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.