June 18, 2015Comments Off on Common Dental Tips For Children And Adults By Expert Dentists Posted in: Dental
A good physical health also depends upon the good dental health except many other things. The right time to teach dental techniques and habits to any person is his/her childhood time. In this way, regular checkups and to take tips from the family dentists are the key points for a good oral health.
We all know that a proper diet can make you stronger and able to stay active for longer hours. An overall positive well-being, healthy body and strong teeth are only possible if you pay higher attention towards your diet. There are many foods that help to make your teeth stronger for a lifetime. Some important tips suggested by dentalcosmeticspa.com dentists for an ideal oral health are given below:
Raw vegetables and fruits are considered as ideal foods for a good dental health. The crunchy fruits and vegetables i.e. apples, carrots are useful to make your teeth stronger. To strengthen the teeth and stimulate the gums, you should try to take vegetables high in minerals and calcium. Try to eat all kinds of hard raw vegetables and fruits.
For preserving tooth enamel, the most suggested foods are green leafy vegetables, nuts, meats and dairy products. The sugar and carbohydrates become acids due to having bacteria in mouth. Therefore, you should eat citrus fruits and tomatoes for diluting this acidic effect.
Apart from proper diet, parents should also pay attention on practicing proper brushing techniques on the children. It’s a duty of all parents to make brushing habitual for their children twice a day.
Regular dental checkups for both adults and children are important for good dental health. Through these checkups, dentists identify any problem that can cause serious dental health issues in the future. In this way, you can get earlier treatment of any oral health issue.
Keep your toothbrush covered with a cap in the bathroom. In this way, you can protect your tooth brush from the germs.
Try to use mouthwash twice a day to keep your mouth free from germs and bad breath. It’s your misconception that cleaning the teeth through brush is enough to avoid bacteria. Mouthwash enters into the in-depth areas of the mouth to remove bacteria that develop bad breath and other oral health issues.
All of these tips by the expert dentists would definitely help you and your family to get a good smile by preventing teeth from bacteria. Try to follow these tips and also suggest them to your friends as well.
June 9, 2015Comments Off on Dysgraphia Classification and Associated Conditions Posted in: Health Conditions
Dysgraphia is a disorder that affects people’s ability to write, mostly the handwriting. Usually it overlaps with other learning disorders like attention deficit disorder, speech impairment or developmental coordination disorder.
In DSM – 5 the disorder of written expression appears as 315.2 (F81.81) “Specific Learning Disorder With impairment in written expression”. According to the DSM – 5 the diagnosis requires the difficulty with the handwriting to be present 6 months or more. If the patient is 17 years or older a documented history of the writing impairment could be substituted for the standard assessment.
In the act of writing there are two stages the MEP stage (motor expressive praxic stage) and the linguistic stage. The linguistic stage comes first and in that stage the visual and auditory information is encoded into written symbols like letters and written words.
Some people with dysgraphia can do well with writing at a certain level but might have problems other fine motor skills like tying shoe laces. Most often people with dysgraphia will have problems with the letters b, d, p and q. Many times they lack spelling and grammar skill or write the wrong words.
Dysgraphia might be accompanied by attention deficit disorder, dyslexia or other learning disabilities.
There are 3 important types of dysgraphia: dyslexic, motor and spatial.
In the case of dyslexic dysgraphia people’s spelling is poor and their spontaneous writing is illegible but their copied work is pretty good. The normal finger tapping of the people with dyslexic dysgraphia indicates the deficit does not stem from cerebellar damage.
The causes of motor dysgraphia are poor dexterity, deficient motor skills or poor muscle tone. People with motor dysgraphia need very much time and a huge effort to form letters. The writing in this case is illegible or poor at its best and drawing is difficult. The finger tapping of these people is below normal and though the spelling is normal. Many times the writing is slanted because of holding the pen incorrectly.
People with spatial dysgraphia have a problem understanding the space. Both their spontaneous work and copied work will be illegible in most cases and their abilities to write suffer as well. This disability is not fine motor based as the finger tapping sped and the spelling is normal in people with spatial dysgraphia.
Many times people with dysgraphia are labeled as lazy, not caring or unmotivated. Also many times the symptoms are overlooked or attributed to visual-motor processing delay.
Most common symptoms might include: unfinished letters, misuse of lines and margins, excessive erasures, inefficient speed of copying, frequent need of verbal cues, poor legibility, inconsistent form and size of letters, referring heavily on vision to write, odd arm, paper, wrist or body orientation, mixed upper case and lower case letters or having a hard time translating ideas to writing.
Because people have a hard time understanding what they write students with dysgraphia suffer from emotional trauma.
Nowadays it might not be a problem anymore as computers and smart phones help people replace handwriting. It is often recommended by doctors to avoid any more problems. Sometimes the treatment might include treatment for motor disorders.
If you have any writing problem you might have to see a doctor but with the today technology you might not need handwriting anymore.