The Dangers Of Teeth Grinding | Shinagawa Dental Blog

The Dangers Of Teeth Grinding

Some people likely grind and clench their teeth unconsciously during sleep from time to time.

If you’re one of them, then you should be aware that it is not one of the healthiest practices.

Teeth Grinding, also called Bruxism, is a condition in which you clench or gnash your teeth unconsciously mostly while you’re asleep, and sometimes even when you’re awake.

It is often related to stress or anxiety. Despite that, it often occurs when you sleep and is most likely caused by either an abnormal bite or a missing or crooked tooth. Since grinding happens more often during sleep, more people are unaware that they grind their teeth.

Normally, occasional Teeth Grinding does not cause harm. However, when it occurs on a regular basis, your teeth can eventually be damaged and other oral health problems can arise from that.

Teeth Grinding can create numerous problems such as:

  • Local Muscular Pain
  • Gum Recession
  • Loss of Tooth Structure
  • Headaches
  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Shortening of Teeth
  • Broken and Cracked Teeth
  • Damage to the Bone Structure of the Jaw Joint with Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ Syndrome)
  • Facial Changes

If you’re experiencing Bruxism and you’re aware of it, it’s probably time to have your teeth and oral health checked by a dentist.

That way, you will know what the cause is and how it can be remedied.

Our dentists at Shinagawa are more than ready to take a look at your condition. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 to book a FREE consultation.

A Guide to the Anti-aging Process for Your Skin in Your 40's and Above | Shinagawa Aesthetics Blog

A Guide to the Anti-aging Process for Your Skin in Your 40’s & Above

Taking where we left off from our previous blog in the helping with your journey in the aging process, here’s our guide for our readers for 40’s and beyond.

It is possible for any age to have vibrant skin with proper care. Aging is a process that elicits mixed emotions. A few signs may appear slowly while others may demand attention. Most parts, early action with topical treatments is the first line of an all-natural defense.

Most of the aging is influenced by genetics, sun exposure and what you do (or do not) to take care of your skin. Appropriate skin care regimens and action are needed especially in your 40’s and above. Here are some noticeable signs once you step in this zone of aging:

  • Darker pigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Pore size
  • Decreased skin elasticity
  • Pronounced fine lines
  • Overall thinning of the muscles and fats of the face

The appearance starts to be noticed in your late 30’s to your early 40’s. This is where the natural life cycle of skin begins to slow down, meaning the appearance of discoloration, wrinkles, sagging and reduction of collagen production takes place. For women, hormonal changes may also play a big role in the aging process that may trigger adult acne much like during your teenage breakouts.

Time to say good-bye to the “wash-n-go” regimen you have. If you’re not used to using any anti-aging skin care products, now is the right time

In your 40’s, dermatologists may recommend the use of Retinoids like tretinoin that used to stimulate collagen. This prevents and treats existing wrinkles and combat acne in case your body decides to act up like way back when you were a teenager. One caveat with retinoids, though: They lead to photosensitivity or sun allergy. With this, it is highly advised the religious daily use of high-SPF, full-spectrum sunscreen (minimum SPF 50) is a must. If this is dampening your interest due to the photosensitivity, topical vitamin C is a great alternative. It also helps and promote collagen growth, wrinkle-fighting and even cleans up the damage caused by UV rays. It also tackled hyperpigmentation, including acne scars and sunspots.

How to Take Care of Your Skin During Your 40's | Shinagawa Aesthetics Blog

Surpassing 40’s means getting to your 50’s. One thing comes to mind when this age hits – menopause. This may amplify the signs for women. Change in the estrogen levels resulting in drier skin. Loss of collagen can lead to sagging skin especially along the jaw and eye area. Years of sun exposure will also re-emerge as rough skin texture and sunspots. Stepping up your moisturizing game plus the use of vitamins c or retinoids will help smoothen and soften rough, dry skin. For more clinical procedures, Fractional CO2 Laser is being recommended. This treats acne scarring and pigmentation, also a great help in diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. Renews the skin’s surface for a refreshed and youthful glow.

