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February 27, 2024
Understanding TMJ Neck Pain: A Comprehensive Guide by TMJ Practitioner Dr. Shauna Palmer in West-Kelowna

In our quest for holistic health, understanding the intricacies of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and its impact on our well-being is crucial. The TMJ joint is a pivotal element in our anatomy, acting as the hinge that connects the jaw to the skull. This small joint can be the source of significant discomfort, including TMJ neck […]

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January 24, 2024
10 Things You Didn't Know About Holistic Dentistry

Holistic dentistry often conjures up images of herbal therapies, fuzzy massage techniques, or some form of made-up dental "voodoo". However, this couldn't be further from the truth. Holistic dentistry is about recognizing and nurturing the vital connection between your dental health and your overall well-being. It acknowledges that while teeth may require dental work from time to […]

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December 19, 2023
What Are The Most Frequently Asked Questions Around Holistic Dentistry?

At Health & Beauty Dentistry in West Kelowna, holistic dentist Dr. Shauna Palmer has helped many patients improve their overall health and wellness through her comprehensive dental care services. But we've noticed that people who are interested in holistic dentistry still have a lot of questions. What exactly does "holistic" mean? What to expect? And how […]

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November 14, 2023
Healing Smiles: The Power of Dental Ozone Therapy

Dr. Shauna Palmer, Holistic Dentist at Health & Beauty Dentistry in West-Kelowna:"A healthy smile is not just about aesthetics; it's a cornerstone of overall well-being. Unfortunately, dental issues can disrupt this harmony, leading to discomfort, pain, and even systemic health concerns. In Kelowna, BC, many people seeking natural and effective dental solutions have discovered the transformative […]

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September 21, 2023
The Silent Dangers of Sleep Apnea and the Power of Holistic Treatment

By Dr. Shauna Palmer, sleep apnea treatment provider in West-Kelowna "Sleep apnea, a condition characterized by pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep, is more than just an annoying nighttime disturbance. It poses serious health risks that can impact one's overall quality of life. Today, we will delve into the dangers of sleep apnea and […]

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August 28, 2023
Holistic Dentistry Demystified in the Okanagan

When it comes to dentistry, the term “holistic” often generates a cloud of confusion. There's a prevalent misconception that holistic dentistry might mean offering dental solutions devoid of any traditional dentistry practices. However, holistic dentistry is much more than just an alternative dental practice; it's a comprehensive approach that goes beyond merely treating teeth. Kelowna's Holistic Dentistry Approach: […]

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July 20, 2023
Finding Relief from TMJ Ear Pain: A Compassionate, Holistic Approach to TMJ Treatment in Kelowna and Surrounding Communities

What is a TMJ Disorder exactly? Dr. Shauna Palmer, General Dentist and TMJ Disorder Practitioner at Health & Beauty Dentistry in West-Kelowna:"Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) is a condition that affects the jaw joint and surrounding muscles, causing various uncomfortable symptoms. Among these symptoms, TMJ ear pain can have a significant (negative) impact on an individual's […]

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June 20, 2023
Holistic Dentistry: Unlocking a Better Smile, Better Health, and a Better Life in Kelowna

Kelowna Holistic Dentist Dr. Shauna Palmer at Health & Beauty Dentistry: "A radiant smile not only enhances our appearance but also signifies good oral health. In the pursuit of a better smile, please consider the impact holistic dentistry can have on our overall well-being. Holistic dentistry, also known as biological, natural, or integrative dentistry, focuses on […]

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May 30, 2023
Find TMJ Pain Relief: Embracing a Holistic Approach to TMJ Treatment

Living with TMJ can ruin your life Dr. Shauna Palmer, TMJ Practitioner at Health & Beauty dentistry in West Kelowna: "Living with a Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder can be a painful and debilitating experience. The TMJ, located on both sides of the jaw, allows for the smooth movement of the jaw and plays a crucial […]

