1. Women AND Men Opting for Botox Injections

    3rd November 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    smile, beauty, botox, If you’re sad seeing those little wrinkles and lines on your face, you’re certainly not alone. Botox has become a popular treatment for both women and men who want to keep their youthful good looks.

    Key takeaways:

    • Injecting botulimum toxin type A (Botox) into facial muscles inhibits muscle action, thereby decreasing forehead furrowing, frown-lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
    • Botox can effectively combat excessive perspiration in the underarms, palms and soles of feet, known as hyperhydrosis.
    • Results last up to 4 months. Repeated injections visibly improve the appearance of the skin. These anti-wrinkle treatments are a preventative treatment.

    Brotox has risen over 40% over the past year, with up to one in five patients now male. What was once considered a procedure predominantly for women has seen a huge surge in popularity amongst men.

    Read more here:

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/158647.php


  2. Growing Evidence Indicates That Wisdom Teeth Removal Is Unwarranted

    2nd November 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    smile teeth beauty The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh has advised against the removal of the third molars in patients who don’t have a problem. The removal of wisdom teeth is advised only when there are problems caused by wisdom teeth.

    Key takeaways:

    • Wisdom teeth may be impacted, may be infected, may cause tooth decay, push other teeth, cause cysts and cause excessive pain.
    • Dental experts are questioning if the wisdom teeth extraction is really necessary for cases without these problems.
    • Studies have shown that the risks of surgery far outweigh the risk of keeping wisdom teeth.

    The APHA also approved a policy that year saying the concerns of leaving wisdom teeth in don’t justify the risk of surgery – which aren’t small. Aside from associated risks of anaesthetic, the surgery can lead to possible nerve damage, loss of the sense of taste, and sometimes even death.

    Read the full story here

    http://www.sciencealert.com/no-you-probably-don-t-need-to-get-your-wisdom-teeth-removed-ever


  3. Is Activated Charcoal Toothpaste Safe for Teeth Whitening?

    by thecourtyardclinic

    smile teeth beautyActivated charcoal is an abrasive component in your toothpaste, therefore brush teeth gently. The frequent use of the product may lead to tooth damage — the erosion of tooth enamel.

    Key takeaways:

    • Activated charcoal is believed to absorb stains off the teeth since it has been used in emergency rooms to absorb toxins in cases of poisoning/overdosing.
    • There are no long-term studies that provide proof for the benefits of activated charcoal in whitening the teeth and removing bad breath.
    • Dentists recommend that people who want to try activated charcoal toothpaste start sparingly and with lots of caution.

    If you do decide to use activated charcoal toothpaste, dentists agree that you should do so cautiously and sparingly. Brush with it no more than once every other week, and not for an extended period of time, even if your teeth feel normal.

    Read the full story here

    http://www.health.com/oral-health/charcoal-toothpaste


  4. One=Quarter of Men Would Like Straighter Teeth

    1st November 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    smile teeth beauty A survey of men in the UK has provided some interesting findings into men’s appearances. Men between 18 – 24 were most likely to look into treatments to change their appearance.

    Key takeaways:

    • Up to 40 percent of men were found to have strong concerns about their appearance.
    • About 26 percent of men admitted that they would like to straighten their teeth if they had a single chance to change appearance.
    • Overall, men have some reluctance in taking the step towards getting an improved or new look.

    Issues regarding tooth appearance ranked highly as a personal concern. The statistics revealed that just over a quarter (26%) of men surveyed admitted that they would straighten their teeth if they could change one thing about their appearance.

    Read the full story here

    http://www.dentistry.co.uk/2016/10/26/one-in-four-men-would-like-straighter-teeth-survey-finds/


  5. Action on Sugar and BDA’s Call for Reduction of Sugar in Children Foods

    by thecourtyardclinic

    smile beauty teeth Food manufacturers in the UK have been urged to comply and commit to the plan to reduce sugar levels in foods. This will go a long way toward fighting children’s obesity and dental problems.

    Key takeaways:

    • The Childhood Obesity Plan by government is a way to improve diet through phased reduction in the amount of sugar and sweetness in foods.
    • Action on Sugar supports the targeted 20 percent reduction in sugar which they believe is achievable by the year 2020 if food manufacturers commit to it.
    • The campaign to reduce sugar consumption in children has received widespread support from dentists; they advocate for measures that include effective public education, taxation, and changes to advertising and marketing

    The BDA is supporting Action on Sugar’s call for a reduction in the shocking levels of sugar in some popular foods, many of which are aimed at children.

