Dr. Behnam Rostami DDS is a dentist who loves to hike in his spare time.
If you are not a hiker, you may think that traveling on trails is very easy. In reality, any wilderness area is a maze of human trails, animal trails, and washes. If you are going hiking alone, let someone know about it. Tell them where you are going and when you plan to be back. If you don’t return when you planned, the person can get in touch with the authorities that will be able to find you.
The key to not getting lost when hiking is awareness. You always want to know your position. What gets people lost more than anything else is leaving a trail to take a shortcut or enjoy the scenery. While it may seem to you that leaving the trail and following a shortcut is going to be an easier and faster way to your destination, this is often the start of trouble. Another common occurrence that leads to getting lost is leaving the trail to walk down to a scenic location, lake, or creek. When you walk away from the trail, especially when you walk down, you lose sight of it. This is why if you decide to walk away, turn back often to make sure you can find your way when you need to return.
Another common way to get lost is to have a momentary loss of awareness. Hikers start watching birds or picking berries and become so focused on the activity that they forget where they are going. This is why experienced hikers like Dr. Behnam Rostami DDS always stay present and pay attention to where they are.
Dr Behnam Rostami DDS has decades of hiking and camping experience. Starting a fire when it is raining or when you have a dead lighter is more difficult compared to doing so on a sunny day with a working lighter, but it is possible if you are persistent and know what you are doing. If the weather is wet, you first want to find some dry elements that you need to get a fire going.
You can usually find dry tinder, kindling, and fuel in caves, under rocks, under downed trees or in animal burrows. Sometimes you can create kindling by taking slightly wet sticks and whittling away the soaked parts. You may also search your pockets and backpacks for dry tinder. This is where you can find small pieces of paper or lint. Lint ignites very easily and the biggest problem with it is finding enough of it. Creating a lint ball that is big enough to work as kindling may take up to an hour.
In wet weather you want to protect your fire. Try building it on top of a piece of metal or a rock. Almost any solution is better than wet ground. You also want to have some kind of shelter for your fire. Your goal is to protect your fire from rain drops. You may also be better off if you start a fire without tinder. In wet conditions, tinder is harder to ignite than kindling. Create a small teepee of twigs and light them directly. Experienced campers like Dr Behnam Rostami know that such a teepee can ignite faster than tinder.
Dr. Behnam Rostami DDS loves to watch movies, and if they can make him laugh, all the better. As it turns out, watching movies – or really, doing anything – that make us laugh is extremely beneficial for our health. Recent studies have found a clear connection between certain movies and the health of the heart.
Laughing Makes Your Blood Vessels Expand
Researchers examined the effects of different movie genders on viewers and, as it turns out, thrillers and action movies make the blood vessels contract, which in turn restricts blood flow. On the other hand, test subjects who watched really funny movies saw an improvement in their blood flow and a decrease in their blood pressure. In other words, their blood vessels expanded instead of contracting.
Laughing Does More Than That
If you think that’s all that laughing does to your body, think again. Many scientists agree that laughing – similarly to sexual arousal – can be considered to be positive stress. This means that the heart does a good amount of work, like it does when you are frightened or very nervous, but with one big exception – the hormones associated with those negative feelings are not involved.
During continuous, genuine laughter, the body goes through an experience similar to the one induced by exercising. Other studies go so far as to suggest that laughter can help you lose weight, but that has yet to be definitively proved.
In any case, Dr. Behnam Rostami remains a big fan of comedies, and hopes that more people would watch them.
Dr. Behnam Rostami is a successful dentist who leads two different private offices in California. His clientele like him for what he means for these practices as a leader, but they probably love him as a dentist a little bit more. Because of the multiple challenges the profession poses, every dentist should possess certain personal traits. These traits can put patients at ease and improve their experiences.
Good Interpersonal Skills
During a diagnosis, dentists have to be educators. Patients usually prepare themselves for the worst, and one many occasions they are not wrong. The ability to tell them the truth as quickly and as sincerely as possible is extremely important.