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April 24, 2023
10 FAQs People Have About Dental Adult Braces

Adult braces for healthy, straight teeth! Dr. Shauna Palmer, Dentist at Health & Beauty Dentistry, West-Kelowna: "Adult dental braces are becoming more common as people are seeking to improve their dental health and appearance. It is well-known that the technology and materials used in dental braces have advanced significantly, making them more comfortable and less noticeable than […]

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March 20, 2023
Goodbye Mercury Fillings: Why It's Time to Make a Healthy Change for Your Smile and Body

Dr. Shauna Palmer, holistic dentist at Health & Beauty Dentistry in West-Kelowna: "For decades, dental amalgam, a mixture of metals including mercury, silver, tin, and copper, has been a popular material used for dental fillings. The material's durability and affordability made it an attractive choice for dentists and patients alike. However, with growing concerns over the […]

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February 28, 2023
What kind of treatments does a holistic dentist in Kelowna offer?

When most people think of visiting the dentist, they imagine a typical traditional dental office with drill sounds and fluorescent lighting. However, a growing number of people are seeking out holistic dentists who offer alternative treatments to promote overall health and well-being. Holistic dentistry is a whole-body approach to oral health that considers the impact of […]

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January 25, 2023
The Dreaded TMJ Headache & Migraine: Learn More About Causes, Treatments, and Prevention.

TMJ Causes There are a few causes of TMJ migraines and headaches.  One of the most common is a jaw or bite imbalance.   Other common causes are injuries such as a fracture or dislocation or a medical condition such as rheumatoid arthritis.  However, there can be other “triggers” outside of the cause which can exacerbate headaches or […]

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November 17, 2022
A holistic dentist is a real dentist who focuses on total body wellness.

 While some people may have never heard of the term and some have a vague understanding of what it is: "Holistic Dentistry". Holistic dentistry has been around since the 1970s and it’s been steadily gaining popularity in recent years as more and more people look to heal their bodies naturally through diet and nutrition, lifestyle […]

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October 11, 2022
Which Dental Fillings are recommended by holistic dentists in Kelowna?

Holistic dentistry is the kind of dental treatment that focuses on the health of your whole body rather than focusing on oral health only. If you’re looking to improve your oral health AND your overall health, an excellent first step is getting in touch with a holistic dentist near you, like Dr. Shauna Palmer in West-Kelowna. […]

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September 13, 2022
Is Holistic Dentistry the Answer to Your Root Canal Woes?

First, let’s talk about what holistic dentistry is and how it differs from standard dentistry. In short, holistic dentistry focuses on your dental health as part of your overall wellness, while typical standard dentistry focuses on just your teeth and gums. If you have some serious dental problems that need more than just a quick […]

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August 26, 2022
What is the difference between a holistic dentist and a regular dentist?

Wondering what the difference is between a holistic dentist and a regular dentist? It can be hard to make sense of all the jargon thrown around, but please don’t fret! Here are some of the basic differences between the two, and how they can affect your dental visits. Holistic vs Regular Dentist When you visit […]

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July 28, 2022
The Truth About Periodontal Disease and Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums can be alarming, especially if you’re not sure what to do about it. Fortunately, periodontal disease isn’t something that should keep you up at night (pun intended). But before we go into treatment options, it’s important to understand what periodontal disease is, and what might be causing your bleeding gums. What Is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal […]

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June 23, 2022
3 Important Reasons Why You Should Get an Oral Cancer Screening at the Dentist

Oral cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer, and every year thousands of people die from this cancer without ever knowing they had it. To combat this, all Canadian Dental Associations recommend that you get an oral cancer screening in Kelowna at least once every year, particularly if you are age 50 or […]

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May 29, 2022
The cost of Natural Dentistry: Is a holistic dentist more expensive?

Finding a good dentist can be tough, especially if you want to opt out of the more traditional dental care choices like metal fillings and metal braces. While researching other dental treatment options, you might notice that holistic dentistry often pops up as an option, but most people don't know what it actually entails. Holistic […]

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April 30, 2022
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost In Kelowna BC?

