National Dentist´s Day

Post by: Gerarda on 06 Mar 2020

March 6th every year we show appreciation to dentists all over the world who keep our pearly whites in tip top shape. This day is also a way to bring awareness to dentistry so that people can learn how best to care for their teeth. It is also a reminder for those who have neglected their teeth or avoid going to a dentist to schedule a checkup.

Nothing makes a dentist happier then when a patient arrives and it is obvious they have good oral hygiene as they brush and floss regularly.

What the patient can do:
1. Decide on an oral health routine. Include both brushing and flossing and remember to floss after you have brushed.
2. Book that dental checkup you have been putting off. Ask your dentist to show you have to brush your teeth so you are not wearing away enamel.
3. If you have children, brush their teeth until they are mature enough to do it for themselves. Once you have brushed your child´s teeth, give them the brush so they feel they are doing it as well.
4. Smile and show off those pearly whites. It shows the job you do and that of your dentist.
5. Take a picture of those beautiful teeth and post it on your social media accounts.

Tips for a healthy dental routine:
1. Brush at least twice a day for at least 2 minutes.
2. Brush gently using elliptical strokes.
3. Use a soft toothbrush.
4. Brush after eating.
5. Floss after brushing.
6. See your dentist twice a year or as your dentist recommends.
7. Eat a balanced diet and limit eating and drinking between meals.
8. Limit the amount of citrus you eat and drink.

A visit to a dentist is a scary proposition for many people. Remember though, dentistry has come a long way from when Dr. John M. Harris started the world’s first dental school in
Bainbridge, Ohio in 1828.

Evolving dental technology and education are two of the things that make a visit to a dentist much more pleasant than in earlier days. That being said nothing beats a dentist who has the hands of a sculptor, the precision of an engineer, the eye of an artist and the experience to combine all of these professions to carry out either a simple or a challenging treatment and still make the result look natural.

That is in essence Dr. Mikael G. Kahn or as he is so affectionately known, Mikael.

Family Parents Girl Children Walking on BeachThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends the following health care screenings:

Between the AGES of 18 – 39

Hearing Test – Starting at age 18, then every 10 years until age 50, and every 3 years after.

Dental Exam – Once a year unless you have any problems.

Thyroid Test – Start at age 35, then every 4 years after.

Heart Health: Blood Pressure Test – At least every 2 years.

Women´s Reproductive Health: Pap smear and Pelvic Exam – Every 1 to 3 years if you are sexually active or are older than 21.

Men´s Reproductive Health: Testicular Exam – Monthly self-exam and annually as part of a general check-up.

SkinTest: Mole Exam – Self-test every month and by a doctor every 3 years, starting at age 20.

Eye Exam – At least once between the ages of 20 – 29 and at least twice between the ages of 30 – 39 unless you have a problem.

Cholesterol Test – Begin at 20 years of age and discuss with your doctor how often is right for you.


BETWEEN the AGES of 40 – 49

Women´s Breast Health: Mammogram – Every 1 – 2 years. Discuss with your doctor how often is right for you.

Bone Health – Bone Mineral and Density Test – Discuss with your doctor.

Men´s Prostate Health – Digital Rectal Exam – Discuss with your doctor.

Diabetes: Blood Glucose Test – Start at age 45 and then every 3 years.


BETWEEN the AGES of 50 – 64

Colonoscopy – Every 10 years.

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Posted on Friday 15th May 2015 at 9:21 am

Instead of Dentistry – Try Culture

Post by: Gerarda on 30 Jul 2014

The Starlite Festival is an international music festival celebrating its 3rd year in the beautiful quarry of Nagüeles, Marbella. Surrounded by natural beauty, it is a feast for the senses to spend an evening there. From the line-up of stars that have been wowing audiences over the years, to the gastronomic delights, fabulous fashion shows and incredible art exhibitions, it is certainly the place to be this summer. You only have one month to enjoy it though, and August 23rd, the last day of the festival, is quickly approaching. 

A highlight of this month-long festival is the STARLITE GALA, hosted by Antonio Banderas. It is an evening dedicated to philanthropy and recognizes the efforts of extraordinary people who champion the causes of social justice, family and education.  This year, the Mexican businessman, Carlos Slim, will receive a Humanitarian Award for his charity work.image_153394_jpeg_470x324_q85

Below is the list of remaining concerts. Tickets can be purchased from El Corte Inglés  – or at  Ticketmaster –



Friday, August 1st – Alejandro Fernández

Saturday, August 2nd – Miguel Povada

Wednesday, August 6th – Marta Sanchez & Gloria Gaynor

Thursday, August 7th – Sergio Dalma

Saturday, August 9th – STARLITE GALA

Wednesday, August 13th – Julio Iglesias

Thursday, August 14th – Dani Martín

Saturday, August 16th – Rosario

Sunday, August 17th – Tom Jones

Tuesday, August 19th – Kool & the Gang

Wednesday, August 20th  – Siempre Así

Thursday, August 21st – A Tribute to ABBA

Friday, August 22nd – Alejandro Sanz



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Posted on Wednesday 30th July 2014 at 5:05 pm