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Time for Dentures

How to Tell it’s Time for Dentures  

Many people want to hold onto their natural teeth for as long as possible. And, with a regular oral health care routine and dental checks, that’s entirely achievable. However, through life choices and circumstances, sometimes a cosmetic dentist can see the need to offer their patient the option of dentures. At what point do they become a valid option? Read on to find out.

Your Teeth Are Loose

Teeth, naturally, should not be loose. However, gum disease can affect the roots of your teeth, causing them to work their way free. Loose teeth are prone to falling out and cracking, not to mention being more at risk of bacteria settling in and causing infection. At this point, your dentist might recommend dentures.

You Have Red and Swollen Gums

Healthy gums are pink, but unhealthy ones that are showing signs of periodontal disease are red and swollen. Early on, gingivitis can be reversed through oral hygiene and dental cleaning. However, the longer you leave it before taking action, the more likely you are to need dentures as time goes on.

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Remove Coffee Stains From Carpets

How To Remove Coffee Stains From Carpets

Coffee is a drink which is loved the world over, but it becomes less than popular when it has been spilt on someone’s carpet, especially if that person is unsure which carpet cleaning method to use in order to remove the stain it has created.

Not only does the colour of coffee make it a particularly unsightly stain, especially on lighter coloured carpets, but with many people having sugar in their coffee, it can create a sticky residue in the fibres of your carpets where the stain is located

The first tip we can give you is to not panic, which unfortunately is what most people do whenever something has been spilt and is now making a stain in their carpet. Their immediate thought is to rush to the kitchen, grab a cloth, and then furiously rub that area of the carpet in the hope than they are removing the stain.

In most instances, they will not be removing the coffee stain, and in fact, are probably making the stain a greater problem than it needs to be. The reason is that by rubbing, they might be soaking up some of the coffee, but at the same time, they are spreading the coffee over a wider area and thus the stain gets bigger.

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In-Chair Teeth Whitening

How to Keep Your Teeth White After In-Chair Teeth Whitening

According to a Journal of Dentistry study, up to 52 percent of survey respondents aren’t happy with the colour of their teeth. If you fall into that category, then you will be pleased to know that your local dentist at Joondalup Dentist can offer a solution.

In-chair teeth whitening is a wonderful option for many people with yellow or stained teeth who want to feel confident showing off their grin. Even for those with permanently stained teeth, dentists can offer porcelain veneers to solve the problem.

However, after in-chair whitening, it’s easy to assume that your teeth will be white forever. You’ve had the treatment; they look fab, so why wouldn’t they look that way forever? Ongoing care is required to maintain your new set of pearly whites. Here is how to keep your smile whiter and brighter for longer.

Take-Home Trays

After seeing your dentist for in-chair teeth whitening, ask them about take-home trays and whether they are right for you. Take-home trays are custom moulds with a bleaching solution, designed to maintain that beautiful white smile.

Unlike over-the-counter whitening trays, those from your dentist are custom-fitted to your teeth, and with a stronger solution for a more accurate and effective whitening experience.

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Toilet Paper

Why Your Choice of Toilet Paper Really Matters

Buying toilet paper is something you probably don’t put a lot of thought into when you head into your local supermarket. You grab one packet you like off the shelf, add it to your trolley among the bread and milk, and sustainability might not even cross your mind. However, your choice in toilet paper really matters.

Between 1996 and 2005, close to 11 million hectares of boreal forests in Canada were logged for toilet paper for the United States and the rest of the world. The Canadian boreal forest is valuable for its indigenous people, the climate, and species, and continual logging for pulp for toilet paper has a significant impact.

Therefore, if you can put sustainability to the forefront of your mind, you may be able to consider alternative options for your household’s toilet paper supply. You never know, you could make more of an impact than you first thought.

So, how do you shop for the eco-friendliest toilet paper? There are a few things to consider, which we’ll run through below.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification

FSC is an organisation that is all about promoting responsible forest management. Be on the lookout for an FSC tick on your toilet paper products, but then consider which category the toilet paper could fall into. FSC mix means the toilet paper can be a mixture of certified forest, reclaimed, or controlled source materials.

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12 Ways to Ensure Your Wedding Reception is Terrific

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and every bride yearns for the best day ever, with no hiccups or incidents, even if they are nervous.  There are many ways you can ensure your dream is granted and one of them is to hire a truly professional dj to make sure the reception swings along in just the way you want.

But that is not the only thing to do. It’s important you organise everything carefully and write it down, so you don’t forget anything or make a mistake. Here are some tips to help your wedding reception be terrific.

  • Start organising early because things get booked out well ahead of time. Even 12 months ahead is not too early to book the venue.
  • The food is an important part of the wedding reception. You want something a little different, but not so different that no one has ever heard of it. This is especially important if the bride or groom come from a different country where the food choices are not easily accessed in Australia.
  • Choose two dishes so guests can exchange with their partner or someone else at their table if they don’t like the one they are given.
  • Before booking the DJ, find out what music he has and if he can get your choice in time if he doesn’t happen to have it.

