Cosmetic Archives

It is estimated that 75% of people in the developed world suffer from some form of gum disease. This could be something as mild as gingivitis to something far worse such as periodontitis. With that being said, it is believed that just over 2% of these people actively seek treatment for these forms of gum disease. It should be mentioned that it is extremely important to take care of your teeth and gums, as certain studies have shown that there is a link between gum disease and diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and even some forms of cancer. Unfortunately, most people aren’t aware of the link between periodontal diseases and their health. In fact, many of us wouldn’t give a second though to gum disease, even though this can have some serious health implications. What follows are some facts you should be aware of.

 

Bleeding Gums

 

A major sign of periodontal disease will typically be gums that are red and swollen and prone to bleeding. If you happen to notice that your gums bleed whenever you brush, floss, or even when eating it’s a good idea to book a dentist appointment. You should explain what the problem is and then your dental professional can check for potential periodontal disease. As mentioned, not only may gum disease lead to you losing your teeth, it may also contribute to some of the other lethal diseases mentioned above.

 

Flossing

 

To be completely honest, you should be brushing your teeth after all meals and flossing at least once a day. However, it is estimated that less than 1 in 8 people actually floss on a daily basis, and there are even those who never floss at all. You oral care should take the form of brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing once a day, and scheduling dental appointments at least twice a year.

 

Scared of the Periodontist/Dentist

 

Whichever dental professional you are visiting, whether this is a dentist, oral hygienist or a periodontist, the vast majority of us are struck down with fear. This may be the fear of the equipment they will use, the fear of being hurt, or even in some cases the fear of being lectured or told off for not taking adequate care of our teeth. However, it must be said that dentistry is yet another industry that has seen huge advancements in the technology used, and all of these are aimed at making your visit as comfortable and pain-free as possible.

 

Tooth Loss

 

Gum disease probably makes the biggest contribution to tooth loss. However, periodontists are the people who are able to replace missing teeth via dental implants – these are permanent replacements and are yet nothing more than artificial teeth. There are studies which indicate that dental implants have a near 100% success rate and allow you to continue with your daily (mouth-related) tasks with complete confidence. You should be able to eat, drink and smile without any problems even with dental implants.

Don’t believe that poor oral hygiene is the only contributing factor to gum disease. The effects of tobacco, stress, a poor diet can cause gum disease, and of course let’s not forget that it may even be hereditary. Therefore, to avoid the potential onset of gum disease make sure you make regular visits to your dental professional.

 

Today’s feature writer, Lily Scott, is an employee at Bathurst Dupont Dental which provides an extensive range of dentistry services in Toronto. Her hobbies include swimming and gardening. Log on to http://www.bathurstdupont.com/ for more information on her company.

Because it is practically inexpensive (compared to other cosmetic procedures), quick and relatively painless, it is no wonder that the Botox treatment is the most commonly practiced beauty enhancement trick worldwide today. Not only that, but the results become visible in just a couple of days in the vast majority of cases. However, not all people can enjoy the obvious benefits provided by Botox. While for some the effects of Botox treatments are significantly reduced, for others they are completely absent even after a few sessions. And to make matters worse, you have heard that Orlando cosmetic surgeons are the best in the country so you have paid a fortune for the trip to Orlando and the sessions.

Is it really the physician’s fault?

Botox loves you

The short answer to this question is ‘no’ because some people can become resistant to the effects of Botox. Even though this can be a little frustrating for you, the truth is that a small percentage of people undergoing Botox treatments become immune or have unsatisfying results following the procedure. At times, the diminished effects of Botox are related to the improper storage of the substance or the improper injection technique. However, this is not the case for the reputable cosmetic clinics in Orlando. Think of it this way: if the injection technique or the storage method used by the clinic was improper, then how come the other customers undergoing treatment on the same day as you were genuinely happy with the results?

Resistance to Botox

The resistance to Botox is a known fact among the large manufacturers of the cosmetic product. Their explanation is clear and logical: because Botox is a protein complex, the immune system of the patients may respond by producing antibodies to mitigate the activity of the protein. However, the manufacturers state that these situations are usually most likely to appear in patients who receive frequent injections and those who undergo cervical dystopia treatments (which requires higher dosages). The same sources recommend physicians to give their patients the smallest effective dose possible in order to avoid such situations.

Find the cause

So, what are you supposed to do in case you did not get the desired results? In case the treatment did not work on you, then it is best to discuss the possible causes with the cosmetic surgeon. Chances are that he will inject you with Botox for free, if the first treatment did not provide any results. In the eventuality that the second treatment fails as well, then you could be one of the 3% of the population who are resistant to Botox. At the same time, you should discuss alternative beauty enhancement treatments that can offer the same results as Botox with the physician.

Your treatment options

More often than not, doctors who encounter patients with Botox resistance recommend an option in the form of botulinum toxin type B. Overall, the type B Botox has proven highly effective in patients with dystopia, pediatric urinary incontinence, headaches and for the unlucky ones who are resistant to type A Botox. Even though it is not yet approved by the FDA for cosmetic use, the substance does not pose any risks for the Botox-resistant patients.

 

This post was written by Penelope Jones; she works for a successful cosmetic and medical centre, lasercentre.ca, which provides many services such as skin tightening. When she is not busy working, she likes to indulge in writing and cooking.