When Dental Tourism Goes Wrong: Bali Death A Mystery

Dental tourism, where people travel abroad to receive dental treatment, has become a popular trend in recent years. The promise of cost savings and high-quality care has driven many to seek dental treatment abroad, particularly for orthodontic procedures.

However, a recent tragedy in Bali, where an Australian woman died after undergoing dental surgery, has raised concerns about the safety and risks associated with dental tourism. The exact cause of death remains a mystery, leaving many questioning the wisdom of travelling abroad for dental treatment.

Why is Dental Tourism Popular?

  • Cost Savings: Dental procedures can be much cheaper in some countries than in their home country, making dental tourism an attractive option for those seeking cost savings.
  • Quality of Care: Some countries offer state-of-the-art dental facilities and highly skilled professionals, providing high-quality care and services.
  • Short Waiting Times: In some countries, waiting times for dental procedures can be much shorter than in their home country, making dental tourism a convenient option for those seeking prompt treatment.

Risks of Dental Tourism

  • Lack of Regulation: Many countries do not have strict regulations in place for dental tourism. This can result in substandard facilities and practices, putting patients at risk.
  • Communication Barriers: Language barriers can make it difficult to communicate with dental professionals and understand post-operative care instructions.
  • Quality of Care: In some countries, the quality of dental care may not be up to the same standards as in more developed countries. This can result in subpar treatments, infections, and other complications.
  • Emergencies: In case of emergencies, it may be difficult to get prompt and adequate medical attention.

Why a Dentist Near Me is a Better Choice?

A dentist near me, or near you, is often a better choice is always a better choice to make. Below are some best reasons to consider for near-me dental experts.

  • Quality of Care: Dentists near you are more likely to be held to the same standards as dentists in your home country. This can give you peace of mind that you will receive high-quality care.
  • Emergency Care: In case of an emergency, you will have access to prompt and adequate medical attention.
  • Better Communication: With a dentist near you, communication barriers will not be an issue, making it easier to understand post-operative care instructions and ask any questions you may have.

Luxury Orthodontics Cheaper Overseas

While it may seem tempting to save money on orthodontic treatments by going abroad, the risks involved may not be worth it. Luxury orthodontics will be much cheaper overseas, but it is important to consider the quality of care and the possibility of complications.


Dental tourism can be tempting for those seeking cost savings and luxurious orthodontic treatments, but it is important to consider the risks involved. A dentist near you is often a better choice, as you will have access to quality care, prompt emergency attention if needed, and better communication with your dental professional.

While luxury orthodontics may be cheaper overseas, the risks involved may not be worth the savings, particularly when considering the added expenses of travel and related costs. It is important to weigh the risks and benefits before making a decision and always prioritize your safety and well-being. Please feel free to share your thoughts on the discussion or any query below in the comment section.


Doing the Dirty Down Under: Pop Stars Who Visit Brothels

It is ironic that loaded and popular pop stars would take the services of prostitutes or would visit brothels, rather than exploiting their popularity to charm equally attractive people. There are also gossips about rock stars and musicians who have sexual relations with groupies while on tour. Having said this, they still yearn for sexual intimacy with call girls and escorts.

Rumor has it that pop stars who visit Sydney or perform in the area indulge in illicit commercial sex. They always look for a top Sydney brothel where discreet prostitutes can give them a good time. The following pop sensations were alleged to have paid for prostitutes and did it Down Under:

  • Justin Bieber

Recently, Justin Bieber has been linked to several prostitution scandals. In fact, photos of him going outside a prominent brothel in Brazil circulated online. Even with the enforced security measures by his bodyguards, Bieber was identified due to his tattoos.

According to reports, Bieber paid £1,200 for two Brazilian prostitutes. The girls were also spotted trailing Bieber’s car after he got out of the brothel. When the pop star was in Sydney for a tour, he was said to have arranged a party in his suite. However, the catch is that those who would “join him” must sign an agreement. The contract instructs “party-goers” to not tweet or post photos while at the party. Else, pay $5 million.

