What’s The Difference Between Cosmetic And Aesthetic Dentistry?

Share Button

By Samuel Addison

dentistThe Center for Disease Control claims most oral diseases are actually avertible. Provided you have a good oral care routine in place, you can dramatically reduce the likelihood of developing any oral problems.

Fortunately, a good dental regimen does not have to be complicated. Flossing, coupled with regular brushing and a biannual dental visit thrown in, form the basics of a solid preventative regimen.

However, over the years, dentistry has evolved so much, and all for the better. With this evolution comes cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry.

What exactly are these two and how are they different from one another?

Cosmetic Dentistry

Considered a part of restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry works by improving smiles and pearly whites to a level that reflects natural symmetry, harmony, and of course beauty. Simplified, it entails producing a smile that is not there to begin with. Putting it another way, it is sometimes referred to as the art of producing restorations that are not easily noticeable by the eye, alongside a smile that will accurately mimic nature.

Common examples of cosmetic dentistry procedures are the following:

• Whitening. Often referred to as “tooth bleaching”, it is deemed as one of the most common among the list of cosmetic dental procedures. While there are numerous whitening options currently available including over-the-counter options, whitening treatment supervised by dentists is still considered the top option.

• Veneers. Bespoke and ultra thin, veneers are porcelain laminates that are directly bonded to the teeth. In addition, veneers are sometimes considered an option to close teeth gaps or disguise teeth discolouration.

• Bonding. This process involves having a dental composite material that is enamel-like in nature applied to a surface of the tooth. After application, it is sculpted, hardened and then polished.

• Gum Lift. This cosmetic dental procedure is done for those who wish to raise and sculp the gum line. The procedure entails reshaping of the underlying bones or tissue to create the illusion of a more symmetrical teeth.

Aesthetic Dentistry

toothIn a nutshell, aethetic dentistry involves more than just improving the appearance of your pearly whites. More importantly, it also involves improving oral health as a whole. In essence, its main aim is to generate the best possible outcome in terms of aesthetics, functionality and oral health.

Common examples of aethetic dentistry procedures are the following:

• Crown. Made from varied materials such as metal, composite and porcelain, crowns help improve not just the shape but also the alignment of teeth. Two appointments are needed for crown procedures. The first involves preparation of the teeth and the second visit involves the actual fitting.

• Bridge. Just like the crown, a bridge is a permanent fixture . Oftentimes, this is the alternative employed to replace a missing teeth. A bridge is anchored to the natural tooth in order to ‘bridge’ the gap so to speak. In addition, a bridge helps prevent drifting of the adjacent natural teeth.

Whatever your dental needs may be, it is reassuring to know that most, if not all dentists nowadays are equipped with both the knowledge and the technical skills to provide you with the dental treatments that will suit you best.

– Samuel Addison is a professional content writer with over 8 years of experience both in writing and internet marketing. Samuel started having interest in cosmetic dentistry when he himself undergone a dental operation 3 years ago. To learn more, you may navigate here.

What’s The Difference Between Cosmetic And Aesthetic Dentistry?

Share Button

By Samuel Addison

malesmileWhen you smile or laugh, do you usually cover your mouth with your hand or with a fan to conceal uneven, stained, or missing teeth? Fortunately, this is a thing of the past. Now that you can discuss dental problems with an expert, you could have attractive set of teeth fit for Hollywood stars.

Dentistry has two terms for the dental enhancement procedure that promises a glimmering, glamorous, and healthy smile. An awesome smile, which will boost your confidence and self-esteem, is now possible through cosmetic or aesthetic dentistry. Are these two fields the same? Or are they totally different?

Cosmetic vs. Aesthetic Dentistry

When you visit a dental clinic and ask the dentist to erase your hideous cavities or fix your ill-formed teeth, you might get either solution: cosmetic or aesthetic dentistry. Truth is, dental practitioners are divided by their philosophy of dental care and personal preference so you would probably receive either reply: “Consult a Cosmetic dentist.” Or “Consult an Aesthetic dentist.”

What is Aesthetic Dentistry?

Aesthetic dentistry attempts to copy the features of teeth or smile that the human eye finds beautiful or attractive. Aesthetic dentists perform almost any type of dental works with one goal – to bring out the best set of teeth in terms of functionality, oral health, and beauty. The alteration has to look as natural as possible so the aesthetic dentist takes into consideration the patient’s facial features like the alignment of the jaw and the facial tissues involving the lips and the cheeks. Common aesthetic dental procedures include regular teeth cleaning, root canals, cavity fillings, and teeth repairs or restoration (fractured or decayed teeth using materials that would match the natural colour of the original teeth).

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

mansmileCosmetic dentists enhance teeth beyond what is perceived as natural. They are willing to perform extreme teeth makeover to achieve an enhanced natural teeth appearance. Cosmetic dentists treat uneven or crooked teeth and discoloration using veneers, crowns, dental implants, invisalign braces, bridges, and teeth-whitening products. People undergoing cosmetic dentistry would need to make sure that their oral health can keep up with cosmetic dental treatments.

Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized practice. Not all dentists can specialize in cosmetic dentistry.

Which Procedure to Choose?

A reputable dentist would let you know which treatments are appropriate for your teeth, if budget is out of the question. The general public, media, and perhaps even your dentist will tell you that cosmetic and aesthetic dental procedures are the same but remember that cosmetic procedures may be more severe than aesthetic dental treatments. Only a few dental professionals will differentiate aesthetic from cosmetic dentistry (they use them interchangeably) so try to ask further details prior to any dental procedure.

