Posts made in December, 2015

Successfully Living With Macular Degeneration

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Blog, Health & Medical

If you have recently been diagnosed with macular degeneration, then it is important for you to understand that there are many things you can do to improve your day-to-day life. While living with decreased sight comes with many challenges, you can successfully overcome many of them using the following suggestions: Use Technology Glasses with Your Electronics Reading glasses or bifocals are nice for reading books and newspapers because they are designed for use at the distance that most people hold their reading materials away from their face. Since computers and other technology products are generally used at a farther distance away, you should ask your eye doctor for a prescription for a pair of specialized technology glasses that you can use with your PC, laptop, or, tablet. Technology glasses will reduce the strain on your eyes caused by looking at electronic screens for extended periods of time. Opting for coating the lenses of your technology glasses with an anti-glare coating will help you see the back-lit screens better as well. Use the Right Technology Settings All electronic products on the market today include specialized settings within their software for those people who are living with vision or hearing losses. If you have a hard time reading the small print on...

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3 Ways To Straighten Your Teeth Without Everyone Noticing

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Blog, Health & Medical

Having straight teeth can make your smile appear more attractive. However, not everyone is born with perfectly aligned teeth. If your teeth are crooked, there are multiple alignment options that can help. Still, you may want to straighten your teeth discreetly. Here are three ways to straighten your teeth without everyone noticing: Lingual Braces With lingual braces, the brackets are applied to the side of your teeth that lies next to your tongue. The braces are still made of metal. However, they are not visible when you speak or eat. Since the lingual braces are not attached to the surface of your teeth that lies next to your lips, these braces may also be a better alternative for people who play sports or blow a wind instrument. The cost of lingual braces is generally less than $10,000, and as with other braces, your orthodontist may offer an affordable payment plan. Invisalign Invisalign straightens your teeth using plastic aligning trays. The trays, which are clear, are difficult to discern on your teeth. In addition, they are removable, so you can take them out to clean or eat. However, to straighten your teeth in a timely manner, it is best to wear your Invisalign aligners at least 20 to 22 hours...

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