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Causes of Gapped Teeth

Nobody wants gapped teeth for obvious reasons.

Appearance wise, having gapped teeth usually prevents one from fully flashing a smile as it is not too pleasing to look at. Your gapped smile is most likely causing you severe oral health issues and also, severe self-consciousness.

Even if we, of course, don’t prefer having gapped teeth, also called diastema in dental terms, by any means, many people come by this trait naturally.

Still, there are some circumstances and habits that help cause gapped teeth over the course of time.

Here are some of them:

  1. Extra Tissue – There can be extra gum tissue, specifically oversized, that extends way too far. That ultimately gets between front teeth, causing gapped teeth. In this case, an oversized gum tissue, the labial frenum, tend to block the natural closing of the space instead of just serving its purpose of connecting the upper lip and the gums.
  2. Missing Teeth – This is one of the most obvious reasons for having gapped teeth. If teeth happen to be missing or undersized, space can be developed in between.
  3. Mismatching – In instances wherein the size of the teeth and the jaw bone don’t add up accordingly, this can cause extra space between your teeth. In such case, teeth are too small for the jaw bone.
  4. Tongue Thrusting – Some people happen to have incorrect swallowing reflex. Normally, the tongue presses against the roof of the mouth but in this case, the tongue presses against the front teeth. Over the course of time, this can eventually push the teeth forward, causing spaces to develop in between.
  5. Periodontal Disease – When one has a gum disease, the bone supporting the teeth gradually deteriorates and that causes teeth to become loose, resulting in gaps between the front teeth. Moreover. Periodontal Disease can lead to eventual tooth loss and this should be more of a concern that gapped teeth.

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Whatever the cause of gapped teeth may be, it is important to determine it to be able to project an appropriate treatment. Naturally caused gapped teeth should be expected to remain unless it is given proper cosmetic treatment. On the other hand, a diastema due to a bad habit and/or improper functioning of the teeth and jaw can most likely cause discomfort and sometimes, pain.

Should you happen to have gapped teeth, it’s probably time to fix that. It’s time to make a change for a more beautiful looking you.

There are many effective cosmetic dentistry options for fixing gapped teeth.

Know what they are and what fits your gapped teeth best, call our Patient Care Lines (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 to book a FREE dental consultation.

Beauty Facts And Secrets For Your Dry And Aging Skin

Beauty Facts And Secrets For Your Dry And Aging Skin

For sure you’ve heard about countless tips on how to prevent and fight off dry skin. Still, we bet you might not fully understand yet what having a dry skin means for you.

That’s why we’d to let you in on some beauty facts and secrets that you might want to take notice of.

Do you know that dry skin is likewise linked to premature skin aging? You heard that right.

Given that several intrinsic and extrinsic factors come into play when it comes to your skin, younger people are likewise not spared from dry skin.

Insufficient production of sebum can contribute to triggering and developing dry skin. While that may be a factor, a more complex dysfunction of the topmost layer of the skin is likely to be the main cause.

Having dry skin is natural as is affects people of all ages, especially to those over the age of 60 where it is normally found.

Once the outmost layer of the skin dries out, a loss of pliability occurs and that eventually creates small cracks on the surface. In appearance, the skin surface will look rough, scaly and dull.

Abundant stretch marks and crusting are often experienced in some advanced cases. These symptoms are likewise associated with stinging and itching, which are never good for the skin.

For mild skin dryness, there’s always a good chance that it may immediately clear up after a few days of treatment. However, severe cases normally require a prolonged treatment and/or therapy.

Whatever the situation and severity may be, constant use of rejuvenators, occlusive, emollients or humectants are necessary to minimize relapse. This is exactly where required oils, creams, and other skin care products come into play for you.

Make sure to have products which present an impressive formulation. A dermatologist will help you in terms of what skin care products can fit you and your condition perfectly.

With all these, you should know to realize just how important it is to fight off dry skin. Failure to immediately act and seek treatment for dry skin will only worsen the problem.

That’s why it’s very important to not take your dry skin for granted. Shinagawa Aesthetics can take care of that for you, contact our Patient Care Lines (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 for a FREE consultation.