– Samuel Addison is a professional content writer with over 8 years of experience both in writing and internet marketing. Samuel started having interest in cosmetic dentistry when he himself undergone a dental operation 3 years ago.

Ten Minutes A Day Of Exercise – Can It Really Make A Difference?

Share Button

By Lorne Holden

swimWish you had more time to exercise? Wish you had any time to exercise?

Take heart. It is possible, even in just ten minutes a day, to get enough exercise to significantly impact your health and well being.

Recent research has taught us that frequent exercise, even if done for short periods of time, is far more beneficial that the occasional huge blast of exertion. Ten minutes a day of walking, running or yoga can significantly change how you feel in your body and thus how you feel in your world. Incredibly, ten minutes a day adds up to seventy minutes a week, four hours and twenty minutes a month and sixty hours a year! That’s a lot of exercise to get or to miss.

Last year, in the Journal of the American Medical Association,Dr. Timothy S. Church, of the Louisiana State University System, published research confirming that ten minutes a day of moderate activity significantly improved the fitness levels and heart health of the participants in his study. 1

Additionally, the association between small amounts of physical activity and longer life also holds true. Steven Moore, a research fellow at the National Cancer Institute states that “a very low level of activity, equivalent to 10 minutes per day of walking, was associated with a gain of almost two years of life expectancy.” 2

Amazing, right?

rollerbladeA simple, wonderful way to grab ten minutes of exercise is to take a short walk. Keep it simple: walk five minutes out, and five minutes back. A brief walk in the fresh air can do wonders for how you feel in both your body and mind. And remember – a ten minute walk every day adds up to over an hour of walking a week. That’s a a great boost to your system.

If you can’t leave your office or home for a walk, there are many Ten Minute fitness programs that can be done indoors, even in small spaces. A quick, yes, ten minute search on the internet will offer up a variety of choices. There are even Apps you can get for your phone.

What matters is frequency and consistency.

“You mean now?” Yogi Berra once famously answered, when someone asked him the time.

Yes, now.

Get Ready. Get Moving. Ten Minutes a Day.

“Those who think they have no time for exercise, will eventually have to make time for illness.”
Edward Stanley

References

1. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10192772

2. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/11/07/exercise-daily_n_2089038.html

– Lorne Holden is an award winning artist and author based in New England. Her new book about the benefits of daily endeavors can be found at www.makeithappenintenminutesaday.com. Her favorite ten minute daily exercise is yoga.

Exercise Difference Between Kids And Adults

Share Button

From Your Health Journal…..”I said here many times, I love reading articles from The Examiner, and I encourage all my visitors to go to their site to see many quality health stories (link below), including the one ‘here’ in today’s reivew about how the efficiency, of eventually 200 popular muscle and cardio building exercises, will be measured, scored and reported for adults (but not kids). For children, it will take longer to develop how accurately exercise efficiency may be, since their bodies are still growing. Basically, this process will tell an adult an exercise plan that will help them get ‘the most for their buck’ when it comes to exercise. The energy tracing methods used by engineers to evaluate building plans, when applied instead to the human body, expose how riding a bicycle, while holding the same heart rate, for the same amount of time, as running, allows the adult’s core running muscles to exert up to 4-5 times more force than is possible to exert while running, with far less pain and skeletal damage. In other words, in the same amount of time, doing the same amount of cardio exercise, riding a bike will build far more core and leg running strength for the average adult, than running physically can. Although this is just one example of many, it can be beneficial to many individuals. For the above example, it may help an individual who is overweight, and may not be able to run/jog, but sitting on a bike will take off some pressure on the legs, allowing them to get some aerobic exercise. Please visit The Examiner web site to read the complete article to learn more about this finding.”

From the article…..

Today, December 30, 2012 the Engineers preparing next year’s Adult Exercise Efficiency Scoring Project, released a nine hundred word report covering how the efficiency, of eventually 200 popular muscle and cardio building exercises, will be measured, scored and reported for adults.

They also explained why they believe it could take years before learning how to accurately rate Exercise Efficiency, for the still growing bodies of children.

Here is today’s statement, exactly as provided to examiner.com:

The energy tracing methods used by engineers to evaluate building plans, when applied instead to the human body, expose how riding a bicycle, while holding the same heart rate, for the same amount of time, as running, allows the adult’s core running muscles to exert up to 4-5 times more force than is possible to exert while running, with far less pain and skeletal damage.

In other words, in the same amount of time, doing the same amount of cardio exercise, riding a bike will build far more core and leg running strength for the average adult, than running physically can.

The structural factor for noticing this huge increase in adult Exercise Efficiency, is that while sitting on the bike, the leg joints are not also hosting battles between falling body weight and External Motion Resistance (from gravity), simply because the bike supports their body weight instead of their leg joints.

By not allowing hundreds of g-force pounds to simultaneously smash leg joints the bike rider’s leg joints are free to fight immensely more running muscle exertion, they are not first deeply compressed by falling body weight.

This is one of countless examples that Exercise Efficiency not only exists exists, but that as far as for cardio exercise, the heart can work just as hard from either skeletal stress or muscles demanding more oxygen.

As far as adults go, using Skeletal Based cardio is inefficient as they don’t need to work anything harder than muscles, but all popular cardio exercises methods stress both joints and muscles.

The heart will pound from either joint or muscle stress.

For instance, if you have someone clamp your hands in iron claim, hard enough to cause enough deep skeletal stress, you can hold a targeted heart rate, which dose not make an iron clamp an efficient cardio exercise machine.

To read the full article…..Click here