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8 Common Oral Care Mistakes To Stay Away From

If you want overall good oral hygiene, it is important to brush your teeth. But, that’s not the only thing you can do. There are other steps you should take if you want a flawless and healthy, smile. In fact, the below are common dental care mistakes that you should avoid if you don’t want to make an unnecessary trip to the dentist.

1. Brushing the Wrong Way

Dentists recommend brushing your teeth twice a day, but just brushing them is not enough if you’re doing it incorrectly or in a hurry. Ideally, you should aim to brush your teeth for at least two minutes and also clean the inner and outer chewing surfaces of each tooth. It’s also a good idea to brush your tongue, but don’t brush too hard, as you could irritate the gums or make them bleed.

2. Forgetting to Replace Your Toothbrush

You should always find a toothbrush that suits your lifestyle or sensitive teeth. But, you need to replace it at least every three months or sooner if the bristles wear out quickly.

3. Failing to Use Dental Floss

Remember this important point: never forget to floss. Failure to floss may lead you to a quick visit to an emergency dentist on the Gold Coast or in your local area. In fact, flossing is as important as correctly brushing your teeth as no matter which toothbrush you prefer to use, you will never be able to reach in between each tooth, and that leads to plaque build-up and gum disease if not taken care of.

4. A Poor Diet

Eating a lot of sugar is reportedly the main cause of tooth decay. Another big enemy of dental health professionals is acidulated drinks. If you want good oral health, you will also want to avoid drinking too many coloured drinks or caffeinated beverages to keep those pearly whites shining.

5. Not Going to the Dentist

Even if you are good at keeping up a good and regular oral care routine, you should still visit a dental clinic for your regular examinations. A dentist will be able to spot any early signs of gum problems or tooth decay and prescribe the appropriate treatment. He or she will also give you expert advice for better oral care.

6.  Ignoring Any Oral Health Problems

If you feel discomfort or pain in your mouth, it is imperative to seek the advice of a dentist. When you ignore smaller issues in the mouth, they will turn into complicated and painful problems later on. What’s more, by seeking help with issues in their early stages, you will save a great deal of money that would otherwise have to be spent on dental treatments.

7. Not Getting Enough Water

Did you know that one of the best times to drink water, especially for your teeth, is after eating? Just one glass of water after your meal will help to wash away any particles and bacteria, while also cleaning out your mouth.

8. Too Much Coffee

Many of us love coffee, but too many of us have a tendency to sip on it all day long, and also snacking. Consuming carbohydrates and coffee leads to acid-producing bacteria being produced on the surface of your teeth and that leads to tooth decay.

Avoid these eight habits and you can ensure good oral health.



Mother’s Day Gift Ideas From Nu Skin Products

Have you thought about your dearest mum or the queen of your life this coming Mother’s Day? Well, fresh flowers and a nice box of chocolates always make them smile. How about making them more smile with these beauty and skincare products from Nu Skin?


An underarm whitening roll-on deodorant that provides 24-Hour protection against bacterial growth and perspiration which can cause body odor. pH Balanced, especially formulated for women.

Dive into the refreshing, sharp aroma of Epoch®Peppermint Essential Oil at home or on the go. Apply Epoch® Peppermint on your skin with Epoch® Topical Blending Oil or diffuse in the air for a wonderful, exhilarating sensation that will motivate you throughout your day.

Brightens and whitens teeth. AP-24® Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste lightens teeth without peroxide while preventing cavities and plaque formation. This gentle, vanilla mint formula freshens breath and provides a clean, just-brushed feeling that lasts all day.

Liquid Body Lufra revitalizes and gives skin a luminous glow as you shower. Finely ground walnut shells buff out rough spots on elbows, backs of arms, knees, heels, and all over.

