Sunday, 29 January 2017

Lost a tooth - No worries! Dental implants In UAE


Gone are the day when a lost tooth was a permanent loss.

 Chipped a tooth? If only the enamel (outermost layer) is affected, we can use latest technology and products to reshape the missing tooth part with a bit of dentist’s artistry. The tooth will look just as new. However if deeper layers of the tooth have got exposed, you will have to explore other options to save your tooth.

A tooth essentially consists of three main parts - the white visible part called enamel (hardest), an inner hard structure called dentin, and a soft part in the center of the tooth called the pulp. The pulp is what keeps the tooth alive, and is supplied with blood and nerves. The dentin is yellow and supports the outer (white) enamel. There are sufficient nerves in the dentin to give pain signals when injury or infection goes deeper beyond the enamel part. Once damage reaches the pulp, we experience what is described as a typical excruciating toothache.

Once infection or injury has caused the pulp to get exposed or damaged, then the chance of reviving the tooth back to its previous self is minimal. Root canal treatment is the usual procedure performed for a damaged tooth with an intact root, replacing the natural pulp with a sterile medium, prior to reshaping the damaged tooth with ceramic or veneer etc. For totally missing teeth, bridges and dentures have been traditionally employed.

Dental implants are relatively a newcomer in the field of total tooth replacement. Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth. They allow you to eat, smile, talk and laugh without thinking about the missing teeth. Enjoy ultimate freedom from tooth-loss related health problems and appearance-related issues.

 A dental implant essentially has three parts to it:

Implant: A cylindrical or tapered post usually made of titanium, which replaces the natural root of the tooth. Titanium has the unique property of being able to mesh itself with the jaw bone into one entity, literally dissolving itself into the natural bone. Hence titanium is used.
Crown: A replica of the white part of the tooth.
Abutment: A connector that is placed on the implant and joins to the crown.

  1. Thinking of going for a dental implant? Have a look at these benefits of implants over traditional models.
  2. As natural as it gets. It looks, feels, fits and functions as a natural tooth.
  3. .Unlike traditional teeth replacement treatment, Implants last a lifetime, provided  they are well cared for.
  4.   Don’t worry that your tooth implant might fall off. Since the implant essentially fuses with the jawbone as it heals, it can function just as a normal healthy tooth. Unlike dentures and tooth-supported replacement teeth, implants will never fall out and embarrass you in the midst of a conversation over food.
  5. Retain the natural shape of your face, and don’t a missing tooth mar your beauty.
  6. Loss of a tooth can cause the jawbone in the area to deteriorate. An implant prevents this and keeps the jawbone healthy.
  7.  Eat without worries. No cavities can form on an implant!
  8. A missing tooth means neighboring teeth could shift into bridge the gap. However with an implant in place, the teeth positions are unaffected.
  9. High success rate. It is rare for an implant to fail. Provided the gums are sufficiently healthy and there is enough bone density, implants are predictably the best solution to replace those precious white pearls that brighten up your face.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

General Medicine Department UAE

Old age brings many challenges, some real and many imagined. While it certainly does involve a major shift in one’s life, with children leaving home, retirement and bodily changes, there is absolutely no reason to panic or dive into depression. There are so many myths around old age, which we shall debunk one by one.

     Old age means failing health: This could not be farther from the truth. So many people maintain optimal health well into their golden years, thanks to a balanced lifestyle combining good health habits with stress-free living.
     Old age means declining memory: The brain needs exercise too. Solving brain teasers, crossword puzzles, etc as well as engaging in creative activity keeps your brain active and healthy.
     Old age means it is too late to learn new things: This is the worst myth that can send you spiralling into a vegetative state. Old age is the time to start new projects and try new experiences, because you have the backup of wisdom that comes with life experience.

Points to remember to stay healthy in old age:

Exercise is the number one contributor to longevity. Staying fit need not necessarily involve dumbbells and gym equipment. A nice long walk into the woods, some daily gardening work, playing a favorite outdoor sport or dancing to your favorite track all help keep one’s body agile, improve one’s memory and give a good night’s sleep. The idea is to not sit or lie down for long periods but keep your body moving instead.

2. Healthy diet
Make sure to include plenty of fibre, vegetables and whole grains in your diet. Fibre aids digestion and helps avoid constipation commonly seen in older adults. Also drink plenty of water, as chances of dehydration increase with old age.

3. Stay occupied
Keep yourself physically and mentally occupied. Actively engage in social activities, volunteer for a cause close to your heart. Explore new places, meet new people. Spend more time observing nature. Meditate.

4. Sleep well
Many people develop sleep problems as they age, because of their sedentary lifestyle. If we are energetic during the day, we will fall asleep faster in the night. Try to sleep early, and find time to unwind before going to bed.

Old age is never the end to anything. Keep dreaming and maintain high energy levels as you age, and you will realise that old age can be just as exciting. Adam & Eve SMC General Medicine Department has set new standards in healthcare with a reassuring blend of competence with personalized care.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

About Adam & Eve

Adam & Eve is a commitment to achieve excellence in healthcare. Apart from being a Specialized Medical Centre we aim to be a centre of excellence handling all medical specialties and delivering comprehensive state-of-the-art solutions in healthcare at an affordable cost.
Being patient-friendly is our philosophy. We aim to harmonize therapeutic expertise with technological advancements, and professional care with personal attention to offer our patients true value and reassurance.

A member of Saeed Al Zaabi Group of Companies, Adam & Eve upholds the corporate core values of quality, integrity and reliability. Focused on providing primary care as well as preventive medical services we offer a range of healthcare packages to match all patient needs and are continuously upgrading ourselves to serve the region's changing healthcare requirements.