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Oral Surgeon: More than Wisdom Tooth Removal

Oral Surgeon: More than Wisdom Tooth Removal

by Stephanie Meadows
By the age of eighteen, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function, playing an integral role in chewing, digestion, and speech. For instance, the teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine and bicuspid) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller pieces. The back teeth, or molars, are used to grind food up into a consistency suitable for swallowing. In actuality, the average mouth is made to hold only 28 teeth. It can be painful when 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that holds only 28 teeth, often depending on the size and shape of an individuals jaw.

Hair Transplant for Women: Menopausal Side Effects

Hair Transplant for Women: Menopausal Side Effects

by Shearly (SU)
For many women, our hair is something we control; we cut it, style it and choose how to wear it. It is an expression of ourselves, our personality, femininity, sexuality, and individual sense of style. Hair loss is a condition traditionally associated with men. However, many women experience it as well, particularly during times of hormonal imbalance, such as menopause.

What Causes a Cleft Palate?

What Causes a Cleft Palate?

by Shearly (SU)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have estimated that in the United States, around 2,650 infants are born with a cleft palate every year, while 4,440 babies are born with a cleft lip, either with or without a cleft palate. A cleft is one of the most common types of birth defects in the United States, and is also common around the world. Among some 15 types of clefts that affect the mouth and face, known as orofacial clefting, cleft lip and cleft palate account for between 50 percent and 80 percent of deformities experienced by infants, depending on the type.

Preparing for a Mommy Makeover

Preparing for a Mommy Makeover

by Stephanie Meadows
A mommy makeover is any combination of cosmetic procedures that restore your before-pregnancy appearance, typically focusing on the breasts and abdomen. A typical makeover might include a tummy tuck, a breast procedure such as an augmentation, lift or reduction and liposuction of the legs, arms or trunk. The term “mommy makeover” may be new, but the procedures involved have a long, successful, and safe track record.