Tuesday, September 8, 2015
An oral surgeon does more than just remove teeth. Oral surgeons take care of more complex procedures, such as impacted wisdom teeth. DentAbout lists a number of other procedures conducted by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Included in the list are jaw surgery, facial reconstruction, and correcting oral birth defects. An oral surgeon can also provide treatment for birth defects, such as cleft lip and cleft palate. Why Cleft Lip/Palate Should be Corrected Correcting cleft lip/palate is less about cosmetics and more about functionality. It’s easy to see that these are anatomical defects and thus, creates many different complications that can make a child’s life difficult: Difficulty in Feeding. This is more pronounced in the case of cleft palate. The roof of the mouth is incomplete, making feeding difficult. During infancy, breastfeeding becomes a challenge as the baby can’t suck properly. Liquids may pass through the opening and into the nostrils.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Humans naturally lose hair every day – it’s just a part of a normal hair growth cycle. A few strands falling are not a cause of worry since new hair will grow to replace them. If the loss is more than just a few strands and new growth doesn’t seem to be keeping up, however, it might be a case of male or female pattern hair loss (MPHL or FPHL), a.k.a. Androgenetic alopecia. Causes Androgenetic alopecia, as the name implies, is rooted in genetics particularly those affecting the sex hormone androgen. The hormone is responsible for different functions, including the regulation of hair growth. In the case of MPHL, problems with the hormone cause hair follicles to shrink, resulting in shorter and finer strands, until hair eventually stops growing.
Friday, September 4, 2015
As if the emotional toil isn’t enough, now life stress is stripping you off your mane, too. Perhaps they are coming off in clumps after you brush. You see lots of them on your pillow and on the shower floor too. This massive shedding has been going on for weeks now and you’re grief-stricken by the thought of going bald for life. But have you ever looked into how exactly this process occurs? Under severe stress, the body reserves its nutrients for use of the more vital organs. Hair is not as essential, so deprived of the necessary ‘supplies’, the hair follicles cease production. As soon as the body stops supporting the hair follicles, the strand now enters into an early resting state (telogen phase). At any given time, about 85% of the hair is in the growth stage.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Teeth loss or edentulation is among the most prevalent dental problems faced by adult Philadelphians. Just because the condition is common, however, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s alright to disregard. It’s not a cosmetic concern one may simply choose to shrug off; permanently lost teeth, in significant numbers, is a matter worth taking seriously as it affects an individual’s overall health. Chewing is one of the most important functions of the mouth, and is often compromised due to discomfort from lost teeth. Less chewing means reduced secretions of the saliva, an enzyme essential in regulating bacterial presence in the mouth. With less amount of ‘cleansing’ agents around, bacteria can easily build up as plaque on the tooth enamel. In sufficient quantity, plaque can reach down below the gum line and destroy the gums from within over time, particularly with improper or inadequate oral hygiene.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
If you’ve scheduled yourself for some wisdom teeth extraction through a Philadelphia dentist, it’s very important that you know what to expect both during and after the procedure. Read on to be better prepared for the big day. Getting To The Site – It is highly recommended that you have someone drive you to and back from the procedure, since you’ll probably be groggy and a bit disoriented depending on the anesthesia used. Driving yourself after a procedure might only end in an accident, plus it’s always more reassuring if you have a friend or family nearby.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
"When people hear the word balding or receding hairline, the first thing that comes to mind is probably an old man with male pattern baldness. Hair loss, however, is not a problem that comes exclusively with age. The New York Post reports that even teens are suffering from hair loss, and are turning to hair transplant surgery to overcome their problem. Early hair thinning is actually not that uncommon and can be caused by a wide variety of reasons. Social media, though, highlights the issue. With the popularity of “selfies,” many people feel the need to document and post their daily activities. This becomes problematic for teenagers who are suffering from hair loss, as they are sometimes teased and bullied about their thin hair or high hairline, which becomes obvious in pictures. As a result, they lose their confidence and withdraw from social networks or limit their interaction in it. "
Friday, July 17, 2015
Many of you who have survived the eighties may recall the harrowing accident that befell the late Michael Jackson during a Pepsi commercial shoot in 1984 when his hair caught on fire. The incident is similar to the case of a Washington boy whose scalp was partly burned in a lawnmower accident. In both cases, the two eventually underwent a hair restoration operation. Whether your hair loss was the result of age, heredity, stress, medical-related issues, or an accident, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Hair surgery and transplant professionals from Bala Cynywyd like Dr. Anthony Farole, can come to your aid.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Beyond rough horseplay and sporting injuries, even chewing rather absent-mindedly can damage your teeth irreparably. Chewing on hard, solid pieces of food, like candy, or biting into the hard seeds of a guava, can chip or crack your tooth. If you ignore the damage and continue to use that part of the tooth to bite down on food, or especially on hard fragments like meat bones, it can cause the crown of your tooth to cave in without warning. Tooth damage that comes to that point may be ripe for dental implants, installed through your preferred Bala Cynywyd dental practitioner, such as Dr. Anthony Farole, DMD.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Many adults and young adults are familiar with wisdom teeth. They are the third set of molars that grow at the back of the mouth, usually around the ages of 17 to 25. Many adults prefer to have them removed, although in some cases it really isn’t needed. There are, however, many reasons to have them removed through specialists who perform wisdom teeth extraction in Bala Cynwyd. Here are a few of them: • They can be trapped in your gums or jawbone, which causes pain. Most of the time, wisdom teeth don’t grow the right way. Some of them are crooked, sometimes they only grow partially, and sometimes they don’t emerge at all. When the wisdom teeth’s growth is irregular it can remain trapped in the gum area, causing pain and even pushing at the adjacent teeth and damaging them.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Call it vanity, but it is undeniable that keeping a good appearance and looking younger are almost a need for many people. To look young is also to look healthy, and this is why these people purchase products and go through procedures that will ensure they keep looking great. The social pressure to always look good used to be largely the domain of women, but now it applies to men as well. These days, there’s a proliferation of grooming products and services especially intended for men. It is no longer uncommon for men to visit facial care spas, or get a liposuction to get rid of bulging stomachs. Fortunately, in Bela Cynward, there are practitioners like Dr. Anthony Farole, D.M.D., who offer a wide range of oral and maxillofacial services, along with other procedures like hair transplant surgery in Philadelphia, which can help anyone retain his or her youthful looks.
