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Experts issue warning over counterfeit Botox

Wed

Experts issue warning over counterfeit BotoxPeople contemplating getting Botox treatment have been warned to seek advice from a qualified professional.

A recent documentary revealed that a number of American doctors have purchased fake onabottulinumtoxinA, which could result in dangerous consequences for patients.

Reported on the Dr Oz show, experts estimated that around 20 per cent of Botox on the market is counterfeit, which highlights the importance of visiting a registered practitioner.

Prospective patients have been urged to ensure the treatment is performed in a professional medical environment to ensure their safety in the event of an emergency.

Experts have also advised people contemplating Botox to check the credentials of the practitioner in order to make sure they are appropriately qualified.

This comes after news that a number of British establishments offering Botox to customers had failed to adequately train their staff, the Daily Mail reports.

The Healtcare Advisory Service revealed that in some cases, administrators were permitted to perform the treatment after receiving less than half a day's training.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800527244-ADNFCR

Last-chance syndrome ‘could result in emergency dentistry’

Mon

Could all those trifles and yule logs cause a need for emergency dentistry? Falling victim to last-chance syndrome could leave you vulnerable to needing emergency dentistry soon, festive revellers have been warned.

Writing for HealthZone.ca, dentists Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz said this is the temptation to have a blowout on sweet snacks before the diet kicks in come new year.

However, they pointed out that the combination of sugar and starch in many foods at this time of year can be especially damaging to teeth.

"It creates a kind of superplaque that is up to five times harder, stickier and more acidic than the gunk (are we getting too technical here?) made without much starch," the experts explained.

To beat last-chance syndrome, Dr Roizen and Dr Oz suggested avoiding fizzy drinks in favour of cranberry juice which helps to neutralise acid in the mouth.

They also recommended always brushing and flossing before bedtime to cut the chances of decay.

Last month, scientists at the University of Rochester also recommended cranberries as ideal plaque-fighters thanks to the bacteria-fighting substances they contain.

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Tips offered to stop black tea neutralising teeth whitening efforts

Fri

Measures including teeth whitening could stop black tea affecting teeth.  Anyone who likes to keep their teeth pearly and white with teeth whitening may have had their plans thwarted if they have ever drunk black tea.

Doctors Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz told the Idaho Stateman that the tannin in the drink can stain smiles because it clings to tooth enamel.

To prevent this, they recommended swirling some water around in the mouth after every cup of black tea to rinse away the tannin, or brushing thoroughly.

"Floss daily to remove plaque, which acts like a stain magnet, darkening teeth around the edges," they also said.

For people who already have staining, Dr Roizen and Dr Oz said it may be a good idea to speak to a dentist about teeth whitening treatments.

Although black tea may not be good for teeth, recent research from the University of Rochester suggested that wine and cranberries may be, as they contain substances that fight bacteria which could otherwise lead to decay.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800285294-ADNFCR

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