Maintaining Your Skin's Beauty in Your 40's | Shinagawa Aesthetics Blog

When 60’s hit, one of the most noticeable development is thinning skin. Topical treatments can continue to fight those fine lines and hyperpigmentation. It can also work on towards improving firmness and texture. Fillers are introduced for better treatment that combats moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. You may also opt to go for treatments that boost collagen production that lifts and tightens skin.

One of the primary culprits of skin aging is due to sun damage. The hard part is there’s a delay between when sun exposure occurred and when its effects manifest. Better start preventing this and start at an early period and as soon as you can. New technology had brought a wealth of minimally invasive procedures to fight signs of skins aging with the help of topical treatments.

Ways to Anti-Age Your Skin | Shinagawa Aesthetics Blog

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.

Chef Ronnie De Guzman for LASIK | Shinagawa LASIK Feature Story

Brighter Vision, Better Dishes: Chef Ronnie’s Bid For Clarity

Being a renowned chef is no easy task, especially if one has blurry eyesight.

Chef Ronnie De Guzman, a popular chef amongst local celebrities, was looking to enhance his eyesight for quite some time already. That’s because he knows how essential a good eyesight if for his craft.

“Getting LASIK has always been on my list for me to improve my vision. Being a chef, I know that a clear vision is a very important attribute to have in creating dishes, whether it’s cooking or plating,” shared Chef Ronnie.

Referred by multi-media personality Carla Estrada, Ronnie went to Shinagawa to have LASIK to improve his eyesight. For him, it was the best decision of his life.

He had his LASIK procedure done just last December and there was indeed no looking back as he now enjoys his life with a 20/12 vision.

“Choosing Shinagawa was the best decision I’ve made in my life. The entire staff made me feel very much at home and assisted me in every little detail, aside from accommodating me from start to finish,” he added. “Doctor Jaime Dinglasan definitely gave me ease throughout the procedure as he worked on each eye for a brief 3 minutes, more or less.”

At the end of the day, the results matter the most and Chef Ronnie finally got what he wanted.

“In the end, it was a miracle on sight!  It’s been about a month after, and I almost forget that I no longer have glasses as I still continue to pick them up from the dresser. Trust me, LASIK is the best thing ever, and probably the best gift I got this past holiday season, or shall I say in a lifetime.  Thank you, Shinagawa.”

Whether you’re a chef or not, having bright eyesight should be a must.

LASIK at Shinagawa can deliver that for you. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 and take the first step to having a brighter vision.

Have Your Teeth Checked First Before Travelling | Shinagawa Dental Blog

Have Your Teeth Checked First Before Travelling

You probably have mapped out your travel plans for 2019 but have you scheduled your dental checkup yet?

Imagine going on a trip and suddenly getting a toothache or a dental problem. That can ruin your vacation, right? For sure.

Before practicing your jetsetter skills and going on with your scheduled travels, it’s important for you to appoint your teeth checkup and cleaning first. That is for you to ensure that your dental problems are identified and treated before you leave.

There are both pros and cons of starting an in-depth dental treatment before traveling.

Discussing any dental concerns with a dentist is a must as that prepares you for any uncertainties when you’re far away.

Why You Should Have a Dental Check Up Before Travelling | Shinagawa Dental Blog

It is important to clear up most dental problems right away before they potentially become emergencies. Understand that it is necessary for you to take tricky matters ahead of time to prevent any possible post-treatment issues that can possibly delay or derail your vacation.

Regular six-month dental checkups are bound to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy. They also allow you to address any oral health issues before they become bigger headaches.

That’s why if you’re planning to hit the road the soonest, it is important for you to visit a dentist first.

Ours at Shinagawa is ready to welcome you and give you a dental consultation for FREE. Just call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 to book an appointment.