Health & Beauty Tip – Week of May 11th

Beauty Tip- A Big Thank You to NASA for Helping Make Women More Beautiful!

Infrared LED light therapy was first researched by NASA for use in the space program. Apparently weightlessness, like the astronauts experience for extended periods of time while in space, causes slow wound healing. NASA discovered that LED Infrared light therapy increased circulation and stimulated cells into healing faster.

Infrared LED light therapy has a rejuvenating effect on the skin. It can help to reduce lines and wrinkles by improving circulation and stimulating collagen. More collagen means more elasticity and firmness. Dramatic tightening of skin, smoothing of wrinkles and rough spots, disappearing blemishes, softening of redness, and shrinking of pore size can be achieved with this natural light treatment. In addition, the unit can be used to effectively treat minor muscle and joint aches, sprains, back pain, muscle spasms, the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis, and more. LED light therapy is extremely safe and has been approved by the FDA.

Here at Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio we carry an Infrared LED light. The light is used 9 minutes twice a day for 30 days and then once a day for maintenance. This particular light covers the entire face you so you don’t have to move it around your face like other similar lights that are smaller and hand held. The light costs $349. Most salons have Infrared LED light therapy as an add on to facials. By the time you pay for a few facials you can own a light yourself and get much more benefit since you can use it every day and in the comfort of your own home. Get more youthful skin without the down time of injections, lasers or peels.

Call 493-9944 and ask for June to order your light today!


Health Tip- How to Add 10 Years to Your Life

Most do not realize the true connection between teeth and their overall health. According to studies, people who keep their own teeth live an average of 7-10 years longer than those who are edentulous (having no teeth) yet only about 15-20 percent of people visit the dentist on a regular basis. It is also estimated that over 75% of the population have some form of gum disease. Recent studies have linked gum disease to heart disease, diabetes, lung disease and other systemic disease. The bacteria from gum disease can even be transmitted from one person to another.

Finances or lack of dental insurance are cited for reasons patients don’t get regular checkups and cleanings. Two cleanings a year, annual x-rays and exam cost less than $400 a year. That is about $33 a month. What do most people blow $33 a month on? Morning fix at the popular coffee chain? Getting their nails done? A few drinks with friends? A gym membership that rarely gets used? When you put it in perspective and considering the payoff taking care of your teeth is one of the best investments you will ever make not to mention prevention of lost time from work, pain and lower self-esteem from not taking care of your teeth.

Let us help you live longer and feel better, call today and schedule an appointment.


Green Tip- Save Batteries and Money

The best way to conserve your laptop battery or phone battery is to use it until the battery is low and then plug it in. A laptop, when left plugged in all the time, will reduce the life of your battery.





Dental Tip- How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that adults replace their toothbrushes at least every three to four months, and that children's toothbrushes should be replaced even more frequently.

Toothbrush bristles become frayed and worn after so many uses and, consequently, do not clean the teeth as well. Bacteria and microorganisms thrive on toothbrushes because of the moist bristles.

While the bacteria found on toothbrushes typically are not harmful to humans, it is still a good idea to replace your toothbrush every few months or sooner if you have been sick and don’t ever share your toothbrush!



Medical Disclaimer: The information provided in this publication is for informational purposes, and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.