Five Tips For Choosing The Ideal Dentist

Choosing a dental provider with an advanced skill set can be a challenging task. However, getting one that suits your requirements is very important. You need a dentist that you are comfortable with and who is properly schooled to provide the type of services that you need. Finding a dentist that suits your dental requirements needs an introduction to the various disciplines of dentistry. The more you comprehend the differences in the different medical fields, the more fruitful your search will end. This post sheds more light on various tips to consider when searching for a dental provider with an advanced skill set.


Skills play a significant role when choosing a dental provider. Qualified dentists either specialize in dental medicine or dental surgery. So before hiring any dentist to enhance your dental health, you need to ask them to provide their qualifications to ensure that you are working with the right person for the job. And that is not all. Qualified dentists must have a license to operate in your state.



Dentists are supposed to be certified by a board to be specialists in particular areas of dentistry. A dentist needs to be schooled for more years to become an expert. Some of the most common dental specialties include root canal therapy, restorative treatment, pediatric dentistry just to mention a few.


You should never pick a second dentist just because you are looking to save a few bucks. However, it is necessary to understand the price and payment methods before accepting treatment. Many dentists take insurance covers while others don’t. If you lack an insurance cover, then you should search for a dentist that accepts cash payments and debit or credit cards. It’s worth noting that you would rather pay more for high-end treatment than play games with your dental health.

Ask questions

Most people are nervous when hunting for a new dentist. But why? Well, when you intend to visit a new dentist never hesitate to ask questions that might be disturbing your peace. Find out how long the specialist has been working in the industry and their specialty. Ask if the dentist is a member of any dental society or belongs to any dental forum and if they keep up to date with cutting edge technological advancements and procedures. Lastly, inquire about the emergency services available to figure out if the dentist will suit your requirements.


dhhdd74Your dentist and staff should have a good personality. For instance, they should recommend routine cleanings, x-rays, bite evaluations and periodontal exams as preventive care to help to avoid extensive repair in the long run. Many dentists are never quick to recommend scheduled cleanings for new patients because the x rays and examination are required for determining the type of cleaning that is clinically appropriate for their dental condition.

Once you have picked the right dentist for you and your family, you can contact them and get answers on any burning issues that you may have. It’s strongly advisable to find a dentist near your residence or place of work for convenience.…

The Health Benefits Of Meditation

When in deep stress or something serious is disturbing you, find a place that is quiet so that you may think about the issue again. Take a bench or just sit on the floor and try to clear up your mind for at least twenty minutes in a silent environment. Meditation requires that you find time to think about nothing at all.

Health benefits that are associated with meditation

Lowers stress

When a person has a lot of issues in mind, the level of stress rises rapidly, and this may cause harm to the body and the various organs. But when you find a silent and private room and try to rethink about issues quietly, at the end of it, the level of stress tend to be reduced. Meditation lowers the stress levels in a person.45657uyghf

Reduces anger

When a person is angry, the body and the body parts become weak. Anger causes negative effects to our bodies and if not controlled may cause bigger harm in our bodies. When angry, try to find a quiet place and meditate slowly on the issues affecting or causing anger. At the start, the anger won’t go away, but as time goes by, you find yourself calm and well again.

Increases happiness

When you feel low emotionally, your joy gets disturbed. But when you engage yourself in a meditation mood, your lows becomes high, and your highs become higher. When you are happy, it is very difficult to get diseases, and your body feels relaxed and ready to work. When in anger or a difficult situation, try to meditate upon the problem, and this will make your joy regained.


Deeper levels of relaxation

Sometimes in life, there are a lot of challenges that may cause a person not to be relaxed. For your benefit and the body parts, meditation is the best medicine for the muscles. When a person is angry, that person uses a lot of muscles, and there is greater straining. But if the person is relaxed, fewer muscles are used, and there is no straining of muscles at all. In the case of stress, try to meditate a lot, and this will help your muscles not to strain but be relaxed.

Improved health

45678yutytWhen you try to meditate upon things that are disturbing your mind, you tend to reduce chances of sickness in your body. If you want to be a healthy person, meditation and sleep are the best medicine. Find a comfortable place away from the noise and sit there. Try to meditate slowly, and this will help you get sleep. When you wake up, you will realize that the stress that you had before sleeping is over and you feel fresh. A healthy body free from any form of sickness requires meditation and sleep.

