Daily Archives: November 30, 2018

Dental Careers: Periodontists

If you're thinking about going into dentistry you might consider becoming a periodontist. Many people have never even heard of a periodontist, however, or are unsure of what one does. Basically, a periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the support systems of the teeth: namely, the gums and the periodontium, which is the tissue that surrounds the gums. (Every periodontist is a dentist, but not all scholars are periodontist.) The periodontist is also a specialist in the bones and ligaments in this part of the mouth as well. Basically, if you have something wrong with your gums you go to see a periodontist. He or she can treat gum disease and help patients get rid of gum inflammation. Gum disease and other infections of the bones around the teeth can be devastating to a person's mouth, and can result in the loss of teeth and bone density. In addition, they're just plain painful, and if your gums hurt your nutrition is likely to be affected as you will not feel like eating much.

Many times the only medical professionals qualified to fight such diseases are periodontists. In fact, sometimes regular dentists are unable to even detect some forms of gum disease, let alone treat them, and so patients who feel something might be wrong with their gums must schedule an appointment to see a periodontist to learn what's wrong. Periodontists can also perform cosmetic procedures on people's gums to improve the appearance of their smiles. These procedures usually involve inserting implants into the gums. Periodontists will then meet with the patients who've received implants on a semi-regular basis to perform maintenance work on those implants and make sure nothing's wrong.

It takes a long time to become a periodontist. To become a regular dentist you have to go to college as an undergraduate for four years, and then go to dental school for three years more. To become a periodontist, you need that bachelor's degree and you have to complete the standard three or four years of dental school. And then on top of that a periodonist has to complete three more years of training and education. (These periodontal programs must be accredited by the American Dental Association.) These courses of study will combine education in the anatomy and health of the gums and the supporting structures of teeth with hands-on experience. Many times students at this level will complete intensive internships in the offices of working periodontists so they will get a real feel for all the challenges and procedures that this profession involves. And when a person completes one of these programs, he or she must then take an exam that's administrated by the American Board of Periodontology. If a person does well enough on this test, then the American Board of Periodontology will grant him or her the status of Diplomate, and that person will be ready to start practicing as a registered periodontist. …

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Fish Oil Supplements That Are Crucial To Your Health

After hearing so much about fish oil, you might be wondering what the health benefits of fish oil supplements are. Perhaps, by knowing how this oil benefits the body, you will understand why more and more people are relying on fish supplements to lead a healthier life, and who knows, you might even be persuaded to join the bandwagon yourself like I did.

Oily fish that feed on algae contain great amounts of Omega-3, and these essential fatty acids are the main reasons for the health benefits of fish oil supplements, which include:

* Nourishing the brain. Majority of the brain is made up of fats, and it needs these essential fatty acids to function normally. People who happen to have not enough Omega-3s are more likely to get depressed and anxious; they too are more likely to develop Alzheimer's Disease. Supplementing the diet with these essential fatty acids can sharpen one's memory, too. Omega-3 fatty acids are also necessary in brain development, the reason why pregnant women are often advised to have these essential fats in their daily diet.

* Controlling symptoms of ADHD and ADD. The incidence of childhood disorders, such as ADHD and ADD, seems to be higher in children with insufficient Omega-3s.

* Regulating inflammatory processes. Inflammation can cause pain and abnormal inflammatory processes can increase your risk for developing chronic diseases like cancer. Consuming fish oil with Omega-3 regularly reduces this risk as well as the intensity and severity of the pain.

* Decreasing the bad cholesterol. This is by and large the most popular of the fish oil benefits. Bad cholesterol levels have to be kept at the minimum for you to enjoy life at the fullest. These bad fats can cause the formation of plaque which can harden eventually, causing very unfortunate confences.

* Increasing the good cholesterol. Some anti-cholesterol drugs only bring down the levels of the bad cholesterol, but Omega-3 fatty acids do more than that. Besides regulating bad cholesterol levels, Omega-3 fats increase the good cholesterol at the same time. Now why would you need to increase the good cholesterol? Well, the fact that it is called good cholesterol has to mean a lot. As it is, the good cholesterol helps to clear the walls of the arteries and brings the bad cholesterol out of the body.

In order to fully appreciate the benefits of Omega-3, take it with Vitamin E. Vitamin E is necessary in the processing and metabolism of these essential fatty acids. Not a lot of people are unaware of this, but this fact needs to be emphasized, otherwise the Omega-3s will be of very little value to you.

Like per other all supplements, fish oil does have its fair share of drawbacks, too, and these include:

* Stomach upset

* Abdominal pain

* Diarrhea

* Fishy after taste

The intensity of these reactions may, however, be minimal with the pharmaceutical grade fish supplements. These are the types of supplements that have gone through the process of …