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Common Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

There are a variety of treatments that can be done in order to enhance the look of the teeth. Whether you have chipped, cracked, stained or missing teeth, you will be able to have them repaired thanks to these treatments. Here’s a look at some of the most common forms of cosmetic dentistry, which you can learn more about at www.clevelandsmiles.com:

  • Tooth Whitening: Over time, the teeth naturally become discolored. Exposure to foods, drinks and medications will eventually yellow the teeth and make them look unsightly. In order to improve the appearance of discolored teeth, whitening procedures have been created. These treatments rely on chemicals to essentially bleach the teeth, remove the stains and restore their whiteness. Whitening can be administered in one of two ways: Your dentist can do it in his office, or he can provide you with a whitening system that you can use at home.
  • Bonding: If your teeth have gaps, are cracked, chipped or are otherwise mildly disfigured, bonding can help to improve their appearance. This procedure involves applying an etching material to the surface of your teeth, as well as materials that are the same color as the teeth, like composite resins. Though it can wear down after a few years, it is a painless and cost effective way to improve the look of the teeth.
  • Veneers: Another common cosmetic procedure is veneers. This involves creating an imprint of the teeth and then creating a mold that is then applied to the teeth, which are cemented in place. This process can be used to improve teeth that are damaged or discolored and is more permanent than veneers.

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10 Eating Habits of the Highly Successful and Fit

Successfully fit people are successful not because of good luck, birth order, or family heritage but because they have adopted the right habits. They do things differently than the rest.

To be a successful person, you must adopt the habits of success.

Stephen Covey’s theories on learning from the habits of successful people in his book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People suggest that by emulating the habits of successful people, anyone can enjoy the life he or she desires. Learn the habits, adopt the habits, practice the habits, enjoy the success. It really is that basic. Here, excerpted from Push by Chalene Johnson, the 10 eating habits of successfully fit people.

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How to Change Bad Habits and Live a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

That is easier said than done, of course, but some simple tips can help you tackle even the most indulgent and hardest-to-kick habits. Rani Whitfield, M.D., a Baton Rouge, La., family practitioner and American Heart Association volunteer, is on a mission to help people change their unhealthy habits.

An unhealthy habit is easy to develop and hard to live with; a healthy habit is harder to develop but easier to live with,” said Whitfield, who has earned the nickname “The Hip Hop Doc” through his work getting young people to make healthier choices.

Regardless of your age, you can benefit from Whitfield’s simple habit-changing tips.

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Healthy Eating

A healthy diet may help to prevent certain long-term (chronic) diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. It may also help to reduce your risk of developing some cancers and help you to keep a healthy weight. This leaflet explains the principles of a healthy diet. It is general advice for most people. The advice may be different for certain groups of people, including pregnant women, people with certain health problems or those with special dietary requirements.

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