The top five things to look for when choosing a great orthodontist

February 26, 2014 by  
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At the Orthodontist

At the Orthodontist (Photo credit: larryosan)

 My friend recently moved to Boca Raton with her husband and 4 kids. His job was the cause of the move and of course her two teens were fighting it the whole time. She said it had taken them a long time to get used to the new area. Not knowing where anything was had disoriented them. When it was time to take care of their medical and dental issues, it felt like starting all over again. She said she was very grateful to have finally found Dr. Tendler but she wished she had been more organized and found him sooner.

So here are her tips for finding great Orthodontists like Dr. Tendler.

1)    Know your insurance- you can save a lot of time by knowing exactly what your insurance covers before you call any office. Many insurance plans can give you a list of doctors in your area and plan coverage

2)    Talk to neighbors. If they have lived in the area for a long time, it’s worth starting up a conversation with people who live next door and across the street to find out who takes good care of them.

3)    Drive by the offices before your actual visit. Are you comfortable in that area? Does it look clean? It’s hard to get dental care if you are worried about the meter running out on your car.

4)    Check out their websites. Are they easy to navigate? Are the pages working? Dr. Tendler’s site is a great example here Dr. Tendler.

5)    Relax. Being upset and nervous about the dental visit is different from being upset about how the office is run or how you are being treated.

My friend is all settled in now and feeling good about her new Orthodontists Dr. Tendler

  

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My Q and A- Eyelash Extensions

October 2, 2013 by  
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If you pride yourself on being up-to-date in the beauty or fashion industry, the odds are that you have heard about eyelash extensions. You have probably seen celebrities walk down the red carpet with long, luxurious-looking eyelashes. Maybe you even want to get your own pair of eyelash extensions applied, but have a few questions. Keep on reading to find some FAQ’s on synthetic lashes.

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Q: What exactly are eyelash extensions?

A: Eyelash extensions or synthetic lashes are semi-permanent extensions that are applied to your already existing eyelashes. They are applied using special adhesives and glues, and can stay on even when you go swimming or go to bed at night. These lashes can stay on for several weeks, and with proper treatments and re-visits to your salon, can stay on much longer than several weeks.

Q: Should I be wary of who applies my lashes?

A: Yes, you should absolutely be wary of who applies your extensions. Only trained technicians should be participating in this sensitive process. Be wary of “freelance” eyelash extension experts, who probably learned how to apply the synthetic lashes via YouTube or some other source. Always make an effort to go to a recognized lash lounge or salon that has great reviews and has been open for some time.

Q: Will eyelash extensions hurt my natural eyelashes?

A: As long as you do not try to pull off the extensions, they will not hurt your natural lashes. Because synthetic lashes are applied with very strong glues, they may actually cause you to pull out your own eyelashes if you try to take out the extensions. The extensions are applied individually to each one of your lashes.

In summary, eyelash extensions are synthetic lashes that are applied to your naturally occurring lashes. Specialists around the country have been able to build businesses based solely on applying eyelash extensions, and have years of experience in doing what they do. Never apply your own eyelash extensions, always turn to a pro.

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Advertising standards, bold claims and Moroccan Argan Oil

July 8, 2013 by  
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Argan Oil Products

Argan Oil Products (Photo credit: Henna Sooq)

Anyone with a background in marketing will know all too well that outlandish, unrealistic claims simply do not work when it comes to promoting your product or service.

Consumers nowadays are far too suspicious of trying anything touted as ‘the next best thing’, especially cosmetics.

Today however, I’d like to discuss a new hair and skin treatment that appears to be taking the US by Storm, despite the obvious hype surrounding this product.

Argan Oil

Moroccan argan oil is a safe and all-natural, organically produced product. That may sound like an odd or perhaps even insupportable claim, but it is in fact true.

The oil is extracted from the seeds of the argan tree, a fruit-bearing plant that grows in only one place in the world – Morocco.

It’s a protected species of plant and is only permitted to be harvested through non-invasive, completely benign and safe methods by hand – just as the Moroccans have been doing for generations – which means that you’re never going to run into a mass-produced, watered down, or chemically treated Moroccan oil product.

The phytochemicals present in Moroccan oil are all beneficial when either applied topically, such as to the skin or hair, or when used in preparing food items. Proof of this is in how Moroccans have been using the oil in their cuisine for quite literally hundreds of years, and modern medical science has conducted exhaustive research into the components of Moroccan oil, declaring them safe and even beneficial both inside and out thanks to the high levels of antioxidants naturally occurring in every serving of Moroccan oil!

So what does it actually do?

Moroccan oil is filled with natural moisturizing agents that make it an excellent choice as an ingredient in a skin crème or a hair treatment. Moroccan oil-infused cosmetic products keep your hair and skin hydrated and healthy, preventing, healing, and even reversing the damage from the elements thanks to its high levels of Vitamin E, a nutrient renowned for its protective properties.

This miracle oil is even adept at providing relief to anyone who has suffered from acne, thanks to its ability to balance the skin’s natural oils and cleanse it of any dirt or dead skin cells. Other skin treatments for acne are often much too harsh, resulting in too much skin oil being removed while at the same time being too abrasive, leading to skin irritation and susceptibility to injury, but skin crèmes rich in Moroccan oil safeguard against such damage and leave skin feeling healthy and naturally clean.

Morocco - Ethnolinguistic Groups in 1973

Morocco – Ethnolinguistic Groups in 1973 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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