Are You A Runner With Poor Vision? It Might Be Time For LASIK 1

Are You A Runner With Poor Vision? It Might Be Time For LASIK

Is running your passion but you’re having trouble because of your poor eyesight?

It’s probably time to sharpen your running game by sharpening your vision.

In running, whatever condition there may be, having a sharp vision with fewer distractions is certainly a luxury.

One of the biggest thrills that are attached to running is having to explore the beauty of the world as you go by the miles on the way to the finish line. But how can you have the best run and see the best the world has to offer when you don’t have a bright eyesight?

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It’s tough to run with either glasses or contact lens as they tend to bother you naturally but on the other hand, going on without them will be even harder. There’s a chance you might overlook curbs or trip due to your limited vision.

While glasses give you the hassle, contact lens, on the other hand, irritate and dry your eyes every time you run outdoors.

For someone who has a very high description and is very active, ending up on your hands and knees should be a big no-no. You certainly would want no part of any injury!

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Given all these reasons, maybe it’s probably time for you to seriously consider having LASIK to improve your running, more importantly, your vision for your long run, for the long run.

Keep running but stop running away from the best solution for your poor eyesight.

Maybe it’s time for you to explore LASIK for more mileage ahead. Let us help you with your running, contact our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517.

Trusting Shinagawa: Cynthia Carrion Bids Cataract Goodbye

Many would agree that trust is indeed a big word.

When it comes to the most important decisions in life, trust normally comes into play. The same can be said when it comes to health.

For a pro-active woman who lives her life to the fullest, Cynthia Lagdameo Carrion, 71, just could not afford to have a poor eyesight for long, given everything on her daily plate.

Cynthia Lagdameo with Dr. Jaime Dinglasan at Shinagawa-Makati


That’s why when cataract started to become a burden for a busy woman like Cynthia, she turned to Shinagawa and to her well-trusted eye expert, Dr. Jaime Dinglasan for her surgery.

Thankfully for the President of the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines, Executive Board of the Philippine Olympics Committee, Vice President (SEA ZONE) of Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU), Executive Member of FIG Women in Gymnastics Commission, Council Member of Council Member of Southeast Asian Games Federation, Managing Director of Advantage Sports & Leisure (ASL Co.) and CEO of Corregidor Foundation, that was the perfect answer.

“There are reasons why I have complete trust in Shinagawa and Dr. Jaime Dinglasan to take care of my eyes and vision,” shared Cynthia, before going on to cite why she trusted Shinagawa in the first place.

Before plunging into her cataract removal surgery at Shinagawa, Cynthia is already aware of the reasons why Shinagawa earned her trust in the first place.

Cynthia Lagdameo's Pre-Eye Screening before Cataract Surgery at Shinagawa PH

“First, they (Shinagawa) have the best and most modern technology for completing eye examinations and procedures. Secondly, they have shown their medical integrity by not undertaking procedures on recommended individuals as surgery was not appropriate. They are not just there to make money, but are there to provide a medical service with integrity. Thirdly, they are fully professional in their application and have a success record.”

This isn’t actually the first time that Cynthia had entrusted her eyes and vision to Dr. Dinglasan and Shinagawa. That’s why she knew what to expect.

“I already have had several eye surgical procedures with Dr. Dinglasan – LASIK and now, Cataract surgery. I will only be an endorser for products or services I have known from personal experience. I, therefore, have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Dinglasan and the Shinagawa Clinic,” happily expressed Cynthia.

Cynthia Lagdameo's Eye Check-Up

A health enthusiast, Cynthia has spent her life promoting sports, fitness, health, and wellness not only in the Philippines but throughout the world as well. She is a staunch advocate and a key mover in the Philippine Sports community.

Cynthia is also a top-notch government official who have served several agencies since 2001 all the way to present aside from being an advocate in promoting the welfare of marginalized sector, especially those of women and children through her active involvement and dedication.

For the safest and most efficient Cataract Surgery, you can certainly put your trust in Shinagawa. To start your own journey back to a brighter vision, reach us through our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517