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If You Don’t Have One Already, Here’s a Dental Routine That Works

Taking care of your teeth is vital to good oral care. Your dentist can only help so much if you neglect your teeth at home. You must maintain a good dental routine every day so that your mouth looks and feels clean. Plaque builds around the base of the tooth and causes all kinds of trouble. You don’t want to lose your teeth due to gum diseases. Many people attempt to take care of their teeth, but they aren’t nearly thorough enough in their efforts. Now you can take care of your teeth in between visits to the dentist. 

Most people brush their teeth, but they don’t do it correctly. You must brush your teeth at least three minutes twice per day. You should brush in the morning and before bed. Use soft but firm circles when you brush your teeth. Find a soft toothbrush that won’t irritate your gums (I personally love the Colgate Optic White Toothbrush - read my review at In Jenn’s Bag). Make sure to get quality toothpaste that has fluoride. Brushing should be a regular part of your dental care at home.

You must floss to get the most out of your dental care routine. Brushing alone won’t help your mouth to be as healthy as it can be. You can buy many different flavours of floss with different waxes (DenTek is a great brand for adults and kids!). You only need to floss once per day, and it would be a good idea to do it at night. People who floss have cleaner mouths than people who don’t floss. The food particles stuck deep between teeth can only be removed at home when you floss daily. Don’t forget this very important part of your dental care routine.

You should also cut back on sugary foods if you want to improve your oral health. Brushing and flossing are even more effective if you cut down on the amount of sugar in your diet. 

Be sure to visit your dentist at least twice per year for a thorough cleaning of your teeth and oral maintenance. Consider cosmetic dentistry if you have decayed teeth. Remember, good oral care will pay off for you not just in the short but also long term. A healthier smile will make you more attractive, and a cleaner mouth will make you feel more confident. Don’t neglect your dental care at home in between visits to your dentist.



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This will be a short and sweet kind of entry, since I’m not currently in the mood to blog, but one of my unofficial and until now unstated goals for this year is to blog every single day. My kidneys hurt. My back hurts. My ulcer hurts. And I’m tired. But I’m accomplished: clean house, clean kids, sorted refrigerator and freezer, meals planned for the week, and a new layout for In Jenn’s Bag that is about 90% complete. I couldn’t ask for more of this weekend.

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Confessions of a Former Fat Girl: hiding the double chin

Confession: I still sometimes catch myself pulling a camgirl angle or tilting my head up to hide the double chin I no longer have.

no double chin!

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Merry Januarymas!

As has been our custom for the past couple of years, Amanda and I get together a couple of weeks after Christmas to exchange gifts. Last year Dan and I took the sproglets to her house; this year (today) she and Sophie came to ours. All three sprogs exchanged and enjoyed their gifts (Candy Crush, Minecraft, art, and unicorn stuff), and us adults enjoyed our gifts. I think my expression and especially Dan’s convey our feelings on a replacement glass bowl for my KitchenAid Mixer:

new glass bowl for my KitchenAid mixer!

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Visit Olde Bangalore

Olde Bangalore

If you ever have the opportunity to vacation in Bangalore, one worthwhile place to stay is Olde Bangalore Resorts. Located in Bangalore’s Utopia section, Olde Bangalore offers luxury and comfort set in a warm, relaxed ambiance. Bangalore today is quite the busy, bustling city, and Old Bangalore offers the perfect retreat from that. Choose from traditional rooms or luxurious tents for your accommodations (as well as an Olde Bangalore Wedding Venue Hall, and enjoy the many features and amenities that Old Bangalore has to offer, including:

Once you’ve settled in at the Olde Bangalore, here are some things you can do in the area:

Bangalore travel tips:
Bangalore’s weather is typically warm and fairly attractive to people and pests alike, so in addition to comfortable clothing and a good pair of supportive walking shoes or sneakers, bring along bug repellent, sunscreen, and anti-itch sprays to help soothe bug bites. Health-wise, check with your doctor about six weeks before your departure for any recommended vaccinations or medications. Consider bringing along a water filter, as well as antibiotics in case you should get sick. Small first-aid kits are always a good idea, though if you’re staying in a place like Olde Bangalore, they’ll have everything you need. And of course, in addition to clothing, toiletries, and medication, you’ll want to pack a digital camera, a video camera, and plenty of memory cards and extra batteries!

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