  • Hugh Grant

The actor/pop star was marred with a sex scandal after he was caught with an escort during one of his dalliances. Gossip blogs reveal that Grant was also involved in numerous sexual affairs with prostitutes every time he’s in Australia.

  • Boy George

Then pop sensation Boy George was found guilty of detaining a male escort in 2009. He was accused of hitting and thrashing the said escort, aside from cuffing him to a fixture. According to tittle-tattle from male escort companies in Australia, Boy George paid escorts for “company” and whatnot.

  • Miley Cyrus

We all know that after Liam called off their engagement, Miley became more open about herself and her sexuality (aka a total wreck). Celebrity blogs reported her having casual one night stands with male and female escorts. Some even envied her for getting to enjoy “the best of both worlds.”


Hot Asian Pop Groups in 2016

This 2016 is said to be a bustling year for Korean Pop (K-Pop) fans in the North America. Billboard reported that various K-Pop bands are set to conquer the stage across the continent this year. In fact, several K-Pop cons and festivals will be held in Canada and the United States.

Japanese, Taiwanese and Chinese boy bands are also well-received not only in Asia, but also across other continents. However, the popularity of K-pop groups are towering above Asia for several years in a row. Some Asian music experts believe that Hallyu helped K-Pop make their way  on American, Australian and European soil. According to ACM Group, an Asian-Australian website, here are three of the hottest Asian groups this 2016:

  • Big Bang

Major US news agencies believe that Big Bang is the biggest band in Asia. The Washington Post reported that “they’re one of the biggest boy bands in the world.” Big Bang was also compared with One Direction, and it seemed that 1D’s shows are poorly attended when weighed up against Big Bang’s concerts.

The group made its debut on August 2006. Big Bang’s fame started with their song “Lies”, which received several accolades such as Song of the Year. G-Dragon, Seungri, Daesung, T.O.P and Taeyang make up the hit K-Pop boy band.

  • 2Ne1

This female quartet is one of the biggest girl groups in the world to date. Their first debut single was launched in 2009, which marked the beginning of the group’s career. Among 2Ne1’s popular songs are “Fire”, “I Don’t Care” and “I am the Best.”

In 2012, The New York Times dubbed 2Ne1’s New Jersey Concert as the “Best Concert of 2012.” This female group is composed of CL, Dara, Bom and Minzy. However, it was confirmed that Minzy left 2Ne1 earlier this year.

  • BTS

BTS or Bangtan Boys started their career in 2013. Since then, they have received several awards such as Best World Performer in MNet Asian Music Awards. This seven-member K-Pop boy band has a large social media following. In fact, Twitter introduced their first K-Pop emoji accenting Bangtan Boys.

BTS had performed in Asia, Europe, North America, Australia and South America. The group released their Japanese single “Run” earlier this year. Jin, Suga, Jungkook, V, Jimin, Rap Monster and J-Hope form BTS.




Top Twenty Hits and Their Artists in 2016

These are the top 20 pop songs according to Billboard’s hit chart, which will surely lock up your daughters. The term refers to the effect that pop songs can have on young teenage girls when they go crazy for pop stars.

1. Send My Love (To Your New Lover) by Adele

Adele’s new single highlights the “Adele vibe”, which was joined by funky guitar and bass music. Her distinct voice is one of the few things that music fans love about her. The song’s chorus, for me, is the most attention-grabbing part of her new track.

2. Cold Water by Major Lazer, featuring Justin Bieber and MO

“Cold Water” has become a big hit since its release. The music is a collaboration of Diplo’s Major Lazer crew, Justin Bieber and Swedish pop phenomenon MO.

3. Cheap Thrills by Sia, featuring Sean Paul

Sia’s “Cheap Thrills” shows that she’s a force to be reckoned with in the pop music scene. The song has an authentic celebratory vibe that will make you momentarily escape your daily grind.

4. Ride by twenty one pilots

The song’s instrumentals are perfect for the summer air. “Ride” has so much flavour and colour, which was intensified by the reggae riffs and pumping bass.