-Mud Mask: A skin-purifying estuary treasure. Draw out impurities, remove dead skin cells, and nurture skin with more than 50 skin beneficial minerals, including zinc and sea botanicals. Legend has it that indigenous peoples may have tried to use this special mud to make pottery. They were unsuccessful because of its fine particle size, but noticed their hands were softer and smoother. Today, Glacial Marine Mud is homogenized to produce a highly absorbent mud with impeccable consistency. Experience the renewing benefits of this mud mask by pampering your face and body with regular treatments.

-Polishing Peel: Polishing Peel Skin Refinisher delivers skin-smoothing results, equivalent to a professional microdermabrasion session, without ever leaving home. This non-abrasive formula features pumpkin enzymes that resurface and polish the skin, and bentonite clay to remove dull skin cells and toxins. An alternative to professional treatments, Polishing Peel delivers a smooth, fresh, healthy complexion — it’s clinical skin care without the clinic.
You can combine any of these products, buy some or even buy all and place them in a nice basket like a beauty/skincare treat. Your recipient will definitely love these high quality products!


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5 Benefits Of Selling Your Car To A Car Buying Service

Is it time to buy a new car for the family? Great! But, what if you and your family’s schedule is so busy that you just don’t have time to sell your current car, and you don’t exactly want to get the lowest price, either? Well, then you may want to consider selling the car to a car buying service.

To understand the benefits, we’d detailed them below.

  1. A service saves you time

Using a car buying service can save you heaps of time. In fact, the only time you will have to invest is meeting with one of the company’s representatives to discuss your requirements as well as cash for cars. You may even be able to do most things online, saving even more time. Whichever way you prefer to kick things off, make sure you are detailed in giving the service all the necessary details so that they can sell your car for the best possible price and you in turn will get a great price.

  1. They will do all the research

Besides saving you time, the car buying company will do all the necessary research to get the details on your car in order to buy it from you and sell it on to someone else. Based on the original information that you give them, they will do the research.

  1. You’ll get great advice, too!

Car buying services are experts in the industry which means they give great advice on how to ensure you get the best possible price for your car. They’ll do a thorough, unbiased, and honest evaluation and all the paperwork, too!

  1. No stress and no travel

When you sell your car to a car buying service, there’s zero hassle of spending hours online or going from one company to other trying to sell your family car and get a great deal. There really is no stress involved at all since the car buyer representative will come to you and make sure you get cash for your car, leaving you to go off and find your next dream vehicle. In fact, you can even use the service to find your next car and have it delivered to your door without even having to travel around or go through the tedious process alone!

  1. No hidden costs

With a professional and reliable car buying service, you know exactly what you are getting and how much you will be getting. Usually, there is a contract that will specify the cash you will be getting and any other fees involved – but you can rest assured that there are no hidden costs.

Of course, you are always free to turn down an offer that doesn’t fit your expectations and there is no hassle or pressure from the dealer. The service will be sure to run your car through several sites to get the car’s history and ensure they offer you the best possible price.

With such benefits, who could be bothered to try and sell their used car alone!


Top Places in Canada To View The Northern Lights

Seeing the wonders of the Northern Lights is in my bucket list. So far, I have not really planned anything about viewing this celestial phenomenon because I want my whole family to be with me when that happens. I have initially checked the frequency of this beautiful northern lights appearance in the northern part of Europe but never really thought about checking Canada’s very own Aurora Borealis. And I wonder why I never thought of doing that?

What is the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis anyway? Well, this is a light display that Mother Earth gladly shows us amidst the dark skies. This happens when charged particles of the Sun reacts with the atoms and molecules of Mother Earth’s atmosphere causing streams of bright undulating light show in the sky.

Canada’s location in the northern hemisphere makes it a perfect place to view nature’s greatest light show – the Aurora Borealis. Although, Norway is a famous tourist attraction during the peak of the Northern Lights viewing in Europe, there are also places in Canada where you can see this light show.

If you want to check out the Northern Lights from parts of Canada with your family and friends then here are some great places to consider for better viewing.

Iqaluit, Nunavut

Nunavut is an Arctic archipelago and will have no infrastructure (and probably even power!) to block the view of the Northern Lights. It is bitter cold in this place so you have to be prepared for the extreme weather when considering Iqaluit, Nunavut as your focal point in viewing the lights.

