Role of A Dentist

Our teeth are one of the most important parts of our body as they help us in digesting the food we eat. Whether you love eating apples or a delicious pizza, you will need your teeth to be in good health to help you chew well and enjoy your favorite food. Apart from that, your teeth play a prominent role in your overall appearance. Who doesn’t love a flashy white smile? You can instantly upgrade your appearance ratings by working a bit on your teeth so that you have that picture perfect smile and can confidently strut around with it. In order to maintain the health of your teeth so that you will need minimal trips to the dentist you should brush regularly and floss occasionally too. Apart from that, it is always advised that you should visit your dentist after every 6 months at least to ensure that your teeth are in good health and you are not infected with any disease. H. Peter Ku, D.D.S., PA

The work of a dentist mainly involves ensuring that your gums, teeth, and jaw are in perfect shape so as to avoid any infections or diseases. And in case you do have any teeth problems, your dentist will help you to treat them in the best possible manner so as to allow a timely recovery. This is why it is always advised that you should visit your dentist after at least six months so that you can have any problem or disease looked at as soon as possible before it gets too late and things get too messed up. For children especially it is really critical that the growth of their teeth is routinely checked by a dentist to make sure all is going well. A dentist is especially trained in a specific sub field related to dentistry. You have to choose which type of dentist to visit according to the problem you have. Mostly your own dentist will diagnose your case and refer you to someone else who is skilled and specialized in the area of treatment that you require. For children, they have exclusive pediatric dentists who specialize in treating babies and small kids. These specialized dentists give you thorough checks and help you in treating your problems in a more effective manner.

Most dentists work separately in their own private clinics. In such clinics, they have a nice waiting room and a receptionist from whom you first need to get an appointment. When your time comes, your name will be called out by the receptionist and you will be asked to go ahead into the exam room. In this room, there will be a big and comfortable chair for you to sit on. It will have a huge recliner too with a place for you to rest your feet and head on. There will be arm rests on both sides too for you to be as comfortable as possible. This chair will also be attached to a small sink with a cup so that you can rinse your mouth and spit out while your teeth are being cleaned.

In the exam room, you will have your teeth cleaned, checked for cavities, and flossed. The dental hygienist is normally the person in the exam room who you meet. This person is an expert in keeping gums and teeth healthy and clean. This dental hygienist will have a good look at your teeth and gums and will ensure that everything is doing well and is healthy. The thing that most dental hygienists advice you about is to floss. Flossing is very important for the health of your teeth

Hypothermia and Brain Injury-Facts

Hypothermia is the term used when a person’s body loses heat faster than it can be produced. It is a dangerous condition, and people need to know about its effects, and prevention. It is also important to know who is the most susceptible, how to detect the warning signs, and how to treat hypothermia. article by

What Causes Hypothermia?

This condition occurs most frequently when a person is exposed to cold temperatures (although it can happen at temperatures of 40°F or more.) Under these conditions, a person’s body eventually uses up all their stored energy, and their internal body temperature begins to drop.

If body temperature drops too low, brain function begins to deteriorate and the victim becomes unable to think clearly. In a worst-case scenario, a person might simply become tired and sit down to rest…which, in extreme cases, can lead to death. This is one of the leading causes of death among mountain climbers.

Who is Most Likely to be affected?

Anyone can experience hypothermia under the right conditions, but some people can suffer the effects sooner than others, such as:

1.) Elderly people usually have less stored energy in their bodies and can quickly suffer the effects of cold temperatures. This situation becomes more critical when they don’t have adequate food, heating, and clothing.

2.) Anyone who stays outdoors for an extended period, such as; the homeless, hunters, hikers, outdoor workers, and the like, have a good chance of developing hypothermia if they do not wear the proper clothing and monitor the temperature so they can accommodate sudden drops.

3.) Although not common, babies can develop hypothermia if sleeping in a cold bedroom, because their bodies are too small to have much stored energy.

4.) Anyone who drinks much alcohol or uses drugs becomes more prone to experience hypothermia.

How to Recognize Hypothermia

This condition can sometimes sneak up on a person before they know they have a problem, but there are certain signs that need careful watching:

1.) Shivering. If a person starts to shiver after being outdoors for a while, they should take immediate steps to warm up.

2.) Exhaustion, or drowsiness. Undue or sudden exhaustion, or drowsiness, can signal the onset and should be addressed immediately.

3.) Confusion, or fumbling. As hypothermia sets in, the brain is affected and normal tasks become confusing, which can also cause fumbling fingers.

4.) Slurred speech. If anyone in your party begins to slur their words, check immediately for the onset of hypothermia.

5.) Memory loss. Memory is one of the areas of the brain that is affected by this condition and if this occurs, the person needs immediate care.