5. Closer by The Chainsmokers, featuring Halsey

“Closer” is a wistful collaboration of The Chainsmokers and Halsey. The song relates the first sparks of a couple and their rekindled romance.

6. Treat You Better by Shawn Mendes

If you’re a fan of Shawn Mendes, you would appreciate his single “Treat You Better.” The song does not deviate, in a sound perspective, from his previous hit single “Stitches.” Nevertheless, this track proves that Mendes is the one to watch out this year.

7. Into You by Ariana Grande

Ariana’s killer notes and steamy melody make “Into You” an eargasmic experience. The track will transport you to a club that is pulsating with synths and dance beats.

8. This Is What You Came For by Calvin Harris, featuring Rihanna

This track by Calvin Harris demonstrates Harris’ production brilliance plus Rihanna’s powerhouse vocals. “This is What You Came for” has pop melody and soundboard wizardry. Although some think that their previous collab on “We Found Love” is much better than this track.

9. Too Good by Drake, featuring Rihanna

Drake and Rihanna’s collaboration on this song is solid. The Popcaan outro is the highlight of “Too Good.”

10. Gold by Kiiara

Kiiara’s hit single is the song this summer. In fact, The Guardian reported that “Gold” displays Kiiara’s chopped singing and bouncy electro music.

11. We Don’t Talk Anymore by Charlie Puth, featuring Selena Gomez

The song is a total smash that it ranked 78th on Billboard’s Hot 100 devoid of promotion. “We Don’t Talk Anymore” is a breezy collaboration that was produced using Puth’s laptop and iPhone.

12. One Dance by Drake, featuring WizKid and Kyla

“One Dance” commences with a rather remarkable instrumental that was intensified by Kyla’s otherworldly performance.

13. Don’t Let Me Down by The Chainsmokers, featuring Daya

“Don’t Let Me Down” showcases the lingering vocals of Daya. The song’s musical elements build up the tempo and accentuate Daya’s smooth vocals.

14. Never Be Like You by Flume, featuring Kai

“Never Be Like You” splendidly mixed Kai’s fantastic vocals and Flume’s bass and trap effects. There’s a certain hook to this song that will leave fans wanting for more.

15. Sit Still, Look Pretty by Daya

Daya got her inspiration from Taylor Swift. Most of her songs highlight women empowerment. On her new single, Daya showcases her impeccable singing talent coupled with bouncy and off-track music.

16. Heathens by twenty one pilots

Heathens’ is different from other tracks of twenty one pilots. It got this haunting vibe that makes it a good movie soundtrack.

17. Can’t Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake

Justin’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” falls under the okay songs. Nevertheless, the beat is catchy and somehow indulging.

18. This Girl by Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners

“This Girl” will make you feel like packing your bag and jumping to your car for a long drive, but in a good kind of way.

19. Needed Me by Rihanna

America’s pop princesses released “Needed Me”, which is filled with obscure synths and echoing bass. The song is a track from her latest album, Anti.

20. Let Me Love You by DJ Snake, featuring Justin Bieber

“Let Me Love You” is a terrific collab of Justin Bieber and DJ Snake. The track is surrounded with electronic productions and beguiling choruses.


Disabled Recording Artists Making a Bigger Splash

What the media does not always showcase are those recording artists, those musicians living with disabilities while also performing to the highest of industry standards. Many disabled famous names battled years if not a whole lifetime with illness or disability. Ludwig Van Beethoven, at the age of 26, began to lose his hearing. His problems began with a severe form of tinnitus, further complicated by lead poisoning, typhus, or possibly his habit of immersing his head in cold water to stay awake. Whatever the cause, Beethoven’s deafness curbed his performing and conducting career, but didn’t slow his prolific output as a composer. In the last twenty-five years of his life, when his hearing was gone, he wrote some of his best-known works.

