Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved stickers and badges. I’d always pull the laces that my shoes came with out and replace them with rainbow laces instead (curly self tying laces were, in hindsight, a step too far, to be honest). Wherever I could put a personal stamp on my stuff I would. It’s nice to have nice stuff, but even better if you’ve made it a little bit special!
Nike, Coke and Nutella have all recognised that we like to have our names put on things and have all let customers buy or order specially made products, so I know it’s not just me! Nineteenth Century retail innovator Marshall Field popularised the slogans “The Customer Is Always Right” and “Give The Lady What She Wants” and it turns out, we want our names on the things we own!
High Street and High Couture
It’s not just products that are available on the high street that can be customised. Of course a tailor will make you a suit or dress to fit your unique body shape, but did you know that Gucci and Louis Vuitton will make clothes and luggage to order? Possibly not, if ever the maxim was true that ‘if you have to ask how much it costs, you can’t afford it’ then it’s true here. Of course, before the industrial revolution almost everything was personalised, insomuch as every thing was unique, handmade and created with quality in mind. Once mass production took over quality was subsumed to quantity and a better price point. Today it’s that uniqueness and superior quality that attracts people to bespoke and personalised products.
Having personalised jewellery made especially for you is a double whammy of precious. First of all wearing sparkling scarce and precious metals always makes you feel better, and if it just happens to be absolutely unique, then that’s just the cherry on the top! Another great thing about personalised jewellery is that it can always be added to. Match earrings to a necklace, or rings to a bracelet and you create a beautiful, unified look.
Personal Equals Unique
Personalisation makes life easier when it comes to buying things for other people too. That personal touch goes such a long way. Buy a loved one something expensive and beautiful and they’ll love it. Buy them something in their favourite colour with the two of your initials intertwined and BOOM! They’re in seventh heaven!
Although we all feel a little bit special when we buy something that’s been made just for us, in a survey by Deloitte entitled Made to Order: the rise of mass personalisation one in five people will actually pay a 20% premium to have something that’s unique to them. The study also found that of all the products and services that could be personalised, it was holidays that people would be most interested in. I suppose that makes sense. People aren’t cattle to be taken from one tourist trap to the next, but want to have a unique experience, taking in a variety of different sights and excursions. Of the things that were actual objects that you could buy, the survey found that it was furniture that came top of the list for personalisation. 42% of us want to sit in chairs and lay in beds that have been made to measure, just for us!
If you often find it a struggle to shop for clothes without paying a fortune for the nice items you desire for your wardrobe, you should give real consideration to buying wholesale clothing. There is something of a misconception that only retailers can buy clothes from wholesalers. Although this is the case with some stores, it is not a fast and hard rule adopted by all. It may mean looking around a little, but when you do find a suitable wholesaler, you will find that you are able to save quite a lot of money on even the fanciest items.
In the following article we will look at some of the great benefits of purchasing clothes from wholesalers.
The idea behind wholesale shopping is to save money. Whether or not you have large amounts of money to spend does not matter, as you are buying from direct dealers you will always save money compared to what you would if you went to a high street store.
Fashion Shows Often List The Stores Selling Their Items
It doesn’t take a lot of effort to find the stores that sell fashion items at wholesale prices. If you ever attend fashion shows, you will be able to pick up a list of all the wholesalers in your area who are stocking fashion items, this means you know exactly where to go for the type of clothing you are looking for.
One of the biggest advantages of shopping at fashion wholesale stores is that they are usually looking to invest in the current design trends to meet their customer base and retail client base’s demands. As trends keep changing, it is important for wholesalers to stay on the ball when it comes to these, so you will always be able to find some of the most fashionable styles and cuts at wholesalers.
Buy Fancy Costumes And Dresses
It is not just formal and functional clothing that wholesalers sell. There are also wholesale clothing stores that sell a wide range of costumes and fancy dress items. Regardless of the theme of the party or event you are attending you will be undoubtedly be able to find the item you want for less.
Save On Bulk Accessories
Wholesale shopping is also great for saving money on the kinds of clothing and accessories you will wear more than just a few times or that fall into a specific trend. For instance, if you are interested in purchasing some fashionable eye-wear, buying wholesale aviator sunglasses is a great way to save money on the more expensive retailer price. Even if you had to buy them in bulk, if it is a style you wear often, it just means you will have saved money on replacements and spares to cover you for a longer period of time.
As you can see there are many great advantages to shopping for clothes from wholesalers. If you are interested in more and want to know if you can get all the latest fashionable items for less in your local area, or delivered directly to your home, contact ApparelCandy.com.
