Crowns for the teeth - is that a good solution?

Despite the fact that there are numerous types of different dental care issues, there are some really common approaches towards these problems. One of the most common dental approaches to many dental care issues to use the crowns for teeth.

The crowns for teeth have been used for many years but they started to become even more popular these days because of several reasons. First of all, in the past the crowns were made of low- quality materials. Also, only the people from the lower classes used to wear those things because the richer people have different options ahead of them.

One of the most common reasons why the people used to neglect the dental crowns is the fact that they were made of really bad materials. Some people experience some really unfortunate allergic reactions and this is the primary reason why they had to leave those dental crowns for good.

However, nowadays all this is changed. Nowadays, the dental crowns are made of high quality materials and this is the main reason why the people are going to feel extremely happy about that. In the past, the dental crowns disturbed the natural appearance of the tooth. Nowadays, thanks to the new technologies and the different materials, which are used in the process of creation of those dental care structures, the dental crowns are not going to disturb the natural appearance of the tooth. They are going to look absolutely white and this is the primary reason why the people are going to be quite happy about that.

One more thing, the dental crowns are made of porcelain these days. This is going to become a golden standard in the process of creation of those dental care structures. You may ask why. Well, you must know that the dental crowns, made of porcelain, are going to look absolutely natural in the tooth because they appear white. Also they are  strong enough and that is how the general strength of the tooth is improved tremendously. This is something that all people want and that is how the people are going to enjoy to have some of the best dental crowns in their teeth.

Dandruff? Go natural!

Dandruff is a skin disease that knows no boundaries and affecting millions all around the world, cutting across age and race. Dandruff, also called seborrheic dermatitis is an itchy, flaky and persistent skin disorder of the scalp, without redness. The scalp sheds dead skin cells in large numbers and dandruff appears as dry, white or greyish flakes usually on the top of the head. It is normal to continuously shed some dead skin flakes, as the skin is constantly renewing itself. With dandruff, this whole process of skin renewal speeds up, so a greater number of dead cells get shed. In addition, the cells are shed in clumps, which are big enough to be seen with the naked eye as embarrassing flakes. The scalp may also feel slightly or very itchy  in some cases.

Treatment of dandruff

Dandruff is a natural process. Elimination takes time, but you can manage and control it. Treatment of dandruff is directed at fighting the skin inflammation. This is done either directly, by using cortisone-based creams and lotions (which reduce inflammation), or by reducing the yeast that builds up on scaly areas and adds to the problem.

  • Keep the hair and scalp clean, to decrease the accumulation of dead cells. Wash frequently so that flakes do not build up.
  • Brush your hair daily to improve the circulation and remove any flakiness (even for you with short hair).
  • Massage the scalp daily using the fingertips. This stimulates the circulation, dislodges dirt and dandruff and helps in the hair growth.
  • Avoid spicy and greasy food because it helps dandruff to increase and spread. Add more fresh and green vegetables and fruits to the diet. Have a balanced diet containing lots of vitamin A, B6, B12. Avoid intake of fried foods, sugar, chocolates and nuts. Strong tea and coffee and processed food should be avoided as well.

Natural home made remedies

Most of the dandruff shampoos claiming to reduce dandruff contain Zinc Pyrithione, Nizoral and salicylic acid to contain the growth of fungi and reduce dandruff. However, the more chemical you apply to your skin, chances of reactions are always a concern.

  • Rub onion onto scalp. Onions are high in sulphur, which is essential for a healthy scalp.
  • Avoid dyeing hair, unless an absolute must. We all have bacteria on our scalp, some of which are beneficial. This ‘good’ bacteria prevent dandruff yeast, and hair dyes reduce their numbers.
  • Garlic whether eaten or applied externally is excellent for fighting dandruff.
  • Apple cider vinegar (diluted with equal amount of water) when massaged onto scalp helps curb dandruff. It is a natural antiseptic.
  • Lemon juice or sour curd when applied onto scalp is also useful.
  • Fenugreek seeds - ground into a fine paste, applied onto scalp, and left for half an hour.
  • Juice of bitter gourd when massaged with oil onto scalp relieves dandruff.
  • Boil some neem leaves in 4 teacups of water. After cooling and filtering, use for washing hair.
  • Numerous herbs are beneficial to the skin and scalp and can be made into a rinse, or added to your shampoo.  For example: Comfrey, Thyme, Plantain, and Licorice.
  • Essential oils are also effective dandruff cures. Some essential oils that are particularly beneficial are: Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, Lavender, Lemon, Cypress, and Tea Tree.

