St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness, First Day of Spring and so much more! March will be in like a lion and out like a lamb, so hold on. We want to make your March full of fun on Facebook with the latest holidays, fun facts, puzzles, and more each day. So be sure to check out our daily posts! Let’s start with a few interesting facts that you might not know about March. March’s birthstone is the Aquamarine. Going on a cruise? Legend states that this is a gem to protect you during voyage. The birth flower for March is the Daffodil or Narcissus. The Daffodil is one of the first flowers of spring, bringing rebirth from the long winter months. It is no wonder they make us smile!
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Who wouldn't want a great smile complete with sparkling white teeth all perfectly aligned in a row? Braces can help achieve this image, but ask anyone who wore dental braces as a teenager about the experience and many will shudder from the memory. Emblazoned in their memories are the endless taunts about their mouth full of metal brackets, bulky headgear and unforgettable terms like "brace face."
How long you will wear bracesTreatment periods for braces vary, but as a general rule, the more severe the problem, the longer it will take to correct. Some problems are corrected in just six months, while other problems can take several years. Once braces are removed, plan to wear a retainer that will help keep the newly aligned teeth in place.
Visiting your orthodontistFrequent check-ups before, during and after the braces treatment period is to be expected. Braces work by gradually moving the teeth into a new and proper alignment, so gentle activations may be applied during your regular adjustment visits, usually every 6 weeks or so.
Do braces hurt?There is really no reason to be anxious about getting the braces put on your teeth, but there may be mild soreness or discomfort after the orthodontic wire is engaged, lasting anywhere from a few days to a week. Most people experience some discomfort the first 4 days to a week after their braces, expanders and/or wires are placed and after a wire adjustment and/or an activation appointment. Your lips and cheeks may need one to two weeks to get used to the braces as well.
The cost of bracesDon't be frightened, but the typical cost of braces will be somewhere around $3,500 to $9,000 altogether, depending on the amount of work that needs to be done. For those with very crowded or crooked teeth, you can expect to pay more towards the higher end of those numbers. Check with your insurance prior to venturing into braces for what is covered before, during and after treatment. If you are foregoing insurance, be sure to get an itemized quote from the orthodontist and remember that everything is negotiable.
Cleaning bracesYou will need to be extra thorough with cleaning while you wear braces since the brackets and wires will attract and hold food particles. There are a lot more angles that you have to be mindful of in order to properly clean your teeth during the treatment period.
We are not all born with great teeth, but dental braces can certainly help make it seem like we were, not only to look better but to have healthier teeth as well.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
As Phyllis Diller once said, “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” Making someone smile brightens their day and is one of the most generous things which you can do. Smile has a rippling effect that touches the whole community. Imagine if you spilled coffee on your dress or you are stuck in the traffic jam. Whatever may happen, you must never lose that pretty smile on your face. One great benefit of smile is that it chases the blues. So, all you need to do is smile at someone and make them happy. This activates the serotonin levels in the brain, which in turn fights stress and cause you joy. This article mainly focuses on some of the hidden benefits of smiling, which is the key for a happy and healthy life! So, read on…
Smile Your Way to Better Health!
Below are some of the health benefits of smiling, which most of us are aware of, but fail to practice:
- Makes You Feel Better
When you smile, it does create positive vibes and makes you feel better. You can experiment it yourself by smiling for about a minute. See and feel the difference. Your mood shifts towards more happiness. These means that even if you are not happy and still fake a smile, you will actually start feeling a lot better.
- Reduces Blood Pressure
Research has shown that smiling does bring a huge difference in the blood pressure. You can also experiment this by having your blood pressure checked. Ask your doctor to let you smile for a minute or two after the first readings. Now you will know the difference in both the reading! So, all you need to do is say cheese!
- Boosts the Immune System
The immune system helps you to stay healthy by keeping all the infections at bay. Studies have stated that a smile can boost your immune system by reducing your chance of getting infections. So, here is another reason for you to smile!
- Busts Stress
Now one of the ten-point Scout Law for the Sea Scout troop was “A scout smiles and whistles under all difficulties.” Now, I understand why Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the scoutmaster made this rule for all the scout boys and girls. The next time you are low, tired, despondent, or overwhelmed, have that beautiful smile on your face for some minutes and feel the change! It is an excellent method to uplift one’s mood and energy. So, why don’t you try it yourself!
- Releases Happy Chemicals
A happy smile can actually make you feel happy by releasing serotonin, endorphins, and other biochemical substances in your body. So, release these ‘happy smile chemicals’ and feel the difference!
- Smiling Eases Pain
So, the next time you have a pounding headache, take some aspirin and call a fun loving friend. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Pain, people who put on a happy face during any uncomfortable situation or procedure felt less pain than those who grimaced. So, isn’t it easy to fight pain smiling?
- Makes You Live longer
This simple act of smile can make a huge difference between life and death. Have you ever thought about it? I don’t think so… Researchers from the University of Illinois have studied that positive people lived more on an average of about four to ten years longer than their peers did. However, the key to good health is to have a genuine smile, but not a fake one. So, don’t bury your emotions and force a grin. Instead of it, start thinking of things that makes you happy and start smiling for a longer life!
- When you get up in the morning, make it a point to wake up with a smile. Hold the smile for a minute.
- Next, when you make you talk to someone, make an eye-to-eye contact and offer a happy smile. This does lift the mood of both you and the recipient.
- As soon, as you feel negativity creeping you, smile for a while and watch the difference!
- Decide this very minute that you would start smiling as often as you can to reap all the above-mentioned benefits.