Shinagawa Dental Blog: Who Gets Cavities?

Who Gets Cavities?

Some people think and believe that only children are prone to getting cavities, also known as tooth decay. They are actually wrong.

Anyone with teeth can actually get cavities.

As you continue to age, changes in your mouth and teeth make cavities an adult problem as well. As you get older with time, your gums naturally pull away from your teeth. That can happen due to gum disease.

With that, the roots of your teeth get exposed to plaque. Plaque has the ability of clinging into your teeth. The acids in plaque then dissolve the enamel to create cavities.

Toothache Caused by Cavities | Shinagawa Orthodontics

Admit it or not, you most likely eat tons of high-carbohydrates and sugary foods. Unfortunately, that will more likely cause you to get cavities. That’s because bacteria in the mouth tend to thrive more on sugary and scratchy foods, producing more acids.

Some people are more prone to cavities than others. The reason for this is that some people tend to have more sugar intake than others, making themselves more vulnerable to cavities.

This means that as long as you constantly consume sugar, you’ll continue to leave yourself susceptible to cavities. However, if cut off on that sugar intake, you’ll very likely cut off on the cavities as well.

It really is hard to stave off sugar but if you know what’s good for your teeth, it’s probably time to contain your intake.

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You can guard your teeth and prevent cavities by brushing at least twice a day with a reliable fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and of course, regularly visiting a dentist to ensure your oral wellness is well monitored and taken care of.

It is important to treat cavities right away as they may cause you more damage down the line.

If cavities are not treated accordingly in a timely manner, they are likely to get larger, forcing them to affect deeper layers of your teeth. That can lead to a severe toothache, infection and worse, tooth loss.

A dentist can help prevent and treat cavities with fluoride treatments and can find them by taking X-rays of your teeth. Have a consultation for FREE. Just call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 to book an appointment.

Shinagawa Participates In Resorts World’s Run With Me Charity Race

Shinagawa Participates In Resorts World’s Run With Me Charity Race

Continuing to venture on various lifestyle activities and events, Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics carried on with its advocacies by participating in Resorts World Manila’s Run With Me Charity Race 2018.

The run and its preceding activities were held last Aug. 23-26 at the Newport Mall Atrium Plaza in Resorts World Manila, Pasay City.

Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics at Resorts World Manila

Aug. 23-25 served as the claiming of race kits for the racers as well as giving them the chance to explore what Shinagawa can offer them while Aug. 26 was the race day.

With several days of participation, Shinagawa was able to present its medical competencies in eye services, aesthetics and orthodontics to all the interested guests and onlookers in the event premises.

Run With Me Event | Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics

Not only was Shinagawa a participant in the spectacle, but it also serves as one of the primary sponsors.

In line with that, Shinagawa was granted exposure in the race’s photo wall, arc and stage banners.

It was another chance for Shinagawa to widen its scope and reach out to more people who can enhance their lives with the help of various treatments.

Consultants of Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics at Resorts World

Shinagawa was represented in the event by Marketing & Events Supervisor DJ Guinto, LASIK Consultant Ian Mendoza, Cataract Supervisor Karen Capuno and Cataract Consultants Love Cortez and Monica Gob.

Shinagawa Aesthetics Blog Post: Simple Tips In Aging Gracefully (1)

Simple Tips In Aging Gracefully

We all grow older. It’s inevitable for us to have changes and signs of aging as our life mileage continues to go.

Still, that does not mean that you cannot age gracefully. Aging is inescapable but you can surely fight it and its signs off by taking good care of yourself and your skin, for that matter.

A healthy lifestyle is certainly the biggest key in terms of living and staying young, both by looks and by heart. Maintaining a happy life, healthy diet and habits and having a good and effective skin care routine is another way to help you stay radiant and young regardless of your advancing age.

In line with that, here are some simple tips you can observe to maintain a smooth and tight skin to keep your fountain of youth running:

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  1. Constantly Moisturize – As you age and grow older, it becomes more essential for you to properly keep your skin hydrated. As the years pile up, our skin naturally becomes much drier. Hence, it is that important for you to regularly moisturize your skin to fight off dryness.

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  1. Avoid Habitual Rubbing Of Your Face – It might seem that it’s normal to touch your face every now and then but little did you know that that habit can cause irritation. Improper rubbing and touching of your face, especially when your hands are dirty, can cause sagging skin and wrinkles. You should start refraining from touching your face, if unnecessary, tugging your skin when putting facial products, as well as rubbing your eyes, the most sensitive part of your face. That way, you help avoid certain damages.

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  1. Weekly Exfoliate – Aside from being drier, your skin cells tend to regenerate slower as you age. Shedding dead skin cells is significantly slower opposed to when you were much younger. You can counter that by exfoliating at least twice a week with either a chemical or physical exfoliant. This will considerably help keep your skin healthy, bright, smooth, and younger-looking for your own good and glow!

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  1. Comprehensively Take Off Your Make-Up – When removing your makeup, you have to make it a point that you don’t leave anything behind as that will certainly affect your skin and face. Forgetting to remove your make-up, or not removing it completely, at night before going to sleep has its own consequences.

That can be a cause of damaged skin, face and aging.

A simple wipe or washing of your face is most often not enough to completely remove your makeup. A use of micellar water and a reliable facial cleanser are required to be able to effectively remove make-up. That way, it will be easier for you to make sure that there will be no residue left on your pores.

Aside from this, of course, it is important for you to have your regular facials and visits to a dermatologist to make sure your skin is getting the appropriate monitoring and treatment that it deserves.

Shinagawa Aesthetics is here to help you do the rest of the caring for your skin.

To know what treatments are best for your skin, our dermatologists are ready to give you a FREE consultation. Just contact our Patient Care Lines (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 for an appointment.

Can Astigmatism Be Treated By LASIK?

Can Astigmatism Be Treated By LASIK?

There’s one common question among people who have astigmatism.

Most of them wonder, can astigmatism be treated by LASIK?

Of course, all of them would want their astigmatism to be treated and since LASIK is a popular vision-correction procedure, these people are curious if that can get the job done for them as well.

For most cases, the straight on answer is yes. LASIK can treat and correct mild to moderate astigmatism as well.

If you happen to have astigmatism, your cornea is most likely shaped like a football, or oblong. The normal shape of a cornea should be round. With that, the light bends unevenly as it penetrates and enters your eye, eventually causing blurriness in terms of your vision.

The more that your cornea gets out of shape, the worse your vision is likely to be.

Shinagawa LASIK Blog: Can Astigmatism Be Treated By LASIK?

So where exactly does LASIK come in and how can it help treat astigmatism?

Through the use of a highly-focused laser, LASIK has the ability to reshape your cornea to its supposed ideal shape. After LASIK, your cornea will be reshaped, enabling the light to enter your eye without being distorted, improving your vision significantly in the process.

More or less, LASIK only takes around 10 minutes for both eyes and in that duration, your cornea will be reshaped, treating your astigmatism, accordingly.

Based on results and studies, most LASIK patients who have mild or moderate astigmatism were delivered a 20/20 or even better vision shortly after the procedure.

So for those people with astigmatism, LASIK can be a perfect treatment for them.

Having a screening for LASIK to see if you can be an eligible candidate for the procedure is the first step to your journey to a perfect vision.

Want to correct your astigmatism and achieve a perfect vision? See if LASIK might be for you. Contact our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517.