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Four Health Problems Linked To Poor Dental Hygiene

Le 25 octobre 2017, 13:03 dans Humeurs 0

 

 

If the mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body, then your teeth are the guards. Keeping your teeth in good shape is essential to the health of your body, but not many people know about the links between good dental hygiene and good overall health. As a general rule, people who take good care of their teeth with also take good care of the rest of their bodies. Here are just some of the health problems that are linked to bad teeth...

Heart problems

Plaque is a sticky substance that can build up on your teeth and stain your smile. This sticky substance is the same stuff that can also build up on your arteries and cause them to to narrow and lead to many health problems, including heart attacks. The link between dental plaque and heart plaque is entirely understood, but it is thought that it makes its way into your heart valves through the stomach wall.

Breathing problems

If you have any dental infections, this can lead to a buildup of bacteria in your mouth. When you breathe in, this bacteria can transfer to your lungs which can lead to inflammation. This inflammation can then lead to breathing problems, particularly in older people. Visiting the dentist frequently and ensuring you brush regularly can help to lower this risk.

Digestive problems

If you have problems with your bite or are missing teeth, this can lead to problems with your digestive system. If you aren’t able to chew your food properly, then you won’t be starting the digestive process properly. Chewing your food is an essential part of this and can lead to problems with your stomach as it will have to work harder to digest your food

Diabetes

People with poor oral hygiene are more likely to develop diabetes, and vice versa. It’s thought that poor diet is linked to both diabetes and oral health. There is also evidence to suggest that poor blood glucose level management can lead to higher levels of gum disease as a result of changes in the saliva. Gum disease, if left untreated, can lead to other complications including tooth loss.

 

Visiting your dentist regularly is the best way to ensure good oral health and avoid dangerous complications. I’m lucky, as I like just around the corner from the dentist in Warrington, but this isn’t the case for everyone. More needs to be done to make dental care accessible and affordable for everyone.

How is Virtual Reality empowering cosmetic surgery patients?

Le 18 septembre 2017, 15:29 dans Humeurs 0

 

 

Virtual reality is great for so much more than just immersive gaming. It’s now being used in the medical profession to help patients understand complex surgeries and empower them to make informed decisions. One of the biggest problems cosmetic surgeons face is helping their patients to understand the intended outcome of a surgery. Patients who are hoping to achieve a certain look will often be influenced by images of others and understanding how this relates to them can be difficult to grasp. With virtual reality, a patient’s body can be mapped and they can then step into a virtual dressing room filled with mirrors. They will be able to look at their body from all angles and use this virtual representation to make an informed decision.

 

Encouraging patients to spend some time looking at these virtual representations also serves another purpose. In the past, patients would be presented with flattened 2D images of the intended outcome. Surgeons have found that this doesn’t inspire conversation or encourage patients to open up as much as a 3D representation. Surgeons are able to get to the root of problems much faster and find that patients are much more vocal about their thoughts when presented with virtual reality images over flattened 2D images.

 

Another benefit of virtual reality in cosmetic surgery is the possibility of managing expectations. When it comes to procedures such as breast augmentation and breast reduction, Manchester surgeon Gary Ross knows that managing expectations is essential. When looking at a 2D image, it’s difficult to see the change, but a 3D rendering presented in virtual reality is easier to understand. This prevents patients from suffering from post-surgical regret and wishing they had either gone bigger or smaller. Changes to the body will be unique to each person, so it’s difficult to walk into a surgeon's office with a picture of a celebrity and say “like this”.

 

And finally, a big problem facing the cosmetic surgery industry as a whole is the issue of patients not leaving enough time between consultation and surgery. By encouraging patients to spend some time with the virtual images, it can help them to think rationally about the surgical options. Taking home a flat 2D image can encourage them to fixate and obsess over their new look, whereas virtual reality is a medium that requires presence. It’s a deeply personal experience that cannot be passed around, so patients are encouraged to make the decision alone based on what is best for them.

Three Careers to Think About in Manchester

Le 23 août 2017, 12:07 dans Humeurs 0

If you’re thinking about making a career change in the Manchester area, you’re in the right place! There’s so much going on that you’ll be able to dip your toe in and try out your new career before taking the plunge. There are also endless training opportunities and plenty of support for people looking to change careers. As the cost of living is much lower than in London, you’ll also be taking less of a risk if you decide to change careers. Here are a few careers you might want to think about in Manchester.

Become a Foster Carer

If you’ve always wanted a career helping others, then fostering could be the perfect move for you. Fostering agencies in Manchester are always on the lookout for kind, caring and compassionate people to take on the challenge. If you’re interested in fostering in Manchester, you can get in touch with the local council or a private fostering agency to find out if you could be suitable. Manchester isn’t the only place looking for foster carers. For those interested in fostering, Liverpool is also experiencing a shortage of carers.

How About a Career In Sport?

Manchester has a rich sporting heritage and has many sports teams to choose from. There are often jobs available on all areas of sport, from marketing the teams and providing on-site support during the games and events. Head to the Manchester velodrome if you’re interested in cycling or head out to Old Trafford or the Etihad stadiums for some football action. And if you’re more interested in broadcasting, Media City is the home of BBC Sport.

Could You Be the Next Steve Jobs?

 

There’s a thriving tech scene in Manchester that is helping people to do everything from learning to write their first line of code, right up to developing and launching their businesses. If you fancy yourself as a bit of an entrepreneur, you’ll find funding and support in Manchester. A lot of people assume that you need to live in silicon valley or even London to launch a successful tech startup, but Manchester is proving them all wrong.

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