Eyeliner never goes out of season, whether it’s a classic wing, a smokey line, or an on-trend cat’s eye, but it’s tough to get those points perfect in this weather. Don’t worry, we’re here with some hot tips to keep your eyes dry and perfect in the summer heat, from smooth application to stain removal to keep your outfits as safe as your wing tips.
The Right Tools for the Job
There are three kinds of eyeliner widely available – pencil, gel, and liquid. Pencil eyeliner is often thought of as the easiest to apply, but it’s also the easiest to smudge, making it less than ideal for hot weather. By contrast, liquid eyeliner is probably the hardest to apply, but it does arguably produce the best definition – it smudges very easily before drying, though, so watch out!
Meanwhile, gel is the medium favoured by makeup artists, and with good reason – it glides on with ease, dries quickly, and is resistant to humidity and sweat. That makes gel eyeliners our go-to for hot summer days. These products usually come in small pots or tubs, and are applied with a fine brush. Don’t be tempted to choose a really soft brush – you’ll need something with a little bit of structure to get those clean lines.
Top tip: Struggling with gel? Try combining different types of eyeliner to achieve your goals. First, use pencil to mark exactly where you want to go. Then, use gel to go over the top and reinforce the line. Finally, use a liquid pen to touch up the sharp corners.
Applying Like a Pro
Not everyone can get their eyeliner game right every single day, but with good technique and a little patience, you can keep those points on-point more often than not. Once you’ve selected your eyeliner and application tools, it’s all about getting a routine down.
The most important thing to figure out is a way of keeping your hand as steady as possible. Try resting the elbow of your working arm on a firm surface, and resting the little finger of that hand against your cheek for extra stability. Apply your eyeliner in good light, smile at yourself, and be proud of your work, however it comes out!
Of course, there are ways to cheat a little – some people apply liquid or gel eyeliner to the inner edge of their eyelash curlers, a clever way to get a perfect line every time. Others swear by dotting along their line first, then joining it up, to avoid those unintentional changes in direction. This is a particularly great way of getting started with gel eyeliner if you’re picking it up for the first time this summer to try and beat the heat!
Correcting and Erasing Mistakes
If and when you mess up, don’t panic, don’t reach for the makeup wipes, and don’t cry. There are so many ways to cover up and erase mistakes without wiping the whole lot off. Try any of the following on a cotton bud:
- Liquid makeup remover
- Petroleum jelly
- Clear lip gloss
Smudges and creases aren’t the end of the world – just focus on what you’ve done particularly well and work around any hiccups. We all learn from our mistakes!
Of course, getting eyeliner on your clothes is a whole other matter, as petroleum jelly isn’t going to make that any better. In terms of stain removal for gel or liquid, act fast to mop up any excess on a tissue, and check your garment’s label. If the washing instructions allow it, don’t be afraid to spot-treat that favourite shirt with a little biological detergent before you wash it on a normal stain removal cycle.
Keeping it Cool
In hot weather, makeup runs – there’s no way around it. Beat the heat by looking after your eyes. Use eyedrops in the mornings and evenings when you’re makeup-free, and be sure to keep on top of your antihistamines if you’re prone to hayfever. On that note, if sore eyes trouble you in summer, try to avoid practices like “tightlining”, or drawing directly onto the inner eyelid, where the cosmetic is more likely to enter your eye.
As stated above, gel eyeliner is the best option in heat and humidity, but for extra protection against runny streaks, top-off your liner with a translucent powder applied with a cotton bud. This is a great way of avoiding that dreaded eyelid smudge in your eyeshadow too.
Lin Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical Hamilton has been met with positive reviews, unprecedented public interest and has earned its creator an invitation to the White House. It’s also responsible for a renewed interest in the genre and its possibilities in the world of new media. But, America’s most unique Founding Father isn’t the first historic figure whose life has inspired musical theater.
Today, when you can easily watch musicals online, it’s expected that history based musicals, which can be used as an educational tool, will have an even greater comeback. Here’s a list of a few true stories that have come alive again on stage.
Titanic: the musical
In the late 80s the wreck of the RMS Titanic was discovered, sparking new interest in the famous disaster. Maury Yeston was inspired both by the technical aspect of the shipwreck and by the class tensions on board. He began writing his musical immediately, and by 1997 it was on stage. Production costs were the subject of much writing (most of it due to the hydraulic stage that was built to simulate the ship’s sinking). Critics did not approve of the play, but they admired its ambitions. It ran for more than 800 performances but was outstaged by James Cameron’s movie.