Friday, July 3, 2015
Hair loss gradually becomes more of a problem as men age, particularly those afflicted with male pattern baldness. While the condition may seem common enough, it remains a very real concern for affected men, leaving many of them depressed, frustrated, and socially withdrawn, with their self-confidence seriously depleted. Fortunately, locals can find ways to address male pattern baldness, including surgical hair restoration by Bala Cynwyd practitioners, such as Dr. Anthony Farole, DMD. Male Pattern Baldness Also known as androgenic alopecia, male pattern baldness starts with the conversion of some testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, which could cause the miniaturization of hair follicles until they can no longer produce fully-grown hair. It starts with the thinning of hair on the temples and mid-upper scalp, gradually spreading to the top of the scalp, leaving hair only on both sides, or none at all.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
There will be times in your life when you’ll be forced to make some hard decisions about your teeth, especially when one or a couple are lost. One of these decisions may be whether to have dental implants installed or not, and an article on Dentalimplants.com underlines the seriousness of doing so. Some studies show that when a tooth is lost, the body is forced to close the gap it leaves behind, leading to a reduction in alveolar bone since it has one less tooth to support. The loss of teeth, over time, will also result in the mouth having a more sunken appearance as the jawbone mass shrinks, which can be evident among elderly patients. When the thought of even losing one permanent tooth weighs on you too hard, weigh your options with a person proficient at installing dental implants in Bala Cynwyd like Dr. Anthony Farole, DMD.
Monday, May 11, 2015
If you’ve seen babies or young children with a curious split or gap in their lips, or if your own child has this gap on either his lips or palate, then you’re familiar with the condition known as cleft lip or palate. Occurring in one in every 1,000 births, clefts are malformations in the face and the mouth which not only increases the baby’s risks of dental and oral problems, but can also affect their speech and their self-esteem if not fixed by a Philadelphia oral surgeon. How Cleft Lip and Palate Happens Cleft lip or palate is named the fourth most common birth defect among babies in the U.S., and is often seen on children of Asian, Latino or Native American descent. Often, a child can have a cleft lip without a cleft palate or vice versa (or both). Cleft lips are often seen among boys, with or without a cleft palate, but twice as many girls can have a cleft palate without a cleft lip.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Ageing is a sure thing, and for some people, hair loss may happen at any point during that time. Those who are experiencing hair loss are, therefore, looking for ways to bring back life to their hair. One of the more permanent ways to do that is by undergoing hair transplant. With the Follicular Unit Transfer Hair Restoration or Micrografting, the latest technology in hair transplant, your scalp will be given new life by being transplanted with individual hair follicles, yielding natural results that are virtually undetectable. Before you undergo a hair transplant surgery in Philadelphia, it would be good to forewarn you about the myths and misconceptions that have been circulating about hair loss, so you’d be more aware of the circumstances surrounding hair transplants as well.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Over 50 million Americans suffer from hair loss. Anyone, regardless of gender and ethnicity, can develop this condition. While more common in men than in women, the latter comprise nearly 38 percent of those who suffer from hair loss. It can greatly affect one’s self-esteem and emotional well-being, but the impact is greater on women as on men. Causes of Hair Loss If you consult the experts in Bala Cnywyd like Dr. Anthony Farole, D.M.D. about your hair loss, one of the first things you will be asked is if there is a history of baldness in your family. Often, the condition is hereditary, but if genes are not the cause, then the baldness may be the result of a hormonal change, a medical condition, or the use of certain medications. In women, pregnancy and childbirth, as well as menopause, trigger hormonal changes, which could lead to hair loss.
Friday, May 8, 2015
People fear loss of one to several teeth because of its unpleasant effect on their appearance. Younger people can become a subject of taunts, but as they age, such a dental imperfection is rarely given a second glance. Nevertheless, there is a more important reason why an individual should maintain good dental and oral health. Several studies have shown a link between edentulism and memory impairment that signifies the onset of dementia. According to a LiveScience.com article, studies done on rats whose teeth were removed showed that teeth loss can result to problems in their spatial memory. They performed poorly in a maze test compared to rats whose teeth weren’t removed. The edentulous rats showed higher neuronal loss too and more damage to the hippocampus, a part of the brain with a role in memory formation.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
However, implants are not needed after wisdom teeth extraction in Bala Cynwyd and elsewhere. Wisdom teeth are extra teeth that, when extracted, do not need any replacement. They are situated at the back of the mouth and are the last molars to break out.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Wisdom teeth are surgically removed because they have a tendency to be impacted, which may then lead to pain, cysts and gum disease. Despite common misconceptions, removing these molars is not always necessary, and an oral surgeon in Philadelphia could recommend preventive measures instead. These molars, however, tend to grow at an angle that would cause them to push up against other teeth in the future, thus, they are often removed at an early age before the bones in the person’s mouth hardens.