Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Dental Implants – An overview of the Ins and outs

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It’s a sad truth that many of us are not happy with the way our smiles look. Some people are so embarrassed by the look of their teeth that they feel they must cover their mouths, rarely smile, or avoid social contact altogether.

One of the biggest reasons for people not being happy with their smiles is missing teeth, or a gap in the teeth which significantly affects the look of a person’s smile. Gaps or missing teeth can seriously affect your confidence, but they don’t have to affect the rest of your life. Dental implants are a great solution for fixing gaps or replacing missing teeth, and the results are so seamless that afterwards your smile will look as good – if not better – than new.

About Dental Implants
There are many types of dental implants, the most widely used of which are comprised of three parts; an artificial root made from titanium, a connector, and the artificial tooth itself which is made of ceramics. The implants themselves are available in two sizes; regular and mini – the latter differing from the former in that it is much smaller (akin to a toothpick) and utilises a rubber ring which behaves like a socket.
The ceramic crown which is attached to a dental implant is the part which will be seen in your mouth. Crowns are shaped to look just like real teeth and are carefully colour matched to your existing teeth for a natural finish. Many people choose to have their teeth whitened in conjunction with having a dental implant fitted, so their finished smile will be instantaneously perfect.

How Dental Implants Work
The first part of the process of fitting a dental implant will involve your dental practitioner placing the artificial root directly into the bone of your jaw. This will involve drilling into your jaw under a local anaesthetic. Discomfort during this procedure is mild and almost all patients report no problems. Once the root is placed an amount of time will be given to allow the bone to grow onto the surface of the implant, after which a crown or crowns may be attached. In the case of mini dental implants a crown will be attached immediately. Mini crowns have a very high survival rate, which makes them a popular choice for many patients.

Considerations for Dental Implants
Dental implant surgery is only viable if the patient has enough good quality bone in their jaw to be able to support the implant. Patients who indulge in activities which may be harmful to their gums – such as smoking – are also less likely candidates for dental implants and may have required one in the first instance due to poor gum quality.

The cost of being fitted with dental implants varies from person to person and can depend on a number of factors, such as how many implants you’ll need, whether your jawbone is strong enough – some patients opt for bone graft surgery at extra cost – and the type and location of practitioner you go to for your dental implant surgery.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Dental Implants - MMm Gummy!

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Why Dental Implants Are Good For You
If you have a gap in your teeth, it can affect your confidence, but it can also affect your health too. This is why dental implants are good for you. Having a full set of teeth can do you a world of good, not only for your oral health but your overall wellbeing too.

Having a missing tooth or teeth can mean that you are unable to eat certain hard foods like nuts or fruit like apples. A dental implant can improve this by replacing your missing tooth/teeth and is secure in your mouth so there are no restrictions on what you can eat. It also enables your jaw and bite to work as they would normally. Unlike dentures, they are an artificial tooth that is implanted in your jaw so they do not move.

Stimulate Bone Growth
Dental implants encourage bone growth. Through a missing tooth, tissue begins to atrophy, and may require a bone graft to support the implant, but an implant stimulates bone growth and ultimately strengthens the jaw overall. This then prevents further loss of teeth and bone tissue.

They’re Good To Their Neighbours
Unlike a dental bridge, implants have no impact on the teeth either side of the gap. There is no preparation needed for the adjacent teeth. The teeth either side are also less likely to be worn down with an implant in place than with nothing at all.

They Can Last a Lifetime
If looked after properly, with a good oral and dental hygiene regime and regular visits to the dentists for professional cleaning, dental implants can last for a very long time. This is a distinct advantage over alternatives as they are not as long lasting.

They Look Natural
Matched to the colour of the rest of your teeth, once in place you will never be able to tell the difference between the artificial tooth and the natural.

Your Confidence Will Soar
Dental implants mean the confidence to smile again, and smiling makes you feel happy. You’ll be able to eat whatever you want, without fear of slipping, cracking or breaking. You won’t have the worry of unsightly teeth and you will feel beautiful, youthful and confident.

So How Do Dental Implants Work?
An artificial tooth root, usually made from titanium is surgically placed in your jaw. This is then normally left to osseointegrate or fuse with the jaw bone, making sure that it’s secure. The connector or abutment is then fitted to the root, and then the artificial tooth. This procedure is preferred by dentists over immediate loading, which is a quicker procedure but has a higher chance of failing. 

Monday, 6 February 2012

Look After Your Body on a Budget with Daily Deals

Your body is a temple, it needs looking after as it will be with you for a long long time. Most of us do look after ourselves with a healthy diet and regular exercise but sometimes we need a little extra boost to allow our bodies to cope with our busy schedules. 

With a hectic week at work, teamed with our families and running around doing errands we often forget to look after number one. I try and squeeze in yoga three times a week but this isn’t always possible. It’s also a struggle to eat fresh fruit and vegetables when you don’t get in from work until the evening and have to bathe the children before getting on with the paperwork.

I swear by dietary supplements. I bought them off one of the many daily deals websites a couple of months ago and have never felt better since. I still try and stick to my regular routine but these are the extra boost that my body needs when it’s running low on energy. The daily deal was from Australian Nutrition and Sports and it had a discount of 50%, this allowed you to choose anything up to the value of $90 for $45 and you could opt from a range of items such as Protein isolate, soy protein, whey supplements and more. This gave me an ace opportunity to check out what supplements were best for my diet and chat to a specialist which I probably wouldn’t have done unless I had found this on a daily deals website.