Stephen Sondheims musical Assassins caused a controversy in the 90s because many believed its topic isn’t suited for the genre. It’s a revue-style portrait of men and women who attempted (successfully or not) to kill Presidents of the United States. It starts with John Wilkes Booth killing Abraham Lincoln and ends with the assassination of JFK by Lee Harvey Oswald. Each sequence uses music from the era it depicts. Assassins has won a Tony award and it was praised by critics for examining the violent undertone of American politics.
This burlesque-style musical from 1980 is mostly important because of its subject, and not as much for its artistic value. It depicts the life of Victoria Woodhull, a 19th century feminist activist, the first woman to run a brokerage business in the US, the first woman to become a millionaire, and the first to run for presidency. Although many of the characters are historic figures, the script takes liberty with the facts (and adds a love story to be more appealing). Naturally this has caused great uproar from critics, historians and feminist activist groups.
Evita is a musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice about the Argentinian political leader Eva Peron, the wife of Argentine president Huan Peron. The plot is mostly based on the book Evita: The Woman with the Whip, written from the perspective of an anti-Peronist activist. It’s not surprising that it depicts Eva as manipulating, unsympathetic and hungry for power. It has received numerous awards and was a great popular success, inspiring many parodies. The music of Evita is eclectic, ranging from classical to rhythmic, latino to rock.
This musical comedy written by Peter Nichols and Monty Norman takes places during the Opium war between Great Britain and China and it takes the form of a pantomime. It’s a celebration of Victorian values and a sharp criticism of British colonial past. It also deals with hypocrisy, greed, sexual repression and drug addiction that were prevalent in the age. The show was revived three times, most recently in 2011 on the 50th anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare Company, when both authors were present in the audience for a “script in hand” performance.
Musical is one of the oldest theater genres and yet it remains to be relevant today. It has proven to be capable of addressing serious political and historical topics with both nuance and passion.
Scrolling through endless images of perfectly matched outfits on the Internet is all very well, but how do you inject a little pep into your step on those dreary weekdays? You can start with these practical tips on making everyday style easier to achieve, answering questions like how often should you wash a bra and how to style those high-fashion buys you never wear beyond the changing rooms.
1. Plan Ahead
Instead of binge-watching Netflix, it can save tonnes of time and early-morning stress to plan your outfits for the week ahead on Sunday evening. Take a quick look at the weather forecast and use the time to be adventurous: try on combinations you’d never usually pair. You might just surprise yourself with your new-found stylishness!
Packing your bag the night before will also hugely decrease stress in the mornings: remember those seasonal essentials like killer sunnies and sun cream to avoid sunburn – it rarely helps your style credentials!
An effortless way to achieve a chic, put-together style without a lot of thought is to coordinate your accessories. Whether it’s a gold hair clasp matched with a statement gold cuff, or a nude bag and pumps, matching accessories can make an outfit look satisfyingly complete.
It’s as important to consider underwear choices as outerwear. Waking up on Monday morning with no clean white bras to wear could scupper your plans for a perfectly coordinated outfit. But how often should you wash a bra? Although it depends on the time of year and individual preferences, generally aim to wash your bra after every three to four wears. Of course this changes if it’s a sports bra, as you’ll generally want to wash these after a session of intense exercise.
3. Get Organised
Rather than haphazardly throwing your accessories in a box, try hanging earrings, necklaces and bracelets on jewellery trees. Another cute idea is a repurposed cork board. Revamp an old board with stencils or a newly painted frame, hang all your favourite pieces from pins. For rings or studs, just use a couple of pretty dishes or invest in a special ring tree.
Organising your wardrobe can also really help streamline your daily routine. Switch things up and make space for new and interesting pairings by hanging clothes by colour, type, material, or even the decade its design is inspired by. Keep out-of-season clothing elsewhere so you can see your everyday options better.
4. Find inspiration
We all have some pieces seemed like a spectacular idea in the changing room, but somehow never quite make it out of your wardrobe. Finding a way to style the item that fits your personality by walking around for five minutes at lunch to spot some killer street style, or use your commute to flick through fashion icons with a similar body type. You could even post your own question online.
You might be surprised by the ideas you come across, from wearing things backwards to using tops-as-bottoms. But that’s the great thing about fashion: as long as you feel confident in your style choices, anything goes!
