The only real complaints we have about the Black surround the battery. Sure, it has a long life of around a week, but after about two days (four uses) not being charged, you start to notice that it runs slower, and loses some of that great teeth-cleaning efficiency.
Also, if you leave it to run completely flat, it takes forever to charge back up again. It accidentally switched itself on and subsequently ran flat in my CES wash bag (admittedly I wasn’t using the charging case), and it took around three days to charge back up again.
I met this very nice guy on Facebook. We would message each other a lot and we eventually exchanged numbers and started calling each other regularly. He lives in the US and so we talked about either me visiting or him coming to Jamaica. It ended up that he came here. This was about nine months after we first started talking. I picked him up at the airport and believe me, he looked nothing like what he looked like on Facebook. Apparently he only posted pictures of himself when he was much younger and he never smiled in any of those photos. When I met him he was short, and three of his top teeth were gold. Gold teeth? That was the biggest turn off for me. So all the plans we had about what we would do when he came just went right down the drain for me. I refused to be seen in public with a man whose mouth was full of gold teeth. The thought of kissing him was so repulsive I felt like vomiting. I texted my cousin and we made up a story about a family emergency and I apologised profusely for leaving him the same day he came but I wasn’t going to stick around. The worst part though is that I am the reason he came to Jamaica, so I still called him to ask if he was OK and sounded concerned and distressed that I could not be with him. Of course it was just a show.
Julie Knaack of Harrington said she had “a pleasant surprise” when she took her daughters, Isabelle and Anneliese to Albert Street Dental Practice in Taree. The annual dental health check-up is part of their family’s back-to-school routine.
“I had made the appointments to see Dr Nick at the end of October last year,” Julie said. “So it was a pleasant surprise when I learned that I would not have to pay for their check-ups. I thought, ‘Ooooo thank you Mr Government!”
BENDIGO dentist Dr Cathy Pham has entered an agreement with the Dental Board of Australia not to practice dentistry.
The agreement states that Dr Pham will not practice dentistry as a generalist or a prosthodontic specialist, which includes that she will not provide any clinical assessment, preparation of treatment plans, clinical diagnosis or clinical direction to any clinician, until approved to do so by the board.
A change in atmospheric pressure can cause a painful toothache called tooth squeeze. Tooth squeeze results from a small air pocket under a filling or crown or air leakage in a cracked or decayed tooth. With a change in pressure, the air space in the tooth is ‘squeezed.’ Extreme pain is the result. The most common victims are scuba divers and military pilots.
With divers, every 33 feet of depth increases another atmosphere of pressure, so the pressure change is dramatic. If severe tooth pain is noticed on descent, the diver should surface and see his or her dentist. The pain usually eases on return to sea level.
All decisions at all levels of government will be opposed by some, but governments have a responsibility to make decisions for the greater public good. Examples in public health include mandatory seat belts in cars, smoking restrictions, blood alcohol laws, the chlorination of drinking water to prevent water-borne illnesses and the mandatory addition of folic acid, thiamine and iodized salt to all bread products in Australia to prevent spina bifida, nerve damage, goitre and the mental retardation associated with iodine deficiency.
Are these “mass medication” or unethical breaches of liberty? Of course not. Our communities expect governments to make such decisions, and readily accept these and water fluoridation as simple, sensible, and highly effective public health measures.
Water fluoridation can be a difficult political issue. Those working in federal, state, and local governments know well the passion and the fury of the anti-fluoride lobby. The large majority of letters, e-mails and phone calls to elected representatives are opposed to water fluoridation, but most come from other towns and other states, even other countries!
A trip to the dentist’s office was just down the hall for some Baltimore County elementary school students on Thursday.
A traveling lab was set up Thursday in the auditorium at Deep Creek Elementary School. Some students got a dental sealant, a thin plastic coating to help prevent tooth decay.
Parents couldn’t be more pleased with how the program is working out for families.
“I think this is awesome, this program that they do, because there are a lot of people who don’t know about sealants. They don’t know that it helps prevent cavities and that there’s something you have put on,” said Beth Kwiatkowski, a parent.
The study recommends dentists try to encourage their patients to write down questions before their appointment.
For example, the findings suggest that older patients who write down their questions before their office visit raise two or more concerns during the appointment than patients who don’t write down questions.
The study also showed that dentists who gave older patients their undivided attention in the first 60 seconds are perceived as having spent a meaningful amount of time with them.
According to the findings, dentists can also avoid jargon and use simple language, being careful to speak slowly, clearly and loudly, but not be patronizing or condescending.