The answer can vary widely depending on factors like your oral health, the condition of your teeth, and the amount of dental implants that you desire. Dental implants in (West) Kelowna, British Columbia are one of the most effective and long-lasting ways to replace missing teeth or add additional teeth to your smile, but yes, […]

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March 29, 2022
How long do you wear a Perio Protect Tray™?

In taking a holistic dental approach in West Kelowna, we strive to provide treatments that are as minimally invasive and as highly effective as possible for long-term results. That's why at Health & Beauty Dentistry, we treat conditions like gingivitis and periodontal gum disease in West Kelowna with noninvasive Perio Protect Trays™ . Perio Trays™ are designed with a customized sealing […]

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February 14, 2022
Can TMJ be fixed permanently?

When you are living with a TMJ Disorder, you are most likely in pain for most of the day, every day. Living in pain is not living at all. Since most TMJ Disorders are caused by dental problems, yes - your bite is the culprit, West Kelowna dentist Dr. Shauna Palmer is able to provide effective TMJ Treatment. How […]

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January 10, 2022
When should you get an oral cancer screening by a holistic dentist in West Kelowna?

Thanks to advancements and developments in technology, oral cancer screening is now available, safe, and effective. The Velscope Oral Cancer Screening System incorporates fluorescence visualization technology to help detect abnormal tissue growth. They cost $50 and take only 3-5 minutes. It’s important to note that the Velscope System is not a diagnostic device. It’s used to detect […]

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December 27, 2021
Is ozone therapy in dentistry safe?

Ozone therapy is a holistic way to treat various dental conditions.  Ozone consists of three oxygen atoms bonded together. That one extra atom creates a gas with negatively charged particles. Why is this important? It’s because viruses, bacteria, and fungi are positively charged. Therefore, the ozone cancels out (kills) the organisms that cause many health issues, […]

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November 15, 2021
Can your gums recover from periodontal gum disease?

What is periodontal (gum) disease? Periodontal gum disease can cause permanent damage to the bone and gums surrounding the roots or the teeth. It starts with plaque spreading and growing in the gum line. This plaque harbors harmful bacteria which creates toxins and then irritates and inflames the gums. At this point, the bacteria penetrate the […]

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October 21, 2021
Are you looking for a CPAP alternative in West Kelowna?

Do you snore? Does your partner snore? If you suffer from snoring you may find that you are waking up each day feeling tired and listless, unprepared to start the day ahead. If your partner is snoring you may wake up feeling exactly the same way. Snoring also may be a sign you have sleep apnea […]

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September 20, 2021
Can a dentist help with sports?

It’s that time of year – many of the fall sports are in play with back-to-school and most of the winter sports are getting ready to rev up! Dentistry is a vital part of dental health for all athletes and can help with dental emergencies and also prevent them from happening in the first place. Sports always require higher […]

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August 28, 2021
Why are white fillings better?

With the advent, and now the affordability of, composite fillings, more people are asking their dentists to provide them with tooth-coloured fillings. In fact, some people even ask their dentists to remove their old amalgam fillings and replace them with white fillings. In my practice, I avoid using amalgam filling material completely. But I’m also […]

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July 28, 2021
How does holistic dentistry work?

A normal trip to the dentist for most of us often includes the usual routine. It starts with an examination and hygiene treatment, perhaps some x-rays, and typically concludes with a discussion on your oral care. But what if we told you a trip...

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June 28, 2021
What is the maximum age for braces?

What is the maximum age for braces? Age is not a limitation for braces. People well into middle age and beyond can get braces if their oral health is good (no gum disease) and the integrity of their jaws and teeth overall is strong. A more important question to ask is what kind of braces should […]

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May 28, 2021
Does my partner have sleep apnea?

