Friday, May 21, 2010

Dentists on tv?

are there any programmes on sky tv in the uk that show dental procedures and dentists in general

i do have sky tv.

and can you put on the channel and programme name

Dentists on tv?
They are running Robert Lindsay's "My Family" at the moment - I think that's as close as you're going to get
Reply:Try Channel 885. Teeth Channel.

It's got all the stuff about teeth you could ever wish for. Plaque, gum disease, floss, more about plaque,
Reply:No there isnt unless they do documentaries now and again. But if you look at the links below, these sell videos and dvds of dental treatments and oral hygiene instructions.

Are professionally made Night Gaurds better than store bought Night Guards?

My dentist says that I need to wear a Night Guard due to clenching at night. I am currently going through a ton of dental procedures to remedy something that the clenching caused. My dentist said that the Guard would cost me about $450 as insurance doesn't cover it. I don't want to spend that amount if I don't have to as there are Night Guards available at the local drug store for $20.

Are professionally made Night Gaurds better than store bought Night Guards?
They are better. But a store bought guard is better than none at all. The custom made ones are more comfortable and less bulky. But the important part is that you alleviate the clinching. So, for the time being, just do what is financially best. Another choice, if your insurance policy has 'Orthodontic Coverage', you could see an orthodontist and they could custom make you a 'Bite Guard'. Most Insurance companies will allow $1000-$1500 for Ortho treatment.
Reply:Your best bet is one made by the dentist as it will be made specifically for your mouth and molded to fit the shape of your mouth. Ask the office about time payments.
Reply:Professionally molded night guards are customized for your teeth, but my sister made the same mistake and paid $600 for a night guard not covered by insurance. She ended up moving and switching dentists, and her new dentist told her that the $20 night guard at the drugstore would have worked fine, it is basically to protect the teeth from grinding at night and the ones at the drugstore are just as effective!
Reply:i have bought 2 of the $450 ones,and if i had it to do all over again,i would buy one at the store.after having several thousand dollars worth of dental work done,my dentist very strongly recommended i bought it and 4 or 5 months later,i had to have more work done in the same area,and the guard would'nt fit after i had all this done! at the time,i had'nt seen or heard of the store ones,but i would'nt give it a second thought now. they can also come down on the price($200) if they wanted to. my dentist did the 3rd time!!! good luck!
Reply:Yes, they are. The one you're dentist can make are more streamlined and are custom made for your teeth. I've seen lots of times where people who are wearing the store bought ones don't wear them because they are too big and bulky. Think of the guard as an investment. I've seen patients who have worn they're teeth all down and need full mouth reconstruction. That's a $30,000 to $40,000 worth of work.
Reply:Yes and no. The store brand ones are not comformed to your teeth, like a custom made one would be. But go ahead and try the store brand. Maybe try putting it in warm to hot water for a minute then cooling it for a few seconds and then try to shape it to your teeth.

OR visit a local dental college (any college that has a public dental clinic, search all local colleges in your area online, even community colleges) and buy an athletic mouth guard (only about 20 bucks or so.) that they will make for you at the clinic. Should be about equal to a night time guard. And if you are unsure you can ask the staff at the college clinic if it would work for nighttime use.
Reply:Of course they are. They are made exactly to fit your mouth only and the store bought is not quite the same. You are just looking at the price point and the dentist is looking to help correct something that is not good for your dental health. I would go with the one made by the dental lab.

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I have a $500 bounce protection on my account?

I have never used it, or been overdrawn at anytime. My question is; How does this work? I am needing to have some dental procedures done and may need to withdraw $300 over my balance. How long do I have to bring my balance back to positive? Also, If I do not have the funds, to keep it in the positive, would it be possible to bring it up then back down, several times in a few months span, until I can clear it altogether? Ex. Overdraft $300, next week deposit $400, but then withdraw $300 (putting me $200 overdrawn) etc.? Thanks for any help.

I have a $500 bounce protection on my account?
I'll answer your questions in order

1. they way it works is: you write a check or use your debit card for a purchase that is greater than what you have avaiable. Money then gets pulled from whatever your overdraft source is, like a credit card, savings account, line of credit and it covers your charge and prevents it from bouncing and being returned.

