A dental emergency can be quite a nightmarish situation; having to rush to the nearest dental clinic to get treatment for cracked, bleeding tooth or an excruciating abscess can be a very distressing experience. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce your chances of ending up in this type of situation. Read on to learn more. Invest in a mouth guard Many people enjoy participating in contact sports such as boxing, wrestling and rugby.
5 May 2017
A pre-employment medical assessment involves a full head-to-toe examination to make sure you're in good health before starting work. The tests include your weight, vision, hearing and blood pressure. If you have particularly high blood pressure, you should already be on a treatment plan with your doctor, possibly involving the use of medication to bring things back to normal. But if you're just concerned that your blood pressure might be a bit on the high side and want to reduce it, there are a few things you can do to help in advance of your medical assessment.
18 April 2017
Braces are an orthodontic treatment that will not only ensure you have healthy teeth but also enhance your smile. A lot is often expected of you after you get your braces, particularly in terms of care. Unfortunately, braces can take quite some time to work, especially if you are an adult because they work by directing your teeth in a given direction and this will usually take longer for adults.
4 April 2017
It's easy to get caught up in chasing higher and higher numbers on the barbell during workout sessions, and giving 110% to every repetition in the gym; however, to a large degree it is what you do after your workouts that determines their success. With this in mind, consider the following essential features of any effective recovery. Stretching The stretching and cool-down portion of your workout is the first step in your recovery process.
28 March 2017
Have you ever experienced sensitivity after whitening your teeth? If so, you are not alone! Most teeth whitening products cause the teeth to be extra sensitive to heat, cold, touch, and certain types of foods. However, sensitivity should not deter from whitening your teeth as this is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to restore the natural color of teeth. Here you will learn some measures that can be taken to reduce or prevent teeth sensitivity during and after your teeth whitening procedure.
22 March 2017
In today's dentistry world, almost every other dental problem that affects your health or hinders you from a perfect smile can be corrected. Unfortunately, most people still live with some dental issues under the impression that they have permanently grown into their dental structure, or would be impossible to correct. Malocclusion problems primarily make up the bulk of such issues. An overbite, crossbite, underbite, open bite, irregular spacing, or even the mere crowding of teeth are some problems that orthodontics tackles.
27 July 2016
Rock climbing is a popular fitness activity as it provides a full body workout that challenges all aspects of your fitness, including strength and flexibility. However, it is possible to get severely injured during rock climbing. Here are some tips on injury prevention and recovery for rock climbers. Warm-up before you start Before you start the most intense part of your climb, it can be a good idea to warm-up with some dynamic stretches and light movement to get the blood flowing.
25 July 2016
In the hot Australian sun, skin cancer is a real concern. It's estimated that there will be 13,283 new melanoma diagnoses in 2016. Certain people are at greater risk of this type of cancer. These include people with fairer complexions, those with weak or suppressed immune systems, those with a family history of skin cancer because of a genetic predisposition, those with a lot of moles, people who have been sunburnt a lot in the past, and those with reduced DNA repair capability.
23 June 2016
While many people have legs that aren't exactly the same size and manage to get through life without any problems or the need for treatment, uneven leg lengths may put you at a higher risk of sports injuries. If your child has one leg that is longer than the other, plays a lot of sport and is prone to pain or injury after exercise, then a physiotherapist may be able to help.
23 May 2016
Australia has a large population of poisonous (venomous) snakes. Although snakes usually try to avoid people, encounters frequently occur accidentally, and there are approximately 3,000 snake bites reported every year, a couple of which will be fatal. The widespread Common or Eastern Brown Snake is responsible for around fifty per cent of these bites. Do you know what first aid action to take if a member of your family is bitten by a Brown Snake?
9 May 2016