If your partner keeps you awake snoring at night, it may be more serious than you think. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a common disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when the upper airway becomes blocked while you’re sleeping. The less […]

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April 25, 2021
Do you have difficulty Swallowing? It may be related to TMJ Disorder

How Difficulty Swallowing Is Closely Related to TMJ Disorder Symptoms of dysphagia include: Being unable to swallow Feeling like you have food stuck in your throat or chest Coughing or gagging when swallowing Dysphagia can be caused by many issues. According to the Mayo Clinic, these can include: Spasms or tremors of the esophagus An esophageal […]

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April 5, 2021
Are you looking to improve your dental hygiene in West Kelowna? Dr. Shauna Palmer can help!

How important is your dental hygiene? Regular, semi-annual check-ups, beginning when your first teeth poke through your gums, will achieve better oral health. The earlier we can help you take care of your teeth, the less time you need to spend here. And the more time you get to spend doing things you want. In […]

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February 25, 2021
What anti-snoring device is the best?

Do you suffer from bad sleep? If you suffer from a sleep-related problem like chronic snoring or sleep apnea, you’re most likely always exhausted. Fortunately, a snoring device or an oral sleep appliance can help alleviate your symptoms and lead you on the road to restful nights and happy days.   A simple snoring device can change […]

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January 25, 2021
What are the warning signs of sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a relatively common disorder that is characterized as pauses in your breathing. It can also be classified as shallow, superficial breaths while you sleep. The pauses in your breathing can last from a couple of seconds to a few minutes. As an example, during an hour of sleep, you can stop breathing anywhere […]

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November 25, 2020
Wondering what’s causing your neck pain? It could be your teeth

Do you feel like your entire life revolves around dealing with severe neck pain? Are you frustrated because no one has been able to figure out the source of your problem? What is causing this persistent strain that literally is 'a pain in the neck'? If this sounds familiar, then it may interest you to […]

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October 25, 2020
Can TMJ cause facial pain?

- TMJ joints can be strained therefore, pain can be felt in the eyes, ears, mouth, forehead, cheeks, tongue, teeth, throat, and jaws. Commonly referred to as 'Facial Pain'. Why talk to a dentist about facial pain? It might ... be your bite! Everything wears out. So do your teeth. When your teeth are misaligned because of […]

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September 25, 2020
Why does TMJ make my ear hurt?

Your TMJ Joint (temporomandibular joint) is close to the auditory canal, so pain and inflammation in your TMJ can transfer to the ear. Ear ringing (also know as Tinnitus) can also be an effect of a TMJ disorder. Because inflammation of TMJ dysfunction occurs in the temporomandibular joint and muscles near the ear, the inflammation caused by […]

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August 25, 2020
Why does my jaw ache on one side?

Do you suffer from jaw pain? If you do, you’re not alone. Millions of people experience these symptoms because of a condition called TMJ disorder, or TMD for short – temporomandibular disorder. Jaw pain is often caused by jaw misalignment. This causes jaw pain because of the strain that’s placed upon the muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments […]

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July 25, 2020
Can TMJ cause migraines?

Reports have shown that the impact of migraines is a major imposition in an individual’s productivity and lifestyle. If you suffer, you may take significant time away from work, it could hinder your job performance when you are there, it can place restrictions on your daily activities and they disrupt relationships. In the States alone, […]

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June 25, 2020
Is TMJ Disorder serious?

Every person has a TMJ (temporomandibular joint). Not every person has a TMJ Disorder. When you experience TMJ symptoms like: Pain or tenderness of your jaw Pain in one or both of the temporomandibular joints Aching pain in and around your ear Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing Aching facial pain Locking of the joint, […]

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March 25, 2020
How do dental veneers work?

If you’re ashamed of your teeth, you don’t have to be. You can fix their appearance with dental veneers. Made of thin shells of ceramic materials, they are permanently bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Veneers are custom-made and custom-colored so you, or anyone else, won’t be able to tell the difference between them and your […]

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March 5, 2020
What’s the difference between a dental crown and a bridge?