You can add a few drops of any of the above essential oils to your favorite herbal shampoo. Essential oils can also be added to vinegar to make a massage oil mixture for dandruff.  You’ll  need:

  • one tablespoon of cider vinegar
  • 5 drops of Thyme
  • 3 drops of Sage
  • 3 drops of Cypress
  • 5 drops of vegetable oil (e.g. evening promise, jojoba, carrot)

Mix the above listed items and add them to one ounce of spring water.  Use about one teaspoon of the mixture each time, massage into the scalp (not the hair) every night before going to bed.

Remember! Treatment for dandruff is not a one-time affair. Dandruff comes back, if regular care on a daily basis is not taken. Consult a doctor if your scalp is red and itchy or if the skin is flaky around the eyebrows, round the nose or behind the ears, because you might be having a more severe form of seborrhoeic dermatitis.

Inexpensive cosmetic dentistry - does it exist?

Many people wonder whether cheap cosmetic dentistry exists. This is absolutely normal, when you take the following facts into consideration:

First of all cosmetic dentists are a special type of dental care experts. This means that their first job is to graduate from the dental schools and universities. This process takes between 5 and 7 years, depending on the type of the universities and the additional sub- specialties. After that this dentist has to master the art of cosmetic dentistry. This means that he has to put more efforts and money into his education. These are the primary reasons why the ordinary people do not believe that they are going to manage to find a cheap cosmetic dentist.

However, they are not entirely right. Yes, finding these specialists is quite a challenge, but there are some really good methods, which might help you find the right dental care experts who deal with cosmetic problems. The easiest way to do that is to search the internet. You can try something like “cheap cosmetic dental services near….”. Fill in the location where you live, so you might find some dentists that live near your town. This is a really convenient method and you are going to be more than happy to know that there are some really good dentists who live near you.

When you are browsing the Internet, you can see the dentist’s profile and his patient’s comments. Read trough all the comments because they are a valuable source of information that should not be underestimated. There are many people who neglect that and this is the main reason why they may turn up to be disappointed because of the dentist that they have chosen. Reading trough the comments lets you to see the patients’ personal feelings about this dentist and how the patients assess his skills and manners. All of this really matters, when you are looking for the best dental care specialist, who deals with cosmetic issues. People who follow these simple rules are going to find the dental care provider that they have been looking for.

Bad breath? I give you some “home-made” solutions.

A large number of people suffered from bad breath and they are not realizing it themselves until someone pointed it up to them. Everyone gets bad breath sometime and here are some alternative methods of fighting it before you would run to your dentist.

Some alternative home made solutions to fight bad breath:

  • Herbs

Instead of toting around breath mints to fight bad breath after a meal, carry a tin or baggie of herbs such as mint (the real one), thyme, fennel, cinnamon, anise, or cloves. Chew any of these after meals to fight bad breath.

  • Baking soda

You know baking soda as an ingredient in recipes, however it is also used in laundry and refrigerators to combat odor. Use it orally to fight bad breath. Simply add some to your toothbrush, add a little water, scrub and rinse.

  • Salt water

Rinse your mouth out with warm water and salt. This is also a remedy used to help get rid of a sore throat.

  • Lemon or lime water

Rinse your mouth out and gargle some lemon or lime juice mixed with warm water

  • Essential oils

Essential oils are plant extracts which means you’re getting a strong concentration of the plant’s benefits. Many essential oils have qualities that can fight bad breath. One home remedy is to add a few drops of tea tree oil to your toothpaste before brushing. For mouth wash, add one drop of Myrrh oil to warm water.

  • Parsley or mint

When parsley or mint is used as a garnish, there is a reason for that. It is also meant to be eaten to help fight bad breath from odorous meals. This bad breath home remedy
has been used for thousands of years.

