Stroke is a devastating and potentially life-changing condition, and whilst any age group can be affected, it's the elderly who are most at risk. 69% of stroke sufferers in Australia are over 65, and the risk increases markedly with age. Do you care for an elderly relative? Would you know if they were having a stroke? It's vital that you can recognise the signs and symptoms of a stroke as soon as possible – the quicker a victim is treated, the higher their chances are of making a full recovery.
Orthodontics refers to the dental process of improving teeth alignment, usually carried out by an orthodontist. An orthodontist straightens teeth that are facing outward or inward and bridges gaps between teeth that are sparsely spaced. Unlike cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics does not involve any alteration to the teeth but simply encourages streamlined natural growth. If you're contemplating visiting an orthodontist, here are some things you need to know about teeth alignment.