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Sacramento Dentistry Group Answers: Do Lip Piercings Cause Bad Breath?

Sacramento, CA, August 9, 2017 (Newswire.com) – Piercings of various kinds show no sign of going away. Indeed, humans have pierced their bodies with decorative objects since pre-history. Nevertheless, oral piercings do present significant side effects. Recently the Sacramento Dentistry Group was asked if bad breath is one of them. Indirectly, the answer would have to be yes.Bad Breath From a Lip Piercing?A lip piercing itself does not cause bad breath. Although bacteria are certainly attached to it, just as they are to the oral tissues, that alone is not enough to significantly affect the smell of the breath. Piercings do, however, irritate the gum tissues. When irritated, the gums become inflamed and form pockets around the teeth, instead of wrapping the teeth and roots closely. Gum pockets are a preferred space for bacterial reproduction and they multiply rapidly in this environment. What is one of the significant by-products of oral bacteria multiplying exponentially in the mouth? …

Keep Up With Your Dentistry, Even As An Adult

It’s important to keep up with your dentistry, even as an adult. It’s a lot easier to do when you’re a kid, as your parents take care of the scheduling and appointments, dragging you there every few months whether you like it or not. Even as a young adult or college student, you likely have appointments magically appear for you when you’re home on college break.After you’re out on your own, things become considerably harder. Your job might offer a dental plan option, but did you sign up for it? Or did you decline it thinking your teeth are fine and healthy and you’d rather save the money?It’s unfortunate that dental appointments aren’t often covered by general health insurance, considering how important oral health is. Even if you brush twice a day, rinse with a mouthwash daily, and floss regularly, you still need to have your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year by a trained technician and then looked over by an actual dentist.There are many reasons why this is critical, ranging…

Stevan Ridley, Broncos Reportedly Agree to Contract

The Denver Broncos reportedly signed veteran running back Stevan Ridley on Thursday after he was released by the Atlanta Falcons.NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Ridley’s agreement with the Broncos.Ridley offers the Broncos insurance at running back after Rapoport reported Devontae Booker suffered a fractured wrist which he aggravated while training for the season.Per ESPN’s Jeff Legwold, Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said Booker will undergo surgery and is expected to miss six weeks.Ridley, 27, has spent time with the Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts and Falcons in 2016. He was released by the Lions and Colts before the season started and linked up with Atlanta on Oct. 23. After carrying the ball three times for seven yards in his only appearance with the Falcons, he was released Nov. 23.The Broncos are Ridley’s fifth team since leaving the New England Patriots after the 2014 campaign. He carried the ball 36 times while a member of the New York Jets in 2015, recording a career-…

STARTEK Announces Partnership with TriageLogic

Leading BPO expands medical triage solutions and provider medical support servicesGREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–STARTEK (NYSE: SRT), a leader in business process outsourcing services, today announced a partnership with URAC accredited TriageLogic® to expand its medical triage solutions and provider medical support services. The partnership allows STARTEK to provide healthcare clients with an enhanced solution to evaluate and treat patients utilizing 24/7 medical triage based on the gold standard Schmitt-Thompson protocols by registered nurses.“We are excited to provide the TriageLogic platform and telehealth expertise to assist STARTEK in achieving their goals in providing outstanding patient care and innovative products for their healthcare clients”TriageLogic’s secure, hosted solution is a repository for nursing protocols, physician/practice profiles and encounter documentation. The HIPAA-compliant software also provides clinics and hospitals with access to li…

Feds distributed $8 million in seized money, property to Colorado law enforcement. Here’s where it went.

Denver Police investigate a shooting crime scene on Champa St. between and 16th and 17th Avenue in the Renaissance Hotel parking lot Nov. 9, 2016.Local law enforcement agencies across Colorado received about $8 million in proceeds from property and money seizures over the past two years in a practice that police chiefs and sheriffs say could be curtailed by a new state law.It’s money that’s at the center of a controversial new law, one that prescribes how local authorities in Colorado should handle money and assets seized during criminal investigations when working with federal agents.The debate centers on mandates that law enforcement use state protocols for the practice, known as civil asset forfeiture, vs. federal rules, which are seen as more lenient.A bipartisan group of lawmakers and civil rights groups who backed the legislation say it’s needed to ensure Coloradans’ due-process protections and that the practice has better oversight.But the measure — House Bill 1313 — was strong…

Need To Save Money At The Dentist?

Do you ever need to save money at the dentist? While many adults and families are lucky to have insurance that makes most dental appointments and work affordable, not everyone is so fortunate. There are however ways to save on the dentist, if you look a little.For starters, check the major cities in your state or area, and see if any of them run a dental college or institute. There’s a number of these around the country, and they are where aspiring dentists and dental technicians learn their trade on volunteers. The volunteers still have to pay for these services, but they are heavily discounted given that it is a practice and training grounds for those trying to get into the industry. They also do their work under the direct supervision of actual professionals who know how to teach.Another way to save money on going to the dentist is to keep an eye out for coupons. Many come right in the mailbox as direct mailings, and others are sometimes ads in the Sunday paper. You might think tha…