Every Dentist Should Remain a Student
With the way medical fields improve almost on an almost day-to-day basis, every dentist should remain a lifelong student. New methods are being developed, old methods are getting better, and those who are not willing to educate themselves on these continual changes can be easily left behind.
It’s important to have compassion for patients. Dental fear can be one of the most frightening experiences a patient can go through. Whether their fear has real implications or not (it usually doesn’t), it’s important to be compassionate. That is the single most important quality when it comes to making an extremely nervous patient feel at ease.
Complications can and will arise, but a quality dentist knows how to handle them in the best way possible.
Dr. Behnam Rostami hopes that upcoming residents have the desire to become not just good dentists, but also compassionate human beings.
For Dr. Behnam Rostami, camping is more than active relaxation. It is also a time to reconnect with Mother Nature, to find personal answers that cannot be easily found when a noisy city surrounds us. Being able to enjoy everything the scenery has to offer without any inconveniences often comes down to some simple practical tricks — use them to make camping an enjoyable experience.
1. Using a Clothesline with Bread Bag Clips
Bread clips are little devices that help you keep a plastic bag closed. Not many people know this but they can also help you pin clothes to your clothesline, acting as makeshift clothespins.
2. Ditch the Bag of Ice, Use Frozen Water Bottles Instead
Once it has melted, a bag of ice is pretty much useless, at least until you get home and refreeze it. When you use frozen water bottles though, you will have nice cold drinking water when the bottles inevitably melt. Having enough clean water is one of the most important safety measures you need to take before embarking on a camping trip.
3. Make Sure That Your Guyline Is Visible
The guyline is a rope or cable that is used to pitch your tarp. It is essential for the tent, but you want to make sure you and your friends don’t trip over it during after dark. You can avoid this pretty easily, by simply wrapping some tinfoil around it.
Dr. Behnam Rostami loves camping, especially when he explores places he’s never been to before.
Dr. Behnam loves the outdoors. It’s not hard to see the allure of hiking, even for those who are otherwise not really outdoorsy people. America is famous for its hiking routes and there is a good reason for that. The trails often follow the state lines, revealing some of the most beautiful sceneries of North America. This sense of wonder is not always free, however, as some of the trails can be extremely dangerous for a variety of reasons.
Some of the mistakes a hiker can make can result in injuries or even death. One of the most frequent problems is not bringing a map. This can be especially problematic when the hiker misses a path or choses the wrong one. Depending on the general location of the hiking route, such a mistake can result in anything from a small mishap to a fatal error.
Preparation is always crucial. No matter how easy you think a hike is, always take with you a recent map and the most basic survival items. These items include but are not limited to: a waterproof compass, a lighter with plenty of fuel, food, clothing that’s appropriate for the weather, and most of all, fresh water. It is entirely possible to survive without food for an extended period of time, but water is vital. Without water, one can only last for a couple of days.
Whenever Dr. Behnam Rostami goes on a hike, he always tries to prepare for most scenarios.
Even though he is into his fifties, Dr. Behnam Rostami endeavors to stay physically fit through hiking and mountain climbing. Staying active has helped him enjoy good health during his long career as a dentist. Like many people who strive to keep fit regardless of age, he is enjoying the benefits of an active lifestyle.
There isn’t a magic formula to staying fit as you age. It’s generally the same formula regardless of how old you are. One of the difficulties with staying in shape when you grow older is the ability to commit in the way you could when you were in your mid-20s, for example. You might also feel a bit discouraged to stay fit because it takes longer for the body to recover than you want. However, with the right form of training, you can still remain strong and healthy right up to your 70s.
For people that like to lift weights, aches and pains in the joints are a common occurrence as you age. Recovering from these aches can take time, which is why you are advised to lighten the load as you age. While your pride and joy may come from lifting heavier weights, you can still stimulate the joints with the right amount of weight.