2.Most banks charge your account off after 30-60 days of being at a negative balance each day. It then gets reported to ChexSystems and you will not be able to open an account until that is cleared up. Going negative for a week only hurts your pocket. Your bank may charge continuous overdraft fees for each day you are negative, so it could add up real fast.

3.If you were to do that, the bank may shut down your debit card for abuse if you are in the negative continuously. For example, banks are loaning you money when you overdraw your account, but at the same time, if a customer pays the fee, then they just made their profit. Fees are a huge profit source for a bank.
Reply:Yes, but there MIGHT be a few linked to doing it.

Have you checked with the dental office to see if you could make a down payment and then set a repayment schedule with them?

Or, use a credit card if you have one and pay it off like you plan the overdraft.
Reply:Yes, you can use the overdraft in the sense you are speaking of (Positive, then take out more etc)

But beware, there are some mighty hefty fee's associated with using the overdraft...

Usually $5 for each withdrawal, then a monthly fee on top of that... If it goes into overdraft 3wks out of a month, you'd probably be looking at $250+ in bank fees.
Reply:Dont do it, you will get huge overdraft fees that you wont be able to keep up with! Use a credit card or go to your bank and ask for a loan or your parents.
Reply:First, you pay a fee to have them cover the money for you. Then, you will pay a ridiculous interest rate, like having a horrible credit card (usually about 19%) on the borrowed money.

Your best bet is to just talk to the Dental Clinic and work out a payment plan. For example, $300 now and $100 per pay check until the balance is paid off. Many times, they would rather work out a payment plan ahead of time than lose your business or not get paid because of a bounced check, etc.

Toothy pegs?

Can any one tell me how much you would expect to pay for the following dental procedures on the NHS?

Filling; white/silver?

Stain/tartar removal with Hygienist

Crown replacement

Root canal

I'm trying to convince my boyfriend to go to the dentist, but he doesn't want to because he thinks he'll have to have a lot of work done. I'd like prices so a) he won't be shocked when he gets there and b) he carries on going so he doesn't need to have these things done.

Toothy pegs?
Since April ist of this year there is now only price bands

Band 1-£15.90 standard check which includes xrays and scaling/polishing.

Band 2-£43.60-this covers the above and any fillings/root canal treatment.

Band 3- £194.00 again this covers both the 1/2 bands and also covers any Crowns/Dentures.

The maximum fee on the NHS is band 3-£194, the fee will not go any higher than this.

White fillings are only available on front teeth on the NHS, if you opt for white fillings on back teeth this has to be carried out on a private basis and could set you back between £60/70 per filling- dont quote me on that though, im just using my surgery as a rough guide.

It's also worth remembering if you B/F does visit the dentist and finds out he need's Root canal treatment, and a crown to go over the remaining tooth, it will be silver crown if it's a back tooth, nhs dont allow white crowns on back teeth.

If he opts for a white crown this will have to be done privately and so will the root treatment, you cannot mix/match Nhs/private treatment on the same tooth!

hope this has been of some help!

These are the NHS prices. There are three bands.

Hope this helps!!
Reply:He can always go to the dentist for a Check up. The dentist should go through with him what work need doing and how much it will cost.

You dont have to have the work done.

Phone arround and just ask for different quotes for check ups.

But if you can find a NHS dentist then your in luck. There like Hens teeth to find.

I had a quote of £350 for a root canal with a Gold filling.

Told it too much and so just filled it with white for aboout £100. But this was a private dentist whos prices are sky high anyway.

A smallish silver filling would normally be no more than 40-50 quid.
Reply:NHS dental prices have been simplified so you ONLY pay one of three prices for ANY treatment. The 3 possible costs correspond to 1) Basic checkup 2) Basic checkup and some simpler work 3) Basic checkup and more extensive work. So he can now find out what the most he could possibly have to pay and be certain that it won't cost any more! Hurray! The link from the first person has the prices. Hxx
Reply:Well it can vary from location but white filling around $75-175 depending on location/size and silver fill is normally slightly less. A regular cleaning/checkup/x-rays can run from $95-150 dollars but if it has been a very long time since he had a cleaning he may need a deep cleaning which is more expensive and can run up to $600-800 dollars for the full mouth and is necessary to remove buildup deep underneath gumlines that is causing bone loss/periodontal disease. Crown replacement anywhere from $200-1000 dollars depending on crown color (silver is cheaper than white/gold). Crown recementation if the crown has come off, if possible would be much cheaper, $50.

