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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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How Can Orthodontic Conditions be Treated?

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Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the type of dentistry which engages with the treatment of badly positioned teeth and in some cases also jaws. The presence of orthodontic conditions and our desire to straighten our teeth are as old as humanity itself: the earliest example of an orthodontic condition known today is the crooked teeth found in human remains which are thought to be approximately 50,000 years old. Luckily today humanity does not have to rely on the strange methods of teeth straightening used by our ancestors. Orthodontics today is capable of treating and even curing most orthodontic conditions; this is mainly due to the relatively recent improvements in the past 200 years. The most commonly known dental treatments are braces. While braces are still very important in treating some conditions, they are increasingly replaced by more aesthetic orthodontic treatment solutions. One of them is Invisalign. If you are looking to get Invisalign St Albans, book an appointment with a reputable provider of this popular treatment.

How do braces work?

The metal braces with brackets we know so well today only became popular during the 1970s. This is largely due to the invention of dental adhesives at the time. Prior to that, braces were mostly precious metal bands wrapped around each tooth. Dental adhesives are used to attach the metal brackets onto the surface of each tooth. These metal brackets are then bound together using a metal wire called the archwire. This allows the orthodontist to apply precisely the desired amount of pressure on the teeth by increasing the tension of the archwire. As the treatment progresses the tension is adjusted periodically by your orthodontist. These braces are unfortunately not removable, and you often require a special toothbrush to be able to clean the area under the bracket. Despite this, traditional braces are still popular, as they have a very broad treatment spectrum.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign manufactures invisible aligners. These are custom made aligners, made out of a transparent plastic material, which fit seamlessly on your dental arches, thus making them almost invisible. Prior to the treatment a 3D recording of your oral cavity is made. This serves as a blueprint, after which the aligners will be made. During the treatment a series of these aligners is manufactured. This allows the treatment to progress and minimises the discomfort associated with it. Invisalign is a perfect choice for patients with conditions ranging in severity from mild/cosmetic to moderate. Unfortunately it also has its own limitations, therefore a consultation with your dentist prior to choosing the perfect treatment is necessary. Invisalign has numerous benefits however. The most obvious one is that it is very comfortable and almost invisible due to its materials and shape. Another important benefit is that you can remove your Invisalign invisible aligners whenever you would like to. This makes brushing your teeth or having a meal much easier. It is important to note however, that the aligners have to be worn for at least 22 hours every … Read More..

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Invisalign as a Modern Alternative to Metal Braces

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Suppose you have a few crooked teeth that you believe ruin your smile. Rather than wearing traditional methods to realign minor orthodontic issues, have you considered Invisalign in Maidstone?

Our dental team at Fresh Dental Care look forward to assisting you in attaining perfect teeth! In the meantime, read on to find out more about these discreet adult-orientated orthodontic devices, otherwise referred to as Invisalign.

Why do people enjoy most about invisible braces?

  • Virtually undetectable

As the name might suggest, invisible braces boast a subtle appearance. Users will receive clear aligners that few people will notice upon starting treatment.

Professionals can wear this device in the workplace without drawing any attention to their mouths.

  • Removable

The aligners you’ll receive from our dentist can be removed during specific activities like eating and brushing your teeth.

Thanks to the removable nature of these plates, no drastic changes to your diet or teeth-cleaning regimen are required. However, we do implore you to eat healthily and look after your teeth to keep your oral health in check!

Remember to slip your aligners back in afterwards. For the device to be effective, they must be worn most of the time.

  • Custom-fabricated

You’ll receive a series of aligner trays moulded to fit comfortably over your teeth and gums. You’ll find that each version is different from the last because each set gently shifts your pearly whites into their correct position.

  • 3D technology used

Invisalign boasts a vastly improved user experience over its competitors, starting from the moment digital impressions of your teeth are made.

Rather than using goop to attain moulds of your teeth, a method that isn’t 100% precise, we sweep a digital wand across the surfaces of your teeth, snapping countless images in real-time.

This advanced method is beneficial in the following ways

  • These accurate 3D images are used to create aligners that fit perfectly.
  • This approach is minimally invasive, meaning your gagging reflex isn’t induced nor will be fishing out flecks of moulds in the following weeks from your teeth and gums.

The Invisalign aligners we use

Our main focus is to correct minor problems, ranging from crooked teeth, spacing issues and overcrowding. We also treat teeth that have shifted out of position since being straightened.

We use two braces options to achieve optimal results.

Invisalign i7 is one of the latest orthodontic systems. Seven series of aligners are used over one to three months, depending on the nature of your problem. We recommend this treatment to individuals that want to repair mild to moderate issues in limited time. Have an upcoming wedding or special event? Invisalign i7 could be right for you.

Invisalign Express is another fast-acting treatment that straightens teeth faster than more comprehensive methods. Look forward to straighter teeth in as little as six months.

What are alternatives to Invisalign?

Invisalign might not be appropriate for individuals with unique or severe dental issues. Fortunately, we offer other forms of braces that are sleek, stylish, and comfortable to wear. … Read More..

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A Brief History of Prosthetics in Dentistry

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From the sterile dental fabrication labs of today, it’s hard to see prosthetics as anything but futuristic. With a 3D printer whirring as an aligner is formed 3 microns at a time, a bleep from the desktop informing the lab of a request for enamel veneers with precise shade and translucency specifications. It seems more like a cybernetics lab from sci-fi, as a dental implant in Brentwood order comes through.

It didn’t start like this though. There’s a very long history of oral prosthetics; it’s less million dollar man and more million-year-old man.

The stone age

What is an ancient man to do? He has a stone axe lashed with sinew and glued with bitumen to a sturdy wooden handle and a very distracting throb in a tooth. Well, if he can form an axe head, a 4mm wide flint scraper should not be too hard, and with a bit of gentle work, clear out the cavity. But how to fill it? A little of that bitumen on a stick softened over the fire might work, if he can quickly get it from the flames pushing it into the hole in the tooth! As the bitumen cooled into a water-proof airtight plug, it was done. The first filling! As far as we can deduce from a skull found in northern Italy, this occurred 13,000 years ago.

All that glitters is not enamel

Bitumen didn’t last, it might be insoluble which is a start, but it is soft and rubbery giving no strength to a crumbling tooth. Pure gold is very soft by metal standards, but it beats tree tar. Malleable and completely unreactive, 2500 years ago, a gold wire was a dental mainstay with Egyptians using it to bind a loose tooth to its neighbour, forming a sort of bridge.

The use of solid gold prosthetic teeth is not unheard of in this time period but is extremely rare.

Pontiff Maximus before the Pontiff

The roman title Pontiff Maximus translates as master bridge builder due to the infrastructure that the empire assembled, but before the rise of Rome, other people lived on the Italian peninsula; the Etruscans. The Etruscan bridge is the first true example of a dental bridge.

These were rows of human-sized teeth, carved from bone or ivory, held together, and attached to the patients remaining teeth with bands of gold and silver. The archaeological evidence suggests these were fitted after deliberate extractions had been performed, in much the same way as a modern clinic would operate.

Teeth and jewellery

The crossover between fine metalwork, like that of a goldsmith or silversmith, seems to be a millennia-long trend. The American revolutionary Paul Revere, who was better known in history for spying on the British empire, was a silversmith by day and often found himself witling down ivory into dentures and individual teeth.

In the post-battle carnage of Bunker hill in 1775, Revere identified the body of his friend and fellow revolutionary general Joseph Warren from a dental bridge … 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..