Oh, the joys of adolescence... when everything seems to cost an arm and a leg, especially when it comes to dental care and orthodontics. The joys are compounded when a child is diagnosed with celiac disease, which means parents have to keep their child safe from gluten. Unfortunately, gluten can be found in more than just food items, and is often found in dental hygiene products and orthodontic devices, such as retainers.
Almost four million new babies are born in the United States every year. Around 28,000 newborns weigh less than 2.75 pounds, making them more susceptible to certain health complications. Many of these premature babies suffer from an eye disorder called retinopathy of prematurity or ROP. Find out why this condition occurs, and learn more about the implications this can have for your newborn baby.
How retinopathy of prematurity occurs
ROP occurs when there is a problem with the blood vessels on the surface of a child's retina.
If you have lumbar stenosis, you already know that it can cause considerable pain in the lower back and legs. You probably also know that doctors recommend exercise to relieve the symptoms. You may be wondering how you can exercise regularly when simply moving causes excruciating pain to radiate through the lower back and legs. Swimming may be an answer for you.
Why is Swimming Good for Lumbar Stenosis?
Swimming is a low-impact aerobic exercise known to bring relief from lower back and leg pain from lumbar stenosis.
You have probably heard the medical warnings about women's risk for osteoporosis, a condition common to women over 40 in which bones become brittle and prone to breaking. You may not know that this disease can also affect the bone density of your jaw, putting you at risk for premature tooth loss. You may also not be aware that men can develop osteoporosis too! If you suffer tooth loss because of osteoporosis, a recent study suggests that dental implants offer the most overall satisfaction for people with this condition.
It's no secret that having your teeth professionally whitened by a qualified dentist can take years off of your look, give you a confidence boost, and make your smile look fantastic in pictures. What you may not know is that the staining that caused your teeth to need a whitening procedure in the first place is a constant, ongoing process. If you want to keep your fabulous whitening results for longer, follow these simple rules.