It’s not just supplements that you can buy at discounted prices on daily deals websites, looking after yourself can be pricey so it’s a good idea to look around and maybe sign up to a few of the best deal websites in health and beauty to get the best discounted products. In the past I have also bought spa treatments, skin care ranges and a hair appointment at a top salon in Melbourne, all for discounted prices.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Keep your Skin Youthful with Microdermabrasion at Discount Prices | Daily Deals

Keep your Skin Youthful with Microdermabrasion at Discount Prices

As you get older your skin ages with you, there are mountains of skin remedies in the chemists but not all of them work. My skin is looking dull and lifeless; the sun dries it out though in the winter the cold dries it out so it needs constant attention, it can be expensive to keep up with the aging of my skin. Microdermabrasion is a gentle treatment that gives your skin a youthful and fresh looking feel. These are sometimes expensive treatments though I bought a treatment at a discount rate from a daily deals website. There are so many sites with the best daily deals Sydney has to offer and if you shop around and keep up to date with them you can get incredible discounts on a variety of health and beauty ranges.

Microdermabrasion is a treatment that removes the outer layer of skin with the help of aluminium oxide and bicarbonade crystals. It helps the renewal of skin surface cells while stimulating production of collagen and elastin within further layers of skin.  

The daily deals website that I purchased this deal from is one of the leading discount sites, after the treatment my skin was sparkling and all for only $39.
It was one of the best daily deals Sydney has to offer and with it I got a microdermabrasion treatment as well as two facials with three visits to get them in. The deal was worth $220 so I saved a huge 82%.

Daily deals websites are a new obsession of mine, there are discounts that are constantly being updated every day, and the microdermabrasion treatment was just one of the options that I could choose from. I bought a massage treatment at a huge discount for my Sister as a Christmas gift. The salon is one of the most popular in Sydney and I know that she is going to love the gift; I even bought one for myself so we could go together as a Christmas treat.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

KettleBells | Have you tried 'The Ribbon'? | Kettlebell Training

I used to do kungfu – a lot – I mean I was well into kungfu and trained between 2-4 hrs a day since about 12 yrs old before I went to Uni…years after graduation and a few sprogs down the line…to tell you the truth – I don’t know what happened! I went back to try and stir a bit of passion into what I to love. The first session back – I thought I’d ease myself into it –

“Right, we’re going to continue doing our Kettlebell training today guys”. Kettle bells?’ I thought. (See the link for a description of what kettlebells actually are if you didn't already know!). "Kettlebells? Since when did we ever do them?" Isn’t that what girls do at those expensive Gyms? 
I figured we’d be doing some one finger press ups or something – so I went a picked up a 16 Ibs kettle bell weight – ha – easy I thought.
Suffice to say, 2 mins later after swimming out of a puddle of sweat, I had a dimming moment and secretly popped to the side to exchange for a rather hot pink girly 12 Ibs kettle bell…
Ok 12Ibl aint that much…is it? Maybe it was the exercises we were doing because by the end of it I had the rather wafer weighted version – the lightest one of the stack!

Don’t misjudge this form of training by any means people! It’s very intense and splits your core strength in two before chewing out every morcel of muscle that you previously thought wouldn’t split. I love this training! We did what was called ‘The Ribbon’ - an exercise whereby you stand with your feet shoulder width apart, your hands facing outwards clasping the kettlebell pointing diagonally down inline with your leg. This was the starting position. The idea was to swing from the face down starting position (let’s say the left leg) diagonally up and right over the right shoulder…loop round over the head and back down diagonally to the right leg – then change…and got the other way – create a fluent motion of a rhythm.
I ached for 3 days afterwards – but now I want some for home!  

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Reading glasses - a variety of styles and designs

Reading glasses come in a wide variety of styles and designs. But how do you choose a pair of

">cheap reading glasses? If in doubt you should always consult a qualified optometrist. However once you have a prescription it is possible to buy reading glasses online conveniently and quickly and at low cost. But how do you choose a pair of reading glasses?


Reading glasses come in two different styles; half and full lens. Half lenses are ideal for people who need to do both close up and distance work such as reading presentations. They allow the wearer to glance down for close work but see at a distance.


The strength of prescription reading glasses are usually given in numbers such as 1.0 to 1.5 The higher the number, the stronger the glasses will be. For reading glasses bought over the counter it is not normally possible to find different strength lenses for each eye.


Reading glasses can be a fashion statement just as much as any other accessory. Online glasses stores usually offer the lastest and widest range of trends at prices that mean you can mix and match your glasses to match your outfits.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

NHS Dentist Finder: Useful UK Resource: Find NHS Dentists in Your Area of the UK

Are you concerned that you may need some dental work done? Whether your teeth are telling you something is up by aching or causing you some other type of discomfort, you should definitely try an NHS dentist finder to start searching for the closest available NHS dentists that may be able to help.

Depending on your age and other factors, you may be eligible for free dental care from an NHS dentist in some areas. Registration is not required for regular treatment with dentists. All that's necessary is finding a practice that offers NHS dentistry and request an appointment. Any preventative or restorative dental work necessary to help preserve the health of your teeth will be included in the care you receive.

Once you have found a clinic and been seen there as a patient, you will be asked to come back for regular check-ups. These can be scheduled as often as every six months or as infrequently as every two years, depending heavily on the state of your oral health overall.