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This is an Effective and Proven Way to Get Rid of Stripes on the Face

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The face is one of the areas that are prone to spots. This fact may upset you because stripes on the face are certainly very disturbing appearance. However, you don’t need to panic, because there are several ways to get rid of facial stripes that can be done.

Patches in the medical world are referred to as hyperpigmentation. This condition can occur because you have too much sun exposure, age factors, hormones, consumption of certain drugs, and use of certain cosmetic products on the face. Skin patches or hyperpigmentation can be temporary or permanent. Typically, striped skin can be the result of the following:

•             Sun exposure

•             Pollution

•             Age

•             Treatment

•             Hormones

•             Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation can be a permanent condition. But fortunately, about 80 percent of cases of skin patches on the face can be cured by a variety of ways to treat skin patches, from natural to medical treatments.

How to get rid of stripes on the face naturally

Before you try chemical products on the market, there is nothing wrong with trying to get rid of facial stripes naturally. Here are three natural ways to get rid of facial stripes that you can try:

• Aloe vera

This plant contains aloesin which can inhibit excess melanin production on the face. Melanin itself is a substance that affects your skin tone, including if you have patches on your face. You can apply aloe vera gel to areas of the skin that have patches. Aloe vera is known as one of the most popular natural ingredients for treating facial conditions. One of them is removing the striped face and beautifying it. No wonder many beauty products (such as face masks) contain aloe vera ingredients.

• Licorice

The glabridin content in licorice is claimed to function as an antioxidant. This substance also has a skin whitening effect, so it is often considered as a way to deal with striped skin. You can apply licorice cream to areas of the skin that have patches.

• Green tea

This leaf has antioxidants, green tea is said to treat skin patches caused by melasma and sun exposure, thereby helping to make the skin tone more even. Even so, this claim still needs further research.

While undergoing facial treatments using the ingredients above, don’t forget to also take precautions so that the skin stripes don’t get worse. Things you can do, for example, always use a moisturizer that contains sunscreen evenly and does not squeeze pimples on the face (if any).

How to get rid of facial stripes with medical means

If the method for dealing with striped skin naturally does not work on your face, you may indeed have to take a medical method. This method is usually more effective, even quicker to solve the problem of striped skin, but is more expensive and often requires you to go back and forth to the doctor or Vial Dermatology CRO for beauty so that you can monitor the progress of … Read More..

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Google Domination and SEO

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When you are running a dental practice it is important to be visible on the internet, as a huge number of people use it, so there is always the opportunity to attract new patients. Google is the most used search engine, and a lot of people will instinctively go to it when they want to know something or find something. There are ways that you can boost your business on Google and push it to the top, so more people will see it when searching for various things.

SEO content

One of the ways that you can make yourself more visible on Google is by using dental SEO content on your websites. SEO means search engine optimisation, and the main way this is done is by using certain keywords within your content to link to searches that people make.

When people search for things on Google, they usually use simple terms with their local area included, as this usually brings relevant results. So within your SEO content, you would include terms such as ‘dentist in London’ or ‘dental implants in London’. Because these keywords are included in your content, this means that it will be boosted towards the top for the person’s  search. This can really help to increase the visibility of your website and can bring in more potential new customers. You will see a visible difference in your website traffic by using this kind of content.

Good marketing management will provide you with monthly dental SEO articles to help boost your visibility, as well as give you advice and tips on how to better manage your marketing methods.

Google domination

As mentioned above, Google is the most popular search engine that people use, which means there are many different websites available. This is why it is important to make sure that you use certain marketing methods to keep your website at the top.

One of the ways you can do this is by paying for your website to be put in the ad section, which is always at the top of a Google page when someone searches something. By doing this, it can pretty much guarantee that if someone searches something that is relevant to your website, they will see it. This can really help to boost your visibility and increase the traffic on your website.

Having multiple social media accounts for your business, as well as a website, can also help to increase visibility due to there being more results for it when people are searching.

Why is this all important?

It is important to focus on dental SEO content and Google domination if you want to keep your business growing and attracting new patients on a regular basis. There is a lot of competition these days, so it is vital to branch out in as many ways as possible to keep on top of your competitors.

If you keep up-to-date with things such as your social media accounts, with SEO content and other marketing methods, then … Read More..

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Need some Help with Your Surgery’s Website? Advantages of Hiring Dental SEO Specialists

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Whether you are new to the internet or have been established for years, it is important to make your presence as a dental surgery known to get more customers.

Many people who are not familiar with this assume that simply having a website is enough to attract new patients to their clinic, but this is not the case. Having a website online is like owning a small plot of land, on which you intend to build a commercial building. Without the help of builders, or in this case SEO engineers, your website has little to no value in itself and is unlikely to attract new patients.

Also, hiring any SEO engineer may not work either; for dental SEO, you need a team who can provide you with targeted advice, usually linked to your surgery’s location, name and key features.

But why else should you hire an engineer or indeed an entire team who specialise in dental SEO?

Expertise

OK, so this seems obvious but when it comes to dental SEO, hiring a specialist team is necessary to not only make your website more visible online but to also make your website more attractive.

How? By introducing features such as videos explaining procedures, pages introducing your team and of course a fees list, so potential patients can explore which treatments you offer and at which prices.

Also, by hiring a team specialising in dental websites, you will have all the latest technologies and designs featured on your website that other dental surgeries have, allowing your site to look professional.

Content creation

Your website is being altered, a team is working on the SEO linked to search terms and keywords. What’s next? Unique content creation!

Many dental specialist teams hire handpicked writers, who can create unique content every week if required for your site. Utilising keywords of your choice, this will help to get your page noticed by people searching online for dental treatments.

