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4 Different Types Of Reading Dentures

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One thing I have learned today is that there are different types of Reading dentures. If you are thinking about getting a set of dentures, it would be best to read about the different types for you to determine which type is best for you.

Traditional complete full dentures 

Complete dentures refer to the replacement of all the patient’s teeth. They are placed on top of the gums within 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth were extracted or removed. Traditional complete full dentures are opposed to dental bridges that are attached to existing teeth.

Partial dentures

Partial Reading dentures are suitable for patients who still have their natural teeth, such as remaining natural teeth on the upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures are colored pink in base and they are attached to a metal piece. The base and the metal piece hold the denture together inside the mouth. The good thing about partial dentures is they are removable, thus convenient. You can remove them when you want to brush your teeth or whenever you want to. Partial dentures are made of acrylic material.

Custom dentures

Custom dentures are the more expensive type of artificial teeth. They are made specifically for you, giving you a more natural smile and teeth that look more natural, one would hardly think they are artificial.  Custom dentures are made based on your need and your preference.

Immediate dentures

As the word connotes, immediate dentures are a type of dentures that can be fitted the very same day that the teeth were extracted or removed. However, this type of dentures is not for everybody. One has to be a good candidate to be able to qualify for this type of artificial teeth.

There are different types of Reading dentures and you have to ask your dentist for the right type of dentures suited to you. Your budget would be another thing to consider when deciding on dentures. Consult a dental professional for advice and also to determine how much money you would need in order to get the kind of dental service that you want.

What Causes White Spots After Braces?

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If you are wondering what causes white spots after braces, well, there are several reasons and factors that lead to the development of white spots right after you had braces. One factor is genetic. There are those who are more predisposed to have white spots, whether or not they use braces. Some people lack strengthening minerals on their enamel leading the teeth to weaken and susceptible to damage.

Another factor is nutrition. With poor diet or by consuming vinegar-based food or drinks, the protective enamel which is rich in minerals weaken, resulting to the development of white spots on the teeth.  Vinegar-based food and drinks strip the minerals from the protective enamel on the surface of the teeth. When minerals are removed from the tooth, the area becomes hollow resulting for it to look lighter. Aside that these white spots are unsightly, they may also develop into cavities if untreated.

Poor oral hygiene can also lead to the development of white spots. One should brush their teeth, at least, two times a day to maintain a healthy set of teeth. When this is not observed, plaque builds up in between teeth and along the gum line, resulting to having white spots on the teeth.

If you are also wondering what causes white spots after braces, one culprit is bacteria. Bacteria that are trapped in between the teeth and brackets can also cause white spots, which is why it is important to regularly floss or use water floss to wash away food debris that can damage the teeth.

To prevent white spots after having your braces, it is important for you to keep a healthy oral hygiene.  Brush at least two times a day to prevent plaque buildup that can damage the teeth and cause white spots.

To know more on what causes white spots after braces consult a professional orthodontist in your area so for you to find out how the dental condition can be prevented or corrected. White spots can also be corrected with the use of technology such as tooth whitening, enamel micro abrasion and dental veneer.

Sophie Richie Shows Off Her 6-Pack With Confidence In Her Cropped Tops

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Sophia Richie, the daughter of Lionel and Diana Richie can pull off pretty much anything she wears and it is no surprise that she can wear a short cropped top with confidence. The model has been seen in everything from plaid cropped tops to off-shoulder ones and she has always looked amazing particularly with her enviable 6-pack.

With summer in full swing, Sophie has been seen wearing plenty of amazing cropped tops from the all-black ensemble that she wore during a meeting with her boyfriend, Scott Disick last August 2. Sophie opted for a simple black top that shows her amazing abs and paired it with a belted mini skirt with front pockets and zipper. Her outfit was completed by oversized sunglasses and black sneakers with a red handbag for a touch of color.

Last May 21, Sophie was photographed while busy with her phone. She was wearing a casual gray cropped top with track pants and a Chanel bag. At Barney’s New York, Sophie wore high-waisted black jeans and an off-shoulder cropped top and white sneakers for the shopping trip.

Sophie and Scott were seen with close pals Kylie Jenner and Kris Jenner in Italy during the celebration of Kylie’s 22nd birthday. During the luxurious European getaway, the group of close friends stopped in Portofino where Sophie was seen wearing a brown cropped top.

