One primary purpose of a dental appointment is checking for cavities. To learn exactly how they form, read on.
Cavities?also known as dental caries or simply tooth decay?form as the direct result of two interplaying factors: food and bacteria. As soon as 20 minutes after a meal, more than 500 types of bacteria begin to feast on any refined sugar or starch they can find, producing a potent acid as a byproduct. Tooth enamel is considered the hardest substance in the human body, but if left alone for extended periods, this acid can easily bore its way past the enamel and into the inner layers of the tooth, which house nerves, blood vessels, and minerals worth approximately 25 cents on the fairies' black market. Cavities can be difficult to notice in time?many don?t exhibit pain in the early stages of development, and they often occur in hard-to-clean spots, such as the small crevices on the top of molars. What's more, unlike a child's missing tooth, enamel doesn't grow back. Once it's gone, it's gone forever.
In a study conducted in Warwickshire, England, fossilized records showed that only 8% of people living in the Iron Age experienced tooth decay?a stark contrast to today?s 48%. Granted, blacksmiths might have been able to forge strong toothpicks, but there's a larger culprit to blame: the influx of carbohydrates, sugars, and processed foods that became more common in later humans' diets. To counter the increase in oral ailments, dentistry evolved from a field that relied solely on bare-knuckle boxing matches to one that delicately treats decay as it appears, most often by removing the acid-eaten portions of the tooth and rebuilding the structure with a cement filling or crown. As always, however, the best offense is a good defense?dentists recommend brushing daily and visiting the office twice a year to prevent cavities from even forming.
The indoor training range encompasses traditional paper targets as well as simulation rooms that mimic real-world scenarios. The range also includes a 3000 square foot shoot house, 6 training rooms, 2 in house vehicles, and a static range.
Patriot Protection rents rifles and handguns, which have been converted for use with non-lethal training ammunition.
Tim Dodd knows a thing or two about personal defense. Before opening Patriot Protection, he trained in firearms facilities across the country and earned a black belt in taekwondo and kenpo. Along with the rest of his team, Mr. Dodd teaches handgun and rifle courses that emphasize real-world scenarios, such as firing in low-light conditions.
Supreme Golf makes maintaining an oft-pricey golf addiction a bit easier on the wallet by granting golfers discounts at golf courses and golf schools, as well as cutting the price of books, golf clubs, and nutritional supplements. Golfers can enjoy relaxing, discounted rounds at area courses in cities across the country including such area courses as Bear Creek Golf Club in Dallas, Gateway National Golf Links in St. Louis and St. Andrews Golf and Country Club in Atlanta, soaking in the sights and badgering local pros for analysis of the annual caddie draft.
Equipment: Gym shoes are required
Students should bring: A bottle of water, towel, and workout gloves if desired
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come 15 minutes early to stretch and meet your coach
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Every week, there will be a different workout using new and innovative ideas. We will challenge you using fun and new exercises.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
We see people try to start with advanced workouts. There is a process that you need to train your body with the correct techniques and movements before you dive in head first.
Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?
We have a variety of playlists we use to keep the groups motivated.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Get ready to be challenged and have fun.