Social media

In recent years, social media has been a boon for large and small businesses alike. And yes, while it may seem odd to place something as seemingly unpopular as dental care onto a page used mainly by teenagers, it can help to bring a lot of new patients to your surgery.

Your SEO team will ensure that your surgery has a page with the key social media platforms, like Facebook and Instagram and will endeavour to answer any questions that potential patients may have about your surgery and its services.

Reputation

From time to time, someone may leave a bad review online of a service which they have used.

While this can appear as a black mark, an expert SEO team will aim to resolve any issues which are highlighted online and will work to keep your surgery’s reputation in the green. This will assure potential new patients that your dental team does care about their patients, boosting your site’s overall standing and customer service reputation online.

As they say, the customer (or patient) … Read More..

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Urgent Dental Care in the 2nd National Lockdown; What’s Going On?

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The phases we keep hearing on the news is these are uncertain times. The 1st national lockdown was unprecedented and it left dental care reeling, with some patients in a desperate place by the time local primary dentists were permitted to open following government guidelines at the time; from a dentist in Wimbledon to one in Aberdeen.

Aerosol-generating procedures or AGP’s

The aerosol-generating procedures or AGP’s is anything that may help a pathogen spread via the air. The unknown risk associated with aerosol-generating procedures or AGP’s led to the very cautious approach of suspending the majority of dental treatments.

All the details

For clarity’s sake, here are the official guidelines at the time of writing:

COVID-19 guidance and standard operating procedure. For the provision of urgent dental care in primary care dental settings and designated urgent dental care provider sites

It is a technical document for clinics, but what does it all mean?

  • In the 2nd national lockdown, primary dental staff are considered key workers and will not be mandated to stop practising.
  • UDC (urgent dental care) must be provided even to those with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19.
  • an online prescription method has been implemented, allowing dentists to provide prescriptions electronically following an online consultation without coming in contact with patients.
  • as key workers, dental staff have preferential screening using track and trace.
  • a set of PPE (personal protective equipment) categories have been outlined for varying scenarios, based on the procedure being performed and the vulnerability of the patient.

The response from British Dental Assastion (BDA)

The BDA which represents surgeries across the UK has welcomed the guidelines but was very critical of the measures taken in the first lockdown. Arguing that the high hygiene standards implemented in the practice of dentistry would have allowed them to continue working safely. Also, that the decision to suspend so many dental procedures was undervaluing the role of the local dental service and left many people suffering unnecessarily.

It had been lobbying to have dental staff categorized as key workers and feels that they always should have been. As well as this, dental staff are pleased to now be covered by the governments frontline health and care workers life insurance scheme, providing £60,000 to those who die due to COVID-19 after being infected whilst providing essential health care.

A new method for a dental emergency

The new method of handling a dental emergency is to see urgent cases as soon as possible in local surgeries. Dental practitioners are therefore given greater leeway to refer cases on to specialists, without sending patients to accident and emergency departments.

The goal of this is to lower the burden on A and E, who during the first lockdown saw a substantial spike in dental patients with nowhere else to go.

The new guidelines seem to show that lessons have been learned. With a more moderate response to infection control, which balances the pressing need for dental services is now being observed.… Read More..

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Am I Suitable for Invisalign?

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Maybe? If you’re asking about Invisalign, you are probably hoping to straighten your teeth or otherwise restructure your smile. There are a few things that would make clear aligners unsuitable for you. Obviously, to get a definitive answer, you should see a local dentist like Clear Braces Direct but until then, this article will explore if clear aligners in general, or Invisalign to be specific, are appropriate for you.

What types of teeth can Invisalign help with?

Aligners are considered an effective treatment for mild to moderate orthodontic conditions. This has led to them being considered cosmetic, even though that is not strictly true. In turn, Invisalign and other clear aligners are not being used for more serious meshing problems or severe crowding/gaping, for instance, your molars (the big teeth at the back), are not meeting or you have a complex tooth arrangement. When some of your teeth are in front of the others you should seek a referral from your dentist to an orthodontic specialist or consultant if you are an adult.

What can aligners resolve?

  • Crooked front teeth/malocclusion
  • Rotated teeth
  • ‘Slanted’ or protruding teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

Are there age restrictions?

No, and in orthodontics, there never has been. Contrary to public opinions and assumptions, there is no strong evidence supporting the idea that orthodontic treatments are less effective with age (they are less effective with poor tooth and gum condition, but not necessarily age). The teen-braces stereotype is slowly fading with people of all ages engaging in orthodontics in ways never seen before. This may be due to the subtlety and ease of use of these aligners over traditional braces, or the convenience of receiving clear aligners via the post. The newest fitting techniques don’t even involve taking a dental mould.

If your teeth and gums are in good condition and you have all your adult teeth present, your age shouldn’t be a problem. To use Invisalign in particular, you must be least 13 and have parental permission for legal reasons. There are no upper age limits but the bone density of the jaw will become a factor in much older patients.

What could stop me being able you use clear aligners?

  • Advanced gum disease (that causes discomfort while chewing)
  • Multiple missing teeth in a row
  • A dental bridge which is anchored to your teeth
  • Dental implants

What are the options if I can’t use clear aligners

There are multiple options for treatment if you can not use aligners; there’s always a traditional brace with its excellent track record. If you find the appearance of a regular brace unpleasant, you could use lingual braces. They are similar to a standard metal brace but are affixed to the back of the teeth.

The halfway point between the clear aligners and metal braces would be ceramic braces, which have the same mechanism as a standard but are transparent.

There are many more possibilities, and you should talk to your local dentist to make an informed decision about your care … Read More..