Friday, July 10, 2020

3 Reasons Why Continuing Education Is Essential for Your Dental Practice

Dentistry is an ever-evolving field that requires continuing education throughout the life of a career. Many states have a CE requirement, and courses can be in-person, online or through publications like the Journal of Clinical Dentistry. Courses are not only for dentists; they are also necessary for front office personnel, hygienists and dental assistants. Consider these three benefits of continuing education for your dental practice.

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1. It Can Be Used as a Marketing Strategy

Patients want to know that their oral health is in good hands, and you can show them that you truly care by attending as many classes as possible. When patients are hesitant about treatment, you can assure them that your office is familiar with the latest trends in dentistry and strive to provide the best possible care.

2. It Can Introduce the Latest Technology to Your Office

There are always new instruments and gadgets that make the process of dentistry easier. You can increase efficiency in your practice by using the right kind of technology. Staff should be well-trained on how to use the office's equipment so that everything can run smoothly throughout the day.

3. It Can Keep Employees Up-to-Date on the Standard of Care

When you have new hires or even employees who have been with you for years, it is never a bad idea to brush up on the standard of care. This can be anything from infection control to the best ways to organize instruments on a tray for maximum efficiency.

Dentistry has come a long way, and it continues to change and grow. In order to stay with the times, it is important that you continue your dental education in any way you can. When you make an effort to stay abreast of the latest research and techniques, you can be sure that you are giving the best possible care to your patients.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Pregnancy Acne and Natural Options for Treatment

One of visible pregnancy symptoms is acne. Many women experience acne during the first and second trimesters.

Pregnancy Acne, Natural Options for Treatment
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There are two major factors responsible for pregnancy acne. The primary cause is the increased hormone levels in the first trimester. A hormone called progesterone, which is responsible for helping create an ideal environment for s fetus, causes the glands in your skin to produce more oil called sebum. Because progesterone surges during pregnancy, the excess sebum can clog pores  leading to a build up of bacteria.

The second factor responsible for pregnancy acne is your body's tendency to retain more fluids to accommodate the growing fetus. However, because your body is releasing less fluid that contains toxin, your body may try to rid itself of toxin through your sweat and skin. This causes the toxin to build up in your pores that can lead to acne.

Managing acne when you're pregnant can be difficult because many prescription and over-the-counter medications come with a high risk of birth defects. That's why if you have pregnancy acne and wish to treat it, always talk to your prenatal care provider first. 

Since it is not safe to take acne medications, you may prefer to try more natural options for treatment. Here are a few ways you can try to reduce acne:

Clean your face twice daily

Prevent flare-ups by taking good care of your skin during pregnancy. Use mild, soap-free cleanser twice a day, in the morning and at night. Make sure to wash and rinse thoroughly. Don't scrub too hard to avoid skin irritation that can worsen acne. Also, wash your hair regularly and keep your towel, pillow cases or hats you use clean as well.

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Keep your skin moisture

Moisture your skin with oil-free moisturizer to minimize irritation. Also, an overly-dried skin is more prone to acne.

Drink lots of water to flush out toxins

Drinking plenty of water helps flush out your skin, keeping it moist and clearer. Drink at least eight glasses of water each day.

Increase your dietary intake of vitamin A

Vitamin A rich food

Increase the amount of vitamin A, which helps keep skin healthy. Vitamin A helps reduce the amount of sebum your skin produces that can help prevent your pores from clogging. Foods high in vitamin A include eggs, fish, and carrots, and milk.  However, although vitamin A can improve your skin, it can also be dangerous for pregnant women in high amounts. It is better to talk to your prenatal care provider about how to strike the right balance of vitamin A in your diet.

Eat smart

Cut out sugar and refined grains in your diet. Also, avoid eating unhealthy fats, those saturated fats found in fried foods and many baked goods. These can worsen acne, so it s better to replace these with skin-boosting healthy fats like avocado, salmon, walnuts, and almonds. Eat more skin-friendly foods like colorful fresh fruits and vegetables and, small amounts of dark chocolate. But just eat chocolate in moderation because it contains caffeine.