There’s always excitement tied to travel. No matter how many times you’ve boarded a plane, there’s another destination waiting for you, perhaps someone you haven’t seen in a long time, your home, or even something more mundane as a business meeting. Many would love to have traveling as a major part of their daily lives. It can do wonders, as it opens your eyes to new things, new places, and new possibilities.
However, most of us detest the step right before we get there: the stressful preflight routine. From making sure the plane tickets are booked, getting there on time, finding the right terminal, and then the actual monotone airplane trip, few pay attention to what they should wear. Even the frequent travel can make mistakes and not know about a few basic rules. Here are a couple of tips to make sure that you will go through all the hassle being comfortable and looking stylish at the same time.
The Right Shoes
Needless to say, you will be doing a lot of walking, and it can wear out your feet. You need to find the perfect shoes that are a wonderful blend of comfort and style. Instead of opting for a pair of high heels that solely make your legs look spectacular, go for strappy sandals, comfy flats, or even fashionable sneakers to make the preflight routine easier. The pain in your feet will not help at all with the usual hassle, and it can become a nightmare.
The Right Bag
Whether you are traveling on your own, with a friend, your partner, or even your family, you will need a reliable carry-on. Simple essentials, such as your phone, passport, and wallet, have to be with you at all times. That doesn’t mean you can’t do it in style. There are some feminine leather & canvas bags that will both look good and be more than enough to remain practical. Especially if you’re traveling with your child, you won’t feel bad if their sippy cup spills or it gets damaged.
The Right Sunglasses
Unless you’re going somewhere famously known for its lack of sunny days, you need to take a pair of sunglasses. In fact, just make sure you have one at hand even if you’re heading for destinations with cloudy weather. They’re a staple for every traveler, and you can always put them in your bag or let them dangling on top of your head should you not need them. Make sure to find the right type of sunglasses that match your face shape and there’s nothing stopping you from looking stylish and cool.
The Right Accessories
Never underestimate the incredible touches that accessories can add to your outfit. Something as simple as a watch can change the outlook of your attire. However, when traveling, you need to keep a few tips in mind. While you can easily go for a stylish watch with plenty of embellishments, do not stack your arms with bracelets, and you may as well forget about earrings. They will be detrimental to your comfort. Opt for subtle touches, such as a thin necklace to enhance your neckline and a beautiful watch to subtly complement your outfit.
These are just a few tips to keep in mind when you travel by airplane, but we are sure firsthand experiences will teach you even more. Don’t be afraid to share them with us, and let us know what other tricks you’ve found useful to make the preflight routine more comfortable!
You don’t have to be Carrie Bradshaw to understand the importance of shoes in a woman’s life. We all know we never have enough of them, and we all know some can be worn daily, while others are meant to wait patiently in the dressing for THAT special occasion. But one particular pair of shoes rises among all the others: the nude shoes. Along with the classic high heeled black stilettos, the nude shoes are mandatory for any woman who wants to achieve perfection.
As versatile and timeless as the black heels or the little black dress, the nude shoes are a staple, a statement and a go-to piece of footwear which can be worn in any environment and with any outfit. Today we will talk about nude shoes and see why you should own at least a pair and how you should wear them for a fabulous effect. Look no further, as we have plenty of tips, tricks and styling recommendations for you to rock those nudes and turn into a red carpet diva!
1. Why Wear Nude Shoes?
Let’s take a pair of high heeled peep toe platform nude shoes as an example, as it is summer and you need comfy, stylish heels to rock your outfits. Nude shoes come with immense benefits for all women:
- Because of their creamy beige skin tone color, they will make you look taller – if you are a petite woman you will need these to look naturally taller, as the shoes come as an extension of your feet.
- Also because of their color (or lack thereof), they make your feet look slimmer – while you appear like walking on thin air, a well-chosen pair of nude shoes will create the illusion that your legs are leaner, longer and slimmer as they elongate your pins.
- They are the most versatile shoes in existence: you can pick high-heeled ones, flat, oxfords or strappy roman sandals – since they sport only your natural skin tone they work with any chromatic combinations you desire to wear and blend in all possible environments, from strict corporate and business ones to laidback casual ones.
2. How to Pick the Perfect Nude Shoes?
Nude shoes do come in various shades of nude, so you should be careful when picking the best ones for you.
- Test a few pairs until you get ones that are close to identical or similar to your natural skin tone. The closest the two shades are, the longer and thinner your legs will look. Moreover, making the best match between your skin tone and the shoes’ shade allows you to wear the shoes with any outfit or accessories without the shoes looking different or out of place in the overall attire.