When Sophie met with Kyle Jenner’s mom, Kris Jenner is Portofino; she was dressed in a brown cropped top and metallic gold bottoms. The nearly flesh toned top proves that the cropped top does not necessarily have to be the star of the look. It can allow another piece to take center stage. The shining part of Sophie’s ensemble was not the cropped top but the high-waisted metallic pants in gold. Sophie completed her ensemble with black sandals and a silver necklace.

Many women love the short cropped top that shows their well toned midriff. If the cropped top will be paired with high-waisted pants or skirt, no skin will show which will be fine for most events. If you show some skin, it might not be appropriate for the office.

 

Reflecting American Pride And Optimism Through Map Illustrations

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One of the most unappreciated forms of American visual art is map illustrations that are drawn to attract the attention of viewers to a tropical vacation or a version of the American dream. While these pieces of art are mostly used for promotions, the map illustrator strives to illicit a feeling of instant of recognition through the unique map art.

Map illustrations or pictorial maps thrived in the United States from the 1920’s to the 60’s. According to Stephen Hornsby, professor of geography at the University of Maine, this is a manifestation of the vibrancy of popular American culture.

Illustrated maps today are commissioned by companies and printed on posters and brochures as a form of advertising. Others are used for tourist purposes to attract visitors and businesses to a certain area. Since pictorial maps can spark an interest on far-away places and people, it has become rather appealing to children.

Some of the map illustrations are geographically accurate while others sacrifice geography for simplicity or to stress a point. One example is the 1947 Map of the United States as Californians see it where most of the country is drawn inside the Los Angeles city limits. A bold yellow arrow is used to connect New York City to California claiming “About 200 delightful easy miles.”

A giant sun and angelic weatherman watches over California which has co-opted different popular attractions from other places like the Niagara Falls, Grand Canyon and Mount Everest. This kind of playfulness is very common in map illustrations. They reflect American’s pride in their communities and cheerful optimism.

Map illustrations are not suitable and serious topics of study for a geography student but they have become a part of some map collections. While photography has taken over American advertising, map cartographers and artists still create pictorial maps today but it has not regained its mid century popularity.

The artistic and creative work of a map illustrator still makes a strong impression among viewers. Not only have map illustrations become part of collections, they are now being used to promote certain places in a fun and creative way. The map illustrations are drawn using vivid colors to highlight a building, people or landmarks.

Save Seagrass Campaign In Maldives Gains Momentum

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A holiday at Maldives luxury villas is not complete without experiencing scuba diving. If scuba diving is not your thing, snorkelling a good option because you do not need dive to the deep waters to view the coral reefs. There are schools of colourful fishes that flock together as they float with the tides. Do not miss the opportunity to experience a giant aquarium.

is not complete without experiencing scuba diving. If scuba diving is not your thing, snorkelling a good option because you do not need dive to the deep waters to view the coral reefs. There are schools of colourful fishes that flock together as they float with the tides. Do not miss the opportunity to experience a giant aquarium.

The social media campaign #ProtectMaldivesSeagrass to save seagrass beds in Maldives has gained momentum. According to Blue Marine Foundation and Maldives Underwater Initiative, at least 25% of the resorts in Maldives have joined the campaign. 30 resorts have pledged their support to protect an estimated 830,000sqm of underwater seagrass meadows.

According to the calculations of The Edition, an online news service in Maldives, another 90 resorts need to participate to put an end to the destructive practice of stripping out seagrass in lagoons that are close to  luxury resorts. Some resort managers assume that seagrass spoils the clear picturesque lagoons that tourists usually observe.

Blue Marine Foundation condemns the practice of stripping away natural seagrass beds for cosmetic reasons that is why it initiated the social media campaign. Some resorts have continued with the practice in their lagoons in spite of the number of pledges to end seagrass stripping on the seabed.

Blue Marine Foundation is requesting for the support of the government, resorts, travel organizations and tourists so that they can put an end to seagrass removal. Tourists can help by challenging resorts who still cultivate nude lagoon seabed by stripping away seagrass to make way for selfie photos. Tourists are encouraged to book at resorts that respect marine ecology and protect seagrass.

