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San Diego Dentist

September 29th, 2013 3:30 am

In locations such as southern California, looks are everything and having a bright smile is a top priority. Las Angelas and San Diego Teeth Whitening centers are all over and the procedure has become in high demand.

As a person ages, their teeth naturally become more yellow. It is normal for a younger person’s smile will appear to be brighter than that of an older person’s. Other know causes of tooth discoloration are due to stains from habits such as smoking, drinking red whine, coffee, tea, eating foods like chocolate and spaghetti sauce.

There are many different methods of teeth whitening available to the public. Some are more effective than others. There are numerous products that can be purchased over the counter such as whitening tooth paste, mouth wash, and strips, while other methods need to be prescribed by a dentist.

The products that you purchase over the counter tend not to be as effective as having a dentist whiten your teeth. These products are much cheaper than going to a specialist, but the results are very minimal. The toothpastes have a whitening agent in them but there is minimal contact with your teeth and water and saliva will lessen the impact it will have. The strips are a bit more effective due to the bleach having longer contact with the teeth, but the results are mostly seen on the front teeth leaving the back teeth appearing even more yellow than before.

People that live in places such as San Diego believe it is definitely important to have a white, bright, and beautiful smile. It is first thing for anyone that takes pride in the way they look should be concerned with. A smile is one of the first things that people notice when they meet. It has a big impact on a first impression and how a person is perceived by others.This is why so many choose to have their teeth whitened through their dentist who has access to a more potent bleach that will create more noticeable results. San Diego dentists specialize in whitening procedures due to the increase in demand for it.

Once a whitening procedure is performed it is important to remember that regular dental care is an important factor in maintaining a beautiful smile. Taking the time to properly care for your teeth by brushing, flossing and scheduling regular cleanings with your dentist will help in keeping whiter, healthy teeth.

Dr. Aryan has many years of experience as well as extensive continuing education in esthetic, restorative, and Implant Dentistry. He has completed his Advanced Cosmetic Training and Residency at Esthetic Professionals as well as Placement and Restoration of Implants with University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

September 12th, 2013 10:32 pm

Understanding what alcohol addiction is and exactly how it has an effect on you emotionally, physically. Alcoholism (alcohol dependence) and alcohol abuse are two different forms of problem drinking.

• Alcoholism is when you have signs of physical addiction to alcohol and continues to drink, despite problems with physical health, mental health, and social, family, or job responsibilities. Alcohol may control your life and relationships.

• Alcohol abuse is when your drinking leads to problems, but not physical addiction.

There is no known cause of alcohol abuse or alcoholism. For most people, drinking is a social opportunity or an opportunity to relax. If you find that you are drinking alone, it means that you are no longer drinking to have a good time with your friends.

Completely stopping the use of alcohol is the ideal goal of treatment. It is difficult for many people with alcoholism completely stopping and avoiding alcohol. There will be times when it is difficult to avoid drinking for as long as possible.

Withdrawal from alcohol is best done in a controlled, supervised setting. Complications from withdrawal can be life threatening.

Stopping drinking (and going through withdrawal) is just the first step in the process of giving up – it takes time to become dependent on alcohol and time to give up. Attending counseling and/or using other supports are very important to help reduce the likelihood of a relapse back to drinking – they increase the chance of success.

In addition there are a number of medications available that may help.

It is important that the patient has a living situation that supports their need to avoid alcohol. Some programs offer housing options for people with alcoholism or alcohol abuse.
Alcohol recovery is a process—one that often involves setbacks. Don’t give up if you relapse or slip. A drinking relapse doesn’t mean you’re a failure or that you’ll never be able to reach your goal. Each drinking relapse is an opportunity to learn and recommit to sobriety, so you’ll be less likely to relapse in the future.