- If you love a nice tan in the summer keep this detail in mind when shopping for nudes – they should match your tanned skin tone, not your natural skin tone in this particular case. Since it is less likely to wear sandals in winter, pick the nude shade that completes and compliments the best your tanned feet.
- Pick a platform heel type of shoes, as they will give you extra height and will work great with both skinny jeans and office power suits.
3. How to Wear Nude Shoes?
Specialists recommend that you get a platform heel with closed toe – they are the epitome of versatility and can be worn in cooler and warmer months, making all your fashion choices easier. If you, however, want more than a pair, you should also consider peep toe shoes or strappy high-heeled sandals for the scorching summer months.
When you mix and match your nudes, everything is allowed. As we said, they work great with all outfits, but here are some more styling tricks.
- They can be worn with cropped pants at the office, adding a dash of sophistication to a rather casual look.
- For a harmonious effect, pair the nude pumps with a metal belt (in a creamy golden hue) over a dress or a camel/creamy slim fit jacket over a tank top for office or casual events.
- If you prefer busy outfits with plenty of patterns, color, textures and fabrics, use the nude shoes to tone down the attire.
- Use the nudes to style up a monochromatic white/ivory/pearly outfit to look lean, slick, tidy and cute in both professional and informal contexts.
Your nude shoes are your best friends when it comes to fashion versatility, flexibility, and sophistication. Nudes are for every woman, no matter her age, personal style, job or social status. Do you own a pair already or are you about to get ones to rock this summer?
Advances in cosmetic dentistry make it possible for patients to have aesthetically pleasing replacement teeth in just one dental visit. This revolutionary implant procedure, known as “All on 4,” utilizes high-resolution 3-Dimensional CT scans and virtual design software to give patients new teeth in less than 24 hours. Same day dental implants, which use four (or six) titanium posts to anchor the lower and upper jaws, are a viable solution for many patients, even those with varying degrees of bone loss, explains Dr. Elliot Koschitzki, DDS, who performs the All on 4 procedure in Suffolk County, Long Island. “The advantages of implant-supported replacement teeth have been proven, and this same-day technique reduces anxiety, while saving time and money for the patient,” adds Dr. Koschitzki.
Though there is much to appreciate about having teeth replacement in one day, this article offers the top 5 reasons patients elect this option over other tooth replacement procedures.
1. Same day teeth with minimal downtime
Unlike traditional dental implants that requires a waiting period of up to six months between the first and second appointments, patients can have the entire procedure completed in one day. A same day dental implant entails only one short recovery, and patients can also avail themselves of sedation dentistry to reduce anxiety.
2. Teeth implants preserve bone health
Dental implants are the only restoration that preserves jaw bone, and actually help prevent future bone loss. Jaw bone that is not supporting a natural tooth or permanent implant will gradually begin to deteriorate, leading to other health issues.
3. Low All on 4 dental implants cost
The All on 4 implant technique seldom requires advance bone grafting, which means patients can enjoy the benefits of fully functional replacement teeth without multiple office visits and incurred expenses. In contrast to traditional methods, the result is a much more affordable and convenient smile makeover. In addition, dental implants last upwards of 20 years, making this type of restoration more cost-effective than dentures or bridges that need to be replaced every 7-10 years.
4. Live happier and eat what you want after dental implant procedure
Missing teeth can hamper your diet greatly, and many people with dentures are still unable to enjoy their favorite crunchy foods without worrying about slippage. Imagine stress-free munching on nuts, popcorn, raw fruits and seeded crackers. Same day implants make life delicious once again!
5. Same day dental implants restore self-confidence
Tooth loss often has negative effects on one’s professional and social life, making everyday situations awkward and uncomfortable. Same day implants can help restore a youthful appearance and put life back into a smile, giving patients an immediate boost of self-confidence. The transformation is dramatic and long-lasting; research has shown that dental implants have a success rate approaching 99 percent.
Regain your smile in just one day
The loss of just a single tooth can lead to feelings of embarrassment and reluctance to smile. Those who have lost multiple teeth due to gum disease or injury face even more daunting challenges, with problems speaking normally, enjoying their favorite foods and social anxiety.
Individuals who have lost several teeth, or are soon to have diseased teeth extracted, have many options for tooth replacement. However, one of the most effective restorations available today are dental implants — permanent replacements that look and function exactly like your natural teeth.
Imagine having your smile back after a single visit to the dentist. The technology is there. Go out and take advantage of it!