  • Apple cider vinegar

For such an odd smelling liquid, vinegar has many uses and can help cure quite a few ailments as already reveled in one of my earlier posts. Add a little bit of apple cider vinegar to your water and drink it at least once per day. This will work for loosing some weight too .


And here you go some ineffective solutions that probably won’t work:

  • Overusing mouthwash

This can actually make your bad breath worse by contributing to a dry mouth.

  •  Breath mints

This method of fighting bad breath only masks the problem  and can contribute to tooth decay which also creates bad breath.

  • Chewing gum

Chewing gum, like breath mints, is not good for fighting bad breath since it only hides the smell. A better alternative to gum is water as a method of avoiding dry mouth.


And at last let me share the favorite motto of a friend with you:

“When your mouth stink onions, you can always take that smell away with some garlic!”

Dental crowns - mostly pros

A lot of people need or going to need dental crowns sometimes during their period of life. Just think about it. How many of your relatives do have the dental crowns already installed in their mouth? It is sure that at least 3 of your close relatives have at least one dental crown installed in their mouth. Do you know why those dental care structures are so popular?

The dental crowns have been invented decades ago. There is a historical data, which confirms the fact that many of the pharaohs have been having those dental structures installed in their mouths.

However nowadays many of the patients want to have the dental crowns installed in their mouths because they are cheap and they are able to help them a lot. The dental crowns are made of many different materials and this is the primary reason why the prices of the dental crowns could go up or down.

However if you know what you are looking for, it is going to be quite easy for you to get what you need as soon as possible. You could ask the dental care provider that works in the local clinic for some advices. Keep in mind that the knowledge that he might have is quite limited and this is the primary reason why you most certainly are going to need a second opinion about that. This is the best way to achieve what you are after. The dental crowns are inserted super-fast in the patient’s mouth and you will not have to worry about wasting a day or two to get those dental care structures installed in your jaw bone. The only thing that you need to do is to buy the right dental crowns for you.

However before you actually buy those dental crowns, you must set up a budget for them. Keep the price of the selected dental crowns within the budget that you have chosen because you do not want to ruin your family budget.

Many dentists do recommend getting the dental crowns, if you have some kind of a dental problem, which could not be fixed by the conventional methods. This means that a lot of people are going to get the dental crowns in the near future because it turns out that the quality of the dental crowns is pretty good. At the same time these dental crowns are not as expensive as the dental implants for example. Do you know how much one good set of dental implants is worth? The average price is like $1000. Now, do you know how much one good set of dental crowns is worth? You are going to be in an excellent position to get excellent dental crowns for no more than $200.

And guess what, you are not going to need a surgical operation. That is why getting the dental crowns is far better compared to the other dental care structures. They are cheap and they are effective. Do you need more to convince you? Try this: they are installed pretty easily and you will not have to think all the time about the outcome of the procedures because you can be certain that it is going to be excellent.

Many of the good dental care clinics can offer you the possibility to get those dental care structures installed, this means that you are going to be able to pick the clinic that you like most. That is how you’ll receive exactly what you need and you will be more than happy because of the excellent choice that you have made. You are not going to regret it because the dental crowns are going to deliver you permanent results and these results will be pretty permanent.

Dental veneers - what are they?

A lot of people need dental veneers. You may ask the most reasonable question:               “ Why?”. Well, the answer is pretty simple: people need those dental care structures because they have experienced a very unfortunate situation, where they had lost a tooth or several teeth. Also they do not have the enough money get the more expensive alternative, the dental implants. That is the primary reason why people choose to have dental veneers instead. Having dental veneers is not a permanent solution and that is why people are most likely going to have to buy the dental implants eventually. However thanks to the veneers they are going to have enough time (several years) for collecting the money that they need for dental implants.

Veneers are an important tool for the cosmetic dentist. A dentist may use one veneer to restore a single tooth that may have been fractured or discolored, or multiple teeth to create a “Hollywood” type of makeover.