Increased blood flow

When in a meditation mood, the heart beat rate remains normal, and the blood flows smoothly in the normal way. Rethink of what is causing you problems both physically, emotionally and mentally and try to solve it yourself. Meditate upon issues and try to calm down despite the anger in you. Have enough sleep and find an environment that is quiet for proper meditation.…

New Urban Habitat

Simple, healthy, and sustainable city living
Feeds: Posts Comments
Hopeful Weekend Links
April 8, 2010 by newurbanhabitat

Beginner’s Guide to Seasonal Eating — Delicious Living Magazine

Idle Pastime: In Off Hours, Truckers Pick Up Stitching – Wall Street Journal

Meet the Radical Homemakers — YES! Magazine

The Ceremony of Making Bread — Simple, Green, Frugal Co-op

Cycling Provides a Break for Some With Parkinson’s — New York Times

Chance of a Lifetime — Utne Reader

Posted in New Urban Habitat, Simple Living | Tagged Hopeful Weekend Links, Simple Living | Leave a Comment »
April 7, 2010 by newurbanhabitat
Last week, I told you the story of our rainy days in the color red. Well, the sun finally came out. It feels only fitting to tell you about it in the color yellow.

I hope the sun’s shining wherever you are too.

Posted in Family life, Nature | Tagged Family life, Nature, Spring, Sunshine | 4 Comments »
7 Cheap Ways to Spend a Weekend Afternoon
April 6, 2010 by newurbanhabitat

1. Visit a new neighborhood.

Get on a random bus and see where you end up. Or bike to a neighborhood you’ve always wanted to explore. Once you’re there, just wander around.

2. Grab your camera and go for a walk.

Decide beforehand what you want to snap photos of – flowers, tree branches against the sky, the color purple. You might be surprised at how differently you look at everything, even on a familiar walk.

3. Discover a new food.

Visit the produce section of your grocery store or your farmer’s market and find a fruit or vegetable you’ve never eaten. Then find a recipe for it. Last week, we tried yucca-root quesadillas. (They were good, but a little bland. Next time we’re going to spice them up a little more.)

4. People watch.

Go to a bustling part of town and just sit or wander around and enjoy the spectacle of your fellow townsfolk. My favorite people-watching spots: the college campus, the library, and just about any coffee shop.

5. Visit open houses.

Check the real estate listings in the newspaper and on Craigslist and visit some open houses. Pretend you’re picking out some new digs, or just find out how other folks live.

6. Find a free event.

Go to a lecture. Attend a book reading. Go on a group nature walk. Or take your kids to a story time or free play.

7. Watch a sporting event.

Go to a little league game or a high school sporting event. Bring a picnic. Root for a team. Cheer.

What’s your favorite cheap way to spend a weekend afternoon?

Posted in Simple Living | Tagged Exploring, Saving Money, Simple Living | 7 Comments »
Simplify Your Medicine Cabinet
April 6, 2010 by newurbanhabitat

So maybe you read this post and simplified your personal care? Now how about your medicine cabinet?

The other day I realized that I haven’t taken any kind of medication in three years, because I was pregnant and then breastfeeding. I’ve had a few mild illnesses during that time. But I was able to treat all of them with simple home remedies.

I like treatments that are safe, effective, and require ingredients that most of us already have in or around our homes. (Of course, this probably goes without saying, but it’s usually wise to talk to a health care provider about more serious ailments or symptoms that don’t improve with home care.)

Here are a few of my favorite simple remedies:

Sore Throat or Gums

Mix a cup of warm water with a teaspoon of salt, and gargle and swish it around your mouth
Mix 3/4 cup warm water with 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide and gargle and swish it around your mouth.
Nasal or Chest Congestion

Use a Neti Pot. Never heard of one? You can find out where to get one and how to use it here.
Do an herbal steam. Boil a large pot of water with a handful of Eucalyptus, Thyme, or Rosemary Leaf, or all three. Pour the water into a bowl, and put it on a table. Sit with your face about a foot away from the water and drape a towel over your head. Relax and breathe for about 10 to 15 minutes.
The Common Cold or Influenza

Drink Hot Ginger Garlic Lemonade.
Take Elderberry Syrup.
Go out in the sun, if possible. (If it’s not sunny, you might try taking a Vitamin D supplement. You can read more about the connection between Vitamin D and colds and flu here.)

Sip on Ginger Root Tea.
Sip on Peppermint Tea.
Stimulate the acupressure point on the inside of your wrist. You can learn how to do that here.
Bug Bites or Bee Stings

Make a poultice of Plantain Leaf. (Plantain is a common weed that’s probably growing in your lawn or somewhere nearby. You can find out more about it and how to identify it here.)
Apply Aloe Vera Gel.
Muscle Aches or Joint Pain

Apply St. John’s Wort Oil.
Apply Arnica Oil. (Both St. John’s Wort Oil and Arnica Oil can be found in the health and beauty section of most health food stores, often in combination.)
Cook with Turmeric

Mix Turmeric with Honey and apply to outbreak overnight (will temporarily stain the …