Friday, August 28, 2015

10 Reasons Why Using Mouthwash Benefit To Oral Hygiene

There are 3 things that are compulsory for good oral hygiene. Brushing, flossing and using mouthwash this will cause you to maintain good oral hygiene. First it will avoid gingivitis, second it will freshen your breath, third is it will prevent building of plaque, fourth is it will remove dead particle from your mouth, and fifth is it will avoid forming of cavities. Sixth is it will avoid tooth decay.

1.There are many flavours in mouthwash that kills bacteria that causes bad breath and maintain good oral hygiene.

2.Normally plaque builds up on your gums and on the surface of your teeth. Mouthwash avoids building up of your teeth. But don't forget to brush your teeth because what a brush is capable to do mouthwash cannot.

3.You can make brushing and flossing more effective if you mouthwash before doing brush. Because mouthwash ingredients removes any type of loose particle that resides in your mouthwash and hence maintains good oral hygiene.

4.Mouthwash avoids cavity formation in your mouth. Use regularly mouthwash before and after of brushing. Fluoride containing mouthwash avoids cavity formations and also strengthens your enamel. So use mouthwash with fluoride.

5.Mouthwashes are better than brushing and flossing because mouthwash can reach up to the back of the mouth where brush cannot reach and hence mouthwash are able to remove food particle that resides in our mouth when we intake anything.

6.Fluoride mouthwash avoids tooth decay.

7.There are various benefits of using mouthwash like avoiding gingivitis, tooth decay, plaque, cavity and many others.

8.Remember brushing and flossing are also required alone mouthwash will not help you to get perfect oral hygiene.

9.Avoid using of mouthwash just after taking lunch or dinner but use it after half an hour.

10.Never drink mouthwash. Or you may have severe health problems.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Do I Need to Wear Sunscreen If I Work Inside All Day?

Do I Need to Wear Sunscreen If I Work Inside All Day?


There are two types of UV rays given off from the sun that you need to know about. 
UVA rays: responsible for changing the DNA in the skin causing premature skin aging and skin cancer, approximate same strength from summer to winter and can penetrate through clouds, windows in your home, office or car. Simply put, these are the true damaging rays.
UVB Rays: responsible for giving the skin a suntan or sunburn, strongest from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and less strong in the winter and does not penetrate through glass.
If you see the light of day when you are at work, then this daylight is also seeing your skin and causing unnecessary exposure that contributes to aging. Why get UV damage when you’re not even getting a tan for it? You can read more about a simple test to see if you’re getting damage indoors here.
Be sure to find a sunscreen compatible with your skin type, TRY OUR SUNBLOCK GEL also known as SUNCOAT it has Daily Protection SPF 30 or Age Defense Moisturizer SPF 30 and apply it generously 365 days a year, inside and out.
 For more information call us at 0925-567-5329 • 0908-865-5662 • 0917-566-1932 • 458-0717 and schedule a consultation today.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Vaccines Every Teenager Needs

The Vaccines Every Teenager Needs


A Word About Vaccines

Vaccines have received a bad rap in some circles in recent years. Certain celebrities have spoken out against them, and some parents even choose to homeschool their children in order to avoid vaccinations. This line of thinking is misguided, and puts many people at risk—not just the minority of people who go unvaccinated. Without the protection of vaccines, our world would be a very different place, and countless lives would be lost to horrible, preventable diseases.

Herd Immunity

Vaccines are important for two reasons. One is obvious: they protect vaccinated people from disease. The second reason may be less obvious: they provide what is known as “herd immunity.” This means that when most people are vaccinated against a certain disease, even people who can’t be vaccinated receive some protection. Herd immunity keeps the disease from getting into the community because so many people are immune to it.

Why Teenagers Are at Risk

Teenagers have a lot going on.
Many move into group living situations, like a college dorm or a military barracks. This kind of living quarters can become a breeding ground for disease. Other teens may become sexually active, putting them at risk for sexually transmitted diseases.

Which Vaccines Do Teens Need?