Getting the best dental veneers is not something really hard, especially, if you keep some general rules in mind. First of all you need to set up your budged and you must decide how much money you are willing to spend on them. Also you need to talk to your dentist and ask him about the best dental veneers. He is going to tell you all the information that you need to know. That is how you are going to be in good position to make the best call. You may decide to go for the less expensive dental veneers, if you are planning to get the dental implants in the near future. If you are not going to buy them anytime sooner, you’d better go for the more expensive type of dental veneers because the quality is way better.

A lot of people struggle to understand the essence of the dental veneers. The dental veneers are tine little structures that are quite different from other dental care structures. They are placed on the top of the affected tooth but they are not attached to the patient’s jaw bone as the dental implants. The patient will not need any type of surgical intervention at all. The veneers are inserted in the dentist’s surgery and he is not going to need anything else but some cement as glue and the dental veneers that you have purchased.

If you have one of your teeth affected by the tobacco smoking, you are going to be extremely happy since the veneers would cover that up for you. And do you know what the best part about all this is? Nobody will be in a position to tell that you have the dental veneers installed on your tooth. They are very tiny and they resemble the tooth that you have. This way everything is going to look natural and you are going to be able to walk in public without worrying about the tooth that has a veneer installed. However if you have a broken tooth you could get the dental veneers installed as well. The veneers are going to cover the tooth and at the same time they are going to improve its stability and strength. This means that this tooth is not going to fall or break further more. This way you’ll be able to save this tooth.

Different types of dental veneers

There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer, composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement. In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated.

Veneers or Whitening?

Porcelain dental veneers or direct composite veneers may require the “shaping” or “prepping” of all teeth being treated. Therefore, some cosmetic dentists first recommend teeth whitening to people with mildly discolored teeth who want a whiter and brighter smile because it is the least invasive cosmetic dentistry option. If crooked teeth or alignment issues are involved, whitening also may be combined with orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign.

Care of Dental Veneers

Care must be taken not to abuse veneers because the thin porcelain shells or composite layers can be damaged or break. Your dentist may advise you against certain uses or dietary tendencies (such as eating carrots) and may recommend you wear a protective appliance while sleeping.


Teeth Whitening - Facts & Risks

A lot of people are interested in the teeth whitening because they have their teeth damaged due to some factors. The most common reason for darkened teeth is the tobacco smoking. This is the primary reason why a lot of people are going to need the help of the cosmetic dentists to whiten their teeth.

Tobacco smoking stops the appropriate blood flow towards the teeth. This is the primary reason why the teeth are going to be damaged. Moreover, a lot of people are going to find out that the tobacco contains some pretty nasty stuff, which are going to stay on the surface of their teeth. This means that if you are smoker for more than a decade, you are going to have more of these things on top of your teeth. Moreover, these things are going to appear like brown or dark spots on your teeth.

Only the teeth whitening is going to help you since this is a procedure, which is especially designed to help people who have their teeth darkened. A lot of the latest technologies are used to manage this process. This means that you are going to get only the best results out of the treatment. Some of the dental clinics use the ultrasound technology to clean your teeth. Thanks to the ultrasound, you are going to be in a position to receive the results that you are after and at the same time you are not going to pay some really huge bills since this is relatively easy procedure. This procedure is usually carried by the dentist but because it is relatively easy, the dentist’s apprentice could complete the procedure for you. You must not doubt the outcome of the procedure because it has been tested numerous times on other patients as well. Studies indicate that the teeth whitening process is effective in more than 80% of patients.

Today, there are 2 basic types of teeth whitening procedures: those done at the home via whitening kits, and those at a dentist’s office by specialists.

Teeth whitening kits provide an affordable alternative to professional teeth whitening. Generally, the kits contain a brand-name whitening gel that is applied in a provided mouthpiece. The mouthpiece is then fit over the teeth and left on for various amounts of time. The cost of these kits can vary greatly and you should make sure that you get a quality kit.
A professional teeth whitening treatment is the more expensive option, however it is the safest and is generally more effective. A dental specialist will first determine if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening, then decide which type of whitening system would best fit your situation. Once determined as a candidate, the dental specialist will remove any general debris and plaque in the teeth that may hamper the whitening process. If you have cavities or gum disease, this will need to be taken care of prior to treatment.
Are there any risks?
As with any cosmetic treatments, there are bound to be a few side effects that can occur. Sore gums, sore teeth, and hyper-sensitivity can be caused by the whitening bleach. Also, don’t expect your bridges, crowns, or fillings to brighten. The teeth whitening material is only effective for tooth enamel. Therefore, it is very important that you consult with a dentist before trying a whitening product, especially home kits.