Jazz Master, Django Reinhardt, grew up in a gypsy camp outside Paris, where he learned to play guitar and violin fluidly. As an 18-year-old musician he was badly burned in a caravan fire leaving his right leg paralysed and his left hand partially mutilated. Reinhardt learned to walk again with the help of a cane and retaught himself how to play guitar while disabled, employing the index and middle fingers on his left hand. Inspired by Louis Armstrong, he concentrated on the jazz genre becoming one of the all-time greats. Similarly, there was a lot of trauma in Ray Charles’ childhood. At age 5 he witnessed the drowning death of his younger brother. Soon after, he began to gradually lose his sight. By age seven, Ray was blind thus disabled. With his mother’s encouragement, he took up music and learned to play piano, organ, sax, clarinet, and trumpet. By age 15, he was touring the country with dance bands. With a career that took in R&B, jazz, soul, pop, and country, he became one of the 20th century’s truly legendary performers.

The country music star Hank Williams was born with spina bifida occulta, a disorder of the spine that meant a lifetime of chronic back pain. But it didn’t prevent Williams from writing and recording countless all-time classics like “Hey Good Lookin’” and “I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry“. In 1951 after a fall during a hunting trip, Hank’s pain grew unbearable. An unsuccessful surgery led to a morphine addiction, alcohol abuse and an untimely death at the age of 29. Stevie Wonder, born Steveland Morris, was delivered premature and rushed into an incubator. An excess of oxygen caused him to lose his sight. But like his hero Ray Charles he turned to music, learning how to play several instruments, including drums, piano, and harmonica. Discovered by a member of Smokey Robinson’s group, the 11-year-old was brought to Motown Records. In short order, he became Stevie Wonder and had the first of many #1 hits.

As a lad growing up in London, Ian Dury was stricken with polio which left him with a shrunken arm and a hobbled gait. This only made Dury more determined to leave his mark as a disabled artist. Part of the late 1970s punk-new wave movement Dury scored quirky hits like “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick” and “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.” He continued to perform and record until his death in 2000. At 17, southpaw English guitarist Tony Iommi lost the tips of the middle and ring fingers on his right hand in an accident at a sheet metal factory. Though he considered quitting music, Iommi came up with the clever solution of making caps for his damaged fingers, which he did by melting plastic bottle tops, then covering them with leather. To ease the tension on his fingers, he used lighter gauge guitar strings detuned a few steps. The rumbling sound that resulted helped his band Black Sabbath define the heavy metal era in the 1970s.

The late blues rocker Jeff Healey lost his eyesight to cancer when he was one years old. Two years later, he was given his first guitar. Though he was shown the usual way to hold the instrument, he found it more comfortable on his lap, with his fretting hand above the neck. His unorthodox approach contributed to the amazingly fluid, soulful style that helped him sell millions of records in the mid-80s. Healey was also accomplished on trumpet and clarinet, playing old time jazz. He died at age 41 in 2008. The list is long and distinguished and continually growing. Like the human spirit, music knows no bounds and will always make an impact from both the most and the least likely of sources.


The Pick of Pop Star Performance Injuries

Pop Stars around the globe have all experienced that one performance when things didn’t go as planned. For instance, one of the most talked about moments of the 2015 Brit Awards  came when Madonna experienced what looked like a bad fall backwards off a flight of stairs while performing the single “Living for Love.” The pop queen miraculously recovered and completed the show bravely although video footage of the plunge continued to be the story well after the award show. Madonna sat down with journalists in the days following to give her own version of events. “I didn’t hurt my butt, I hurt my head” she recalled to a British reporter, “I know how to fall, I’ve fallen off my horse many times and I tucked and I have good core strength but I had a little bit of a whiplash and I smacked the back of my head so there was a man standing over me with a flashlight until about 3 a.m. making sure that I was still compos mentis” she added.