Given the universal acceptance of cosmetic surgery, the rising popularity of the mommy makeover should come as no surprise. A customized combination of body contouring procedures, this post-partum surgery generally focus on the breasts, abdominal area and hips and may be performed in one or two stages, depending on the patient.
Pregnancy and motherhood is a joyful rite of passage for women. By the second trimester, the “pregnancy glow” kicks in, giving the effect of flawless, radiant skin as hormones work their magic, pumping up your bra size to superstar proportions. But after this wonderful new life is introduced to the world, the impact of the pregnancy on the body is more apparent for some, than others. As new mothers begin the journey back to their “pre-pregnancy body,” they learn that the process takes quite a bit longer than they expected. And the results of that hard work might not be as evident as they would like.
“The average new mom is not living a celebrity lifestyle with a personal trainer and chef,” says New York plastic surgeon and mother herself, Dr. B. Aviva Preminger, who has seen a steady uptick in mommy makeover requests in the past few years. “In real life, the weight can be very hard to lose and the overall changes in the body can be very challenging to accept. A mommy makeover really helps women reclaim their pre-pregnancy body.”
Efficient & cost-effective: multiple procedures, single recovery
Mommy makeover surgery combines multiple procedures to address a faded waist line, stretched abdominal muscles and drooping breasts, while offering the advantage of less downtime and cost savings. Plastic surgeons devise a comprehensive surgical plan tailored to the unique needs and aesthetic concerns of the patient, and may include liposuction, abdominoplasty, and breast augmentation.
Getting rid of bothersome extra skin that hangs over a C-section scar is one of the key functions of the tummy tuck portion of many Mommy Makeovers. “However,” explains Dr. Thomas Loeb, “there is no standard package for a mommy makeover” in his Manhattan practice.
“Many of my patients have professional careers and prefer to have a single recovery away from their children, which makes the mommy makeover so appealing,” explains Dr. Preminger.
Mommy Makeovers offer long-term results
ASPS President Dr. Phillip Haeck has stated, “In the last decade we’ve seen women’s attitudes about cosmetic surgery change…They’re not afraid to acknowledge that they may need a little help beyond a healthy diet and exercise.” Mommy makeover procedures are evidently part of that trend.
The best candidates for plastic surgery are mothers who are through having children, in good health, have maintained a stable weight and stopped breast feeding for at least 6 months. Though the risks are equal to those associated with any major surgery, the majority of mothers who elect these procedures can look forward to a full physical recovery, a restored body image, and a renewed sense of self to share with their children and family for years to come.
When it comes to oral hygiene, many people tend to do the ‘bare minimum’ and some even less than that. Unfortunately very often that ends up not being enough – which is why most people eventually end up facing various dental health issues, ranging from gum disease to stained teeth.
If you’re serious about maintaining the health and well-being of your teeth and gums, you should adopt a more proactive approach to oral hygiene. In short, rather than sitting back and just doing the bare minimum, you should take charge and fully control your own oral hygiene.
Good Habits vs. Bad Habits
As you probably know, oral hygiene is really all about the habits that you form – both good and bad. Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing once, using fluoride toothpaste, and going for a dental checkup every six months are all good habits – while smoking, drinking alcohol, and eating sugary foods are bad habits.
Assuming you want to be proactive about your oral hygiene, it is time that you take charge of these habits. What that means is that rather than just ‘getting by’ on the basics, you should figure out how you can best adopt these habits and ensure the best possible results.
One of the best examples of being proactive about oral hygiene would have to involve brushing and flossing. Although it is recommended that you brush at least twice a day and floss once, it is generally best if you brush at least three times a day and floss twice. Also, dentists advise that at least one session of flossing should take place at night before you go to sleep.
By doing as much as possible to boost your oral hygiene, you’ll notice a marked improvement. Some of the areas that you might want to look into include the possibility of using electric toothbrushes, mouth wash, improving your brushing technique, and even kicking some of the bad habits that may be ingrained in your daily lifestyle.
At the same time it wouldn’t hurt to start to adopt a healthier lifestyle by eating a balanced diet, exercising, and getting sufficient rest. All of these factors can affect your oral hygiene in a variety of ways and so being on top of them should help, and will also benefit your body’s health and well-being in a more general sense too.
If you need any advice you should refer to your dentist who should be able to point you in the right direction. Assuming you’d like to find a reliable St Albans dentist then you may want to try the St Peters Lodge Dental Practice, 7 Manor Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3ST.