Are baby teeth really that important to my child?

Primary, or “baby,” teeth are important for many reasons. Not only do they help children speak clearly and chew naturally, they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt.

What should I do if my child has a toothache?

First, rinse the irritated area with warm salt water and place a cold compress on the face if it is swollen. Give the child acetaminophen for any pain, rather than placing aspirin on the teeth or gums. Finally, see a dentist as soon as possible.

What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?

Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two to three years specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.

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Open adoption records | Adoption records

Allthough at first sight the issue of children’s access to adoption records appears both narrow and arguably clear in international law, it is an issue which raises fundamental questions.     When a child is adopted in USA, the adoptee’s original birth certificate and the records from the adoption proceedings are placed under seal. Almost every state has enacted legislation to permanently seal these records. Access by children to records of adoption is pe is perceived as opening ‘Pandora’s Box’, risking traumas between the adopted child and the adoptive and birth parents. Moreover even adult adoptess do not have right to access their birth records.

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boohoo.com valued at 560 million pounds in London listing

British online fashion retailer boohoo.com will list on London’s AIM market next week with a market capitalization of 560 million pounds ($936 million) after tapping into current investor appetite for internet retail stocks.

The Manchester, northern England, based firm, majority owned by its founders, the Kamani family, said on Friday it had placed 600 million shares at 50 pence, raising 300 million pounds and giving the implied market value for the company.

Boohoo’s larger rival, ASOS, also listed on London’s junior market AIM, has a market capitalization of 5.6 billion pounds – a value that would place it in the FTSE 100 index were it to shift to the main stock market.

About 55 percent of boohoo’s enlarged issued share capital would be freely tradable post flotation.

Boohoo designs, sources, markets and sells own brand clothing, shoes and accessories through its website to a core market of 16-24 year-old consumers in the UK and globally.

Its sales rose 70 percent to 91.9 million pounds in the 10 months to December 2013, while adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) grew 188 percent to 10.1 million pounds.

Of the placing proceeds 240 million pounds will be used to repay convertible loan notes held by the company’s existing shareholders, while 50 million pounds will be used to accelerate the firm’s expansion and enhance working capital.

Following the listing the Kamanis’ holding will fall from 82 percent to 38.5 percent, with joint chief executive Mahmud Kamani owning 24.5 percent.

His fellow joint CEO Carol Kane will see her holding reduce to 4.6 percent from 9.8 percent.

Trading in boohoo shares will start on March 14.

Its float follows last month’s listing of AO World, the online domestic appliances retailer, which saw a surge in its share price above its offer level on debut.

Several other British retailers are seeking listings on the back of the country’s gradually improving economy.

Convenience store McColl’s has already listed, while Poundland and Pets at Home have set price ranges.

Fat Face, B&M and House of Fraser are amongst other store groups expected to come to market.

Last month boohoo bolstered its board, recruiting Peter Williams, a former non-executive director of ASOS, to become its non-executive chairman.

Mykonos – The Greek Elegant, Stylish and Simply Awesome Island

Mykonos

Mykonos is definitely Greece’s answer to Ibiza, but much more cosy and possibly a bit more expensive. In Mykonos you will find the Greek celebrities spending their summer holiday. Greek singer and entertainer Sakis Rouvas is often seen in Mykonos, parts of the Greek national football team as well as singer Nikos Vertis spends their time here. So if you don’t mind to rub shoulders with the rich and famous, do not miss Mykonos.

The island has also become a playground for homosexuals – Mykonos welcomes everybody with open arms.

You can easily travel to Mykonos by plane from Athens or by boat from Piraeus or Rafina. If you choose to travel at the beginning or the end of summer, you will find many excellent and affordable package deals that include your flight and hotel. But Mykonos is best enjoyed during July-August, that’s when the island vibrates with expectation.

Mykonos is a typical postcard island with small whitewashed houses with their blue doors, and traditional Cycladic windmills. Tourism is the main source of income on the island, when the last guests leave the island in the autumn, Mykonos falls into a beauty sleep until the spring. There are many great beaches on the island and the local buses can easily get there, if you wish to explore the island on your own, you can rent a car or a scooter.

There are countless of boats that take you around the island and to the neighboring islands, something you should not miss.

The island is a popular stop for island-hoppers and Mykonos is best suited for those who like to party, and not travelling on a very tight budget.

There are plenty of shops in Mykonos town. Perhaps you find something really nice for yourself or for a gift.

San Giorgio Mykonos

At San Giorgio, everything is about ease and enjoyment and guests are encouraged to store or spend energy as they please. The hotel is designed to encourage interaction and yet giving those who are looking for a more private atmosphere the refuge to relax and recreate. The idea is to bring like-minded, creative individuals together to unwind and connect with self and nature in an effortless, laid-back atmosphere.

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What is Podiatry?

Podiatry is a foot and ankle specialty that provides, diagnosis and treatment of patients with foot and lower limb injuries.

The areas that we cover are biomechanical and gait assessment, podiatric sports medicine, paediatric podiatry and management of hypermobility syndrome

We are a group of HPC Registered Podiatrists who assess and treat the lower limb for biomechanical deformities and musculoskeletal injuries. By looking at the way certain joints and muscles function the Podiatrists are able to determine if the way you are walking may be contributing to a current injury or problem. All patients are assessed with slow motion video gait analysis by the Podiatrist to visualise their individual gait pattern.

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Known Podiatrist: Loukas Thiaspras

Firostefani Santorini

The following is from Firostefani Santorini

Firostefani lies to the north of Fira and there is little that separates it from it considerable larger neighbour. As with Fira the views from this part of Santorini are spectacular but the town are higher up so offer a different perspective of the volcano.

And of course one can enjoy the magnificent sight of  Fira itself. It is a superb place to enjoy the sunset in the evening.

The village has restaurants from which one can also observe the sunset in its full glory.

Between the village of Firostefani and  Imerovigli lies the Agios Nikolas Monastry. The largeish building with its typically Cycladic rounded edges is open 8-12.30 and 16:00-19:00. Depending where you are inside you can look to the east side of the island or to the volcano and beyond.

As with Fira, Firostefani contain a number of hotels. Both are picturesque and have a nice blend of cream and white variations in the colouring of the houses. Away from the cliff side view Firostefani has a less stunning part as well. There are a few shops.

Firostefani Santorini