Due to the song lyrics “Took me to heaven and let me fall down / Now that it’s over I’m just gonna carry on / Lifted me up and watched me stumble /After the heartache I’m gonna carry on” some sceptical fans questioned whether the fall was a stunt? While Madonna denied that her stage gaffe was planned, she did recognize the coincidence. “I’m never writing lyrics like that again! The universe was trying to teach me a lesson I guess.” Madonna further elaborated on how exactly the wardrobe malfunction resulted in her falling backwards onto the ground. “I’m a creature of habit and I rehearse everything, I was thrown a wrench at the very beginning of my entrance. I was told to tie my cape and start much further back than we had rehearsed so because I had to walk so much further, everybody was worried that my cape was going to slide off because it’s quite heavy so they tied it really tight around my neck,” Madonna said. “So here I am marching in like a queen and I got to the top of the stairs and I pulled my silky string and it would not come undone and my two lovely Japanese dancers basically strangled me off the stage. I had a choice, I could either be strangled or fall with the cape and I fell.”

While the video of Madonna’s spill quickly went viral, the singer admits she hasn’t watched it. “It was a horrible nightmare because I like to be amazing. Seriously I rehearse and I rehearse and I rehearse so that when I do the show, it’s effortless and I create magic and I did the opposite” she said. “I actually created a horror show for everyone.”

Karlie Kloss was seen turning to best friend Taylor Swift in the audience with a mortified look as onlookers watched the stage veteran tumble and then battle on with conviction. Madonna appeared to land on her back with a bang after she fell down a flight of three steps mid-performance. She paused for around a minute where she couldn’t muster the strength to sing. But the singer dusted herself off, brushed over her hair and stood up to ascend the steps once again without her cape.

The veteran was no doubt disappointed by the incident because she was said to be ‘desperate to give the performance of her life’ as rehearsals piled on the pressure. She was left stunned by the incident but with more than three decades in the business, it didn’t appear to affect her performance. She was quick to reassure fans that she was ‘fine’ in the midst of their concern and even praised the beauty of her specially-designed Armani cape. Madonna’s outfit was the brain of her stylist B Akerlund and alongside the cape talking point it featured a sleek leather jacket, custom made by Nicolas Jebran, which was embellished with black crystals and ruby stones as well as an ‘M’ emblem. Back in her stride, the costume allowed the Like A Virgin singer to move around the stage freely and she even pulled some of her racier on stage moves – something that could have had tongues wagging if it wasn’t for the unfortunate incident.

Unsurprisingly Madonna’s entourage has since grown. Her chiropractor, Dr. Steven Margolin, the latest addition joining the 50-year-old singer on her Sticky and Sweet world tour. “It’s going to be very draining, and she needs him around to aid in her recovery time after each show” an insider tells Life & Style. Because of the world tour and the recent scandal over her involvement with New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez “She’s more stressed-out than ever” says the insider, who adds, “She’ll have daily massages to relax and she’s trying to stay physically and mentally strong.”

Other celebrities that engage the regular use of chiropractic treatment include Arnold Schwarzenegger who says “I am very fortunate to have my own in-house chiropractor, Dr. Franco Colombu, he adjusts my wife, my kids, everybody gets an adjustment. And we feel always great when Franco leaves. That’s why I will be traveling all over the world, talking highly about the profession, chiropractic doctors are really miracle workers”

Dan O’Brien, a decathlon gold medallist, says “If it were not for the chiropractic treatment, I would not have won the gold.” Actor Mel Gibson agrees “You get hurt all the time” he says “All you gotta do is just like eight takes of running down a hill and you twist an ankle, I got a chiropractor to come along to the Patriot shoot, because they can actually stick you back together within 15 minutes. He used to come every other week, from Los Angeles to South Carolina, spend a week and work on the entire crew. All the stunt guys were like, ‘Oh, fix my disc.’ He’s putting their discs back in. It was amazing.”

Sports celebrities Joe Montana and Tiger Woods both sing the praise of the chiropractic industry “I’ve been going to Chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to training as practicing my swing” explains Tiger. These famous people all have the ability to choose any health care in the world, the simple fact is Chiropractic treatment not only enhances but prolongs the health and performance of every human being.