Some advices before you get started
  • Brush your teeth for two minutes Immediately before whitening, this way you’re sure that the whitening gel directly contacts your tooth enamel (instead of dental plaque).
  • Use form-fitting mouth trays that are fitted to your specific bite or use teeth whitening systems that contain mouthpieces which you can actually fit to your mouth and take prints.
  • Use as strong of teeth whitening gel as possible to ensure that the time your teeth are in contact with the whitening gel is well spent. A flavored teeth whitening gel helps you to make the whole procedure pleasant
  • Immediately after your teeth whitening treatment use an oxygenating oral rinse that does not contain alcohol, as this can actually chemically curtail the bleaching effect, not to mention it dries your mouth out!
Good advice when you finished with your teeth whitening
  • Avoid tea, coffee, red wine, ketchup or smoking for some days!

Smelly Armpits And You Are Not At Home – Emergency Solutions

Anyone can get embarrassed when it comes to body odor. At best you can go home to take a quick shower, but for the worst cases here are some tips that can come to your rescue.

Experts say the unpleasant body odor can be avoided if you follow a diet that contains a lot of vegetables, wear loose-fitting clothes, and always have socks on when wearing closed shoes. These advices are worth nothing in real everyday situations, like when you have been stuffing cheeseburger in your mouth during the whole weekend, overslept so there is no time to have a shower or you’re out of clean clothes and a pair of cheap nylon socks is the only thing that you can come across. But do not panic! There is a solution for everything even if you do not have time to get to the drugstore near you.

Grab a bottle of vinegar and sneak out from the restaurant
If you happen to notice that you do not smell too fresh in a restaurant, ask the waiter for some vinegar. If he is courious about why you need it, tell him that you want to deodorize your armpits with it. Most likely he is not going to beleive you and you won’t have to lye to him. But make sure that you are not using balsamic vinegar and come out of the restroom with two huge brown stains on your shirt.

Your next mission is to get to the restroom with the vinegar bottle and try not to look like an idiot. In case you not able to smuggle out the whole bottle, pour vinegar over some napkins, go to the restroom and freshen up your armpits with them. Corn flour works even better against body odor, but the waiter would think that you are a complete idiot if you asked for that.

Discover the bathroom cabinet when you are a guest at someone’s house
When you discover that you smell bad as a guests in someone’s house do not rush into his bathroom and use his deodorant (especially if the person is a male) because people would easily recognize their own cosmetics and you would get inot a very awkward situation mainly because they would find out that you were stinking. Noone likes the fact that someone else is rubbing his/her deodorant to his/her arpits. Not even your boyfriend !

The do-not-use-other-peoples-deodorant rule does not mean that it is forbidden to fumble around in the bathroom cabinet. In case you find talcum powder you can use that but make sure that you are not covered up with powder from top to toe when coming out of the bathroom. If you can not find talcum powder things that kill odor-causing bacteria, such as hand disinfecting fluid or even alcohol could help you out. But forget about the cleaning products, you are going to smell like a toilet and get rashes from them.

In case of smelly feet, do not take your shoes off
Not only armpits but your feet can smell awfully especially after a long day when you arrive somewhere where you must take your shoes off and you realize that you have not been wearing socks!

If you can get out to the bathroom wash your feet with soap and water, use talcum powder, disinfection, alcohol, or any other deodorant that you might come across. Be creative, you are going to find something for sure. If your feet really stink, tell the others that you can not take off your shoes because you are getting a special foot treatment. It is unlikely that someone asks you further questions, probably they are going to be thankful for the fact that you are not walking among them barefooted.

The lesson learned here is that you should always carry deodorant, foot spray and an extra pair of cotton socks with you. A nice refreshing spray or some intimate wipes can be useful too. However the best thing is to shower and wash your clothes regularly.

Beware of cheap dentists!

