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5 Effective Treatment Options For Those Considering Laser Eye Surgery

It often surprises those considering laser eye surgery that there is more than one type of treatment. The assumption that all laser eye surgery involves a surgeon using a laser to correct vision might be correct as a general rule, but the specific procedures that that surgeon can use and why each might be used to treat a particular patient can differ.

The benefit of more than one type of laser eye surgery is that it allows a more significant number of corrective vision needs to be treated, and it also leaves open laser eye surgery options for those whose eyes might previously not be deemed suitable for laser eye surgery. Doubtless, as research and technology advance, additional types of laser eye surgery will be developed. In the meantime, here are the five main laser eye surgery treatments you could be offered.


LASIK is an abbreviation for ‘Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis’ and can treat astigmatism, short-sightedness, and long-sightedness. As these three account for over 80% of treatable eye conditions, you will understand why LASIK is the laser eye surgery most often performed. Surgery involves using a precision laser to create a flap in the cornea to allow the surgeon to reshape the cornea and thus correct a patient’s vision. The surgery takes minutes, and recovery is quick.


5 Tips To Avoid Stained Teeth

5 Tips To Avoid Stained Teeth

Although most people will do many things to improve their appearance, such as hairstyling, makeup, cosmetic surgery, or simply by choosing what clothes they wear, dentists often remark upon their dismay that so many fail to care for their teeth properly, especially when it is teeth on display when we smile.

With our smiles often being remarked upon as one of the most beautiful facial features we have, it often beggars belief why so many people seem content for their teeth to become stained. Think of the comparison of a smile that displays clean, white teeth, and a smile that is tarnished by the fact that the person smiling has stained teeth whose colour is closer to yellow or brown than it is to white.

The crying shame in all of this is that stained teeth are so avoidable. Rather than living with stained teeth or continually having to pay for whitening sessions or treatments, you can prevent it from happening by following any of the 5 tips below which apply to you.


Food not Good for Teeth

The Food Your Teeth Won’t Thank You for Eating

Oral health and physical health go hand in hand, but we’re probably still more likely to see a doctor regularly than a dentist. We’re probably also more likely to eat food that benefits our overall health, rather than focusing on what looks after our teeth, as well.

Of course, if food is good for your health and skin, then it’s most likely reasonably good for your teeth. Vegetables, in particular, can offer some surprising benefits for teeth health, such as cleaning plaque and freshening breath.

However, are you aware of what foods your teeth won’t thank you for eating? Read on to learn what to stay away from if you want to see your teeth in tip-top shape for your next dentist visit.


When you started thinking about food that will be bad for your teeth, you were probably thinking about sugar, but did you know that bread is your teeth’s foe, not a friend?

Chewing bread can certainly satiate your hunger, but your saliva breaks down the starches and turns them into sugar. It then sticks in between your teeth and can cause cavities. Fortunately, choosing whole-wheat varieties can limit the impact due to fewer sugars.


Age Discrimination

How Can Age Discrimination Affect My Mental Health

Discrimination comes in a wide variety of forms and includes things like racial, sexual and age discrimination. Although it doesn’t receive the same attention as some other forms, age discrimination is a major problem that can lead to severe mental illness when not addressed properly.

Unfortunately, a lot of elderly employees already suffer from various forms of mental illness. Being made to feel like they aren’t worth as much as younger employees can cause these problems to become worse. At the same time, new mental health issues can arise.

In the rest of this article, we’ve looked at some of the most concerning effects of age discrimination. As always, remember to seek professional legal and medical advice where necessary.

  1. Depression

One of the worst things about age discrimination is that it can make elderly employees feel like they aren’t valued as much as their younger counterparts. As you can imagine, this can lead to depression and a suite of other illnesses.

Simple things like not being chosen for certain work because of your age can be enough to trigger a pre-existing condition, and long-term discrimination can lead to new illnesses.