Love from, the Dental Hygienist

Love from, the Dental Hygienist

This article is going to tell you what you didn't know about brushing your teeth. Ok, yes, so you've been brushing your teeth since you could hold a toothbrush, and you've been repeating this action twice a day, every day for the entire duration of your life, right? Well, a recent visit to the dental hygienist brought to light certain factors that are not widely circulated, and they should be the foundations for everyone's dental care.


Switch to an electronic toothbrush

- Why? Aside from the obvious superior cleaning ability they possess against good old elbow grease, manual toothbrushes cause receding gums with their back and forth motion. In later life, receding gums can cause a lot of issues and accelerate the process of teeth falling out. Save the dentures for the last possible moment and use an electronic toothbrush instead.


Use a round-headed toothbrush

- They are designed to concentrate on one tooth at a time and this is exactly how you should be cleaning your teeth. An oval or rectangle shaped head doesn't quite allow you to angle it the same way as a round-headed one and therefore does not allow for the same standard of cleaning.


3 days

- This is how often you should charge your toothbrush in order to make sure that you are getting the consistent amount of power during each clean. The battery may last way longer than three days, however, as the amount of power in the battery diminishes, the performance of the toothbrush does as well.


4 seconds

- This is the amount of time you should be spending on each tooth surface before moving on to the next. The toothbrush should not be pressed tightly up against each tooth but rather just skimming the surface with light pressure for the most effective cleaning.


5 sections

- You should divide your teeth up into five sections to tackle; the front of the teeth (top), the front of the teeth (bottom), behind the teeth (top), behind the teeth (bottom), the contact point of the teeth (where you chew and bite) (top and bottom).


6 months

- Visit your hygienist every six months for a professional clean. Despite all of the above cleaning and maintenance, you would be surprised about how much build up is surrendered out of its hiding place when the professionals get in there with their fancy tools and scrapers. Keep the date; your smile will say it all.

Make Your Hair Shine

Make Your Hair Shine

A soft shiny look makes your hair look healthy and fabulous. If you are looking to get a shiny hair, you can achieve it in a simple way with homemade masks. You can find many masks you can apply to your hair below:

Avocado Mask

Avocado is a very nourishing fruit for your hair, which is important to make get a shiny hair. Grind one or two avocados, according to the length of your hair, and crush it until you get a thick paste. Apply the mixture to your hair from the roots to the ends and let it work from 20 to 30 minutes. Then rinse your hair like you normally do.

Egg and olive oil Mask

This mask works for every kind of hair. Use two or three eggs, according to the length of your hair, mix it with two or three olive oil spoons - only use one spoon of olive oil if you have greasy hair. Apply it on your hair from the roots to the ends of your hair. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then wash your hair with regular shampoo and let it dry.

Lemon juice

A mask made of lemon juice is perfect for women with blonde hair. After washing your hair like you normally do, pour lemon juice with a glass of water over your hair.

Apple Vinegar

A mask made of apple cider vinegar is ideal for women with greasy hair. After washing your hair with shampoo and rinsing with water, wash your hair again with a cup of apple cider vinegar and a liter of water.

Things girls need to get over

Things girls need to get over

Laura Argintar, an experience writer, comedienne and low-key science nerd, has listed a number of things girls need to over. In a funny article she explains that women are very clever, intuitive and sensitive creatures, but sometimes "our minds can be dangerous places."

In this case, she is referring to times of insecurity when women over think situations and needlessly get themselves down . Therefore, she explains that girls need to accept some things the way they are and free themselves of the self-doubt and the stress of things that aren't worth obsessing over.

Here are some things every girl needs to get over, according to Laura Argintar:

1. Where your friends are in their lives compared to yours

As Laura explains: "Just because Lena Dunham (filmmaker and actress, best known for her TV show Girls) has all these accomplishments under her belt at the ripe age of 27 doesn't mean the rest of us 20-something women need to be on her level. We are all pursuing different things in this world". Accordingly, you can't measure your own success in comparison to your friends' accomplishments. The key is to stay focused on your own objectives and move forward at your own pace in order to achieve your own goals.

2. Love handles, bikini bridges, thigh gaps, muffin tops, gap teeth, skinny arms, bubble butts...

"These aren't things to be ashamed of", Laura explains and then recommends girls to change it if they get it and own it if they love it.

3. An unflattering photo of yourself online

This is something girls tend to obsess over, unflattering pictures of themselves online, but like Laura explains, "Why are you stressing over someone you don't even know in the Internet world finding a bad snapshot?" Nobody trusts a picture of someone online - attractive online - thanks to Photoshop.

4. Taking a day off at work

Sometimes you really need a day off at work to clear your mind and rest, but it's useless if you are spend the whole day obsessing over what you are missing. In this case, you would probably be better off at the office. But if you really need the rest, don't worry, your boss won't fire you if you have a legitimate excuse.

5. Being single

Most women get stressed every time they hear a 23-year-old friend is getting married. "I can barely choose what to wear in the morning, let alone someone I want to spend the rest of my life with," she explains. "It is time we stop beating ourselves up about it and instead embrace this special time we have for ourselves."

6. What you ate

You need to stop feeling guilty about what you eat. If you ate something you weren't supposed to, at least you enjoyed it. Next time, do more exercise or eat less calories to compensate. It's not the end of the world. Like Laura says, "only in Girl World do we take 10 minutes to comfort each other by sharing stories about the slice of pizza we ‘shamelessly' ate at the catered lunch". Just get over it.

Benefits of Running

Benefits of Running

With all the benefits running brings to the human body and mind, it seems striking why we are not all out in the streets doing exercise. Yes, it takes determination to leave home to literally put your body under stress doing a monotonous activity, but its advantages for us are so amazing, maybe this article will encourage to put your running shoes on.

1. Healthy heart. Running can bring many benefits to your heart. When you run regularly, your circulation improves and the constant activity reduces the risk of a heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke.

2. Weight loss. Strict diets without exercise can be frustrating, specially to keep losing weight after the first couple of weeks and to keep the weight off once the target weight is accomplished. Therefore, running is your ideal ally when you want to get rid of those extra kilos. Indeed, the average runner burns 1,000 calories an hour during a training session. That is 1,000 calories of food you can enjoy in your balanced diet so you don't starve yourself or 1,000 calories that will your body will burn from stored fat.

3. Mental health. Running lifts your mood and helps you build self-confidence, specially once you achieve your target weight. Also, it gives you a sense of self-reliance that you can achieve anything you want.

4. Sleep. Studies show that runners have less trouble to sleep at night and manage to sleep longer.

5. Stress. Running gives you a sense of power and control over yourself that helps you cope with stressful situations and irritations of everyday life.

6. Happiness. Have you ever heard that running makes you high? Actually, many long-distance runners experience frequent rushes of endorphin release - hormones that have a motivational effect. Sometimes runners feel relaxed or at peace after exercising, but some even feel euphoric. What is clear is that running does have an effect on your mood: running can help you improve your patience, humour, patience and make you good tempered and easy-going. One way or another, endorphins engendered by exercise mean that runners are happier than people who don't exercise.

7. Anxiety. Generally, runners have a lower level of anxiety than those who don't run. Regular exercise reduces the activity of the serotonin receptors in the brain which regulate mood. Since these receptors are less sensitive to any stimulus, the levels of anxiety decrease as well.

8. You can boost your mental functions by running as the activity increases blood flow to the brain and helps it receive oxygen and nutrients, so it works more effectively.