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Dating and Life: How can a Pretty Smile elevate Your Self-esteem

Dating and Life: How can a Pretty Smile elevate Your Self-esteem

Confidence and self-esteem, two tightly intertwined skills many people seem to lack due to the way they perceive themselves in everyday life. The problem of low self-esteem affects men and women alike, permeating all age demographics. However, there are many ways to improve low self-esteem, and in particular, there is a way to naturally elevate your self-esteem through good oral care and a pretty smile.

In a recent study conducted by Match.com, it was concluded that both men and women consider oral hygiene and the aesthetic appeal of a set of pearly whites to be one of the determining factors of attraction. Here is how you can easily obtain a pearly smile and elevate your confidence.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Confidence and a positive self-image begin with the first thought that comes into your mind when you look at the person in the mirror. What do you see? Do you like the image? Chances are you are going to feel much better about yourself if the person in the mirror showed you a beautiful set of pearly whites.

After all, it’s no coincidence that Hollywood stars put so much effort into obtaining a picture-ready, gorgeous set of teeth. By taking care of your oral health, making sure to brush regularly, eating foods that promote healthy teeth, and even visiting the dentist for a touch-up, you will start loving the person in the mirror. From there, you can start projecting your confidence on others.

A Striking First Impression

A Striking First Impression

First impressions are everything, whether you’re going on a date, applying for a job, or closing a deal of a lifetime. Your teeth will play a vital role in how your colleagues and friends see you, how much they respect you, and how willing they are to accept you to their ranks.

Likewise, your date is going to form an opinion about you the moment he or she lays eyes on you. Don’t worry, it’s a natural instinct, but you do want to make their decision-making process easier, and turn it in your favor. Being able to flash a ravishing smile at a moment’s notice is a powerful tool you need to have in your arsenal.

Maintaining a Set of Pearly Whites

Maintaining a Set of Pearly Whites

So how do you go about obtaining a set of pearly whites, and more importantly, how do you take care of your teeth as time goes by? First of all, you’ll need to whiten your teeth. But do refrain from trying ineffective fads, and rather consult your dentist first.

Secondly, and more importantly, you want to maintain good oral health at home and whiten your teeth gradually over time with a Violife Slim Sonic toothbrush that’s powerful enough to eliminate food stains and plaque buildup. Moreover, make sure you carry your portable toothbrush with you so that you can have it ready to rock after lunch or a cup of coffee, or before heading out on the town in the evening.

In the modern world, a ravishing smile can be a powerful asset, and it all begins with a pearly set of whites. Be sure to keep these powerful insights in mind and you will have no problem elevating your self-esteem with the power of your very own, pearly smile.

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7 Ways to Stay Healthy in 2018

7 Ways to Stay Healthy in 2018

Have you set up your healthy New Year’s resolutions yet? If not, we have just the list for you. The following are some of the healthiest habits you can introduce into your daily schedule. Let’s start 2018 off with a healthy mind, body, and soul! Stay Healthy in 2018

Tidy up Your Nutrition

Have you ever heard the old saying “within a healthy body resides a healthy mind”? Well, the age old adage holds true to this day and 2018 is the year you want to switch out all of your unhealthy vices with healthy food choices. With proper nutrition entailing proteins, healthy fats, and carbs, you will not only look and feel younger, but you will also banish unwanted belly fat and lead an all-around energetic lifestyle.

Don’t Skip Regular Checkups

 Stay Healthy in 2018

One of the biggest problems in modern society is that people aren’t visiting the doctor’s office often enough. In fact, only when something has already happened do people decide to see their doctor. In order to safeguard your long-term health, prevent maladies, and discover any looming medical conditions, you want to create a yearly appointment schedule. Regular checkups will help you lead a healthier lifestyle.

