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In an idyllic world, straight and sparkling white teeth would be a given for everyone. Unfortunately, genetics, health, and accidents play a significant role in obtaining and keeping what is deemed as the “perfect smile.” Luckily, the field of dentistry has evolved by leaps and bounds and technological advancements now enable dental professionals to repair common, but highly problematic issues. One of these issues is tooth loss. Whether caused by an accident, health problems or poor oral health care, a missing tooth or teeth can have detrimental physical and psychological effects if not repaired properly and quickly. From a physical point of view, missing teeth can lead to difficulties with speech, chewing abilities and also negatively impact the overall shape of your face. Also, any remaining healthy teeth may be affected as well. From a psychological point of view, the appearance of missing or decaying teeth, or the inability to speak properly, can have an effect on self-esteem and confidence. Dentures have been the go-to, reliable solution for several years. Although these are economic and better than nothing, they also present potentially problematic situations. Ill-fitting dentures are not only uncomfortable they can lead to health issues including soreness and ulcers, accelerated bone loss, oral cancer, increased tooth decay and malnutrition due to difficulty chewing solid foods. Add to these potential problems and the stress or embarrassment of dislodged dentures, and it becomes apparent that dentures must be properly fitted by a team of highly-skilled professionals. Because your mouth is always changing, your dentures will need occasional adjusting or relining to make sure they fit properly. Always look for cracks in your dentures and take them to your specialist immediately for repair. Dental implants are another common solution to replace missing or damaged teeth and are a viable alternative to dentures. Allowing patients to regain oral health, function, and esthetics, the addition of implants can make a significantly positive difference to those with problem dentures. Because they so closely resemble natural teeth in both function and esthetics, they present an excellent option for replacing missing teeth. Notwithstanding these current, practical procedures, there have been significant technological advancements in the field of dentistry that have brought forth a new solution: Teeth-in-a-Day! The superior technology responsible for Teeth-in-a-Day has revolutionized dental prosthetics and allowed numerous patients to have a beautiful smile in a single appointment. This dental implant treatment has removed discomfort and long waiting times out of the equation, enabling patients to smile with confidence, quickly and comfortably. The one-day solution also presents economical advantages because the process is completed over the course of one appointment and not drawn out over months of painstaking dental repairs and, consequently, costs. Several specialist dental practices offer financing plans that fit every budget. This new procedure delivers an unsurpassed comfort level and is in stark contrast to the discomfort that denture wearers can experience with ill-fitting dentures. Unique, effective, and convenient, the Teeth-in-a-Day technology has allowed countless individuals to regain their health, their confidence, and their positive outlook on life. By Nicholas Fournier Teeth-in-a-Day Technology: Revolutionizing dental prosthetics and changing lives.
Senior safety is our responsibility
Vigilance can help you manage the many dangers that jeopardize the safety of seniors.
According to the World Health Organization, the population aged 60 and over has doubled since 1980 and will reach almost two billion by 2050. All around the world, the aging of the population is a reality to which every society must adapt, especially regarding health and safety. That is why it is our duty to support the mission of the many organizations dedicated to the well-being of seniors. National Senior Safety Week takes place from November 15 to 21, 2015, and is organized by the Canada Safety Council. This event’s goal is to educate seniors and their families about the various dangers that may confront them. Sources of danger Over the years, the Canada Safety Council has identified the main sour- ces of danger for the most vulnerable segment of the population:
• telephone, Internet or door-to-door fraud • abuse and neglect • physical and financial exploitation
• falls • fires
• alcohol and drug consumption • physical inactivity and isolation • dehydration and malnutrition • theft and home invasions
Be sure to encourage any elderly people you know to adopt good sa- fety habits. For help and guidance in creating a safe environment, visit the Canada Safety Council’s website at www.canadasafetycouncil.org.
Six tips to prevent caregiver burnout
Many caregivers tend to neglect their own needs and push themselves too far when caring for a person with reduced autonomy. Here are some recommenda- tions to help you care for a loved one wi- thout depleting yourself. 1. Decide what your priorities are and set yourself some limits. After all, it’s im- possible to do everything perfectly. You may not have had a choice about helping your loved one, but you still have some control over the tasks that you do to help him or her. 2. Learn to accept whatever feelings you may have, for better or worse. Your reactions are normal; they do not dimi- nish your worth or your abilities. Be kind to yourself and remember that you’re sim- ply trying to do your best. 3. Take care of your health. Eat a balan- ced diet and take naps as needed. Limit your alcohol intake and get regular medi- cal checkups. 4. Delegate some of your tasks. Feel free to ask family, friends or colleagues for help and take advantage of local re- sources. Some organizations offer special
services for caregivers; be sure to contact them to find out more.
5. Remember the benefits of humour. If you and the person you’re caring for are able to make jokes at difficult moments, the situation will be much easier to cope with. 6. Relax and think about something else. Immerse yourself in a good book and go for walks whenever you can. Call a friend who has a positive attitude. Do some yoga or watch some entertaining videos. Changing your thoughts will al- low you to recharge your batteries and remember what’s good about life.
Don’t hesitate to ask for some support so you can take a well-deserved break every once in a while.
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Mille raisons de sourire
• UN SOURIRE EN UNE JOURNÉE • PROTHÈSE SUR IMPLANTS • PROTHÈSE, RÉPARATION, REGARNISSAGE • FINANCEMENT
613-446-3336 fournierdenturistclinic.ca 2911 rue Laurier, bureau 105, Rockland , ON
Nicholas Fournier Denturologiste
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