Root canal depends on tooth $500-1000
Reply:On the NHS it's £15.90 for check-up, scale and polish and any X-rays needed, £43.60 for fillings/root canal treatment and £194 for crowns/bridges/dentures. These amounts cover any amount of work needed within that band, e.g. if he needs a crown and 2 fillings it would just be £194. Bear in mind he might not be able to get white fillings in back teeth on the NHS.

Where can i buy pure tea tree oil in metro manila? (philippines)?

as in the kind of tea tree oil used in this:

Bad Breath, Inflamed Gums, and Plaque

Tea Tree Oil, when used as a mouth wash, acts as a natural cure for bad breath, oral candidiasis, gingivitis, plaque, and inflamed gums. It also kills mouth bacteria prior to dental surgery and also reduces mouth irritation that is often caused by dental procedures.

* Add 3 drops of Tea Tree Oil to a cup of warm water.

* Use the solution as a mouthwash two to three times daily.

* Always spit out the Tea Tree Oil mouthwash. Do not swallow it.

* You may also add 1 drop of Tea Tree Oil to toothpaste when brushing teeth.

Where can i buy pure tea tree oil in metro manila? (philippines)?
The Body Shop sells tons of tea tree oil products....they may have it in pure form as well.
Reply:the body shop is a decent retailer but it's only 15% not pure.

but that would be sufficient.
Reply:Aside from the Body Shop, you can also try Healthy Options. They have branches in Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Powerplant Mall, Bonifacio High Street and Megamall. Here's the website:

Where can i buy pure tea tree oil in metro manila? (philippines)?

as in the kind of tea tree oil used in this:

Bad Breath, Inflamed Gums, and Plaque

Tea Tree Oil, when used as a mouth wash, acts as a natural cure for bad breath, oral candidiasis, gingivitis, plaque, and inflamed gums. It also kills mouth bacteria prior to dental surgery and also reduces mouth irritation that is often caused by dental procedures.

* Add 3 drops of Tea Tree Oil to a cup of warm water.

* Use the solution as a mouthwash two to three times daily.

* Always spit out the Tea Tree Oil mouthwash. Do not swallow it.

* You may also add 1 drop of Tea Tree Oil to toothpaste when brushing teeth.

Where can i buy pure tea tree oil in metro manila? (philippines)?
Reply:You can try The Body Shop or a health food shop.

If you want to cure Bad Breath, use Oral-B 3 times a day.

Oral-B is an antiseptic and leaves a nice fresh taste in ones mouth, unlike some of the other mouth fresheners.

Use it in the same proportion as you use Tee Tree oil

Reply:A tea-tree shop?
Reply:If you're having trouble finding it in retail stores (try pharmacies, and larger department stores), remember that you can buy pretty much anything online. If you don't have a credit card, look into using PayPal.

Yellow Teeth

First time cat owner to a shelter animal!?

A little intro first...

I asked a while back about getting a shelter animal, and today I adopted her! Her name is Jenna and she is a 6 year old domestic short-haired cat. I got acquainted with her today and tomorrow I will be taking her home (they need to do her dental procedures before she comes home.) I have never personally owned a cat though my family did for some time while I was a kid. I've already set up her litter box, food and water, her bed and toys and gotten a collar. She will be living with me alone in my apartment. She has been declawed, microchipped, and all of her medical procedures have been taken care of up to date. Her previous owners gave her to the shelter because she 'didn't get along with the new kitten.'

Now for my question...

As a first-time cat owner, how can I help her settle in, feel comfortable, and are there any things I need to know as a new cat owner?


