Tinnitus can be mildly annoying or can escalate to something that feels so harsh and frequent that it can bring a boat load of distress and frustration into your life disrupting everything. If you’re a musician and don’t take the steps to protect your ears at concerts, while recording, or in any situation where loud instruments (or anything) are blaring, then you will not only acquire the symptoms of tinnitus and eventually permanent ringing in the ears (tinnitus), but you will no longer be able to fully enjoy your craft, your music, or anything else that requires good hearing to fully appreciate.
Tinnitus comes in many forms from debilitating (permanent) to temporary and many levels in each of those. The development of two main types have been given a great deal of attention over the years.
One is Objective tinnitus which is often the result of structural problems in the inner ear, outer ear (ear canal; ears). It is often the result of blood or bone abnormalities in or near the ear. These sounds are not like the tinnitus ringing in the ears that only you hear, but rather that a doctor can actually hear if he/she put her ear next to yours. This tinnitus ringing is actually audible and easy to detect because it’s actually creating a “feedback loop” that emanates from the body itself.
Braces are usually one of the most dreaded experiences of the teenage years but lately, the age range of patients receiving orthodontic treatment has varied widely, with some patients as young as 8 and some as old as 45 getting corrective dental work done. So is there a wrong and right age to get braces? The truth is, when it comes to braces, your child’s age is not the only thing that should be considered.
What Can Braces Do?
Braces are used to guide teeth to their ideal position in the mouth. This does not only help straighten crooked and out-of-place teeth, it also helps correct problems with bite and appearance. Straight teeth also improves dental health since these are easier to clean, thus preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, patients should undergo an orthodontic screening at about 7 or 8 years old — but it depends on the growth of each individual’s teeth. An orthodontist can evaluate whether the patient will require corrective treatment in the future and at what age he or she must be treated. This is the mission of an Orthodontist who is usually available in your area. Early diagnosis is very important for many children so appropriate treatment may be given. This will help preserve teeth, guide newly erupted teeth into place and minimize future problems. Early treatment can also help control the width of the dental arches to ensure symmetry in the areas of the cheeks and jaws.
Big, Bold, and Beautiful: How to Look Hot During Pregnancy
If you think “looking hot during pregnancy” is slightly oxymoronic–save those insufferable summer months when you can’t seem to cool down for the life of you–you’re not alone.
Many a pregnant woman has felt awkward, unattractive, and, well, large. However, simply by learning a few tricks, and with just a little effort, you can look and feel like that hot mama-to-be that you are.
Looking hot during pregnancy starts with learning to take care of you. Although some women treat it as such, pregnancy should not be a license to “let you go,” eat whatever you want, and stop caring what you look like. “But I’m taking my prenatal vitamins and avoiding my daily shot of vodka,” you may protest. And while that’s all well and good, there is so much more involved with self-care during pregnancy.
Only three months in and 2011 is clearly shaping up to be the year of the baby. With Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon anxiously awaiting the arrival of twins, and The Game’s Tia Mowry expecting her first child with husband Cory Hardrict, we’re all on perpetual baby bump watch.
If anyone knows how to maintain their sexy while pregnant, it’s celebrities. Knowing how to work the right outfit, stay in shape and what not to sacrifice are the secrets to feeling and looking your best while pregnant. If you’re joining the circle of moms-to-be, here’s how to keep your sexy over the next few months.
1. DRESS THE PART
Just because you’re carrying a child doesn’t mean you have to completely forgo your style sense. Yes, maternity wear is made especially for this time in your life, but let’s be honest – some pregnancy outfits make expecting moms look frumpy. If there’s a brand that you wear regularly because it flatters your figure and matches your style, stick with it – just opt for a bigger size.