5 Tips to finding the best oral surgeons in Reseda, California

There are many people who honestly do not like going to the dentist. From small children to grown adults, it seems that dentist appointments are one of those things they like to put off or forget altogether.


Because of this, the teeth deteriorate to the point that the person might need surgery. While it an occurrence that can be avoided, it the situation gets to that point, there’s no other choice but to go to an oral surgeon.


If you will be undergoing such procedures such as wisdom tooth extraction, dental implants or the like, make sure that the oral surgeon you get will really be able to deliver good results. Check out the tips you can follow as you canvass for the oral surgeon whose services you will avail.


  1. Look for one who knows how to communicate – this is important, especially for those who are already afraid of going to the dentist. You want to make sure that your dental health provider will be able to make you feel at ease. Look for one that is willing to explain the procedure to you, and who is always willing to answer any query you might have, whether personally or through phone or SMS.


  1. Check that their credentials are valid – not all dentists can do oral surgery. They have different specialties much like a doctor has. So, do your research and find out the exact specialist that you need for the procedure that you want to undergo. Call the office or check the website to find if they have a dentist with the specialty that you are looking for, so as not to waste time booking an appointment only to find out that they cannot give you the service that you need.
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Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling With These Four Tips

No one likes getting sick, but feeling under the weather is even worse if you’re on vacation. Especially if it means you have to take time out of your trip to visit the doctor and get a prescription.

If you want to enjoy your vacation as much as possible, you have to avoid getting sick in the first place. Here are four tips that will help you do just that.

Reduce Stress as Much as Possible Before, During, and Immediately After Your Trip

Stress is a frustratingly common problem before, during, and immediately after a trip. Unfortunately, prolonged or chronic stress can lower your immune system, making you more susceptible to illness.

Reduce stress by:

  • Not overbooking yourself the day before or after your trip
  • Planning out the logistics of how you’re getting there and how you’re getting home
  • Giving yourself plenty of time to pack
  • Leaving work at home—don’t check email or voicemail while you’re away

Wash Your Hands

Of course you should wash your hands! However, this piece of advice is even more important when you’re on vacation.

While you’re away from home, you will be coming in contact with strange germs and bacteria that your body may not be prepared for, especially if you’re traveling outside the country. Wash your hands many times a day and bring along hand sanitizer for when a sink isn’t available.


4 Tips to dealing with a stuffy nose during the busiest time of the year

Back to school can be an exciting and stressful time of year. There is so much to do and there is no time to deal with feelings of sickness or allergy related symptoms. Whether you are new to having seasonal allergies or you have been dealing with them all of your life, congestion, itchy eyes, and constant sneezing can really be a thorn in the side. There are some things that you can do to help manage the allergy symptoms and we will explore them in this article. Should you find the topic to be of particular interest and you want to read more, look at here.

  • Use a humidifier. A humidifier is a great machine to use if you experience dryness in your room or home. A humidifier turns water into vapor which slowly increases the moisture in the room. Avoiding dry air can be helpful to those with congestion as moist air can help thin mucus and ease the tension you are feeling in your sinuses.
  • Try a decongestant. There are many over the counter medications that can help with allergy relief but a decongestant can also help with the reduction of swelling and help with pain you may feel from not being at your best. Depending on the type of decongestant you need to help with your symptoms, you may not need a doctor’s prescription to get the medication. You will also need to determine if you prefer a nasal spray or the medication in pill form. Knowing this will help you select the brand and type of medication that is best for your personal preferences. Do note that while you may not need a prescription, some of the medication you may be looking for, such as Sudafed, is offered in a local drugstore but you need to ask a pharmacist for it as it is kept behind the counter.
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Sick Just Got Real #SummerTravel #SickJustGotReal #sponsored

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own. It happens . . . it might even be inevitable: when you’re in strange environments traveling with the kids, they come down with a cold or the flu. With all the time, money and energy you’ve poured into planning your family vacation, it seems such a shame to have everything be ruined for everyone. And, of course, nobody wants to see their little ones in pain and under the weather. And so, you’re faced with the fact that Sick just got real.™

The smart thing to do is to plan ahead of time. After all, whether you’re on the highway, camping or in a secluded area devoid of pharmacies, you still want to be able to come to your child’s rescue! Be prepared for a number of contingencies, a variety of potential illnesses.

Depending on how old you are, you may remember squirming and hollering when it came time “to take your medicine”. It tasted awful! It added to the painful experience. Now, there’s Children’s Advil®*, a great solution for kids as young as 2 and up to 11. Children’s Advil® comes in several kid-friendly flavors, including: Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. There’s also Infants’ Advil® White Grape, which provides unsurpassed fever relief (among OTC pain relievers) with a syringe for easy dosing for children 6-23 months. These are the kind of mild, sweet flavors that will make your job easier.

