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Monday, January 18, 2021

3 Common Misconceptions Regarding Dental Implants


As progress has swept through the world, bringing with it countless innovations and developments, the dental field has seen a great deal of medical and scientific advancement. As a result of this, as well as the growth of awareness about proper dental hygiene among the general public, the overall oral health of Americans has seen improvement in the past five decades according to Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute. However, this does not mean tooth decay has completely disappeared by any means. Data from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, or NIDCR, shows that among the age 20 to 64 portion of the U.S. population, 3.75% possess no teeth. On average, individuals of this age in the nation only have 24.92 remaining teeth out of the 28 found in a full mouth (excluding the four wisdom teeth that are usually removed). One option for those missing teeth is Brooklyn dental implants. These are artificial teeth held by metal posts similar to screws that are inserted into the gum to take the place of roots. There are many misconceptions about them. 

1. They Have Short Lifespans

Dental implants have the potential to last for a lifetime, though on average well-maintained ones last approximately 25 years. One of their biggest advantages is that they don't wear out as fast as other options like bridges owing to the crowns capping them. How long they serve an individual varies on a case by case basis, determined by different factors. How well they are cared for is one of the important ones; they need to be regularly brushed, flossed and checked over by a dentist just like natural teeth. 

2. Dental Implant Surgery Is Agonizing

As with many dental procedures, there is an idea that getting implants is extremely painful. The amount of pain experienced or perceived is different for each individual, and the implant process is acknowledged to be an uncomfortable one. However, nitrous oxide and local anesthesia are usually administered to patients. Sedation is also an option, though it is not as frequently used as the other two. There may be post operation tenderness or pain.  

3. They Appear Fake

Implants are actually touted for their natural look and contrary to this fallacy appear almost identical to real teeth. They are customizable, with many choices of different crown colors and ceramic types. The crowns can also be shaped and molded to fit the contours of a person's mouth. 

Dental implants are surrounded by many untruths that often keep patients who could greatly benefit from them from pursuing them. However, they remain one of the most advantageous of replacement options available for missing teeth today. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

How To Safely Handle Household Chemicals


Many years ago, most households likely used very few chemicals inside their homes. Today, it is not uncommon for the cabinet under a family's kitchen sink to be full of bottles and bottles of cleaners and other products. Although many of these sprays and aerosols are very helpful, you would be wise to keep a few safety tips in mind.

Be Smart About Storage

First, it is essential that you carefully consider where you will store chemicals. As a rule of thumb, it is best to not store any chemical near food or beverages. This prevents a potential health hazard if the product were to leak and contaminate edible material. Be sure to think about young children or pets who could access dangerous items. Some families choose to lock cabinets that house materials unsafe for consumption or to place these items out of reach. Additionally, you may wish to consider using tamper proof bottles that prevent kids from opening containers of hazardous liquids.

Moderation Is Key

Just because some chemicals pose potential health hazards does not mean that you must throw them out entirely; however, it is wise to only use them in moderation. Be sure to read the labels of such products as many are meant to be diluted before use. Additionally, you may wish to consider using safer alternatives to these products. For example, some cleaners come in ammonia-free versions which eliminate the risk of inhaling this chemical.

Wear Protective Equipment

A final safety tip to consider is whether you will wear gloves or other protective gear when you use harsh chemicals. Wearing gloves is a simple way to avoid absorbing hazardous materials into your skin. Additionally, covering your hands prevents milder side effects like dry or irritated skin. Some products, such as oven cleansers, should not be inhaled. When using such chemicals, be sure to allow plenty of airflow into the room and to cover your mouth and nose. Reading product labels can also inform you about what to do if a liquid gets in your eye or if it is accidentally ingested.

Many modern chemicals make household chores a lot easier. They can make the difference between hours of scrubbing burnt-on food off the walls of your oven and a simple spray and swipe. Despite their efficacy, however, these products must be stored and used safely. Consider making a few changes to how you use harsh cleaning products to make your home safe for people and pets of all ages.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Brighter Performance Recovery- Cryotherapy, Compression Therapy, Oxygen Bar, Marc Pro and Infrared Sauna!

 This post will be REALLY long. But it is informative, so I encourage you to stick around!

I've been lifting/working out for 5 years now. This last year has been rough, but I'm still doing what I can. I have never been afraid to try new things in the name of health. So, when the opportunity to try out cryotherapy, compression therapy, oxygen bar, Marc Pro and infrared sauna arised, I jumped! 

It was the cryotherapy I was nervous about. I've seen/heard about it for the last few years and have definitely done my research... I was still nervous and hence the reason I hadn't tried it yet. But Justin at Brighter Performance Recovery made the process so easy and really helped to set me at ease. 


NOW, what is cryotherapy you may ask? It's a chamber that fills with liquid nitrogen that gets up to -284° (Mine was only -155°) that has SO many skin and body benefits. You're in there for a maximum of 3 minutes. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

23 Recipes Made with Fathead Dough!

Fathead Dough is ALL the rage these days! Check out these 23 recipes that involve Fathead Dough for a good low carb/keto friendly meal!!

  1. Low Carb Bagels
  2. 20 Minute Keto Pizza
  3. Cinnamon Rolls
  4. Pumpkin Twists
  5. Fathead Rolls
  6. Flatbread Spiced Beef Tzatziki Sauce
  7. Keto Bagels
  8. Chicken n Dumplings
  9. Italian Breadsticks
  10. Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets
  11. Cheese Danish
  12. Pretzel Dogs
  13. Soft Pretzels
  14. Three Cheese Fathead Pizza Crust
  15. Asparagus Keto Quiche
  16. Rosemary Garlic Flatbread
  17. Fathead Pizza Pockets
  18. Naan Bread
  19. Blueberry Cobbler Bars
  20. Garlic Knots
  21. Fathead Stuffing
  22. Low Carb Pizza Rolls
  23. Low Carb Crackers
Will you be making any of these?

Hottest Deals of the Week!!!

 *This post contains affiliate links, I do receive a small incentive if you purchase through these links.

These are some of the Hottest Deals of the last week!!!

This set of 16 stainless steel straws with silicone tips and 4 cleaning brushes are 43% off!!! Less than $8 for all this!

I know I've only had this scale for 3 weeks, but I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! It syncs to an app so you can track your progress on a chart. It tracks muscle mass, visceral fat, BF% and so much more!!! AND for only $17.55 (with code  K4FDXLRN  ) you can not beat this price! It's comparable to a scale that goes for over $100! YOU WON'T REGRET IT!

They’re back! These personalized collars drop by 50 % in the final step of check out making them around $7!!!

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Another charging cord score because you all keep asking for them! This is for 5 in different lengths! Use code LTD73H6T and you’ll see them drop by 60 % at check out! 

Have you tried the Tinkle Razors? I use them for my brows and I dermaplane my entire face with them to get rid of the peach fuzz. Hair does NOT grow back in thicker/darker. It's so fun to scrape away dead skin and fuzz with these! These are well loved and already an every day score but if you grab 2 sets (12 total) you’ll get 5 % off!

My favorite Fineliner pens are still on sale!!

Mamas! Currently a clickable for 7.50 off all sizes as of post time!!! 
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What deals will you be grabbing??