A lot of people are quite interested in cheap cosmetic dentistry and there is a good reason for that. The majority of the people are having some kind of dental problems. Many of those dental problems are going to evolve up to the point, where the patient is going to have his tooth completely destroyed. Sometimes, the tooth may look yellow or dark and that is why the cosmetic dentist has to do something to deal with this kind of problems.

However since you are searching for an inexpensive cosmetic dentist, you shouldn’t search in big dental care clinics. The majority of those cheap dental care providers are located in small dental care clinics and you are probably not going to be impressed of the outlook of the hospital. Keep in mind that you are interested in the quality and the prices of those dental care procedures which means that you should not care about how the hospital looks, you are there to get results.

The personnel of the hospital is mostly quite young and tremendously polite and they are going to make your visit there absolutely fantastic. This is really good for shy patients. That is why you are going to be impressed with everything that is observed out there. The results are going to impress you and you are going to keep in mind the fact that if you need to get another dental care procedures completed, there is one place that you can trust.

Cheap does not mean poor quality of the services that are carried out at those dental care clinics. It means that the dentists who have chosen to work for less money are going to deliver you the services that you need and you are not going to pay a lot of money on those dental care procedures. However there are always exceptions. Here are some things that should make you suspicious:

  • If the dentist can not provide you his/her degree
  • If you find the prices way too low compared to other “normal” dentist prices
  • In case you visit their site (consultation office or dentist’s surgery) and you find it dirty or messy
  • In case you don’t find the dentist that you are consulting with sympathetic or if you experience bad vibes that you can not explain
  • After entering the surgery you can not see sterilized instruments and can not find the sterilizing machine
  • In case the dentist and his assistants are not wearing proper sterilized clothes/aprons (normal street ware) or they have dirty shoes on

These are just some common sense advices, if you experience any of them you should get out of there and look for an other clinic or small dentist office.

Cheap cosmetic dentistry - the latest phenomenon

Nowadays people are pretty familiar with the fact that they are sooner or later going to need help from a cosmetic dentist.  A lot of them are going to experience events in their lives that will result in loss of their teeth or something similar. Some of them are going to need teeth whitening because of their discolored teeth.

All of these procedures could be handled perfectly by the cosmetic dentist. This specialist has had some special trainings that is going to allow him or her to manage the cosmetic dentistry problems of their patients. A lot of people know that the best cosmetic dentists are located in the huge dental care clinics. This is the primary reason why they are going to head to the big towns, where they know that the majority of the good cosmetic dentists are located. They are ready to be getting there by train, by bus or even by plane (to a different country even) in order to be able to save some money.

They are very dedicated to go there and this is the primary reason why they are going to do whatever they have to do to recover from the unfortunate events which are the reason for their teeth cosmetic problems. You must not be disappointed if your dentist charges you with a huge bill. This is something absolutely normal since the cosmetic dentistry procedures and material that are used are relatively expensive. The main reason for that is the fact that the dentist has to undergo a very special training to become a good cosmetic dentist. This person has invested a lot of money to become a really good cosmetic dentist and he is eager to get this money because since his/her family might be suffering financially (most likely haha).

More and more people are interested in the cheap cosmetic dentistry. And do you want to know why? The majority of the people are suffering greatly due to the great financial crisis which is observed all over the world and that is why the people are not going to rush to spend their savings on any kind of cosmetic procedures. Therefore they are going to look for an other alternative and this alternative is cheap cosmetic dentistry.

There are multiple ways to find the best cheap cosmetic dentistry but you need to possess some knowledge before you start your quest to search for the best cheap cosmetic dentistry. The first thing that you need to know is the fact that Internet could be used as a great tool to gather more and more knowledge on any type of subject that you are interested in. This can put you to a good position in searching for the best cosmetic dentist who deals with cosmetic problems. That is how you’ll receive vital information. You must not expect anything fancy, if you come across his/her website. Keep in mind that those people are willing to work for less money and this means that they are not able to afford to spend huge amount of money on any type of good websites. However the information that you are going to find on his/her website is might be enough. probably you are going to understand the different procedures offered by him/her and you are going to find out just about everything that could be interesting for you.