Five Reasons to go Fairtrade

Fairtrade is a form of ethical and sustainable production, ensuring that the producer is given a fair price for what they produce.  This means that the communities that are in areas where the produce is grown, or the product has been developed have money going back into the communities, helping to sustain them, giving them a fair price in return for their hard work.

Fairtrade is not just a badge, or a unique selling point, used by companies to tick a box to demonstrate “we care”, it is a symbol that as a company, they are standing up for workers rights, preventing exploitation. As consumers, this would mean that you are supporting such causes and also making a demonstrable statement to less ethical companies that there is a need to consider pursuing such ambition.

The problem is that Fairtrade products are often more expensive than other brands, not necessarily a difference in quality, but the influence and the boost for us as consumers is that we are doing out bit, it demonstrates to other brands that if you do support Fairtrade then so should we.

Whilst Fairtrade doesn’t necessarily mean better quality there are some product categories that by default end up producing some excellent products, the money that gets invested into these communities helps to create and generate improvements in products.  Whilst on occasion these can cost a little more than some of their counterparts, this is wear a little more spending can give you rewards. Most major high street retailer stock Fair Trade produce now.

MyRxProfile – The App That Everyone Needs

MyRxProfile has the potential to save lives. Studies show that 1.5 million Americans are hurt each year by preventable medicine errors. Many people are unaware that over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics can cause potentially serious adverse effects when used in combination with other common medications. Even commonly used over the counter children’s cold and allergy medications can have an adverse drug reaction when taken with another commonly used medication like Adderall. That is really a scary thought if you have a child who is on a regular medication and gets a cold or a fever and you don’t realize there are potentially lethal results to giving something as simple as Tylenol.

Pharmacist Robert Baker realized there was a problem with people obtaining overall drug information after conducting a lengthy amount of research. As a pharmacist, Robert has had extensive patient interaction for over the last 30 years. This gave him great insight into what patients need to have –useful at hand knowledge of their medications.  Some of the more important issues patients stressed were over the counter (OTC) interactions with their current medications, as well as interactions between their prescription medications. Patients also expressed the need to have an easily accessible list of all of their medications to present to their doctor – so they would know what their patient was taking and to have their own medication information on hand.

Coral “Gummies”, Supplements for the Entire Family

My son takes both vitamins and probiotics every morning. I want to make sure his daily needs are met, and I feel that they help him stay healthy, to stave off illness, and improve his overall well being. we recently had the opportunity to try Coral LLC Gummies—he liked both the flavor and texture right off the bat.

            They are available in two varieties: Organic Hawaiian Red Turmeric Gummies for adults, and Natural Calcium Gummies for kids. We only tried the child version, but he liked them (and I tried them as well, they have a “fruit punch” type flavor, and a heavier or thicker gumminess (yeah, maybe not a “real” word, but accurate) then, for instance, a gummy bear type treat.

No resistance to them. I liked the flavor and texture as well- I can’t see kids giving any issue taking them.  They have different supplements in them then some other vitamins, so check them out to see if they might be what you are looking for in your/your child’s diet(s).


3 Health trends that are troublesome in Australia

Health and wellness is a popular topic no matter where you live in the world. Whether it be fitness, mental or emotional health, or even occupational health, the population in 2017 is spending some time and money on their wellness. This article will highlight some of the most pertinent health trends that are troublesome to Australians in 2017.

  1. Back pain. Many experience back pain and it can be a debilitating and life altering injury. Some suffer from back pain due to sports injuries while others may have experienced turmoil to their spine by simply being in a car accident. Regardless of the reasons as to why, unfortunately back pain troubles many Australians. While back pain can decrease one’s ability to function or perform daily activities, there are ways to get help. Surgery is an option as well as chiropractic care or pain relieving medicines. It is best to get your back looked at by a professional so that you can make a plan to correct the pain. Your health and well-being is worth the effort.


  • Gut health. The Gut Foundation in Australia states that “half the population will complain about digestion issues in a 12 month period.” That is a substantial number and one of the main reasons that gastrointestinal healthcare is of critical importance to most Australians these days. Some of the illnesses that are most common include but are not limited to bowel cancer, ulcers, heartburn, diarrhea, or Crohn’s and colitis diseases. There are ways to reverse these ailments or at least minimize their effects. Eating a healthy and nutritious diet while drinking plenty of water is a great way to help your gut repair itself and help your body function to its fullest potential.
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