Oral health is essential, but despite that, most often easily neglected by individuals. While it is recommended to visit a dentist regularly, there are some tips and tricks that we can use at home to make sure our teeth are healthy, clean, and white! Here are some ways on how you can keep your teeth shiny and white through safe and tested methods. Do speak to your dentist before using these tips regularly at home.
Easy at-home teeth whitening tips
Whitening trays and strips
You can easily find reputed whitening strips and trays which contain a bleaching agent called hydrogen peroxide. These strips are applied directly to the enamel to see desirable results.
Activated charcoal whitener
Charcoal whiteners have three very effective ingredients, namely activated charcoal, bentonite, and an oil like orange seed oil. These whiten the teeth by getting absorbed into them.
Teeth whitening pastes
These pastes contain ingredients such as sodium bicarbonate, hydrated silica, and calcium carbonate that remove stains from the teeth and polish them.
These whitening packs are to be applied directly onto your teeth. You can do so at night after brushing your teeth. The pack is to be used as per instructions.
Teeth whitening light
In this, a whitening agent is directly applied to your enamel, and a blue LED light is held above to let the enamel absorb the ingredient in a slow and effective manner.
Coconut oil pulling
Another popular teeth whitening tip at home is to take 1tbsp of coconut oil and swirl it around your mouth for 10-15 minutes. Spit it out after and just do a quick rinse.
Smart whitening brush
A mix of whitening toothpaste and gel is the trick to get bright, clean teeth. It is advised to use this combination daily till the desired results are achieved.
These contain hydrogen peroxide in low quantities. The pens can be used after meals or beverages to ensure the stains are minimal and give the teeth a cleaner look.
Teeth whitening floss
Up your flossing game with these special hydrogen peroxide-infused whitening floss. These are to be used like ordinary floss, but the results include pearly-white teeth after regular use!
Apart from teeth whitening, you can also straighten your teeth at home using the Smile Direct at-home kit. If you do not want cumbersome traditional braces, you can even opt for invisible braces at home. Get a consultation on usage and safety, and you will be good to go!
Are tablets losing their consumer baseRead more
The year 2017 has not been any good for the tablet market in the first quarter of the year. An estimated number of 53 million tablets were sold around the world at the start of the year. During the same quarter, the sales of tablets fell by 20% from 66 million tablets. This data was collected by International Data Corporation.
The shipment dropped by 15.6% over the year reaching to 174.8 million devices. When asked about the massive drop, Ryan Reith, an IDC vice president, said that Tablets without a dedicated keyboard are losing their relevance among consumers across the world. Therefore, the sales were falling worldwide. The statement was given to the Fortune.
Reith further added that countries in the regions such as Africa, Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe still brings hope for being profitable tablet market. Analysts believe that fall in tablet sales is brought by increasing popularity of smartphones, lack of innovation in tablets and longer upgrade cycles.
No doubt, Apple is still leading the tablet market. Company’s iPad devices are selling well. But its sales are too affected by falling market trend in tablets, according to IDC. Apple’s tablet shipment decreased by 19% over the years to 13 million devices in the fourth quarter. Apple’s iPad Pro that comes with the physical keyboard too can’t become hit among consumers. Apple’s sales of every ten iPad include at least one iPad Pro.
The smartphone maker Samsung too experienced loss in its tablet sales. The company’s fourth quarter shipments dropped 11% to 8 million tablets. Online retail giant, Amazon was third biggest tablet sellers during the fourth quarter with 5.2 million tablet sales. The company is more focused on attracting consumers towards Prime Subscription than on selling tablets.
Huawei, the Chinese smartphone maker, shipped 3.2 million tablets during the fourth quarter. The sale increased by 44% over the years. The company has succeeded in reaching out to the consumer in Asian, Middle Eastern and European markets. Its popularity among tablet user can be attributed to embedded cellular connectivity found in its devices. In the U.S., the shipment of Huawei tablet was almost non-existence.
3 ways to make hospitals saferRead more
Diseases and illness thrive in a stressful, unhealthy environment; whereas all growth and recovery take place in a safe, caring zone. This fact is of prime importance for hospitals as it’s the place one needs to stay in, for treatment and recovery from an illness. Here are top ways to make hospitals safer.
- No more breeding infections
For making hospitals safer, it’s crucial that the hospital shouldn’t be a breeding ground for infections. HAI (hospital-acquired infections) can be prevented with a proper safety regime followed by the health care professionals by using sterilized medical equipment, clean masks, hand gloves, gowns and white coats. Also, care must be taken that the patient does not get infected due to contaminated bed sheets, food, water, and medications. Certain germs can survive up to 72 hours on common contaminated surfaces; hence, it is important to educate the cleaning staff to follow a stringent hygiene process including their own hand hygiene.
- Support of the latest equipment
If the hospital isn’t equipped with the latest technology, this renders the doctors incapable of diagnosing diseases, and this may create a list of problems for the patient. However, when the doctors have all the latest equipment, a hospital becomes a one-stop place for treating a host of diseases and the patients can rely on the hospital as well. Often, patients are left in a state of trauma at the end of surgery when the doctors, in the middle of an operation, are helpless as they don’t have the latest treatment devices to help their patients, which is the last thing hospitals would want.
- Build a good network
Treatment is only possible when a hospital has an excellent network of anesthetists, surgeons, etc. who can detect and cure the disease. It’s only possible if the hospital has kept a reliable team of experts that the patients can rely on for their treatment. Once a hospital can set up a team like this, they can come close to being a good hospital for sure.
Every hospital needs to follow all measures possible to make them safer for an overall treatment of its patients.
- No more breeding infections