Brighten Your Smile Permanently With Veneers or Implants

People who have healthy, beautiful smiles enjoy showing them off, but smiling can be an emotionally painful experience for others who have discolored, chipped or misaligned teeth. That’s not surprising, considering that first impressions can have an effect on how we are perceived by others, whether applying for a new job or going on a first date. In fact, according to a recent survey, 29 percent of Americans interviewed stated that the first thing they notice and remember about a face is a person’s teeth. Thankfully, there are a lot of effective options to help you transform your teeth into the pearly whites you’ve always dreamed of.

Two of the most popular solutions for a less-than-perfect smile are dental implants and porcelain veneers. Here’s the scoop on how they can brighten your smile.

What Are Veneers?

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, veneers are custom-created eggshell-thin pieces of porcelain designed to cover the front side of your teeth and hide imperfections. Ceramic veneers look natural because they are made to match your own teeth’s unique shape and color. Because they are permanently bonded to your teeth, they are strong and resilient.

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What are Dental Implants?

Whether you have a tooth missing due to tooth decay or an accident, or need several teeth replaced, dental implants are a great permanent solution. A dental implant functions like a natural tooth, and unlike a crown or bridge, is secured directly into the jaw bone without the need for shaving or filing healthy teeth.

Who Should I Trust To Fix My Smile?

When it comes to veneers and fixed dental implants, the artistry of the dental professional is as important as the materials used, so make sure you work with a dentist who specializes in creating beautiful smiles. For example, Dr. Leopardi is a Denver-based aesthetic dentist and prosthodontist who specializes in implanted, fixed and removable dentistry.

Are Dental Implants or Veneers a Good Option for Me?

If you have healthy, but unsightly teeth, veneers might be a good choice for permanent smile beautification. Veneers are great for fixing chipped, discolored, poorly-shaped, or decayed teeth. Other candidates for veneers include smiles with bite-related issues, minor crowding, and slight tooth-gaps. If you are missing teeth, dental implants are a good permanent solution.

If you’d like the boost of confidence that having a beautiful smile brings, talk to your dentist about whether veneers or implants are your best option. By working with a specialist you can be a part of the design process, and through the latest in cosmetic imaging you’ll even be able to preview your new smile before any work has begun.

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Health, Beauty and Wellness on a Budget at Groupon

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If you’re the type of gal who likes to get her nails done and is always on the lookout for the sweetest deals, then Groupon is the place for you. If you are like me, you love to look your best and feel like a goddess, yet you still know how to save a buck. Heck, in times like these, I’m not trying to throw away money that I don’t have.

If you’ve never heard of or used this site before, Groupon is a global marketplace that enables millions of subscribers and merchants to connect. The best part is that you get the very best deals and discounts that are sure to keep you happy and avoid breaking the bank.

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The businesses are local and close by so you never have to worry about your location (even if you live under a rock). You will find scores of Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons establishments that offer top-notch services and the savings are deliciously satisfying! So, here’s my story: I desperately needed to get my nails done for an upcoming event. All I did was a quick search for a Nail Spa and I was able to choose which salon I wanted to go to. Long story short, I was able to get a Mani-Pedi valued at $62 for just $28 (happy dance). Visit Groupon’s Facebook page to see what I am talking about.

Ladies, you’re gonna find a lot businesses and wonderful deals for all of your health, beauty and wellness needs on Groupon. This site rocks! I love how users can browse and find the best deals to match their needs and budget. Just enter your location and let Groupon do the search work for you. It’s too simple – and you can find everything you need to look fab, from makeup to jewellery to cosmetics and fragrances

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Shopping Tips For Your Next Vacation

Whether you’re going camping or you’re staying at a luxury resort, vacation calls for some shopping. You want to make sure you have everything you need when you head off to enjoy your time off. You’ll need the right clothes, the right shoes, and you’ll even need the right gear, depending on where you are going and what you are doing.

When you shop for vacation, it’s important to know where you are going and what you’ll be doing while you are there. You should also look into the weather, to make sure you are packing the right clothes.

Buying Vacation Clothing

So, you’ve checked the weather, and you know you will be spending some time outside in the warm weather. That means you want to make sure that you have plenty of short sleeved shirts, t shirts, and shorts on hand. If you plan on swimming you’ll want to take a bathing suit with you, unless you won’t have access to someplace to swim.

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If you can  expect cold night, you might want to make sure that you have some warmer clothing to take along as well. If you’re just camping out, you may want to simply dig through your wardrobe to find clothing you already have that fits the weather and your destination, and only buy something new if you’re missing something you need. But if you are going more fancy, it may be time to hit the stores. Pick places in your budget that sell the type of clothes you need.

Shopping For Supplies

Vacations need supplies as well, like grooming items, and some other things, depending on what your plans are. Start with making sure you have all of the grooming items that you need, from deodorant to toothpaste. Sure you can pick this stuff up on vacation, but it could cost you more than buying it on your home turf and taking it with you.

Supplies that you will need when your vacation consists of camping and/or hiking may include a tent, a safety kit, and even the right shoes. Some of your supplies will depend on where you’re going camping. You may need protection from wildlife, and you may even need to have supplies for mountain climbing.

Make sure, no matter what your vacation is going to consist of, that you make a list of what you need to take with you. This can really help keep you from forgetting anything. Make a list to shop with as well, and stick with it. You don’t want to spend more than you need to, and save some of that money for the fun things you’ll do and find while you’re on vacation.

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