5 Important Facts You Should Know About Flossing 530

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This is a guest post by Christian Mills, a family man and freelance writer who strongly promotes living a healthy lifestyle.

Despite being as hard as diamonds, your teeth can go through a lot of wear and tear over their lifetime, and this will inevitably lead to some kind of damage at some point or another. Keeping your teeth clean is the most fundamental part of keeping them in shape.

While brushing certainly cleans the bulk of the grime that can accumulate over time, however, it’s only good for so much, and your toothbrush will not reach many parts of your teeth. As such, flossing is an important part of your daily oral hygiene routines.

Flossing helps remove trapped food and plaque that can get stuck in between the teeth and gums, areas where brushing just isn’t good enough. However, there is a lot more to it than simply tweaking dental floss between your teeth each day.

1. Flossing Should be Done At Least Once a Day.

Ideally you should floss after every meal so that trapped food can quickly be removed before they started to damage your teeth, however, that isn’t always practical.

If you’re sharing a meal with work colleagues, for example, you may not be able to find the opportunity to slip away to clean your teeth. Many people, therefore, choose to floss at least once or twice a day, typically either when they wake up in the morning or before they go to bed.

However, what’s not always realized is that it doesn’t really matter when you floss your teeth. While immediately after eating is ideal, you can floss once a day and still maintain effective oral hygiene. As long as you actually floss!

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2. Flossing Should Not Be Painful.

If you find flossing painful at all, then you’re probably doing it incorrectly.

While it may definitely feel odd, or even a little uncomfortable, when you first start, after a few weeks of routine flossing that sensation should end. If it actually hurts, consider adjusting your flossing technique until it’s more comfortable. If necessary, try practicing the motions slowly before actually cleaning your teeth so you can find a flossing technique that works for you.

Also, at your next dental appointment mention to your dentist your difficulty with flossing. Most dentist, like Dr. Johnson at Premier Smile, should be able to teach you a flossing technique that works best for you.

3. You Can Floss Too Hard and Too Much.

You should try to make sure you do actually clean between your teeth when flossing, and that you do it regularly enough that there’s no prolonged build up.

Flossing is so important that even the Federal Government says everyone should do it.

However, flossing too hard, or too frequently, can actually damage your teeth as well by wearing down the tooth enamel or damaging your gums. Damage to the gums especially can be problematic, as it creates open wounds that the bacteria in your mouth and food can infect.

Repeating what’s been said above, never floss to a degree that is painful. Always try to be firm enough that you’re actually cleaning your teeth, yet gentle enough that no damage is caused.

4. Flossing Can Be Done Anywhere.

Do not assume you can only floss in a bathroom. With some resourcefulness and creativity, you can find a space to floss just about anywhere.

Place a floss dispenser in the glove compartment of your car, your handbag or wallet, or a drawer in your desk at work so that you always have an opportunity to clean your teeth out.

Naturally, try to do this in private. No one wants to see you extract your lunch from between your teeth, thank you very much.

5. Floss Before You Brush Your Teeth.

It’s thought that flossing before you brush your teeth can help fluoride get between your teeth and more efficiently strengthen the tooth enamel.

Certainly cleaning out between your teeth can help clear out food fragments that may inhibit the effectiveness of your toothpaste while also prepping your mouth.

As such, if you feel that your usual brushing technique isn’t working as it should be, consider flossing beforehand to give it a little extra help.

Your dental hygiene depends on building flossing as a habit.

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The Correlation Between Your Home and Your Personality Is Stronger Than You Think 39

The Correlation Between Your Home and Your Personality Is Stronger Than You Think

You decorate your home according to your personality, right? You know that your likes and interests will have an effect on what your home looks like. But did you know that the relationship works in the other direction, too? Your personality affects the home, but the home affects your personality, too.

That connection might be stronger than you think.  

If you live in a rented home or you didn’t have the chance to decorate it yourself for any reason, just being in your own space can make you a bit moody. Let’s see how that connection works.

Tiny Space Limits Your Sense of Personal Freedom.

Micro-apartments in huge cities may seem like the perfect opportunity for a young person, but they impose health risks. When it comes to families living in tiny apartments, the negative effect is even stronger.

Research showed that children in the crowded apartment have potential to become withdrawn. They also have troubles focusing, so they don’t usually achieve good results at school.

The small space makes you feel trapped. Sure, you can go outside and get as much space as you need. When you’re living in a tiny apartment, however, you’re crowding it up with necessary stuff. When you’re left with limited maneuverable space, your mood will go down as soon as you get home.

Is there a way to change this? There are few tricks that can help.

  • Improve the lighting. Let as much natural light as possible into your living space.
  • Get rid of all decorations you don’t need. Try to stick to minimalism; it will make space look bigger.
  • Reinvent your wardrobe. It’s what usually makes the mess in small apartments. Consider creating a capsule wardrobe. You’ll still be stylish, but with fewer clothes.

The Lighting Affects Your Mood.

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Michelle Laurens, a writer, shares her experience: “Since I work from home, the bad lighting was disastrous for me. Too many hours in front of the computer with no proper lighting. You wouldn’t believe how serious things got, but I developed mild symptoms of depression. Everything changed when I discovered blue-enriched lighting.”

Maybe dark living spaces seem more eccentric and maybe even more romantic, but they are definitely not good for your personality.

Scientists proved that blue-enriched lighting improved not only the alertness and performance but the sleep quality as well. The experiment showed that this type of lighting improved the mood and concentration, and reduced evening fatigue and eye discomfort.

It’s especially important to invest in proper lighting if you spend the biggest part of the day at home. If you’re working from home, create a home office that has plenty of natural light. Of course, you’ll also get blue-enriched light bulbs.

The Colors Affect Your Mood, Too.

Needless to say, color is important from the perspective of light and space. Dark colors on the walls will negatively affect the lighting in the room. However, they will also make space look smaller than it realistically is.

Did you know that colors have a lot to do with your emotions, too? It’s no wonder why some people get color therapy when they are feeling depressed.

Color is a major force in our lives. Your color preferences will certainly have an effect on the way you decorate. But the color gives back.

  • Red is often perceived as threatening, arousing, or exciting. Some people decide to use red details in their bedroom for that reason. However, too much red can also make you nervous.
  • Black absorbs light, so too much of it is not good for your space. In feng shui, when used properly and in moderation, black can invoke power, calm, and mystery.          
  • White is a good color to have in your home. It represents innocence and purity. It’s great for improving the sense of space in your home. Too much white, however, can make the home appear lifeless and sterile. With that, it will limit your creative thinking power.
  • Blue is a color associated with feelings of serenity and calmness. It’s the color of the sky and the ocean, so we usually relate it to beautiful memories.
  • Green is a great mood-enhancer for most people. It symbolizes nature and good luck. In color therapy, it’s used to enhance the feeling of love and sense of responsibility.
  • Purple is the universal symbol of wealth and royalty. It is also very rich and sensual, so it’s great for bedrooms. Most of all, purple is soothing and mysterious.

Colors don’t affect everyone in the same way. It’s no wonder why each of us has a favorite one. If you want to improve the mood your home provokes, think of your favorite colors and try to include them in the details.

Your home is the very foundation of your life. If you don’t get that great feeling of being home when you get through the door, something is wrong.

The good news is that, no matter what the current appearance of your home is, you can always rely on low-budget fixes to improve the light, color, and feeling of space.                                                                

About The Author

Warren is a marketing enthusiast and a blogger at UK BestEssays, who loves music. If he doesn’t have a guitar in his hands, he’s probably embracing new technologies and marketing techniques online!