Four Things To Know Before Getting Dental Implants

Posted on: 12 February 2015

If you are someone who feels self-conscious because of a missing tooth, dental implants might be a good option. Before going ahead with the procedure here are four things you need to know before getting dental implants through a professional like Bruce Mathes DDS. Dental Implants are Different Than Dentures One important thing to know is that dental implants are not the same as dentures. Normally dentures are used to replace several teeth, such as all of the top teeth, bottom teeth or both.
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Manage Three Risks In Your Home That Could Be Affecting Your Health

Posted on: 6 February 2015

You quit smoking, wear a seat-belt in the car, and choose your diet carefully--everything within your power to improve your well-being. But did you know there are elements within your own home that could be affecting your health? Here are three of them, with advice about how to deal with them. Dust Mites Dust mites are everywhere humans are. They are microscopic arachnids--the same family as spiders. Feeding on tiny bits of debris in dust, including sloughed off human skin, these unseen creatures can cause an allergic reaction in many people.
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Diabetics And Feet: Your Next Steps After Being Diagnosed

Posted on: 4 February 2015

So, your doctor just diagnosed you with diabetes. If you've never had a family member with diabetes, and have no idea what the future may hold, then it can be be very frightening. However, taking care of yourself doesn't have to be as hard as you think. When it comes to your feet, the problems that you may encounter are very similar to the problems that individuals that have not been diagnosed with diabetes have.
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What Your Weight Has To Do With Arthritis

Posted on: 30 January 2015

How much you weigh may increase your risk for arthritis. Although there are different types of arthritis -- a condition that causes joint inflammation -- an unhealthy weight may be a risk factor for the disease. While the underlying disease pathologies vary, inflammation plays a key role in arthritis. Besides the added stress excess weight puts on your joints, research suggests that too much body fat may contribute to inflammation even though the reasons aren't yet clear.
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