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 … » Read more
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
– 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 … » Read more