Archive for July 14, 2013
Dental health has come a long way over the past century. It is hard to believe that only 100 years ago, about half of all adults in North America were completely toothless. Nowadays, because of our improved dental care and awareness, less than 10 percent of adults over 65 have ever lost a tooth. Let that sink in for a minute. We went from 50 percent of all adults having absolutely no teeth to 90 percent of adults OVER THE AGE OF 65 having never lost a single tooth. In just 100 years. And increased dental health is not the whole story of dentistry over the past century. Today we have procedures that can create teeth in an hour, cosmetic dental procedures that can make your teeth straighter and whiter, and a dental implant miniaturized to the point that recovery time is becoming negligible.
In such a short
As of May of this year, the total number of people in prisons across this country was estimated to be 218,171. That equates to more than 200,000 people who are incarcerated in this country, rightfully or otherwise. These people have families and friends that they ideally hope to continue to see while they are in prison, and thankfully today’s prison systems are beginning to more fully entertain the idea of adding a video visitation system to their own facilities. There are myriad advantages to a video visitation system, not the least of which is a technologically advanced answer to keeping in touch with these family members and these friends without inconveniencing them.
All too often, family members are embarrassed or ashamed to enter these facilities to visit their loved ones. This often leads to