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bruxism

Even though as many as 30 million people struggle with excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching (bruxism) on a daily basis, there still aren’t many treatment options available. Bruxism causes more than just joint pain and annoyance to others, it can also cause serious dental issues as well as problems of the jaw and jaw joint. Bruxism can be caused…

sun protection

Traditional, topical sunscreen and protective clothing offer the strongest coverage from harmful UV rays. Heliocare and other oral supplements made with Polypodium leucotomos extract (PLE) offer another layer of protection when used with sunscreen. This antioxidant-rich extract offers anti-inflammatory and anti-redness benefits, which can help the skin appear younger. Some dermatologists recommend these supplements for their antiaging effects or to…

Botox at home

Buying Botox without a prescription is not only ill advised but also illegal. You never know what you’re getting when you purchase Botox online. Injecting Botox requires more skill than you’d think. In 2009, Wired wrote an exposé about a now defunct company called Discount Medspa, which sold a variety of prescription-only treatments, including Dysport and Xeomin, two Botox competitors…

wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Wisdom teeth often need to be removed as they can become impacted, cause infection or affect neighboring teeth. Surgery is quick and safe, with most patients requiring a week to ten days for recovery. Local or general anesthesia is used during surgery so no pain is felt. The removal…

matt lucas

Alopecia universalis is a rare condition that results in the complete loss of hair on the scalp, face, and body. It is believed to be an autoimmune disorder, and is common among people who have other autoimmune disorders. If you have alopecia areata, which causes partial hair loss, you stand a greater risk of developing alopecia universalis. Alopecia universalis will…

hot yoga

More aspiring yogis than ever are flocking to heated studios as the popularity of hot yoga continues to rise. Exposing the skin to heat and steam may have its benefits, but overexposure can damage it just as much as harmful UVs. Hot yoga isn’t good for every skin type or condition, and is only safe when practiced in moderation. Hot yoga is believed to…

Root Canal

Post-operative symptoms following a root canal procedure are rare Certain common-sense precautions can ensure a smooth recovery Medications can help manage post-procedural pain Diet can make a difference in ensuring optimal healing A visit to your endodontist to get your root canal treated should end with a sense of relief that the worst is behind you -- unless you’re one…

Latisse

Latisse is an FDA-approved medication that can make eyelashes longer, thicker, and darker. It takes 16 weeks of regular use to achieve the full results. Latisse is generally safe to use, but may cause some non-serious side effects. Latisse is only available with a doctor’s prescription. If you are unsatisfied with the way your eyelashes look, you are not alone.…

toothache

A dead or non-vital tooth is one which has no access to a fresh supply of blood. Tooth decay and trauma are the most common causes of dead teeth. Dentists diagnose dead teeth by taking x-rays and testing the tooth for sensitivity to heat, cold, and electrical stimuli. Dentists can treat dead of dying teeth by performing root canals or…

Vanquish

Vanquish is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses radio frequency waves to kill fat cells. Although most commonly used around the abdomen to reduce the circumference of the waist, it can now also be applied on the inner and outer thighs, bra line, back and arms. Clinical studies have proven the efficacy of Vanquish in reducing the number of…

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