5 Proven Ways To Prevent Bleeding Gums

Symptoms, Causes, And Prevention Of Tooth Abscesses

When it comes to dental and oral problems, the list of possible ailments Perth dentists have to deal with is longer than this page, but as you probably know, some issues are more common than others. That list includes cavities, gum disease, tartar, gingivitis and the one which we are going to discuss here, abscesses.

Abscesses, or as you may hear some dentists to them, tooth abscesses, are a condition that can be extremely painful. They are bacterial infections that can create pus which can build up within teeth, gums, and the jawbone. One of the more concerning traits of these dental abscesses is that the infection can spread to other parts of the body, which in the worst cases can require treatment from a doctor, rather than a dentist.

Thankfully, those instances are rare, and the abscess will be restricted to the mouth. Not that this is a particularly pleasant experience, but one which has fewer repercussions than infection spreading to the rest of your body.

So, now that we have defined what a dental abscess is, let us look at the symptoms you might experience, what causes them, and most importantly, how you can prevent them.


Botox For Your Bladder

Botox For Your Bladder

Up to 11 percent of men and 17 percent of women will experience urge incontinence at some point in their life. While you might not think that Botox could assist with unintentional urine loss from bladder contractions, an overactive bladder or frequent urination, it may just be able to. Keep reading to find out more.

What is Urge Incontinence?

Unlike stress continence, when you sneeze, exercise, cough, and experience urination, urge incontinence is different. Your bladder contracts and causes urine loss, which is hard to control. You may also feel the urge to use the toilet but can’t control your bladder, which leads to urine loss. Some people even wake up multiple times in the night to urinate or use the toilet eight or more times per day.

What Can Botox Do?

After seeing a urologist for your urge incontinence, they may recommend Botox to treat either your incontinence or overactive bladder. As they are trained medical professionals, they are able to inject the Botox themselves.

Botox relaxes your muscles to allow more time for you to get to the bathroom. While the injections are manageable and most people don’t experience pain, some experience discomfort akin to a period cramp.


5 Proven Ways To Prevent Bleeding Gums

5 Proven Ways To Prevent Bleeding Gums

One of the most common issues that people mention to their dentist when they go for a check-up is that they have bleeding gums. For some, the issue is one that occurs infrequently, but for others, the situation is more serious with their gums bleeding regularly.

In truth, almost everyone has experienced bleeding gums at some point, and in many instances there is no underlying problem with their dental health. Most likely the bleeding was caused by over-vigorous brushing or a sharp piece of food, such as crisps or crunchy toast, which caused a small cut.

If you have experienced bleeding gums on a more regular basis, and not as a result of a one-off problem, then it can be the sign of something more serious with regards to your oral health. In particular, it can be a signal that you have gum disease, and as such, you should speak to your dentist as soon as possible.


Are you a ‘smoothie’ operator?

Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day! Not only is it breaking your body from it’s overnight fast, but it is setting your body up with the fuel it needs to get through the day ahead. Without breakfast you are running on empty, like trying to start a car with no petrol. What you fill your tank with each morning can mean the difference between a productive and enjoyable day or a tiring and stressful one.

For most people who skip breakfast, time is the contributing factor. Getting ten more minutes snuggled up in a warm, cosy bed is far more appealing than getting up early enough to make a healthy breakfast. But this short term joy can result in some long term pain!

Skipping breakfast can have a negative impact on energy levels, metabolism, cognitive function and blood sugar levels. It can also lead people to over eat and make poor food choices later in the day which over time can lead to health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and being overweight. Extensive research has shown that regularly eating a healthy breakfast will increase your energy stores, increase your metabolism, improve memory and concentration and stabilise your blood sugar levels, so it’s definitely worth getting out of bed for!


4 SEO Tactics That Will Help Your Day Spa Outrank The Local Competition

4 SEO Tactics That Will Help Your Day Spa Outrank The Local Competition

If you are a day spa owner you will know that there is a lot of competition within the health and beauty niche and anything you can do to gain an advantage with respect to attracting new clients is welcome. If you were to seek the advice of an experienced SEO consultant, they would tell you that improving the ranking of your website on Google is one of the most effective ways to increase prospects, and ultimately gain new clients.

Whilst they will also tell you that there are well over 200 different factors that Google assesses when determining rankings of local websites, there are certain core actions you can take that can accelerate your website’s rankings improving. In fact, they highlight just 4 of them which, from their experience of helping local day spas, they have found to make a huge difference.

Analyse Your Competition

Many business owners take the view that the less they think about their competition the easier it will be to beat them, but this is a fallacy. Whether it is the business arena, a military campaign, or a sporting event, the more you know about who you are competing against, the more chance you have of taking actions that will counter what they are doing, and ultimately allow you to defeat them.


Best Food to Improve Your Sleep

Best Food to Improve Your Sleep

Some people chill out at home with a glass of wine before bed to help them sleep. Others read a book, browse the internet, or even look at recipes to decide what to have for dinner the next day. Many things can improve your sleep quality, but did you know that food can be of assistance, too? Introduce the following foods into your diet, and you may notice a difference.


