Tooth Decay from Beginning To End

In this article we will be discussing the process of tooth decay from beginning to end, starting with:

Plaque Formation

Plague is the main factor of origin when it comes to tooth decay. Plaque is a sticky film that accumulates on your teeth due to a combination of carbohydrates in the food that you eat and the bacteria that naturally lives in your mouth. Considering this, it should make sense that foods that are higher in carbohydrates (sugary foods and even fruit) are more likely to produce plaque. Continue reading “Tooth Decay from Beginning To End”

How A Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

Doctor Talking With Patient about Colon cancer and colonoscopy

The words “Colon Cancer” are frightening to hear, especially when those words refer to a diagnosis that you or a loved one has received recently. The very good thing (when looking for some sort of a silver lining) is that of the most frequent cancers diagnosed, colon cancer has had some of the most extensive research done and is, when detected early, one of the most curable cancers. If not detected and treated early, however, it is one of the most deadly. Continue reading “How A Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life”

Lung Cancer And How Screenings Can Save Your Life

How A Lung Scan Can Detect Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most preventable yet one of the most deadly types of cancer in the world. In order to reduce your risk of getting lung cancer significantly: Do Not Smoke Cigarettes! Ever! And, if you do smoke now, STOP! Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, among both men and women. Lung cancer alone kills more people every single year than colon, prostate, ovarian, and breast cancers combined. Obviously, people who smoke have the greatest risk of lung cancer, though lung cancer can also occur in people who have never smoked. The greatest risk of lung cancer increases with the number of cigarettes you have smoked and the length of time you have smoked. If you quit smoking now, even if you have smoked for years, you can significantly reduce your chances of developing lung cancer. Continue reading “Lung Cancer And How Screenings Can Save Your Life”

3 Common Auto Accident Injuries – And How a Car Accident Clinic Can Help

Every car accident is different, which is why some people walk away with only a few scratches while others are left in a more critical condition.  However, most victims of car accidents have injuries that fall somewhere in between. There are also some common injuries caused by car crashes that, although they may not seem especially critical in the moment, can have a huge impact on your quality of life down the line if left untreated.  Here is a rundown of three of these types of injuries and how the specialists at Integrative Physical Medicine in Orlando treat them. Continue reading “3 Common Auto Accident Injuries – And How a Car Accident Clinic Can Help”

Oral Facial Surgical Arts: The Best Dental Office in Orlando!

When you are searching for the best dentist in Orlando, place your trust (and your smile) in the capable hands of Dr. Ron Achong and Dr. Chris Latham at Oral Facial Surgical Arts! They understand that different patients have different comfort levels with visiting the dentist, which is why customer service and patient comfort are their number one priority. They also have two convenient locations in Orlando and Clermont. Read on to learn more about why Dr. Ron and Dr. Chris are the right Orlando dentists for you! Continue reading “Oral Facial Surgical Arts: The Best Dental Office in Orlando!”

Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea

It is estimated that over 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, while over 80% of severe and moderate obstructive sleep apnea remains undiagnosed. If you snore or have trouble sleeping through the night, you could be one of the 80% that is suffering from sleep apnea, without even knowing it. There are some simple at home assessments  and questions you can perform on yourself or with a loved one before contacting a licensed sleep physician or family doctor. There are three main warning signs of sleep apnea:

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My London Spa Escape (And You Can Have One, Too!)

Spa Break

If you are anything like me, you know the stress of a busy lifestyle. There are days where you wake up and you aren’t even sure whether is Monday or Friday. Between the endless school runs, visits to the doctors office, and last minute grocery store visits, it can be hard to remember what relaxation feels like. I was reflecting on the past 5 years and realized I hadn’t taken a trip let alone a break, since my daughter was born. I knew I needed to get away so I took to the internet hoping I would find some relaxing retreat where I could escape my busy mom lifestyle. Continue reading “My London Spa Escape (And You Can Have One, Too!)”

Alcohol And Its Effects On Your Dental Health

Dentists Recommend Abstaining From Alcohol

When you are hanging out with your family and friends and you are celebrating either a birthday or just being together, it’s not uncommon to have a drink or two. As soon as a drink a night becomes two or three drinks a night, and when those drinks are happening every night and not just on special occasions, you might have the beginnings of an alcohol addiction. Heavy drinking is considered more than 15 drinks a week and consuming that amount of alcohol on a regular basis can cause numerous health problems. High blood pressure, liver inflammations, and pancreatitis are just a few problems that can come from drinking too much. However, one health concern that is commonly overlooked is your dental health. Continue reading “Alcohol And Its Effects On Your Dental Health”

10 Tips To Stay Healthy And Productive

10 Tips To Stay Healthy

They say, “40 is the new 20”. Listed here are ten ways to make that statement true for you…

First off, let’s take a moment to celebrate making it to 40. Those 40 years are yours, and no doubt they’ve given you quite the ride so far. Some of you are holding on tight as the ride takes you up and down, round and round. But now it’s time to let go of the bar, hold your hands high, and scream with excitement as the thrills of life tickle your stomach. That’s because 40 is just another beginning, but with the advantage of vast life experience. That said, you are already perfecting being 40! These ten tips geared towards good health and well-being will surely have you mastering 40 and an even longer, healthier future. Continue reading “10 Tips To Stay Healthy And Productive”