Buy oil-free skin care products

Look for skin care, makeup, and even hair care products, which are oil-free and are labeled non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic (won't cause pimples or acne). Oil-free moisturizers, make up and matte powder like pressed banana powder are good buys as well to help you conceal those unpleasant acne.
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Pressed Banana Powder
This innovative matte powder, which is lightly banana-scented, is versatile and can be used to:
-Conceal dark under eye circles
-Set concealer 
-Highlight the under eye area, the brow bone, the bridge of the nose, the middle of the forehead and the chin
-Set foundation
-Matte eyeshadow

Consult your practitioner

When worse gets worst, talk to your practitioner who can recommend tropical acne treatment safe for pregnant women.

Those are ways to manage and treat pregnancy acne. Remember these stubborn acne will go away so don't stressed your self Mama!

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

XTREME latest appliances at 7.7 Shopee Free Shipping Fiesta

Because of the quarantine, many of us unleashed our hidden talents. For most moms, we have more time to cook and bake. Because of that, we need reliable appliances at affordable price.

Good news is XTREME Appliances wants to support our daily chores and household needs with functionality and quality. XTREME Appliances would like to start our month with a blast by sharing its participation to the upcoming Shopee 7.7 Free Shipping Fiesta starting tonight at 10:30PM until tomorrow July 7 at 11:59PM. Avail up to 26% discount on these new useful small appliances.

From the Press Release Kit:

The months of quarantine have taught us to be practical and wiser consumers. As Filipinos gear up for the new normal, people are seeking value for their money on premium quality items. XTREME is elevating the game by introducing a new line of appliances that promote productivity and efficiency at its best price. Unleash your master chef skills at home using these new kitchen staples. 


Available in 1L and 1.8L sizes, these Multi-Cookers are versatile and functional in many ways. It has an auto keep warm function to preserve heat of your food. A removable large steam ventilation, easy-to-read LED and an inner pot with non-stick coating are some of its benefits. It also comes with accessories such as scoop, measuring cup, and food steamer. For a more classic look, a jar type 1.8L cooker has professional porridge cooking function. It can also be used in making other dishes like noodles and stew.

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XTREME appliances, 7.7 Shopee Free Shipping Fiesta, Digital Multi-Cooker

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Boost your immune system by mixing healthy juices and marinades. The new blenders of XTREME come in 3 different sizes and modes, 2 have a traditional plastic jar body and 1 has BPA free plastic bottle type. All of them have interlock protection and anti-slip suction feet for security purposes. The plastic jar blenders have food grade material blade and 1.5L capacity. The only difference between the two of them is one has 2 speeds with pulse function. The personal blender has a handy size and travel lid, perfect for making protein shakes, salad dressings, and smoothies.

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XTREMEappliances, 7.7 Shopee Free Shipping Fiesta, Plastic Blender

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Electric Kettles

Keep calm and sane by brewing refreshing drinks. The XTREME Electric Kettles are easy to use and sold in 2 designs. The glass transparent body has a blue light filter and the other type has a double stainless wall for protection of the hot exterior. There are few similarities with the kettles like pop-up lid, cord storage, and ample capacity that is enough to boil up to 8 cups at a time.

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Induction Cooker 

The new XTREME Induction Cooker lets you prepare and heat your meals faster and appetizingly. It features a soft touch control, high temperature protection, and 8-stage power setting. The product has 6 cooking programs that suit your different cooking requirements. It includes modes like normal fry, deep fry, hot pot, porridge, soup, and braise.

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For updates about the brand, visit XTREME Appliances Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok accounts.The complete list of products is available on XTREME website, Lazada and Shopee pages. 


About XTREME Appliances

XTREME Appliances is a #OneStopShopAppliances brand that offers premium and affordable home and commercial appliances that ranges from TVs, aircon, refrigerator, washing machine, gas range, microwave oven and many more. XTREME Appliances is now available in 2,500 stores and business partners nationwide.