Almonds, as a snack, can offer no end of health benefits. They contain manganese, phosphorus, riboflavin, antioxidants, monounsaturated fats, and more. These may contribute to your overall health, but what about your sleep?

Surprisingly, almonds also contain melatonin, a hormone that can help your body prepare for sleep. Melatonin is also present in several health supplements.

As almonds also have magnesium, they may prove useful for people with insomnia to benefit from a restful night’s slumber. Almonds feature in many recipes and are versatile for use in the form of butter, milk, meal, and more.


The Benefits of Laser Eye Surgery

The Benefits of Laser Eye Surgery

It would be simplistic in the extreme to suggest that the only benefit of laser eye surgery is to ‘fix your eyes’, but incredibly, there are many people who believe that is the case.

Now admittedly, unless you wear glasses or contact lenses, or possibly live with someone who does, the subject of laser eye surgery may not have been a regular talking point, if ever at all. However, even if you do not need your vision corrected by glasses or contact lenses at the moment, as you grow older, that possibly most certainly exists.

At that point, laser eye surgery may become something that you wish to find out more about, but rather than you having to wait all that time, we thought we would bring you up to speed today, on what the benefits of laser eye surgery are.

Almost Every Eye Prescription Can Be Rectified

As the advances in laser eye surgery technology have accrued over the years, an increasing number of patients have been treated, who previously could not. This means that those with a prescription that is at the outer limits of the scale have a possibility of having laser eye surgery correct their sight.

Even patients with conditions such as astigmatism which presents challenges to laser eye surgeons with regards to the shape of the eye, are now able to be considered for treatment.


5 Key Principles For Enhancing The Design Of Your Health Facility’s Website

5 Key Principles For Enhancing The Design Of Your Health Facility’s Website

When it comes time for your health facility to have a new website, whilst you might not be the person who actually creates it, you will still expect, and want, to have some input into its design. If you speak to the website design specialists at www.slinkywebdesign.com.au they will tell you that the more a client can outline what they want the easier it is for them to design it, and more importantly, the better chance there is of a website that works effectively.

One of the great benefits of working with a website design agency is that they will have experts who specialise in each aspect of building it. This means that if you have some ideas for the website, whether they relate to a colour scheme, the content, or the functions your website will perform, they will have someone who can advise you on them.

In your discussions with your website design agency, you must remember 5 core principles that need to be adhered to. It is likely that your website design agency have them within their processes as they design your website, however, it will also help you to contribute your ideas more effectively if you are also aware of them, so here they are.

Simple Is Best

The mistake many business owners, and indeed some poor website designers, make, is they try to include everything they can possibly think of on every page. As a result, pages become cluttered and less than welcoming. You want a website for your health facility that feels welcoming, and which does not confuse visitors the moment they land on the home page.


What Are Veneers

What Are Veneers, And Why Do I Need Them?

It’s okay to not be happy with parts of yourself, for you can’t fix everything. But if you can fix something that you don’t like about yourself, wouldn’t it be worthwhile looking at as an option? Take a cosmetic dentist, for example.

Their job is to make sure that people are happy with their teeth. By offering a range of services, their patients are able to enjoy a boost in self-esteem, not to mention excellent oral health.

From teeth whitening to dentures, braces to fillings, there’s almost nothing that a general or cosmetic dentist can’t do for you. However, there’s one service that many patients are seeing the value in, and that’s dental veneers. What are they, and why do you need them?

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are thin composite or porcelain shells that are designed to adhere to the surface of your teeth. Their job is to protect your tooth from damage and improve its appearance. Dentists often recommend veneers for anyone who has a chip, crack, or gap they want to improve, or permanent staining that in-chair teeth whitening can’t fix.

Veneers are a cost-effective option for anyone who has teeth they are not happy with but are not decayed or damaged enough to be removed or treated. (more…)

Signs Your Child Could Have an Expressive Language Delay (ELD)

Many things can signal that a child can benefit from kids’ speech therapy, but one of those things is Expressive Language Delay ( ELD). The term is a broad one, but it encompasses any diagnosis a speech pathologist might make for a child with a language problem.

Some children struggle to form sentences or use the correct vocabulary, while others may find it challenging to put words together in the right order. Given the differences in each language problem, the approach in kids’ speech therapy can be different for each child, with all methods customised to suit the help they need.

Children with an expressive language delay can require the intervention of a speech pathologist. An expert in speech can provide the help the child needs to pick up the skill they are missing or haven’t quite mastered. Rather than waiting to see if the child learns it on their own, early intervention by a speech therapist can offer a more direct approach.

What can Kids’ Speech Therapy Achieve?  

The approach can depend on what a child is struggling with under the umbrella of an expressive language delay. A late talker doesn’t have an expressive language, so the focus, in that case, would be on increasing the ability to use language as a means of communication.

A child that struggles with organising their words into a logical sentence may see the benefit of sequencing games and activities that both indirectly and directly benefit how they link words together. Often, similar rules apply to other ELDs. Children can benefit from both kids’ speech therapy and activities to work on at home and in school. (more…)