Bring Your Oral Hygiene to the next Level

Bring Your Oral Hygiene to the next Level

One of the healthiest long-term resolutions you can make is to step up your oral hygiene in the New Year. Keeping your teeth in perfect condition as well as taking care of your gums will not only produce a ravishing set of pearly whites, but it will also help maintain the health of your joints, lungs, and heart.
You can use the new Duo Sonic electric toothbrush with sonic-optimizing precision bristles to make teeth brushing effective and enjoyable. With a push of its soft-touch power switch, you can choose between two speeds: 31,000 plaque-busting strokes per minute and 22,000 effective yet gentle strokes per minute. A perfect gift for you and your loved ones.

Supplement with Healthy Vitamins and Minerals

While maintaining a healthy diet is important, you also want to introduce natural supplements to your daily routine. Rather than trying to get in vitamins and minerals through foods, you can take a multivitamin supplement in the morning and improve your immune system and quality of life. Creating a healthy morning routine such as this is easy, fun, and rewarding.

Eliminate Stress from Your Life

Eliminate Stress from Your Life

There is no way around it, if you want to be happy all year-round, you need to decrease the stress in your life. The first thing you want to do is to eliminate the stressful triggers around you. These can be anything from the clutter in your home, to unhealthy relationships at work.
Next, you want to reshape your mindset. Accept that whatever happens, happens for a reason. Do your best to make it right, put a smile on your face, and start listing all of the things that make you happy. Don’t worry, you will be right as rain in no time.

Make Fitness a Habit

Make Fitness a Habit

Another healthy decision that can have lifelong benefits for your physical, psychological, and emotional well-being, is embracing fitness as an inextricable part of your lifestyle. Don’t worry, taking the first step is not as difficult as it might seem. Especially if you have a clear goal, and a realistic plan.
So start small, and experiment with different types of training.

Become an Early Riser

Finally, sticking with all of these habits will become much easier once you master the art of getting up early in the morning. It might seem difficult, especially with the cold, dreary weather outside, but once you enforce a strict sleeping schedule, you should have no problem rising with the sun.
Suddenly, the days will feel much longer, you will have the time to accomplish every task, and you will feel energized, positive, and ready to take on the world!

By introducing these seven habits into your daily routine, you will have no problem making 2018 the healthiest year of your life.

 

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Thanksgiving Gift Ideas: Add Oral Care to the list

Thanksgiving Gift Ideas: Add Oral Care to the list

Thanksgiving, one of the most celebrated national Holidays in the country, is right around the corner. With the famous festivity approaching, households and families across the US are making their preparations to welcome friends and family to the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
No matter if you’re spending your Thanksgiving with your family, friends, or both, you should come up with unique gifts for the hosts to symbolize your lasting friendship. With the holiday shopping madness under way, you want to avoid the rush and the crowds, and prepare your gifts well in advance. Here are the best Thanksgiving gift ideas the hosts are going to love.

Baskets of Homemade Delights for Thanksgiving

Baskets of Homemade Delights

Both kids and their parents love a homemade box of sweets, so taking the time to prepare your gift with your very own hands is always a good option. From cinnamon sugar pecans and caramelized apples to festive snack mixes and full-on cakes and pies, the possibilities are numerous.
Moreover, the festive holiday season allows you to be creative and bring the fruits of your imagination to life by creating unique culinary masterpieces your hosts and their children will fall in love with. While sweets are always fun and delicious, you shouldn’t forget about the health of your loved ones either.

Supporting Health and a Pearly Smile

Thanksgiving Gift Ideas

There is nothing more important in life than preserving your health and the health of those who are near and dear to your heart. And what better way to show your love and affection than to get your hosts and their children gifts that will help them preserve the health of their gums and teeth during the holiday season?

It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, just a simple and functional gift that will serve them for years to come. Electric Slim Sonic toothbrushes for the parents, and fun Rockee toothbrushes for the kids are excellent choices for a gift that’s not only functional but also fun and rewarding to use. Imagine the parents’ happiness when their kids actually start enjoying brushing their teeth.