Some vaccines need to be kept current at all ages. DTaP, for example, is a vaccine received in childhood that protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Teenagers are ready for the booster shot, known as Tdap.
The flu vaccine is needed every year. This is because it is developed based on the most common strains of flu every season.

Other vaccines, such as the HPV and meningitis vaccines, are particularly important for teenagers because of their age and changing life situations.

Meningococcal Vaccine

The meningococcal conjugate vaccine,or MCV4, protects against a certain bacterium that causes meningitis.
Meningococcal meningitis is very dangerous, and is the most common cause of meningitis outbreaks in boarding schools and college dorms. Keeping teens vaccinated can help ensure that this life-threatening disease doesn’t sweep through large groups of people.

When and Where?

MCV4 is recommended around the age of 11 or 12, and a booster is recommended at age 16. Teenagers who missed the first dose of MCV4 should get the vaccine at age 16, and certainly by the age of 18. This is especially important for teenagers who are about to move into a college dorm or a military barracks. Your child’s pediatrician or a family practice doctor can administer the vaccine at the appropriate times.

HPV Vaccine

The HPV vaccine protects against the human papilloma virus, a leading cause of certain types of cancer. Because this virus is spread through sexual contact and is widely known to cause cervical cancer, some people still think that the vaccine is only for young women. The truth is that it also causes genital warts and cancer of the anus, and is dangerous to both young women and men.

When and Where?
Two vaccines are available. Cervarix is only for girls, and protects against cervical cancer. Gardasil is for both boys and girls, and protects against genital warts and four types of cancer. In both cases, three doses should be received before the person becomes sexually active. The first dose is usually given to children around the age of 11 or 12.

For more information call us at 0925-567-5329 • 0908-865-5662 • 0917-566-1932 • 458-0717 and schedule a consultation today.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Zoom Tooth Whitening: Advantages and Considerations

Zoom Tooth Whitening: Advantages and Considerations

Tooth whitening options are many and varied and there are advantages and disadvantages of each option which I’d like to outline in this article. The Zoom teeth whitening system is a bleaching process used throughout the country and internationally to lighten discoloration of tooth enamel and dentin. There are many causes of tooth discoloration including drinking of coffee, soda, tea, and red wine. Other causes include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and even smokeless tobacco can stain teeth.

The Zoom system is an in-office tooth whitening procedure utilizes a 25 percent hydrogen peroxide gel combined with Zoom’s small but not significant amounts of UVB (ultra-violet) light.

Once the gel is applied to the teeth the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp, helps accelerate the bleaching process. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.

Typically, the hydrogen peroxide gel is applied three times, at intervals of 15 minutes. Immediately after the applications, a sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste-gel is applied to the teeth.

As with all tooth whitening options-there are considerations and disadvantages of this tooth whitening method. Individuals with a strong gag reflex, or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure. In addition, some people experience sensitivity during treatment due to the small amount of heat generated by the Zoom light. And as with other tooth whitening products, Zoom is not recommended for children under 13 years old, or for pregnant or lactating women.

Zoom in office is the most advanced whitening technology that can deliver immediate results for a single visit in as short as 45 minutes. The whitening treatment incorporates the use of a powerful light accelerator that penetrates the teeth to break-up stains and discoloration, giving you a brighter, healthier smile. The cost of the procedure, including take-home trays, is around P20,000.00

For more information call us at 0925-567-5329 • 0908-865-5662 • 0917-566-1932 • 458-0717 and schedule a consultation today.

Monday, August 24, 2015



PORE REFINER - A toner that will tone, refine pores, and firm and exfoliate the skin while delivering a fresh, smooth feeling. Its unique botanical complex boosts the complexion, leaving it looking radiant and exuberant.

First, it sweeps away dead surface skin and refines rough, uneven patches. Then, it penetrates deep into pores so they appear smaller and less visible. 

Skin is left feeling soft, smooth and refreshed. 

  • Won't overdry skin
  • Non-comedogenic (won't clog pores)
  • Dermatologist tested


Morning and/or evening - 7 days a week
  • Use Britannia Pore Refiner on your skin after cleansing with Britannia Gentle Cleanser.

