How Braces Improve Your Smile | Shinagawa Dental Blog

Can Braces Improve The Shape Of Your Face?

One dental treatment that has a big effect on a patient’s face is no less than braces.

Yes, braces can do more than just aligning and straightening your teeth.

Since the shape of your mouth, lips and cheek heavily depend on tooth and jaw structure, enhancing their alignment will most certainly have a drastic effect on the face’s overall contour.

Braces have the ability to change the way your teeth and jaw fit together, creating a much better synchronization through the lower half of the face.

Imagine if you have minor issues with the alignment of your teeth, wouldn’t that affect your confidence in terms of your smile? It somehow does, right?

That’s what braces can fix for you.

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In a lot of cases, facial enhancements are positive effects of having your teeth realigned by braces. Many patients who have braces evidently observe that the appearance of their faces was improved.

Our dentists at Shinagawa Orthodontics don’t only focus on making your teeth straight and fixing bad bites, they also have the ability to enhance your smile and facial features.

Book a FREE consultation now to know how braces can have a huge impact on you, call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517.

Process to Aging-Free Skin | Shinagawa Aesthetics Blog

A Guide to the Anti-aging Process for Your Skin in Your 20’s & 30’s

With age brings wisdom, confidence, and maturity, and maturity may come off as a negative to your skin. Maintaining a healthy skin is quite a challenge as those numbers add up. It’s also important that we not just keep spiritually and mentally healthy but our physical too. Encountering skin damage in your early years make a significant difference in the long run. Finding a good skin regiment and starting in an appropriate time is essential in fighting the aging process. Here’s a quick guide on how you can treat your skin at the right age, at the right time.

Acne is not just for teens, our skin also develops acne in the quarter-life stage. If you have suffered acne breakouts in your teenage years, now is the time to get those cleared up and start the anti-aging process. Getting intensive facials that treat acne caused by bacterial growth, stress, and hormonal imbalance.

It normally takes 8-10 years for sun damage to reach the surface of the skin. During your earlier years, collagen and the skin’s ability to regenerate itself is active but it slows down with age. Hence, in your 20’s or 30’s sun damage like freckles and dark spots start to show. Fine lines start to develop in your forehead, the corners or your mouth and crow’s feet in the eye area. These problems make your skin dull and lifeless, why not opt for a Whitening or Anti-aging facial to reveal a luminous and glowing complexion.

Once the treatment for acne and dark spots through intensive cleansing, dermatologists recommend getting a laser skin treatment that rejuvenates the skin, treats acne marks, sun damages and enhances the collagen production that brings back your skin’s youthfulness.

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If you’re still in love with your teenage moisturizers, it’s time to invest in collagen-boosting ones. Products that are high in antioxidants and swear by the use of sunscreen daily. A good SPF 30 will do to prevent further sun damage. Time to get check your options for clinical skincare too. Make sure to consult your dermatologist for the appropriate treatment your skin well deserves.

Get to know more about the best and most advanced aesthetics treatment for your skin, call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 for a FREE CONSULTATION or visit any of our clinics in Makati and Ortigas.

One thing to keep in mind is that the core of anti-aging is prevention. Stay tuned for more age appropriate skin best good-to-know write-ups in the comings weeks.

What Does 20/20 Exactly Mean | Shinagawa LASIK Blog

What Does 20/20 Exactly Mean?

It’s everyone’s dream to have a 20/20 vision but what does it exactly mean?

The measurement of visual acuity is normally measured and stated as 20 along with another number that’s why a 20/20 vision is considered as the normal vision. If the bottom number happens to be larger than 20, then the visual acuity is worse.

For instance, a person with a 20/100 has a worse visual acuity than someone with a 20/40 vision.

Aided by studies and a mathematical formula, it was calculated that an average person should be able to see clearly from 20 feet away. With that, a person that can see 20/20 can see as small as a 0.35-inch letter at 20 feet.

On the other hand, a person that has a 20/100 visual acuity can only recognize a 1.75 inch or larger letter 20 feet away.

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In a nutshell, what a person with a 20/20 vision can see clearly at 20 feet, while a 20/100 seeing person would have to be several times closer than 20 feet away to see the exact same thing.