    Read the full story here

    https://www.bda.org/news-centre/latest-news-articles/Pages/BDA-supports-Action-on-Sugars-call-for-reduction-of-sugar-in-popular-foods.aspx


  6. Learn More about Teeth Grinding

    31st October 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    smile teeth beauty Teeth grinding can be caused by tense jaw muscles or by a misaligned bite. Avoid chewing on objects such as pens and pencils, as well as chewing gum, since it leads to jaw clenching.

    Key takeaways:

    • Teeth grinding can be caused by anxiety, stress, sleep apnoea, other sleep disorders, and abnormal bite.
    • A sore jaw and a dull headache upon waking up may signal the problem of teeth grinding.
    •   You dentist will fit you with a mouthguard to prevent any further damage to the teeth. The underlying cause should be addressed to finally stop the grinding.

    The problem of teeth grinding is not limited to adults. Approximately 15% to 33% of children grind their teeth. Children who grind their teeth tend to do so at two peak times — when their baby teeth emerge and when their permanent teeth come in.

    Read the full story here

    www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/teeth-grinding-bruxism#1


  7. Your Next Dental Appointment Might Protect You from Pneumonia

    by thecourtyardclinic

    teeth smile beautyYour mouth contains lots of bacteria that are both useful and harmful to your health. You cannot get rid of all these bacteria, but regular dental cleaning eliminates “bad” bacteria that leads to health problems like pneumonia.

    Key takeaways:

    • Previous research has already established a connection between pneumonia and oral health.
    • Numerous microbes (bacteria, viruses) in the mouth are beneficial, but in certain conditions may lead to diseases.
    • Pneumonia-causing bacteria are inhaled, and regular dental cleaning will help to eliminate these bacteria.

    In her presentation, Dr. Doll acknowledged that people who see their dentist regularly are also likely to practice other healthy-mouth behaviors (like brushing and flossing regularly). They may also have healthier behaviors in general, which might affect their pneumonia risk, as well.

    Read the full story here

    http://www.health.com/oral-health/teeth-cleaning-pneumonia-risk


  8. Coconut Pulling is No Better that Chewing Gum

    29th October 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    smile teeth beautyResearchers are finding the truth about coconut oil in dental health — that it leads to more plaque formation.

    Key takeaways:

    • Coconut oil is thought to pull out toxins from the mouth as these particles adhere to the fat and are then spat out.
    • Coconut oil was put to the test against sugar-free chewing gum to find out which of the two is the best in fighting off plaque.
    • Coconut oil was found to make the teeth dirtier and caused an increase in the levels of plaque in the entire mouth.

    We’re looking at a few of the ridiculous myths that are out there and trying to delve into them, and figure out what the truth is. The idea is to empower people to be a bit more knowledgeable about their own health.

    Read the full story here

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3866922/Can-coconut-pulling-REALLY-perfect-smile-Bake-s-Tamal-puts-beauty-treatment-beloved-listers-including-Gwyneth-Paltrow-test.html


  9. Fossil Analysis of Teeth Reveals Human Diets

    28th October 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    smile teeth beauty Comparison of different teeth can helps show differences in diet across periods in the lifetime on an individual. Wisdom teeth that appear much later will have different information to the canines.

    Key takeaways:

    • Teeth are preserved very well when fossilized and hold lots of information in the form of isotopes. Newer and more advanced techniques have helped to study teeth.
    • Thick enamel on the molars indicates that they were used for crushing foods such as grinding seeds or crushing the marrow out of bones.
    • Dental microwear refers to the marks left behind by food on teeth that result from food particles being dragged across and pressed into our teeth.

    Teeth from more recent fossils reveal more because they have more isotopes preserved in them. For example, the nitrogen in the teeth of Neanderthals can reveal whether the protein they ate came from plants or animals.

    Read the full story here

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/10/25/497094756/dental-detectives-what-fossil-teeth-reveal-about-ancestral-human-diets

     


  10. Food to Avoid or Love for the Period to New Year’s

    27th October 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    smile beauty healthDo not avoid the platter of cheese at your next dinner setting. Cheese is quite good for your teeth since it contains casein that protects teeth from cavities.

    Key takeaways:

    • Spinach, kale and other green vegetables are good for healthy teeth. They require more chewing which  helps to release more saliva that washes the teeth.
    • Avoid too much citrus foods such as oranges, lemons, and lime that are highly acidic and cause erosion of tooth enamel. Citrus fruits can be enjoyed with large meals to limit damage to the teeth.
    • Candy should be avoided due to the high sugar content that fuels bacterial activity in the mouth.

    In general, you don’t need to deprive yourself of your favorite fall and winter treats to maintain a healthy mouth — just be sensible. “You can eat anything in moderation,” says Dr. Messina. “And make sure you brush twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist regularly.”

    Read the full story here

    www.everydayhealth.com/hs/dental-health/fall-winter-seasonal-foods-pictures/


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