First Aid Tips: How To React When You Get Bitten By A Recluse Spider

Spiders don't normally look like dangerous insects and so unless you are disturbed by their presence, it is easy to ignore them. And even when they do bite, most spiders rarely harm the human body. This is true except for recluse spiders, which are also known as brown or violin spiders. The bite of a recluse spider is poisonous, and its effect can last for hours if you don't take care of the problem. [Read More]

Five Tips for Preparing Meals and Snacks After a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

If you're planning to have your wisdom teeth removed or if your children are getting their wisdom teeth removed, you or they may need to eat soft foods for a few days. To prepare, you may want to do a bit of shopping and cooking prior to the oral surgery. Here are a few ideas to help keep you or your children full during the healing process. 1. Stock up the cupboards. [Read More]

Advances in Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry refers to the arm of dental care that specialises in the improvement of the appearance of a person's teeth, gums and mouth. The practice of cosmetic dentistry dates back to several centuries. An example that easily comes to mind is the application of dental fillings to the repair of damaged teeth surfaces. Traditional filling methods involved the use of gold or amalgam which left visible marks on the teeth and make them unattractive. [Read More]

How Your Child Can Enjoy Swimming and Avoid Injury

If your child wants to take up swimming as a sport, you may be surprised to find that swimmers commonly experience back and shoulder injuries. Although regarded as a low impact sport the rigors of swimming training place a heavy demand on these areas of the body. Fortunately there are some straight forward techniques and strategies that can be used to avoid injury and allow all swimmers to fully enjoy their sport. [Read More]