Mouthwash And Your Oral Health

While you might think that all mouthwashes are the same, different types perform different functions in your mouth. Many are more than cosmetic and are used to strengthen your teeth. Some help to fight tooth decay, while others are designed to deal with halitosis (bad breath). In addition, certain specialized mouthwashes are provided by your dentist to address serious dental issues, such as an infection. Consult with your dentist so you can choose the mouthwash that will work best for your specific needs. Read More 

Four Ways Your Self-Diagnosis Could Be Wrong: Why It’s Worth A Visit To Urgent Care

With all the information available on the Internet today, it's easy to go online and think you've figured out what's wrong when you're not feeling well. But there's a reason doctors spend so much time and money going to med school. Here are four missed self-diagnoses that could prove fatal if left untreated--definitely worth a trip to urgent care! Arm Pain You've been running errands all afternoon, picked up your grandchild about a million times, and walked the dog. Read More 

Diamonds In Dentistry

Remember seeing Kanye West's diamond teeth on "Ellen?" Well, diamond teeth have started to become a trend among celebrities and non-celebs alike. Unlike traditional dental "grills" that are placed over the teeth, these new diamond-encrusted "teeth" are actually permanent dental implants. Safety of Diamond Implants HIPAA privacy rules prevent Kanye's dentist from revealing the actual dental procedure he underwent, but it's likely his front teeth were surgically removed and replaced with titanium dental implants before diamond-encrusted crowns were attached to them. Read More 

How To Plan An Outdoor Memorial Service

Most memorial services are held inside. While many families choose to have a graveside service as well, the traditional option is to have a memorial service in a funeral home, church or private home. Having this memorial service indoors makes it easier to control the event and means you don't have to be concerned about the weather. However, it is becoming more common for memorial services to be held outside so as to take advantage of a natural setting and to carry out a more eco-friendly burial. Read More 

A “Big” Problem: Determining If Your Enlarged Heart Is A Good Thing Or Indicator Of Bad Health

One of the biggest indicators of heart disease is cardiomegaly. Cardiomegaly is a condition more commonly known as an "enlarged heart," and it can indicate a serious medical condition--or supreme fitness. When the left ventricle region of your heart is particularly enlarged, it is not always easy to determine whether or not your heart is functioning efficiently because you are athletic, or poorly because you are suffering from heart disease. Here is an introduction to cardiomegaly, the left ventricle, and the importance of determining whether your heart is enlarged as a result of great health or poor health. Read More