  • Apply Britannia Pore Refiner alone or before your care cream, either on your entire face for oily skin or locally on your T-zone for combination skin: forehead, nose, chin.

After cleansing, refresh and refine your skin with the toner. It gently removes dead skin cells while helping to maintain your skins natural ph balance. That soothing sensation means its working its wonders, helping to minimize the appearance of pores, refining texture and tone so your skin looks positively glowing!

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Leptospirosis, common yet deadly disease during rainy season.

Leptospirosis, common yet deadly disease during rainy season.

 People who have open wounds or lesions and waded through floods are highly at risk of being infected by Leptospirosis. The bacteria can also penetrate through the mouth, nose or the eyes.

 Leptospirosis also known as Weil’s disease, is a disease caused by Leptospira bacteria, which is common to rats. Leptospirosis can be acquired by wading in floodwaters contaminated with the urine of rats or other animals such as pigs, cows, dogs, horse or any wild animals infected by Leptospira bacteria. People who have wounds and waded in floods easily acquire the disease that is why it is highly recommended that they use the necessary protective gears before wading in flood waters.

The bacteria can also penetrate through the mouth, nose or the eyes. Leptospirosis can also be acquired in foods and drinks that are contaminated by the urine of animals with Leptospira bacteria. Leptospirosis is common in warm or tropical climates, especially in developing countries like the Philippines.

Leptospirosis have seven to 19 days incubation period so it is important to monitor the symptoms if a person was exposed to floodwaters. The symptoms to watch out for are:
-High fever with chills (39 to 40 degrees Celsius)
-Body ache particularly in the legs
-Severe headache (usually frontal headache)
-Red eyes
-Stomach ache, diarrhea

In severe cases, persons infected with Leptospirosis have Jaundice (yellowish skin and eyes), Hepatomegaly or enlargement of the liver or renal failure. These complications may lead the patient’s death if not immediately treated. 

It is important to take confirmatory tests to check if a person is infected by Leptospirosis so that necessary medication will be prescribed by the doctor. The microscopic agglutination test is a laboratory test that will confirm if a person is infected by the disease. “However, this is quite costly for poor patients. This is why most of the cases are already severe because the poor, who have limited or no resources at all, cannot go to the hospital immediately and take the necessary tests and be cured,” 

If a person waded or would wade in floodwaters, it is recommended that he or she takes doxycycline antibiotics. But this is merely a first aid measure and taking doxycycline does not guarantee that a patient is 100 percent protected from the disease. 

Low risk patients, meaning those who were exposed to floodwaters but have no open wounds can take two capsules of 100mg doxycycline, single dose after 24 to 72 hours of exposure. Moderate patients or those who were exposed to floodwaters and have wounds or accidentally ingests water contaminated with Leptospira bacteria can take two capsules of 100mg doxycycline a day for three to five days after exposure. High risk patients or patients who are continuously exposed to floodwaters like residents in flooded communities or rescuers with or without wounds can take two capsules of 100mg doxycycline weekly until the end of the exposure. 

However, it should be noted that pregnant women, nursing mothers and children below eight years old cannot take doxycyline. “There are other alternative medicines that the doctor can prescribe.

 “Please note that patients should still be closely monitored because it is not guaranteed that after taking doxycyline they are already protected from the disease. Symptoms should still be noted and the patient should immediately see a doctor if any of the symptoms manifest,"

‘Prevention is better than cure’

Prevention is always better than cure. If one has left with no choice than to walk through floodwaters, he or she should be wearing protective gears like rain boots. Eliminating rodents will also prevent the disease; however, affected patients are mostly living in the depressed areas where they are most vulnerable to disasters and diseases. “It still falls to the government’s responsibility to provide social services like housing,

Other preventive measures to avoid Leptospirosis are; make sure to clean the surroundings; boil drinking water; do not walk into the flood without wearing boots; and have a massive campaign and education in the community about the disease and how to prevent it.

“Education is very important especially for those who live in far flung areas and are rarely reached by health care services,” 

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