Memphis heat causes dry mouth

Living here in Memphis I find myself getting a bad case of dry mouth in the summers. I learned a lot about this condition from my student doctor at the Memphis Dental School.

Xerostomia, or dry mouth, may initially seem like a relatively inconsequential condition. Further study of the syndrome, however, shows that the clinical ramifications can be quite serious. The study of biochemistry is of particular importance to the investigation of the effects of xerostomia, as it is a sign of a major physiological change.

With xerostomia, the serous component of saliva is depleted. This results in a decrease of secretory IgA – an immunoglobulin that helps to protect the teeth against microorganisms by forming a pellicle. This depletion further causes a drop in pH in the oral cavity, which results in a more acidic environment, which is favorable for cariogenic bacteria.

Often, very aggressive root caries is seen in individuals with xerostomia. This is a result of high levels of cariogenic bacteria along with gingival recession. This leads to exposed cementum, which is approximately fifteen per cent less mineralized than enamel. This makes cementum more vulnerable to caries. Gingival recession occurs due to the excessive dryness of the mouth. Root caries can be very detrimental; as it progresses, there will usually be a loss of attachment between cementum and the periodontal ligament.

The application of biochemistry to this condition allows one to better understand why xerostomia can be so harmful. Factors like immunoglobulin concentration, cariogenic microorganisms, pH, and degree of mineralization have been studied and found to play major roles in the damage caused by the syndrome.

Beat the Memphis rays with new sunglasses.

The fashion industry is driven by dynamic cutting edge creativity and ingenuity. Other than paying top dollar for brand names that epitomize class and quality, many who can afford high-end fashion products and accessories also look at them as items in which they can store their wealth. Whereas owning a pair of designer sunglasses may be frivolity to many, the affluent look at them as status symbol because they are commodities that very few can open up their wallets to obtain.

Their prices are often hiked by factors such as the kind of materials they are made of, the level of craftsmanship deployed in their design, ability transition sunlight or their scratch resistance capabilities. It’s also significant to note that many of the materials that these eyewear products are made of tend to appreciate in value as time flies by, giving their price tags the credibility they deserve.

You can for instance invest in Lugano diamond studded shades for $27,000. The sunglasses can be customized to give them a tinge of personalized taste that augers well with gold or leopard print Barton Perrira frames. These frames are bound to remain valuable even after falling apart because they have 2.85 to 3.59 carats of pure black diamonds riveted on them.  

Bulgari Flora Sunglasses sell for $59,000 given their luxurious craftsmanship that’s accompanied by 18 carat white gold. The eyewear is as well embedded with blue sapphires and diamonds in addition aquamarine accent frames. A lower version of this eyewear sells for $ 25,000 – giving it a price flexibility aspect that a section of the affluent class may find exciting.

At a cost of $65,000, Luxuriator Style 23 Canary Diamond Sunglasses also feature in the list of eyeglasses worth every penny. Their ability to act as store of value emanates from the fact that they have 18 carat gold plating all around their frames. This is in addition to their 132 paved diamonds, all of which are exquisitely hand cut. Their dark lenses adjust light automatically according your surroundings while their temples are made of ivory buffalo horns.

CliC Gold 18 Carat Gold Sport Sunglasses don’t sell for less than $75,000. This may be because the brand belongs to Ron Lando, an eyewear designer who has sat at the apex of the industry for close to four decades. He is praised for designing the most expensive reading glasses in the world. Other these, he is also the name behind the most expensive sports sunglasses of all times. Each and every CliC Gold eyewear is hand made. This version is for instance crafted from solid gold as its lenses are processed using Carl Zeiss Super ET Anti-Reflective technology. Only 100 pieces of this eyewear which comes with a magnetic bridge front connection system exists.

High-end fashion accessories enthusiasts who can spend over $200,000 on shades can either go for Shiels Jewellers Emerald Sunglasses or Dolce & Gabbana’s DG2027B which sells at $383,609. Chopard De Rigo Vision is however the ultimate store of value in the world of eyewear. It goes for $408,000 given that it contains 60 grams of 24 carat gold and 51 full-cut River Diamonds.

However for everyday people like you and me, designer sunglasses can be found in many places. For example, they can be found online, malls, and at your local eye doctor. Personally, I went to my optometrist here in Memphis. My doctor helped fit the glasses to my face and made sure my vision was comfortable.


Lets talk about surfing!

Surfing is a great way to exercise. I like by the beach in California the best place to surf in the world. First you need to find a good spot. Laguna Beach is probably the best. Then, you need to rent the equipment. You will obviously need a board. The easiest way to learn is to watch some videos on youtube and/ or hire someone to show you. I recommend hiring someone. Look through Yelp for some good teachers. Be sure to check out the reviews too. The best time to be out is when the sun is shining and the waves are moderate. slather on the sunscreen and strap on your foot connector. Maybe even bring a whistle for emergencies.