First time cat owner to a shelter animal!?
Here is a trick our vet showed us to help our cat acclimate to his new surroundings:

Put him into the room that will be considered his "sleeping quarters". Be sure the room has a door which can be shut to seclude him. In this room you should also put his cat box by the door, and his food %26amp; water bowls in the complete opposite corner of the cat box (as far away from the cat box as possible). His bed should be where it will always be. Rub a little bit of butter on top of both of his front paws %26amp; legs (not too much, just enough to make his paws a bit greasy), and confine him in the room for at least a week. Keep an eye on his paws, when he starts to clean himself, he has grown used to the room and considers it home (cats do not clean themselves when they are not at home). Be sure you interact with the cat many times during this process. You need to be in the room with him as much as you can, petting him, talking to him, playing with him, and if it's your bedroom, sleeping with him. Once he starts to clean himself, you will also hear him purr more often. Then you can let him explore the rest of the home. He will always come back to "his" room if he feels threatened or afraid. At this time you can move his catbox and food bowls to their permanent locations and show him where they are. He will find them on his own very quickly. After a month of exploring your apartment, you can put him on a leash and slowly take him outside to discover the neighborhood. He will quickly learn where home is and he will come home if he gets out. Remember that if you don't declaw him, he will have a much better chance of surviving outside.

It seems like a lot of work, but you will be happy with the results. We have moved 5 times since we first brought home our "kitten" and he never ran away. He is 19 years old now. The acclamation process worked every time, even for an old cat. The last time we moved our cat was 10 years old (7 years is considered a senion cat).

Good luck, with your new best friend!
Reply:the FIRST thing u should do (once u get the cat @ home) is IMMEDIATELY show it the litter box. Just take the cat, and sit it in there... It will smell it acouple times and know that this is the "business" area. Then, after that, just show it love and affection.

Some cats "relocate" differently than others. I found a free cat in my newspaper, and when I brought him home, he hid in our basement for like 2-3 weeks. Then, he started to come out of his shell. And it took him over a year to really start to like me....

Sometimes, it depends with an older cat, and how many people you'll have around that they have to get used to. Since you live alone, and in apartment (not a big house), you should be fine.
Reply:I brought in an "outdoor" cat that was headed to a shelter. He's been here almost 6 years and has never wandered. Just give her the love she craves. Show her where the box is and let her roam. Let her hide under the bed. Let her decide it's HOME. She'll love you always for it!!
Reply:Get a cardboard box and cut a door in it--and put in a towel, or a baby blanket. let the cat have as many days in its box as it wants, and it will acclimate at its own pace.

Speak gently to it, and move slowly around it till it relaxes. Stroke it when it comes up to you, and it will bond. Best of luck.
Reply:Keep her confined to one room for at least the first few days, preferably a quiet one. It's less of an upheaval to become familiar with a smaller area first. Once she's comfortable and you start letting her, she'll investigate the rest of her new home at her own pace. If she's nervous around you at first, one thing that might help is putting an unwashed blanket or item of clothing in her bed. It'll carry your scent, and she'll become accustomed to it and associate it with comfort.

Also, since she's declawed, make sure you keep her as an indoor cat. If she does slip out on accident she most likely still has her rear claws and would be at least partially capable of taking care of herself, but it's always safer to keep cats indoors if possible.

Some cats adjust instantly to their new surroundings, but some others can take months. Be patient and accomodating, and she'll bring a lot of joy to your life. Congratulations!
Reply:We adopted a 4 yr old shelter cat last summer. First thing we did was put her in the basement where her litterbox and food was and shut the door. The basement is a finished basement. We stayed with her until she looked around and used her litterbox. Once she used her litterbox (like 20 min later, if that) we opened the door and let her explore upstairs. She hid under the bed for a bit and eventually she would sit between my b/f and I. We kept her in the basement overnight for a couple nights or a week just to make sure she would use her litterbox. And we kept her there during the day when we were at work for a few days. I came home at lunch time to make sure she was alright.

After a few days or a week we let her roam the house during the day. She did fine, so we let her roam around at night too. She even slept between us on the bed. Unfortunately she isn't that cuddly to us anymore and just likes to be close by, laying on the floor near us, but not touching us, and laying at the end of the bed at night. Overall she transitioned well!! She is constantly purring and playing.

Good luck!!

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