Simply put, a dental crown is applied when there is some sort of structural issue with a tooth, like if the tooth is cracked or fractured. Teeth may also require crowns after a root canal has been done. A dental bridge, on the other hand, is used when one tooth or multiple teeth are missing and are best described as several […]

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February 25, 2020
What is the best whitener for your teeth?

Unique custom-made whitening trays allow you to enhance your teeth’ colour, in the comfort of your own home using Zoom gel. At-home teeth whitening results are effective. The treatment period usually lasts four to six weeks. It is recommended to do touch up treatments approximately 1 day per month to maintain the whiteness.  How does teeth […]

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January 25, 2020
What are dental implants?

The dental implant is inserted into the jawbone, and then the false tooth also called a “pontic”, is attached. Made of titanium or zirconium (for more biologic metal-sensitive patients) which blends well with bone, implants create a strong support structure that will hold your false tooth to your jaw – for the rest of your life. Once […]

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December 25, 2019
How can I improve my smile with a smile makeover?

The way you feel about yourself is revealed in how you present yourself. A healthy, beautiful smile improves your appearance, letting your confidence and passion shine through. Thanks to advancements in cosmetic dentistry, you can dramatically improve your smile in a reduced stress environment and in an efficient manner. Often there are cosmetic treatments that can fit into […]

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September 26, 2019
What is Trigeminal Neuralgia and how is it treated?

Do you notice that your face hurts on a regular basis? Or, maybe your jaw hurts constantly and has been for a few months? You might assume you have trigeminal neuralgia or TN. After all, facial muscle pain is a major symptom of this disorder. Unfortunately, this isn’t the only disorder that causes these types […]

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July 25, 2019
What is a root canal and why do I need root canal treatment?

Endodontic (root canal) treatment treats the inside of the tooth. Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, trauma to a tooth may […]

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June 25, 2019
What are white fillings?

A composite resin is a tooth-coloured plastic mixture filled with glass (silicon dioxide). Introduced in the 1960s, dental composites were confined to the front teeth because they were not resilient enough to resist the pressure and wear generated by the back teeth. Since then, composite white fillings have been considerably improved and can be successfully placed […]

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May 25, 2019
What causes a broken tooth?

A number of injuries or ailments can lead to a broken tooth. Some common causes include a fall, a physical injury, and chewing a piece of hard food. Some people are more prone to broken teeth than others, and common risk factors including grinding teeth, poor dental health, and previous cavities.

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February 5, 2019
All-Natural Treatment for Tinnitus: Start by Treating TMJ Disorder First

Treating TMJ Disorder First Do you deal with occasional – or even constant – ringing in your ears? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people suffer with this condition, called tinnitus. It can be one of the most annoying conditions you’ll ever have to deal with – and finding a natural treatment for tinnitus […]

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December 24, 2018
The Connection Between Jaw Pain, A Misaligned Bite, and Poor Posture

If you do, you’re not alone. Millions of people experience these symptoms because of a condition called TMJ disorder, or TMD for short – temporomandibular disorder. Today, you’ll learn more about this condition, why it causes pain, and how it can impact your overall health – including your posture. What Causes Jaw Misalignment and How […]

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October 23, 2018
A Holistic Approach to Healthcare in Dentistry

What does ‘holistic’ mean and how does to fit into the healthcare world? According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the term ‘holistic’ refers to ‘dealing with or treating the whole of something or someone and not just a part.’ In healthcare, doctors and practitioners can choose to take a more holistic approach to their practice. As a dentist […]

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August 21, 2018
Jaw Pain After Root Canal: What can be done to ease the pain

Quite often, people who come into my West Kelowna dentist office experiencing a lot of pain end up needing root canal treatment. They have a cracked or broken tooth or deep decay that has damaged the nerve of the tooth. To provide the patient with relief, we have to remove the nerve tissue. This procedure […]

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