It’s important to take your time as you age. Your body may not respond to training as fast as it used to, which is why you should be patient with yourself.
Dr. Behnam Rostami has always embraced physical fitness throughout his long career as a dentist.
Many people love music, and it often plays a big role in our lives. Dr. Behnam Rostami, a qualified dentist with more than 30 years of working experience, appreciates classical music for its simplicity and ability to soothe the mind. Like many people, music helps him to relax and focus on the important things in life.
In addition to uplifting our moods, music can help bring more health benefits. The fact that every human culture since early man has appreciated music should tell you that there’s more to it than just the rhythm.
Better communication skills
When music is introduced at an early age, it can help a child’s brain develop better, especially in the area of verbal communication. Children who participate in music classes have been shown to have better visual ability than those who don’t, and are able to communicate better.
Keeps the brain active
Research has shown that listening to music in old age can help keep the brain active and healthy. Listening to, playing or participating in musical training for the elderly is akin to exercising the brain. Benefits such as improved memory and mental sharpness can be expected from this.
Music has the power to uplift your moods, make you feel excited, and get you pumped up. Listening to music that appeals to you spurs the release of the chemical dopamine, which leads to better moods. Through music, you can start to feel happier.
Dr. Behnam Rostami is an experienced dentist working in California. He operates two dental offices in the state.
Dr. Behnam Rostami has worked as a dentist since the early 1980s, and in that time has learned a great deal about teeth and oral hygiene. More to just being good at the oral procedures that address dental issues, Dr. Rostami also has knowledge about the kinds of food that help keep a bright smile. These foods are able to fight against the staining and yellowing that occurs to teeth over time.
Strawberries are good for your teeth as they contain malic acid and vitamin C, both which are good for healthy gums and teeth. Malic acid helps combat teeth discoloration while vitamin C contributes to healthy gums. You can include strawberries in foods such as salads and yogurt.
While all vegetables are good for oral health, broccoli just happens to provide extra benefits. Broccoli contains lots of iron and fiber, nutrients that are crucial in maintaining strong teeth. Fiber reduces inflammation in the mouth and body. Iron is the shield that prevents enamel-eroding acid from causing damage to your teeth. While you’ll still need to brush teeth regularly, broccoli can help with the cleaning process.
They’re synonymous with bad breath when consumed raw, but they do have benefits when it comes to keeping your teeth strong. Onions have antibacterial elements that reduce the bacteria in the mouth. The pale color of onions also means they are less likely to stain your teeth.
Dr. Behnam Rostami has been working in California since 2002, shortly after moving to the US from his home country of Iran.
Like many people, you probably wish that your teeth will last a lifetime. However, circumstances often arise that can require the extraction of a tooth (or two). And while many of your teeth can be removed easily, it can become a complicated procedure that becomes more surgical. As a dentist who’s dealt with numerous surgical extractions in his career, Dr. Behnam Rostami knows when such a procedure is necessary.
When a tooth can’t be saved
Usually, teeth are removed when they decay, crowd or undergo trauma. When filling or crowning are no longer possible, extracting the tooth is the next best option. Teeth that don’t have enough support from the underlying jawbone as a result of periodontal disease are also prime candidates for extraction. Infected teeth that have undergone root canal treatment but haven’t responded may also require extraction.
Surgical extraction vs. simple extraction
With a simple extraction, the problematic tooth is visible and can be removed using forceps. However, should the tooth be hidden under the gum tissue, a surgical procedure might be necessary. The dentist will cut into the gum in order to access and extract the tooth. Stitches are required to close the incision and allow for proper healing.
A dentist will come to the conclusion of the need for surgical extraction after they’ve examined the tooth via an x-ray. But there are occasions when a simple procedure can turn surgical, especially if the tooth breaks off.
Dr. Behnam Rostami has experience in a variety of dental procedures thanks to his long career.