How To Choose The Right Contact Lenses

Written by Peter Smithson

Today's contact lenses are used to correct specific vision problems or to change eye color. With all ofrepparttar advances in technology, more people than ever before are able to wear contacts. There are a variety of lenses available including disposable, extended wear, flexible war, and gas permeable and even contacts for special needs.

You can change or enhance your natural eye color, even if you don't require vision correction. With color altering lenses, you can achieve justrepparttar 143626 right look for a costume or simply a magical pair of green eyes that will look spectacular with a new dress. It gives a whole new meaning torepparttar 143627 lyric 'don't it make my brown eyes, blue.'

Disposable lenses are perfect forrepparttar 143628 person who doesn't have time to do daily care and cleaning of their contacts. Depending onrepparttar 143629 brand your optometrist recommends, you can choose either a daily disposable or one that will last one week or two weeks.

Disposables are exactly what their name implies; you take them out and throw them away each day. Conveniently, disposables are available for different eye types now including those with astigmatism and if you were looking to try out colored contacts for a while, disposable lenses come in varying shades as well.

Gas permeable contacts are designed for people who require a very specialized prescription. In some cases, astigmatisms onrepparttar 143630 eye make it very hard to fitrepparttar 143631 candidate withrepparttar 143632 right level of correction. A person whose vision is 20/180 may not correct to 20/20 with other types of lenses. Gas permeable is more expensive, butrepparttar 143633 ultimate decision lies betweenrepparttar 143634 optometrist andrepparttar 143635 patient.

Dental Care: A Surefire Killer Smile

Written by Charlene J. Nuble

A smile freshens uprepparttar face better than any make-up can do. A killer smile will make everyone look and stare. You do not have to have a perfect set of teeth but keeping your pearly whites clean and your breath smelling fresh will definitely be life changing.

Brushing your teeth twice a day is an essential dental care. This helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease. The size and shape of your toothbrush should fitrepparttar 143625 mouth to enablerepparttar 143626 brush to reach all areas easily. Using a toothpaste containing fluoride is also another tip in dental care for fluoride helps protect your teeth from decay. It is also a vital dental care if you clean betweenrepparttar 143627 teeth using floss or interdental cleaners which remove plaque fromrepparttar 143628 in between areasrepparttar 143629 toothbrush can't reach. This also prevents gum disease.

Brushingrepparttar 143630 teeth is not as easy as you thought it is. You might not believe this but brushingrepparttar 143631 teeth is more than brushingrepparttar 143632 teeth, spitting outrepparttar 143633 water, and gargling. The following are tips in brushing that will definitely vamp your personal dental care.

Brush at a 45 degree angle in short, half-tooth-wide strokes againstrepparttar 143634 gumline In brushing chewing surfaces, holdrepparttar 143635 brush flat and brush back and forth Tilt brush vertically and use gentle up and down strokes with toe of brush in brushing inside surfaces of front teeth Brushrepparttar 143636 tongue in a back-to-front sweeping motion to remove food particles and freshenrepparttar 143637 mouth.

As mentioned earlier, flossing is a vital part in dental care and similar with brushing, there is a proper way in doing it. The following will teach you how to floss properly and get that great smile.

Wrap an 18-inch strand around your middle fingers and hold a one inch section tightly. Ease floss between teeth and clean up and down several times while curving aroundrepparttar 143638 tooth atrepparttar 143639 gumline. Always floss behindrepparttar 143640 last tooth and unwind clean floss as your proceed. Floss aroundrepparttar 143641 abutment teeth of a bridge and under artificial teeth with a floss threader.

It has been said that a person should visitrepparttar 143642 dentist at least twice a year and that saying is not just a maxim passed from a parent to a child forrepparttar 143643 sake of passing but in fact is a type of dental care that we all should be responsive. Brushing and flossing will never be enough to keep your pearly whites unbelievably clean and your mouth smelling fresh. Visiting your dentist at least once in six months will ensure that killer smile you thought only existed in commercials.

Cont'd on page 2 ==> © 2005
Terms of Use