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Causes of Gum Recession and Surgical Treatment Options Available

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Gum recession, also referred to as gingival recession, is a condition whereby your gums retract from your teeth’s surface. When it is mild, it is hardly physically noticeable, but you will experience heightened tooth sensitivity when taking hot or cold foods. However, in some individuals, it is drastic and poses a risk to their overall oral health. What causes gum recession? There are a myriad of reasons why one would develop gum recession. One of the most common causes is vigorous brushing of teeth especially when using a hard bristle...

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Understanding The Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis And Hearing Loss

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Although often associated with joint degradation, rheumatoid arthritis can affect several parts of your body. It’s an inflammatory autoimmune disease, and the condition can cause your body’s immune system to damage your inner ear. Additionally, medication used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can damage your hearing. Here’s an overview of how these two factors can contribute to hearing loss and the associated treatment options: Medication-Induced Hearing Loss  Rheumatoid arthritis is often treated with salicylates and...

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Carotid Artery Disease: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Carotid artery disease is extremely serious, often causing strokes that prove to be either life-changing or fatal. Unfortunately, it isn’t a disease that is understood by most of the general population. Here’s a quick overview of the disease, plus its risk factors and symptoms. What are Carotid Arteries? If you place your fingers on each side of your neck, just below the jaw, you should be able to feel blood pulsing through your carotid arteries. It is these two large blood vessels that are responsible for providing oxygenated...

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A Comparison Between Dental Implants and Dental Fixed Bridges

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you have recently lost some teeth, you may be wondering what your options are concerning the missing space in your smile. Read on and learn about two common tooth restoration options (dental implants and dental fixed bridges) in case you have recently lost some teeth. Use this information to select the most appropriate restoration method for your needs. Dental Implants A dental implant is a replacement for the root of a natural tooth. The implant is anchored onto the bone of your jaw during a surgical procedure. Once the bone and the...

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Natural Solutions For Sleep Apnoea

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Sleep apnoea is a frightening sleep disorder that causes the sufferer to stop breathing for short periods while they sleep.  The condition causes the muscles of the throat to collapse, constricting the airways and consequently depriving the brain of oxygen.  The condition can predispose sufferers to serious complications like stroke, diabetes and heart disease.  People who suffer from sleep apnoea are usually prescribed a CPAP machine, which delivers oxygen via a cumbersome mask throughout the night.  However, there are...

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Channel Your Inner Sports Physiotherapist To Prevent Injuries To The Beginner Runner

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

New year, new you. That’s the mantra for thousands of Australians each year when they decide it’s hip to get fit! Running is one of the cheapest exercises you can choose to boost your exercising endeavours. All you need is a new pair of shoes and the motivation to get those legs out the front door. The problem is, your over-enthusiastic attitude could send you straight to the injury bench if you do not follow two rules designed to protect newbie runners.  Follow The 10% Rule While your mind may be willing to tackle a 10 km...

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What You Should Do After a Loved One Passes

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

When a loved one passes, it is hard to deal with it on an emotional level and also handle the details that need to come next. However, it might be your responsibility to make important phone calls or gather paperwork. Here is a list that makes it a little easier to know what is expected after someone dies. Make Necessary Phone Calls Phone calls need to be made shortly after someone has passed. There are many different people to call to start making arrangements. Most people like to start with their close family and friends to inform everyone...

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Using physiotherapy to manage fibromyalgia

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Fibromyalgia is a complex cycle of episodic pain and fatigue. Sufferers report all over tenderness and pain, particularly in joints. The mechanisms behind fibromyalgia are not yet fully understood, and there is no cure known yet. Physiotherapy can be a useful way to help manage the pain and discomfort in the mean time. Joint mobilisation Part of the diagnosis criteria for fibromyalgia is all over pain, both in the joints and the soft tissues. Unfortunately, the disorder can create a downward spiral whereby the sufferer moves and exercises...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting a Physiotherapist

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

A physiotherapist can help with healing after an injury or surgery and can help a patient adjust to conditions that may affect their mobility such as arthritis. If you’re never visited a physiotherapist before, you may wonder about how the visits work since it’s much different than visiting your regular doctor for a checkup. Note some questions that are often asked about physiotherapists and which you’ll want to check with your therapist or clinic before treatment begins. 1. Why is an initial assessment needed? An initial...

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When Dental Implant Placement Is Not an Ideal Treatment Option

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

In years past, when individuals lost teeth as result of accidents or dental disease, they resorted to replacing the lost or missing teeth with removable dentures, also known as false teeth. Nowadays, your cosmetic dentist will likely suggest dental implants. These are simply replacement teeth that are lastingly attached to your jaw. Whereas old-fashioned dentures served as replacements for your natural teeth, dental implants serve as replacement for the root of your teeth. In spite of the popularity of dental implants, there are situations...

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