Monthly Archives: August 2019

Bi-Functional Peptide Film To Reduce Growth Of Bacteria On Dental Implants

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At least 3 million Americans currently have dental implants and the number increases by 500,000 every year. People have started to accept that dental implants in Limerick are better than traditional dentures. However, for some people getting an implant is not the end of the story.

In the dental implant, bacteria can develop on the implant’s base and below the gum line. Over time, bacteria can result to pre-implantitis, a condition that may eventually lead to the loss of soft and hard tissues around the implant. When this condition occurs, it will require surgical intervention.

Originally, dental implants were designed for a small population and were considered experimental. According to Professor Malcolm Snead, there is now a major change in how dental implants are used. They can replace teeth that has poor prognosis. The problem is the implant is also susceptible to formation of biofilm and the patient’s immune response. Infection can be limited but it may result to loss of supporting soft and hard tissues.

Since implants are here to stay as replacement for missing teeth, Dr. Snead and 2 other researchers, Professor Casey Chen and research assistance Professor Yan Zhou along with Professor CandanTamerler, a collaborator at the University of Kansas, undertook a research to create bi-functional peptide film. This is a non-surgical intervention that is applied to water and then repeatedly applied to an existing implant to reduce the growth of bacteria.

The implant protective film is a water-based rinse that a patient could safely use like a mouth wash. At present, when there is a buildup of bacteria in the implant, the patient is prescribed with low-dose antibiotics. However, the water-based rinse is more targeted and multiple applications will allow the dental implant to last for a lifetime. Professor Snead’s group hopes to refine the peptide for FDA testing before they proceed to testing on large animal models.

The goal of dental implants in Limerick is to provide people with more affordable dental implants to recover their beautiful smile and self confidence. It is common for many people to stop from smiling because they are embarrassed with missing teeth. Dental implant is the solution that is better than dentures.

What To Experience At Novotel

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When planning to spend a vacation, your considerations in choosing a hotel should not only limit to its comfort and convenience. If Novotel is among the list of hotels that you want to stay in, then rest assured you will extend the fun of your trip. They do not only offer the best rooms with amazing features; they are also equipped with restaurants and bars that will complete your experience.

  • Tourists who spend their vacation at Novotel in Koh Samui are looking forward to the famous Beach Restaurant & Bar. Every first day of the week, they have a Thai BBQ Night Buffet Dinner where you can satisfy your stomach with a feast of flavors. They are open from 6:30Pm to 10PM every Monday. There is also a buy 3-get-1 free promo that includes roasted whole chicken, pad Thai, different types of BBQ, and a lot more food to choose from. You can already experience a variety of Thai food for only THB 799++.
  • They also have the so called Happy Hour. Offered every day, you can avail of 50% discount on selected items. Depending on your availability, you can choose among these happy hours: 11am to 12pm; 3pm to 4pm; and 8pm to 9pm.
  • You can experience the culinary culture of Thailand at Novotel in Koh Samui by visiting local fresh food market. They have a chef who will assist you in choosing the right ingredients. Once you are done, you will go to the Cooking Studio at Beach Restaurant so that the chef will teach you the step by step preparation of the dish you want to cook. If this sounds interesting to you, you will have to book in advance. The schedule is every Tuesday and Friday, from 3PM to 6PM. The class only allows 2 to 6 persons. They offer it for only THB 2,000+++ per pax.
  • To end your night with extra fun, you can find some friends as you enjoy delicious cocktails at the hotel’s bar. They offer new cocktails every month. You may also get a glass or a bottle of wine at Beach Restaurant and Bar.