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Body Shaper Guide: Choose the Best Plus Size Shapewear for Tummy Control

Finding the accurate tummy control shapewear is always a difficult task for many women especially when we have a full-figured body. It is because many brands usually make or design the shapewear according to their standard size due to which plus size women are unable to buy their desired size from the market. If you are also facing the same problem then you can visit as they have a huge collection for the plus size. Here you can find the desired size according to your body along with items made of good quality materials.

Underbust body shaper with adjustable lace strap

This perfectly designed trim thong body shaper can greatly help in burning your extra calories along with highlighting your body curves.  The adjustable straps allow it to perfectly fit your body according to your needs and preference. This high cut body shaper allows you to show your gorgeous shape.  

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Plus Size Adjustable Straps Full Body Shaper

The adjustable shoulder strap of this plus size shapewear offers high comfort and flexibility to the wearer. The front zipper helps in taking off and wearing the shaper without any problem. Its butt enhancer design will greatly help in supporting the hip area and make it more attractive. 

Plain Boyleg Full Body Shaper Adjustable Straps Firm Control

The shaper is made with high compression property that helps in supporting your torso, abdomen, and waist.  If you are looking to cut down extra body fat in a short period of time, nothing is better than this. Its midriff griddle is not too tight that allows you to wear it all day long without any problem and you can carry out your daily activities without any issue.

Ultra conceal compression shaping short

This shaper can greatly offer a number of advantages along with cutting down your extra body fat. The list of advantages includes better posture, smoothing and slimming body, booty lifting. Its zipper feature allows you to wear and take off easily without any problem.  The removable and adjustable straps allow you to wear it comfortably under any dress.

Adjustable Crotch Hooks Tight Bodyshort Shapewear

Nylon and spandex are the main materials used in making the piece that offers a larger amount of elasticity to the item. The weight of the product is much lighter than many others and its hooks crotch closer is convenient for going to the bathroom. The open bust allows you to wear your desired bra under the dress.

Visit for more body shape wears.

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Father's Day 2020 Quarantine Edition

If there's a Mother's Day 2020 ECQ Edition, there's Father's Day 2020 Quarantine Edition too.

Celebrating special occasions in the house is the new normal and we need to get used to it. It is safer than dining out right? Besides we can't take our children out too. So this Father's day, unlike the previous years, we celebrate it at home.

Our not so little boy was so thoughtful to make a donut cake for his Dad. Look at that little boy's look of admiration towards his Dad.

When he woke up he told me he will get a donut and put candle on it to give to his Daddy. Kasi daw iginawa naman daw sya ng Daddy ng pancake noong birthday nya. Such a loving boy!

It was a Sunday and we spent the whole morning cleaning and organizing things at home. Daddy A cleaned his garden naman.

I thought of just ordering food, however, fully booked na mga food deliveries around. Craving for pancit malabon pa naman. I should have done it the day before pala. My bad!

That's why even if the preggy mom was not feeling well, I got up and cooked. In less than an hour, I finished cooking spaghetti. Our little boy naman cooked siomai, shanghai and hotdog. Then we still have donuts, soda and juice in the refrigerator. There, we have our Father's Day lunch.

For dinner, I ordered liempo with free kimchi (hindi sya kasi umabot sa lunch so dinner na nadeliver). We have sweet corn, left over shanghai and siomai, lettuce from Daddy A's garden and Tiramisu.

Good food is always at home right? That's how we celebrate Father's day. Actually, is not about the food. It's the thoughts that counts. Agree?

To my best half, Happy Fathers's Day. We are so lucky to have you especially in these trying times. You make my pregnancy journey easier. Thank you for always cooking for us. For understanding my mood swings. For thinking about us first. For always taking care of us. You have loved me even when I am not lovable at all. Time tested us so many times but we always choose to stay that makes our love much stronger. There's no perfect relationship and the storms we brave are tests that will just make us better. Soon we will be four. God is so good for blessing us with another bundle of joy. He definitely has the best plan for us. Let's keep our faith in Him stronger. May God blessed you with good health and keep you safe always. We love you so much.

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