Functional Gifts for the House

Functional Gifts for the House

In a household, there can never be too many functional and useful things to help make the parents’ lives just a little bit easier on a daily basis. Think about what your hosts really need in the kitchen, the dining room, or the anywhere else in the house.
Usually, they are in desperate need of more pots and pans, storage, glass and plate sets, baking dishes, and even Tupperware. A trip to your local home center should provide you with the gift the hosts will love.

Quality Vintages

Lastly, you can’t go wrong with a set of quality wines, ranging from sparkling to brooding dark red, perfect for enriching every occasion and every course of the meal. Couple your present with a unique wine chiller or even a small wine rack and you will have yourself a gift that perfectly complements the festive setting.
With Thanksgiving drawing ever nearer, it’s important to beat the crowds and prepare your gift in advance. So be sure to use these ideas to create your own, personal Thanksgiving gift imbued with love and affection your family and friends will love.

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Happy 519th Year Anniversary! We are Celebrating the Invention of the First Toothbrush

The toothbrush is a modern-day necessity that helps maintain a high level of personal hygiene and other health benefits. Interested to find out where it all began? Who invented the first toothbrush to give you the sparkling smile you proudly wear today?

The Beginning

The Beginning

In 1487, at the age of 17, Zhu Youcheng succeeded his father to the throne of China, and reigned as Emperor until his death in 1505. He was the ninth Emperor of the Ming Dynasty and is known as the Hongzhi Emperor,  meaning “Good Government”.

Believe it or not, it was Hongzhi who patented the first toothbrush in 1498.The first toothbrush was designed with hogback bristles set into bamboo sticks.. However, there are reports of similar toothbrush designs dating back as far as 1223. During the age of the Tang Dynasty, Japanese Zen Master Dogen Kigen recorded in his journals that he witnessed Chinese monks cleaning their teeth with horse-tail brushes attached to impromptu bone handles.

However, historical facts state that the horse-tail brushes were not stiff enough to provide thorough cleaning, and it was Hongzhi who “perfected” the design.

The predecessors

The predecessors

Back then, Oral hygiene was significantly different, if not to say virtually non-existent throughout history. Folks did not have the resources or the cultural heritage that would instill regular teeth cleaning as a necessity.

By the time toothbrushes made their way to Europe, popular methods were used to  clean one’s teeth. Some used a chew stick that entailed people chewing on a stick until it frayed. Once frayed the natural properties of the stick would clean the teeth and gums.

While the chew stick was popular in ancient Egypt and Muslim cultures throughout the Middle East, others would used rags dipped in Sulphur oil or a saline solution to wipe the teeth clean. A popular teeth cleaning and whitening method to this very day is the method of rubbing baking soda directly onto teeth without the use of rags. This is however, a risky method that could harm your teeth and gums.

A modern-day masterpiece

A modern-day masterpiece

The toothbrush did not manage to catch on until the late 18th century, when an Englishman named William Addis came to the conclusion that the ineffective horse-hair bristles should be replaced with hog bristles. He started importing hog bristles from Northern China and Siberia and made great success selling high-quality toothbrushes.

More than  half a  century later, Meyer Rhein patented the first three-row toothbrush featuring serrated bristles and tufts. It wasn’t until WWI that celluloid plastic toothbrush handles appeared, since  bone resources were highly needed for the war effort.

In 1938, nylon was produced and so came the nylon bristle brushes. Soon after that, the first ever electric toothbrush was invented in 1939. However, it would take another 22 years of trial and error for the first successful electric toothbrush to hit the market, redefining history and setting the stage for the popularization of modern electric toothbrushes.

History is made with a spark of an idea, and apparently, a hog. Contrary to popular belief, the toothbrush is not a modern-day invention, rather it is a contemporary reiteration of 15th century ingenuity that remains the basis of all oral care today. The world owes much to the young Chinese Emperor, Zhu Youcheng, and so we celebrate his entrepreneurial spirit and give our thanks, 519 years later.

 

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The History of Independence Day and what it means to most of us, Americans

The History of Independence Day and what it means to most of us, Americans.

