they’re still small and negligible. The AAPD (that’s short for ‘American Academy Of Pediatric Dentistry) recommends ch Continue reading

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5 Tips for a Thorough Dental Care Plan

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Most people understand the importance of a routine dental checkup, at least two times per year. However, good dental care expands beyond visiting your dentist every six months. Good dental care should be a priority at home. It should include a constant consideration of your teeth and your mouth and what is good or bad for it. It also includes taking your dentists recommendations into account during your routine visits. A thorough dental care plan includes the following.

Multiple brushing and flossing per day

While some people falsely believe that brushing once per day is sufficient, you should really be brushing after every meal. Brushing your teeth prevents food from getting stuck in your teeth and causing problems. Flossing is just as important for those hard to reach areas. Continue reading

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All About Tooth Decay What to Know

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Our smile is our best first impression because it is the first thing anyone will notice. When you smile, you want to make sure that you are proud of your pearly white teeth, but many Americans unfortunately aren’t. This is due to plenty of different reasons, but one thing is for sure — taking care of your teeth is the best way to ensure you have a bright white smile no matter what.

We all know how important brushing and flossing our teeth are, but for some people, this is easier said than done. It can be all too easy to forget to brush your teeth at night and in the morning, but doing so can lead to a whole host of oral hygiene problems such as tooth decay. Tooth deca Continue reading

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How to Choose a Great Oral Surgeon For Your Dental Concerns

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Although there are many people in the U.S. who have received some type of service from an oral surgeon. Consider wisdom tooth extraction, which is performed as an outpatient service on an average 5 million people every year, or perhaps dental implant procedures. The condition of one’s teeth can be a delicate subject. Even so, it is important that each patient understands the inherent dangers of improper care both before and after any sort of dental surgery. The best oral surgeon for you is one who will be honest and open about the risks of the procedure you are seeking.

An Oral Surgeon Has More Skills Than You Probably Realize.

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5 Reasons Your Child Requires Early Pediatric Denistry

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While parents are constantly ensuring the health and safety of their children, the dentist is often overlooked. Parents either misunderstand the importance of early dental care or they, themselves, were raised without attention to early pediatric dentistry. In fact, one out of every four kids has never been to the dentist before they set foot in a kindergarten classroom. More than a third of U.S. schools find it necessary to refer kids for treatment of dental problems. Pediatric dentistry is important for the following reasons.

Provides your child with a proper dental care routine
Children first learn about the important or lack of dental care from their parents. If they are not provided with good dental instruction early in life, it can be difficult to introduce these changes Continue reading

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Dental Implants For the Forgetful

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Taking a trip to your local dentist is something that’s recommended for you to do at least once a year, if not more often. In theory, it’s simple enough: schedule the appointment, and, well, go to your dentist appointment. In practice, however, it’s not always so simple. In this hustle and bustle world of ours, people often cite being too busy as a reason to skip out on that yearly check up. They’ll be fine, they insist, they haven’t felt any pain, they’ve been brushing, what harm could putting off one or two dentist visits do?

Considering the fact that one out of every 10 adults admits that they often forget to brush their teeth, it can do at least a little harm.

Not brushing your teeth can lead to the build-up of harmful bacteria that can, in turn, lead to tooth decay and gum disease; by the time Continue reading

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Your Options for Chronic Facial Pain Treatment

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Dealing with any type of chronic pain can be overwhelming and confusing. The pain never goes away and other people, especially medical professionals, begin to lose empathy for your medical symptoms. More than 15% of American adults suffer from chronic facial pain. Few are aware of their chronic facial pain treatment options. If you are looking for effective facial pain management, discuss one of these options with your family or cosmetic dentist.

Medications

Medications are probably the most common chronic facial pain treatment. The reason that medications are so often used is Continue reading

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Natural Teeth Whitening Tricks That Work

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Everyone yearns for that pearly white Colgate smile that can brighten anyone’s day. Getting a nice compliment from a friend, family, or co-worker about how beautiful your smile is is something that all of us want to hear each day. Unfortunately, not all of us have the time or the energy to pay a constant visit to the local dental care office for a frequent teeth whitening. However there are some very easy and unique tips and tricks for at-home teeth whitening that will cost you close to nothing when compared to a dental service.

Let’s take a look at how you can eliminate the middleman and create your very own teeth whitening regime that’s as good or even better than what your dentist provides.

Baking Soda and Peroxide.If you ever had a chance to look at some of th Continue reading

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