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How to Keep Kitchen Floors Looking Spotless

Anyone involved in commercial cleaning, or even responsible for their own household chores, need to know how to keep a kitchen floor clean. In most cases, your health and safety depend on it.

However, in a commercial environment, a sparkling clean floor becomes even more critical. Knowing how to achieve that desired result, and having an effective process to follow day in, day out, can make all the difference. Read on to learn what it takes.

Sweeping/Brushing

During food preparation and food service, a lot of food can drop on the floor. It can then become trampled under foot and flattened into your flooring. Sweeping takes no time at all, but it can certainly make a significant difference to the cleanliness of your floors when it’s not done often.

Make a point of cleaning up after every major food preparation exercise, and during regular checks of the eating area once customers have left. Then, when it comes time to haul out the cleaning liquids, much of the hard work is already complete.

Cleaning Fluids

In the fast-paced food industry, time is of the essence. You want to complete tasks quickly and effectively. Therefore, most of us will be guilty of using our eyes as our measuring tools for cleaning fluids, rather than the directions on the bottle and a measuring cup.

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Dental Implants

How to Care for Dental Implants

The Oral Health Tracker national report card in Australia shows that many Australians are not caring for their teeth as they should. Tooth decay is the most widespread chronic disease, and only just over half of Australians are brushing their teeth twice per day, as recommended by dentists.

Even scarier is the knowledge that the average Australian adult is missing around five teeth. That’s why dental implants are growing in popularity, with thousands of people visiting their dentists to perform the procedure and get back that coveted set of pearly whites.

Dental implants are replacement teeth that replace one or more teeth in the front or back. They take the form and function of a natural tooth but are permanently fixed in place, unlike dentures.

While Dental Implant don’t decay as regular teeth do, they do require care and attention. Read on to learn how to maintain your dental implants and why they might be right for you.

Brush

The brushing process for dental implants is similar, or the same, to regular teeth. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush all your teeth, including the implant, twice daily. Dentists recommend brushing for about two minutes, morning and night. (more…)

Photo Booth

How the Photo Booth Can Be the Life of the Party

Most people have heard of someone being dubbed the life of the party. A person with such party-going skills is usually a popular addition to any party because he or she simply makes the party more fun to be at. They can stir everyone up and break the ice so people feel more comfortable chatting and laughing with people they don’t really know well. So how can a photo booth be the life of a party?

For some reason, people congregate around it. They hear others laughing as they dress up ready to have their photo taken and it attracts them and they are drawn towards the sound like moths to a flame. If you don’t have photo booth hire on the to-do list for your party, better put it on now.

Once a crowd is standing around watching others have fun and waiting for their turn at the booth, even more people drift over to see what’s going on. They think it’s a good idea to have their photo taken, so they stay there and await their turn. Meanwhile, they are having fun watching all the other people have fun. Before you know it, half the party is going on over near the photo booth.

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Improve Your Mental Health

Five Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

Although Australia is one of the more “modern” and “advanced” countries in the world, our culture still has a huge racism problem. This stretches to include everything from casual racism to obvious racial discrimination within many workplaces.

Unfortunately, racial discrimination can have severe impacts on people’s mental health. If you’ve ever suffered such problems, you may have encountered mental illnesses as a result.

And although you should always take steps to ensure racial discrimination is eliminated from your workplace – including seeking legal advice if necessary – it’s also important to keep yourself healthy.

To help you do this, we’ve put together the following guide of five easy ways to improve your mental health and maintain a positive state of mind.

  1. Do Something You Enjoy

If you feel like your mental health is suffering as a result of discrimination (or anything else), you may need to just sit back and relax for a while. One of the best ways to return yourself to a positive state of mind is to spend time doing things you enjoy.

For example, if you love the ocean, you might consider getting out for regular walks, fishing, diving or even surfing if you’re an athletic type. It’s also a well-known fact that simply being out in nature is good for your mental health.

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Wedding DJ

8 Questions You Need to Ask the Wedding DJ

Nearly everyone these days considers dj hire to be an important part of organising their wedding reception. The dj can play a great variety of music for your wedding and what you get is the original covers, not someone playing their version of the songs you choose. However, to get the best disc jockey for your needs, you need to ask them these 8 questions.

  • Are you available on the date I’ve set? Naturally enough, no matter how good the dj is he won’t be able to perform at your wedding if he’s already booked for another. That’s why it’s important to start on your quest early – like several months ahead of the date.
  • How much experience do you have? Djs have to start somewhere, but hopefully, not at your wedding. You want someone who has a track record of successful wedding receptions behind him so you can have peace of mind that he will be able to deliver the goods for yours.
  • What kind of music do you play at weddings? The dj needs to play what you want, not what they want. He should be willing to sort out his playlist to include your style and genre of music as well as requests from your guests. Everyone like to listen to their favourite song.

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