Guides for Choosing a Dentist

Dental care is an important aspect of our well-being so it is no wonder why we want to find a good dentist for our family and us. While most of us rely on the recommendations of our friends and family, as well as online reviews, it is important to remember that our needs and wants are not the same as those of others. We may need to check out other factors when choosing a new dentist so that our search for the best dentist will yield better results.

  1. Location – Most people consider the proximity of the dental clinic to their home, school or work when choosing a dentist. When the dental clinic is closer, it is easier and more convenient to keep one’s appointment.
  2. Special needs – If you have young children, you may want a pediatric dentist. If you have a disability, you may look for a handicap-accessible dental clinic.
  3. Insurance and Billing – The dentist should accept your insurance. Oftentimes, insurance networks only accredit dentists who meet quality standards and who are properly licensed, ensuring that you can have access to quality dentists. In addition, dentists who participate in insurance networks agree to not charge patients for the differences between their usual charges and the pre-determined fees of the insurance network.
  4. Language – Communication between you and your dental practitioner is important. Find someone who can communicate with you better.
  5. Office Procedures and Environment – When you visit the dental clinic, take note of the cleanliness of the office and the punctuality, friendliness, professionalism of the dentist and the staff. The staff and the dentist should be engaged and not look hurried and should take the time to answer your questions or address your concerns.

These are just some of the guidelines in choosing a Cosmetic dentistry Brooklyn or any dental clinic. Take note of these tips, take time to ask questions and be observant so that you will have peace of mind knowing that your dentist is the one who will best serve your needs.

Preventing Blood Clots

Have you heard about blood clots? Do you know that this is a serious medical condition? I have an elderly friend who had been diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis or blood clots. It’s a good thing that she immediately called her doctor when she noticed a warm spot along with soreness on her leg because, as it happens, blood clots can be dangerous. My friend currently receives medication, a blood thinner, to treat her condition.

If you do not move around a lot, you are at a high risk of having blood clots. Same is true if you just had a surgery recently, have heart trouble or varicose veins, are older than 64, or are paralyzed or have had a stroke. You can also read more about blood clot to see other factors that can put you in a high risk of having blood clots.

To prevent blood clots, stay active and move around. Do not wear tight-fitting garments or socks (or stockings). When possible, change your position often during trips that lasts more than an hour in a car, airplane, bus, or train. Avoid crossing your legs and try to raise them 6 inches above your heart from time to time.

Source: “Healthcare 411.” Your Guide to Preventing and Treating Blood Clots. Web. 21 Jan. 2015.

Twiter Handles of Popular Philippine Personalities

Looking for some popular personalities to follow on Twitter? I published a list of the Twitter handles of some of the popular Philippine Celebrities back in 2010. Here’s another list that you can check out:

  • Alessandra de Rossi – @msderossi
  • Angel Locsin – @143redangel
  • Anne Curtis – @annecurtissmith
  • Bianca Gonzales – @iamsuperbianca
  • Bamboo Manalac – @Bamboomusiclive
  • Camille Pratts – @CamillePrats
  • Charice – @OfficialCharice
  • Christian Bautista – @xtianbautista
  • Cristine Reyes – @_CristineReyes_
  • Donita Rose – @RealDonitaRose
  • Enchong Dee – @enchongdee777
  • Gary Valenciano – @GaryValenciano1
  • Heart Evangelista – @heart021485
  • Iza Calzado – @MissIzaCalzado
  • Jericho Rosales – @jericho_rosales
  • Jodi Sta.Maria – @JodiStaMaria
  • Karylle – @anakarylle
  • Kathryn Bernardo – @bernardokath
  • KC Concepcion – @kc_concepcion
  • Kim Chiu – @prinsesachinita
  • Lea Salonga – @MsLeaSalonga
  • Luis Manzano – @luckymanzano
  • Maja Salvador – @dprincessmaja
  • Mark Bautista – @iammarkbautista
  • Marvin Agustin – @marvin_agustin
  • Maxene Magalona – @maxenemagalona
  • Miriam Quiambao – @miriamq
  • Nikki Gil – @nikkigil
  • Nikki Valdez – @nikkivaldez_
  • Nonito Donaire Jr. – @filipinoflash
  • Ogie Alcasid – @ogiealcasid
  • Ogie Diaz – @ogiediaz
  • Rica Peralejo – @ricaperalejo
  • Ruby Rodriguez – @rodriguezruby
  • Sam Milby – @samuelmilby
  • Sarah Geronimo – @SGeronimo25
  • Vice Ganda/Jose Mari Viceral – @vicegandako
  • Vhong Navarro – @VhongX44
  • Zsa Zsa Padilla – @zsazsapadilla

Found your favorites on the list above? Who do you want to see in the future lists? Leave a comment below and I’ll research it just for you. Happy following. Don’t forget to follow Chika Bits at Twitter, too!