Monmouth's Ask the Doctor November-December 2018

QUESTION: Why should I choose early orthodontic treatment for my child with a palate expander? A s Palatal expanders are often placed while a child

times will eliminate the need for extraction of permanent teeth to create space or invasive jaw surgery to correct the growth discrepancy after the jaws fully develop and often makes the difference between a good orthodontic result and a great orthodontist result. Please contact our office with any questions or to schedule a complimentary first examination to determine if your child would benefit from this type of treatment. Call For A FREE Consultation On Any Service!

is still growing. They are used to widen the upper jaw so that the upper teeth fit properly together out and over the lower teeth. Underdeveloped growth or narrowing of the upper jaw is one of the major causes of



crowding. If the upper jaw is too narrow, there is not enough room for all the permanent teeth to erupt, which results in crowding, crossbites, underbites, or an edge-to-edge bite. Palatal expanders will not prevent the need for braces when all the permanent teeth erupt, but often times will eliminate the need for extraction of permanent teeth to create space or invasive jaw surgery to correct the growth discrepancy after the jaws fully develop. As the palate begins to expand, it creates more room in the mouth for all of the teeth and the remaining teeth can begin to shift into position and will be far closer to their final position. A palate expander will reduce treatment time too. Different factors can lead to narrow upper jaw growth such as thumb-sucking, tongue thrusting or mouth breathing due to enlarged tonsils. Although these problems may look harmless, they may have serious long-term consequences on aesthetics and both dental and physical health. Palatal expanders often

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Skin Products to Avoid By Lauren Kolacki

We all aspire to have clear, vibrant skin like we see on TV or in magazines. We invest in so many products to enhance our glow and minimize our wrinkles but maybe we should be focused less on what we need to use and more on what we should avoid. Dermatologists advise us to avoid certain products and ingredients to keep from clogging our own pores or irritating our own skin. For starters, Dermatologists suggest being more meticulous when choosing this summer’s UV protection. They recommend abstaining from spray-on sunscreens. More goes into the air than onto your skin. For what does make it onto your skin, does not provide a thick enough layer that equals the specified SPF. Another form of sunscreen that necessarily does not provide any good is those with chemicals. They are a tested safe product; however, they can cause irritation and are absorbed into your skin versus a zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These physical blockers are more effective in reflecting ultraviolet radiation and they have been proven to be much gentler. An additional product dermatologists encourage you avoid are tanning oils. Not only are they insufficient in blocking high UV rays, they clog your pores which can lead to overproduction of bacteria. Dermatologists suggest being mindful in how you choose to exfoliate your face. Although any washes that contain microbe- ads were banned in the U.S. in 2015, dermatologists still recommend staying away from those that contain scrubbing particles, being, despite the smooth aftermath, these can be detrimental to your skin. These physical techniques scrub the dead skin off versus a gentle chemical exfoliate that will break down dead skin and give the same results. To limit the development of bacteria, mold and yeast in beauty products, manufacturers add parabens into their merchandise. Parabens are a preservative that have been used in beauty products for years because they are effective, inexpensive and require very low usage levels. There have been several studies regarding the detrimental effects of parabens but limited evidence to prove otherwise. Dermatologist claim that even though there is no epidemiological evidence, why take the risk of using a product that could potentially cause harm. Last, but not least, Dermatologist bring up the usage of soap in hotels. Many do not think twice before the grabbing the cute little soap they leave wrapped up for you in your room, but maybe you should start. These soaps are heavily fragranced; there- fore, they have the tendency to irritate your face and dry out your skin.




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