Back in 1776, Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence turned an ordinary day into a history-defining moment that celebrates the dawn of American independence. This lead to the annual commemoration with fireworks, festivities, music performances and feasts until this very day! Independence Day
The essence of this defining event has been preserved throughout centuries. So how much do you know about the history of this holiday and what it truly means to the American nation?

What about July 2nd?

What about July 2nd?

The history books will remind you of what many have forgotten: the official, legal decision of independence actually took place two days earlier. Upon voting for the separation of the Colonies from the Great Britain rule, which occurred on July 2nd, they adopted the famous Declaration of Independence.
In fact, John Adams strongly believed that the 2nd of July was supposed to be celebrated as the turning point of American history. But since the document commemorates a later date, July 4th has been adopted as the official moment of independence.

Family reunions

Independence Day

Much like in the past, the 4th of July is celebrated as a family holiday, so many try to get together for an extended weekend. In fact, this year show a record number of nationwide travelers who want to reunite with their families and celebrate the occasion.
And while everyone looks forward to the fireworks, parades and other events organized outdoors, the essence of the holiday boils down to a feeling of unity among your closest loved ones. Pack well to make the most of this year’s holiday trip, so don’t forget your sun protection, your Slim Sonic travel toothbrush, and your camera!

Memorable feasts

Memorable feasts

Whether you’re planning your own party, or you intend to visit the parade, or a picnic in the crowd of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, there will be delicious treats everywhere!
From burgers, hot dogs, grilled corn, all the way to the traditional potato salad, the Independence menu is sure to tease your palate! And in the spirit of the occasion, all the festivities are adorned with red, white and blue balloons, flags and other wearables.

Nation-wide pomp and parade

Nation-wide pomp and parade

As much as this is a perfect chance for a family gathering, the whole country uses this special day to come together. Prominent politicians and government officials speak in public, while gun salutes at noon are organized wherever possible.
No matter where you are, there will be a “God Bless America” or “America the Beautiful” echoing from somewhere, while people are happily joining in to sing.

The spirit of American independence has persevered to this very day precisely because it represents the core values of the nation and every family alike. On this day, the entire country has a unified voice, and a common goal: to celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness granted to the people by the Declaration, the most profound legacy of their Founding Fathers.

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Packing Made Simple: Narrow Down your Travel Checklist

Packing Made Simple: Narrow Down your Travel Checklist

So, you have already booked your hotel and flight and now the only thing that separates you from your perfect vacation is packing your suitcase. Last-minute packing usually means overstuffed luggage, which can be a pain. The key to happy traveling is knowing how to pack smart and travel light. Check out some of our tips that will make your packing efficient and your trip more enjoyable. Check our tips for a Travel Checklist

Make a List

Travel Checklist

To help you narrow down your travel checklist, here are some things you should eliminate from your luggage:

Too many cosmetics and toiletries – Resist the urge to pack an extra foundation bottle or moisturizer. When packing light, consider using travel-sized moisturizers, deodorants, shampoo and other products. Did you know that you can also buy makeup like mascara and lipstick in travel sizes? In case you run out of them, don’t worry – you can always buy more along the way.
Half of your closet – No, you will not need another pair of jeans or three different shirts. Here’s a tip from an experienced traveller: When packing for a big trip, lay out everything you think you want to bring, and then cut it in half! Especially if you plan on going shopping for some new clothes along the way!

High heels – Let’s face it! You won’t wear them. They will only take unnecessary room in your suitcase. Better go with a pair of cute, flat sandals or espadrilles that are way more comfortable to wear and easier to pack!

Jewelry and valuables – Leave expensive jewelry and electronics at home. Not only these are unnecessary, but there’s a risk of losing them. You really don’t need your laptop and your tablet! Just pick one!

Pack Only Essentials

Pack Only Essentials

After you have selected several outfit combinations, shoes and basic toiletry supplies, make sure to keep these all at hand:

– Passport
– Tickets/boarding passes
– Cash/cards
– Mobile phone
– Charger
– First aid kit
– Toothbrush

Bon voyage!

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