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Dental Health and Food: Learning to Eat Better

My intense love for candy, cakes, and everything in between started as a child. I simply couldn't go one day without something sweet to eat. But my love for all things sweet took a toll on my teeth. My dentist diagnosed me with seven cavities, each one a different size and depth. After sitting through four long dental appointments, I decided to make a change. I now monitor my diet and only eat things that benefit my oral health. I'm here to help you take better care of your teeth. My blog offers tips on how to improve your diet, maintain good oral hygiene, and many other topics. Hopefully, you can learn to overcome your bad habits just as I did. Good luck with your future dental health.


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Dental Health and Food: Learning to Eat Better

Are You Wanting To Improve Your Looks?

by Eric Bailey

When you look into the mirror, do you think something like, Boring! I need to do something about my makeup selections!  You might even be having sad questions like, Why didn't my parents spend the money to have my teeth straightened when I was a kid? Then you'll probably remember very rapidly that your parents were always on a very tight budget because you had a large family, or for many other reasons. 

Whatever the scenario as you look in the mirror, you're obviously ready to make some changes, aren't you? If that's the case, from arranging for clear aligners to be placed on your teeth to getting the help from a professional beautician, here are some ideas that might help you to achieve the attractive look you want.

​Start With Clean Aligners - If you had worn braces when you were a kid, you might have had a lot of company. Friends of yours would more than likely also be wearing metal braces and you all probably had to put up with the jokes about having metal teeth. No big deal. However, now that you are an adult, you might feel like it would be a super big deal to wear metal braces to work or anywhere else.

If you are self-conscious about wearing traditional metal braces, no worries. Select clear aligners that won't even show while your teeth are being straightened. It's true that clear aligners are probably more costly than metal braces would be, but it might be some of the best money you've ever spent.

A trained orthodontist will make a mold of your teeth and the clear aligners will be created just for you. You can wear them all the time, except when you eat. At that time, be sure to put them somewhere very safe. For example, don't wrap them in your paper napkin to keep them out of sight. You, or even somebody else, may accidentally throw the clear aligners away when the napkin is tossed in the trash receptacle.

The length of time you wear the aligners on your teeth will be determined by your orthodontist. Just like metal braces, plan on wearing a retainer after the aligners are removed.

Help From A Beautician - Changing your makeup might be far easier than getting your teeth straightened. However, if you're not careful, you might end up spending more money on your new cosmetics than on your clear aligners. Don't feel like you need to go to a department store where you will more than likely be offered super expensive cosmetic choices. However, consider paying for a one-time makeover so that you can learn which colors look best on you.

After your makeover, think of getting help from a clerk right at your drugstore or grocery store. He or she will more than likely have some training in advising you on which cosmetics will work well with your skin type.