Sealants are thin, plastic coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. They are applied in dentists’ offices, clinics and sometimes in schools. Application is simple and painless. Sealants are painted on as a liquid and quickly harden to form a shield. The most important reason for getting sealants is to avoid tooth decay. Fluoride in toothpaste and in drinking water protects … [Read more...] about Kids’ Dental Health – What Are Sealants
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If your medicine cabinet is like most peoples, there are several OTC drugs (over-the-counter) in there. Over-the-counter medicines are drugs that you buy at Aubrey Pharmacy without a prescription, so basically the medications that you see on the store shelves. These drugs are meant to provide safe and immediate relief, but they can also be dangerous if they are misused and/or combined with other … [Read more...] about What Do I Need To Know About OTC Drugs?
If you have insomnia, developing healthy sleep habits can make a big difference. These guidelines are especially important for people who can’t fall asleep or stay asleep regularly. This helps to regulate your body’s clock and could help you fall asleep and stay asleep for the night. • Avoid naps, especially in the afternoon. A power nap may help you get through the day, but if you find … [Read more...] about Can’t Sleep? Try These Tips
Brand Name Drugs vs. Generic Drugs - What is the Difference? When given the option of generic drugs vs. brand name drugs many people aren’t sure if it is safe to take a generic drug or if the generic version will work as well as the brand name. Generic drugs are equivalent to the brand name version. When drugs are first developed, there is usually only a brand name version, but when the patent … [Read more...] about Brand Name Drugs vs. Generic Drugs – What is the Difference?
People who have age-related eye disease are more likely to develop what is known as “low vision.” Low vision means that, even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine and even surgery, everyday tasks are difficult to do. Reading the mail, shopping, cooking, seeing the TV and writing can seem challenging. Fortunately, help is available. Low-vision specialists can offer a variety of … [Read more...] about Senior Health – What Is Low Vision?
Antibiotics are meant to be used against bacterial infections. For example, they are used to treat strep throat, which is caused by streptococcal bacteria, and skin infections caused by staphylococcal bacteria. Although antibiotics kill bacteria, they are not effective against viruses. Therefore, they will not be effective against viral infections such as colds, most coughs, many types of sore … [Read more...] about Using Antibiotics Wisely – They Fight Bacteria, Not Viruses
Drug compounding is a service that is often forgotten, but one that many pharmacists still provide. Preparing personalized medications through compounding is a practice that Aubrey Pharmacy still provides for their customers. Compound medications are made based on the prescription provided by your medical provider. The prescription is mixed together with other ingredients, in the exact dosage and … [Read more...] about What is Compounding and Answers to the Most Common Asked Questions About Compounding
Recent research has suggested a link between poor oral health and heart disease. Some of the findings include: • Poor oral health may be a predictor of future heart disease • Oral infections may produce inflammation that can be associated with heart disease. • Individuals with chronic gum disease may be at greater risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke. • The more teeth a … [Read more...] about Heart Disease and Oral Health. What’s the Connection?