Whitehorse, Yukon

Yukon is a great place to visit to view the Aurora Borealis from fall to spring. So if you want to visit without having to feel the biting, bitter cold, then consider Whitehorse in Yukon for your place to see the Northern Lights.

Northern Saskatchewan

Many parks are open most days of the year to cater visitors’ demand to witness Mother Earth’s famous light display amidst the dark sky.  Melfort, a Northeast city in Saskatchewan is famous for the regular light show display most part of the year.


If you have visitors coming to Canada to view the magnificent light show like your parents or grandparents, make sure that you secure proper travel documentations including their super visa insurance.  You can check other travel insurance they may require like these offerings from snowbird travel insurance. Getting secured while traveling to Canada is a must to ensure a stress free vacation.


Coping With Delicate Pregnancy

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I have always known that I would become a mother one day. True enough, I have been blessed with a child after trying for several months before I became pregnant. The road to getting pregnant was not an easy one due to many reasons, mostly due to my health. I almost thought I would not complete my pregnancy to full term due to my frail health.

I was born with a weak immune system. It is something I work on regularly up to this time. I have a frail health. My menstrual cycle is not regular. I easily get sick. I am asthmatic too. Many health issues posed as problems in conceiving because for one, it was difficult to tell if I was fertile or not due to my irregular menstrual cycle. I have had my hormones checked before and had it fixed with the help of hormonal pills to correct my irregular period. So, my hubby and I kept trying until one day, my mum told me that she thought I was pregnant and took me to the OB-GYN. There was no indication and I didn’t have any morning sickness. I couldn’t rule out the lack of menstrual period due to my irregular nature. I was just happy that I was going to be a mother.

My pregnancy was not a very high-risk one but more of a delicate pregnancy. I had to cope with it emotionally, mentally, and physically because it was taxing. I couldn’t say I was in my best form when I got pregnant but I knew I could handle it as long as I was not stressed nor exerting much effort.

I always had bleeding in all the trimesters of my pregnancy. I would always file a sick leave and take long bed rests at home. The slightest move would cause mild bleeding. My doctor had to give me some medications for my uterus to relax and for the baby to stick in the uterus lining properly. It was a constant struggle because I also had to work as we were just starting out that time.

Coping with a delicate pregnancy is not easy but it is also achievable, not without sacrifices. I almost quit my job to just take bed rest while pregnant but hubby and I found a way to make it work without sacrificing work and just being extra careful with my health.

If you are pregnant and you are having a delicate pregnancy but do not know how to cope, here are some tips to help you get by:

Speak to your doctor

I was really blessed to have a very nice OB-GYN who took the time to listen to my concerns, and provide lengthy advises to ensure I and my baby get through the pregnancy healthy and happy. My regular check up with her was a bliss because I know she actually cared.

Look for a doctor who would provide a compassionate approach to help you and your baby progress through a delicate or even high-risk pregnancy. Get recommendations from the hospital or from friends who have doctors they could highly recommend.

Take bed rests if required

If you can take a long sabbatical from your employer and they are cool with it, and if your finances can handle you being out of the company for a while, then take that opportunity to take care of yourself at home and do lots of bed rests.

Eating healthy food

Clean up your diet and fill it with fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich with vitamins and minerals. Check with your doctor about which food is best to help you cope with a delicate pregnancy.

Surround yourself with family and friends

Your family and friends can rally up beside you to help you cope with your delicate pregnancy. Their support will contribute to your well-being, giving you positive vibes especially at a time where your hormones can wreak havoc to your emotions. Aside from that, your family and friends will be good sounding board to air your concerns, fears, and worries about your condition. They can give your morale support

Educate yourself and your partner

Knowing how to deal with a delicate pregnancy by checking resources such as the ones in will help you and your partner better understand the complications of the different types of pregnancy. It can also help you to decide on what measures to take to cope and improve the condition.


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