Simplest Way to Whiten the Teeth

The teeth should change colour ever so slowly and for many people it can take a few years unless they take a sudden liking to red wine or coffee and this can decrease the time as the colouring elements in our foods and drink are the main culprit to making our teeth look yellow.

A beaming smile that is consistent in colour and showing a whiter colour will make you feel good about yourself and will increase self confidence especially when we smile. Recent research has proven that by increasing the amount of smiles we undertake each day will make us feel much happier and wit whiter teeth you can have the confidence this can be done showing your newly whitened smile!

Smokers tend to get stained teeth easier than many of us who do not smoke as the nicotine will enter the teeth every time you breathe in the smoke and eventually this will seep in to the teeth and makes them yellow with a slight grey overtone. Smokers tend to have more external staining as this is easier to remove for many. If heavy smoker for many years has really deep staining then this can be more challenging to remove and sometimes can even penetrate to the dentin below the enamel and this is sometimes too late leaving only veneers as the possible solution to having a brighter smile.

Celebrity smokers like Simon Cowell opt for veneers as they show off a great healthy smile but do not get as stained as the more porous natural teeth. And if you have the money veneers are a great option but many would agree if you have nice shaped teeth then changing them for veneers is a bit of a shame and teeth whitening is a less traumatic or drastic option to keep them white without changing the natural teeth in any way.

One of the simplest ways to whiten the teeth is at home by purchasing a home kit which can be a few pounds in price but can be done in the comfort of your home. If used often they will whiten the teeth quite well as long as the staining is not too deep in the pores of the enamel.

Another option is the laser whitening method which is popular because of the speed it whitens the teeth in suck little time well around 60-70 minutes in total so looking for a fast white smile this is a really good option as other than sitting in the chair for this time it requires no effort on your part.

Whatever system you select once you have whiter teeth then the key is to keep them looking that way for the future and the challenge is the teeth are porous and not guaranteed to stay white forever.… Read More

The Eight Stages of Life

These eight stages are: infant, toddler, preschool, school age, young adult, middle adult and late adult. In each stage there are lessons and challenges, both positive and negative, and knowing them can give us some control over our lives. If there are negative pre-stages, problems can develop later in life. Being aware of these negatives can give us the opportunity to correct and change these perceptions and make them positive.

– The infant learns trust if he has been raised in a positive, nurturing environment. And distrust if he has not been fed when he’s hungry, kept warm and dry when needed or given love and caring when he cries. An infant entering into the toddler stage brings with him hope if he has learned and experienced trust in his infancy. Trust will have been based on his parents ability to give him sustenance and comfort when needed. Distrust can lead to withdrawal and lack of confidence in his next stage if these basic requirements have not been met.

– Toddlers develop interests and like to explore their environment. Highly restrictive parents are likely to instill a reluctance in a child to attempt new challenges in this stage. If parents or caregivers encourage self-sufficiency, children will become confident. If they are held back or their attempts at self-sufficiency are ridiculed, they will doubt their ability to try new things and will hesitate when presented with new challenges.

– Preschoolers, in the three to six year old stage, begin to develop courage and independence. If they are encouraged, supported and helped, they will develop initiative. But if they are discouraged and their attempts are dismissed as an annoyance, they will feel guilty for trying new things and may become timid.

– School age children are more developed, reasonable and cooperative. If they are encouraged, they will strive to achieve their goals and will persevere at their tasks until they are completed. But if they are discouraged or punished for their efforts, they will develop feelings of inferiority about their capabilities.

– Adolescents are learning to get a sense of their identity and to determine where their lives are going. This stage is a transition from childhood to adulthood and is a particularly difficult life stage with many challenges. The age they are when they enter into the young adulthood stage will be dependent upon when they have established their identity. This adolescent stage may end at twenty or twenty-five or whenever a person feels they have actually come of age and can feel their own sense of maturity.

– According to studies, young adulthood is in the twenties and thirties and is a time of intimacy where they are ready for long-term commitments in both close friendships or marriage. However, some at this age may enter into marriage/intimacy while still wanting to blend their identities with others, not having yet established their own personalities. If they are unable to determine their own unique identities and establish intimacy with another … Read More