The charts for visual acuity measurements are all based on these scientific calculations. The first standardized eye chart was invented in 1862 by Herman Snellen, a renowned ophthalmologist. To this day, the exact similar charts are still used to measure vision. Vision charts are projected or digital, using a mirror in simulating a 20-foot long room.

While 20/20 is considered to be a normal or even perfect vision, do you know that there’s actually a vision beyond perfect?

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Yes, that is very much possible. A lot of fortunate people can even see better than 20/20, like 20/16, 20/12 or even 20/10.

If you’re itching to live a life with a 20/20 vision or even better, there’s certainly a way for that. At Shinagawa, countless fortunate patients have had a better vision than 20/20 with some of them even reaching 20/10 following LASIK.

Having safe, painless and tested LASIK at Shinagawa can certainly get the job done for you! Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 to start your journey.

Proper Ways To Brush Your Teeth 1 | Shinagawa Dental Blog

Proper Ways To Brush Your Teeth

You may be washing your teeth three times a day, but do you do it correctly?

It’s important to regularly brush your teeth but you should also know that it is also critical to brush your teeth properly.

Here are the proper ways to brush your teeth:

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  1. Use a Double-Duty Toothpaste – Picking a more effective toothpaste is essential. It is best to use a toothpaste with fluoride as it helps in strengthening your teeth and protecting them from decay and other oral problems.

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  1. Floss, too – Yes, flossing should be a complement of brushing. Many people ignore flossing but this is essential. There are some things inside your mouth that brushing are bound to miss out on and that’s where flossing comes in.

It is sometimes impossible for foods that are caught in between teeth to be removed by a toothbrush. That makes flossing, at least once a day, necessary.

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  1. Prioritize your tongue as well – Your tongue can sometimes be forgotten and that should not be the case. Brushing your tongue should also be a must as that minimizes odor-causing bacteria that may build-up. Along with that, it freshens your breath as well.

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  1. Perfecting the right technique – Applying the right technique also applies in brushing. All three sides of the teeth (inside, outside and the chewing surfaces) should thoroughly be given attention.

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  1. Don’t rush – When it comes to brushing, you have to allot at least two minutes to make sure that you cover everything. There’s no point in brushing if you rush it. Take time and brush the right way.

You can brush the insides of the teeth using an up-and-down motion with gentle strokes for a safer and more effective approach.

Correctly brushing your teeth is a vital habit that can help you ensure healthy teeth, gums and a beautiful smile.

Regularly visiting a dentist is another habit that you should have to maintain and take care of your oral health accordingly.

Our dentists can help you with that. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517.

Hair and Blemish-Free Skin | Shinagawa Aesthetics Blog

This The Season To Be Hair and Blemish-Free Skin

It’s not just the time to be jolly but also the season to have laser treatments done. Here’s why…

Exposure to the sun before or after laser treatment increases the development of unwanted dark spots (hyperpigmentation) or light spots (hypopigmentation), which has long-term side effects.

Here are a few good reasons to consider:

1. Lessen your Sun Exposure — During this time of the year, the days are shorter and the nights longer. The colder temperature makes us want to expose under the sun longer. If your skin is darker than usual or if you just had a recent sun exposure, undergoing laser procedures could potentially increase your burn risk. Therefore you should avoid too much sun exposure, and applying and reapplying sunscreen is highly recommended.
2. Cover Up — Two weeks before and after laser treatment, you have to avoid exposing the treated areas under the sun. This is the perfect time to put on those long sleeves, turtlenecks, jackets and wide-brimmed hats.
3. Be patient, the best outcome takes time — Plan for at least 4-6 sessions over the course 6-7 months. Collagen remodelling and permanent hair reduction takes time, but once it happens, you’ll see a new you!

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Shinagawa offers Ultima Laser Hair Removal, an effective hair removal treatment that targets each follicle to slow down and thin out future hair growth. We are also one of the top aesthetic clinics offering the most advanced RevLite SI that provides skin rejuvenation and toning without downtime.

To know more about the full list of laser treatments, call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 or visit our clinic in Makati and Ortigas.