More than 1,600 persons from the local and international communities’ have registered their support in protecting seagrass in Maldives. Seagrass is very important because it prevents beach erosion, fights climate change, provides food for the turtles and provides a habitat for juvenile coral reef fishes.

A magical experience awaits you at Maldives luxury villas with its exceptional facilities and amenities. The villas are designed for comfort and absolute privacy but to make your stay more memorable, join dolphin tours and watch the dolphins playing in the waters.  

Patong Beach: The Best Of Both Worlds

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Phuket is famous for its beaches, and its crescent-shaped Patong Beach is even more famous for offering the best of both the worlds of Thai luxury and of Thai nightlife.

Thai luxury is represented by none other than the Novotel in Patong Beach, the choice resort for the traveller looking for modern leisure. It can be found further inland and on the verdant hills of Kalim Bay. It is surrounded by the exotic feel of its lush gardens and landscapes and offers spectacular views of Andaman Sea and of Patong Beach itself. Luxury surrounds every guest, from the swimming pool to the lobby and from the food to the beverages. Guests can enjoy an unparalleled experience when it comes to the peace of this retreat.

If guests wish for a more active and busy experience to break the peace and quiet, they can visit the town of Patong Beach itself for the activities on offer all throughout the day. There are numerous establishments that tourists can enjoy like cafés, restaurants, and shopping areas in the day. For the famous and ultimate Patong Beach nightlife experience, Bangla Road is the place to go. Every night the whole year round, the street is packed full of tourists, locals, vendors, and street performers. Everyone goes in and out of the many entertainment venues along the street as workers or customers or just passersby.

There is always something for someone in Patong Beach, with the various eclectic establishments to choose from. There are other famous venues in and around Bangla Road, ranging from cabarets to naughty clubs, and some good old-fashioned live music bars to huge entertainment complexes like the Tiger Complex. It is an imposing three floors of bars and nightclubs decorated with ornate and huge concrete tigers.

Whether hankering for the busy nightlife or quiet luxury, the best decision for any visitor to Patong Beach is to choose a quiet hideaway for a restful vacation with easy access to the hustle and bustle of the beach town. With the first-class accommodations of the Novotel in Patong Beach, tourists will experience the best of both these worlds.

Tracing The Origin Of Ugly Christmas Sweaters

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In the 1950’s, sweaters with Christmas themes were first produced on a grand scale. Christmas holidays during that time were increasingly becoming commercialized. The first generation ugly Christmas sweaters started with the Jingle Bells sweaters that gained modest popularity for decades. In the 1980’s Christmas sweaters gained mainstream adoration.

How did the ugly Christmas sweater became popular? In the 1980’s there was an iconic TV sitcom where the patriarch of the family was an enthusiast for knitted sweaters with ostentatious designs and clashing colors. The Huxtables was able to sustain its cultural importance and most likely contributed to the longevity of the ugly Christmas sweater as a fashionable choice.

A lot of screen time was gained by the ugly Christmas sweaters in the holiday classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The film was released in 1989 with the Griswold family looking circumspect in sweaters that are considered ridiculous by today’s standards but semi-fashionable in the 80’s. How the ugly sweaters were used in the film is a mainstream example that people were aware that they are wearing Ugly Christmas sweaters.

Wearing ugly Christmas sweaters in the 90’s lost its popularity but with the new millennium, people started throwing parties with ugly Christmas sweater themes. The authors of “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book: The Definitive Guide to Getting your Ugly on” traced the origin of the ugly Christmas sweater party tradition to Vancouver, British Columbia.

Two men, Chris Boyd and Jordan Birch threw the very first ugly Christmas sweater party at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver in 2002. They organized a feel-good, festive party with ugly sweaters as the major ingredient. Little did they know that the party will turn out to be a cultural phenomenon. Over the years, the ugly Christmas sweater became a mainstay in fall and winter runway fashion. It has also become a popular product among retailers.

A designer Christmas sweater could cost you thousands of dollars but if you visit UglyChristmasSweater.com, you can buy it for a highly affordable price. Be prepared for the holiday parties during the Christmas season. Don’t wait for the weather to turn cold; buy the sweaters now as gifts for family and friends.