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Yearly Archives: 2013

How to Care for Your Skin in the Winter

Beautiful Skin
Healthy Skin

 

Your skin is a living organ that is always regenerating itself. Caring for it right will improve its elasticity and make it shine. Here are a few different options to keep your skin healthy during these winter months and some ways to keep your skin looking and feeling great.

Skin Types

There are two different bothersome skin types that can only be described as oily and dry. Individuals with normal skin tend to go back and forth between these types. You can also have sensitive skin. Often people with sensitive skin have issues with facial products that contain chemicals.

How to Make An Emergency Dental Kit

Dental Emergency Kit
Dental Emergency Kit

Almost everyone has a first aid kit in their home. Often they have one in their car as well so they are prepared for emergencies while they are out and about. You may want to consider putting together your own emergency dental kit to provide help with any dental trauma situation that you may come along. The things inside can help in the event of a toothache, loose crown, or broken and knocked out teeth when you do not have access to a dental office immediately. Here are some things that you should put together to keep as a dental emergency kit.

How to Handle Tooth Trauma

Tooth Trauma
Tooth Trauma

Dental emergencies can happen any time and in any place. You can only hope that you are close to a dental office when something happens, and that it is open.  It is important to know how to handle a tooth trauma situation so that when one such case presents itself, you are prepared. Here is some information about how you can handle someone losing a permanent tooth.

Common Dental Questions

Natural Ways to Prevent a ToothacheIf you have a dentist appointment in your near future, you may be wondering what you should ask your dentist during the visit. These questions will likely have to do with issues that you are having or information that you do not know about your mouth. Here some questions and the answers to things that you could ask your dentist.

New Methods in Preventing Tooth Decay

Be sure to ask your dentist if there are any new methods to prevent and treat tooth decay. There are several new treatments in the development stages. There is an experimental technique using fluorescent lights to detect developing cavities long before traditional means can detect them. There is also a feeling technique being researched that helps prevent further tooth decay by releasing fluoride slowly over time around you’re filling and on adjacent teeth.

How Does the dentist Treat a Cavity

Cavity
Cavity

If you have never had a cavity, you may be clueless as to how the dentist actually treats this problem. By understanding exactly what a cavity is and how your dentist is going to resolve the issue, you can be prepared for the experience. Here is the information that you need to know so you know exactly what to expect if during your next dental office visit a cavity is found.

What is TMJ?

TMJ
TMJ

TMJ, or the temporomandibular joint, is like a sliding hinge that connects your jaw bone to the rest of your body. Temporomandibular joint disorders can cause a lot of pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles controlling your jaw’s movements. Here is some information about the temporomandibular joint you should know if you’re having any problems.

How to Prevent Bad Breath

Cosmetic Treatments for WrinklesThere are many ways to prevent and cover up bad breath. It is important to know what is causing your bad breath to know what will work best in your situation. There are a variety of things that can be causing it that should be fixed in order to stop bad breath from returning. Here are some causes of bad breath and ways that you can prevent it from returning in the future.

Medical Device Regulations in Canada

Medical Device Regulations in Canada
Medical Device Regulations in Canada

His Excellency, the Governor General in Council, by the recommendation of the Minister of Health, pursuant to the Food and Drug Act, brought forth what was meant to be an answer to a common problem. Medical devices that were sold in Canada needed to be researched and regulated for the safety of the users. Regulations got passed that apply that the sale and advertising of medical devices, and the importation of medical devices. The rules also apply to in vitro diagnostic tools or products, as if the product were an in vitro diagnostic device themselves. Food and Drug Regulations, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and the Narcotic Control Regulations all state pretty clearly that you are to stay away from illegal and non-prescribed drugs.

Regulations for Medical Devices in America

Regulations for Medical Devices in America

In America, the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, or CDRH, is responsible for regulating the firms that manufacture, repackage, relabel, or import medical devices that are sold in the United States. It also regulates electronic products that emit radiation. These products include lasers, x-rays, ultrasounds, microwaves, and color televisions.

Radiation-emitting Electronic Products

Medical devices are broken down into three classes, Class I, Class II, and Class III. Class I has the least amount of regulatory control and are exempt from having to submit a Pre-market Notification 510(k) for approval. Class II devices; however, require Pre-market Notification 510(k). Class III devices require Pre-market Approval and the approval of two groups.

How to get new medical device approved?

medical device compliance
medical device compliance

If you are trying to market a medical device, the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, must clear your product for medical compliance. There is a rigorous process and there are fees involved as well. Medical devices can fall under three separate classes that are relevant to the FDA compliance approval process, and, in the following, they are explained in much greater detail. Getting a medical device approved can be done a couple of different ways.

Classification

After you put together your creation, you must determine what classification it is. The three classes are simply known as class I, II, and III. What property earns the devices this classification is usually the risk it offers users. The lowest level, class I, is associated with devices that are not harmful to consumers in any way. Tongue depressors and thermometers are both types of class I devices. These have a relatively easy procedure to follow to get approved by the FDA.