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split second

It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime. ― Steve Maraboli

A smile is easy to give and costs no money

Everyone can do it. It’s a gift that feels as good to the giver as it does to the person who receives it. A smile from a stranger warms the heart and is universally understood all over the world. Sometimes it really makes someone’s day go from sad to happy with the simple movement of some facial muscles.

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No one is too poor to give a smile – a gift, often, of greater consequence than any sum of money ― Vironika Tugaleva

If you are on the low end of the spectrum when it comes to cash, you may feel that you do not have anything to give anyone. You may skip trying to donate to positive causes because you feel like your funds are just a drop in the bucket. You may shy away from trying to offer people assistance because you are poor. A wise person once said that no one is too poor to give a smile. That person was correct. In fact, a smile is often the only thing that some of us can afford to give, but that’s okay. Here’s why:

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smile

Smile more, help more, trust more, love more to live more. ― Debasish Mridha

Smile more

It is a fact that some people walk into a room and the room fills with love, happiness, and laughter. Often, the warm smile on their face sets the tone for the warmth that you might feel emanating from that individual.

Debasish Mridha

is an author and a well-respected physician that strongly believes that a beautiful, warm smile invites more trust, love, and leads to a more productive life. Certainly, some people would like to improve their smile. The perfect way to improve a smile is to visit the orthodontist and consider wearing braces. The good news is that Invisalign is a type of clear brace that is very comfortable to wear.

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life

Don’t take life too seriously! Nobody gets out alive anyway. Smile. Be goofy. Take chances. Have fun. Inspire ― Dawn Gluskin

People often compliment me on my smile

Growing up my father would often share with me words of wisdom whenever I got stressed out. He asked me to imagine what life would be like a year from now or five years from now because usually, the situations I was worried about would not have an impact on me beyond the week, the day, or even the hour. As such, I learned from a very early age to not take life so seriously and enjoy all the beauty and wonders that life had to offer. An orthodontist can be part of that life vision we have for ourselves.

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smile

You can only hold a smile for so long, after that it’s just teeth. – Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

smileSmile All of the Time After Having Your Teeth Straightened

Chuck Palahniuk believes that after you hold a smile for several minutes, it just becomes teeth. If you avoid smiling because you have poorly spaced teeth, then it is possible to visit an orthodontist for an evaluation. The best time for someone to get their teeth straightened is at a young age, but adults can also undergo orthodontic treatment. Many adults have only minor malocclusions that are easy to repair in a year or less with Invisalign aligners. When you are able to wear aligners to fix your teeth, you will receive 20 to 25 sets of the devices. You are supposed to wear each set of aligners for two weeks before throwing the items away in order to wear the next set in the series.

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fresh

Words of Wisdom No. 7 – Stay Fresh

fefreshStay Fresh

If you want to have fresh breath instead of having halitosis, then it is essential to brush your teeth after eating. Experts recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day, but it is a good idea to perform oral hygiene more often. In addition to using a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove food debris and plaque from your teeth, make sure to have a specialized tongue scraper to get rid of additional bacteria. If your teeth are spaced too closely together, then it is time to visit an orthodontist for an examination to determine if you need to wear Invisalign aligners.

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baking soda

Words of Wisdom No.6 – Brush your teeth with baking soda once a week

Brush your teeth with baking soda once a week

While it’s true that baking soda can be abrasive when applied to Invisalign (because of its mineral content), using only a moderate amount of pressure during brushing will help prevent damage. An orthodontist might recommend removing your trays and soaking them in baking soda and peroxide. When brushing, you should always remember to dampen your toothbrush with water or vinegar after adding baking soda. This can help protect your teeth and braces. Additional ingredients for softening or diluting baking soda are:

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apple cider vinegar

Words of Wisdom No. 5 – Gargle With Apple Cider Vinegar

apple ciderGargle With Apple Cider Vinegar

Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Eliminate the Bacteria and Foul Odor from Your Mouth

If you want to eliminate the bacteria from your mouth in a natural way, then gargle with apple cider vinegar. You probably have a bottle of apple cider vinegar in your kitchen cupboard, and this product has mild antibacterial properties to help you rinse away the germs that can lead to halitosis. You can add a small amount of apple cider vinegar to the cold or warm water to rinse your mouth after consuming pungent foods such as garlic or fish. Vinegar is also a deodorizer, and by rinsing your mouth with this substance, you can get rid of the foul odor from smelly foods.

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invisalign

How Is Invisalign Different from Traditional Braces?

There are a wide array of orthodontic procedures available to assist you in having your teeth straightened. The most popular of these is the traditional brace procedure. However, the treatment known as Invisalign is becoming increasingly popular due to the many conveniences and benefits found with it. Understanding the differences between these two appliances will allow you to make an informed purchase decision when it’s time to straighten the teeth of you or your child.

Primary Differences

There is a myriad of differences between these two orthodontic appliances. The primary reason for these differences is that braces are permanent for the duration of the teeth straightening process, while the Invisalign appliance can actually be removed at certain times of the day. Both of these appliances treat the same types of orthodontic issues, including everything from spacing and crossbite to underbite and overbite. They will also both straighten the teeth of your child. However, this is basically where the similarities end.

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foods

Words of Wisdom No. 4 – Eat Cleansing Foods

Eat Cleansing Foods

If you want to keep your teeth clean, then eat healthy cleansing foods instead of low-quality junk foods that stick to your teeth. Fruit that is crisp and firm will help to remove the food debris, bacteria and plaque from your teeth. Some of these fruits include fresh pears or apples, but you need to use caution while eating these foods to prevent any damage to the brackets and wires of your braces. Cut fruit into tiny chunks or thin slices before eating the foods. You can remove your Invisalign aligners before eating cleansing foods such as fresh strawberries that will help to whiten your teeth naturally.

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