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GET THE SAME RESULT OF PROFESSIONAL TEETH BLEACHING USING WHITER SMILE

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They say the best way to hide the pain is by smiling. Smiling on purpose changes our brain chemistry to produce endorphins. It has the power to release stress, pacify tantrums, bring positive vibes, and make someone attractive.

Whether it is an expression of joy, appreciation, satisfaction, amusement, or whatnot. It is indispensable in daily existence of humans — something that is of worth taking care.

But not everyone is blessed to have pearly white teeth to flash. The criminal is not solely poor oral hygiene. Just to name a few, it can be also caused by genetics, aging, beverages, food, smoking, medication, or trauma.

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So how can we achieve that coveted teeth that celebrities are sporting? Initially, by using a whitening toothpaste. But little did you know that using it will not really change the natural color of your teeth? Instead, it will just slightly remove the surface stains; creating an optical illusion that your teeth have less yellow hue. A truthful waste of money.

If your goal is to have an optimum result, that’s not what you want to happen. It will disappoint you like your long-time crush. Hence, the idea of teeth bleaching is the perfect resort.

But are you willing to spare 20-30K for it? I presume it will be a cold-hearted NO. It is bloody expensive for practical people.

 

Home Teeth Whitening Kit

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Why burn a great cash when you can have the same professional result using a home teeth whitening kit? This new technology uses a Carbamide Peroxide Gel on a moldable teeth tray in conjunction with a teeth whitening LED light.

By doing a research and asking my dentist friend, I have validated that Carbamide Peroxide is the safest gel to use at home. Some gels can cause tooth sensitivity and irritation on the soft tissue of the mouth — like Hydrogen Peroxide. In which, only professional dentists are allowed to use.

Not so fast because looking for a reputable store of home teeth whitening kit is not easy; especially online. My friend advised me to order a kit from US and simply pay the shipping fee. Too toxic and pricey I must say.

As a result, I entrusted my stalking skills to look for a decent online store in the country. My eyes are on the feedback of customers for it is the best evidence. Then I found the Instagram account of @whitersmileph. Reading the happy customers’ testimonies wanted me to join the bandwagon. Their product is also made in the USA which I preferred the most.

 

The Product

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Upon receiving the kit, I noticed the packaging is simple yet attractive. It contains:

1. Teeth whitening LED light with batteries
2. A pair of moldable teeth tray
3. Two 44% Carbamide Peroxide Gel (10ml each)
4. Shade guide
5. User manual

There are four easy steps on how to use the product. First, mould the thermoplastic mouth trays by submerging it on a boiling water and placing it on teeth. Second, trim the formed mouth trays to avoid gel contact with the gums. Third, fill a small bead of gel per tooth. And lastly, turn the LED light and hold it close to teeth as possible.

 

My Experience

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To be honest, it was a fun experience using the home teeth whitening kit. It was very convenient. Although for a minute or two, I felt anxious with the smell of the gel; so as to the temptation of swallowing my saliva filling my mouth. Nevermind.

I managed to stay still for twenty minutes. Then I brushed my teeth and evaluated the result. I didn’t expect too much since it was my first time to do it. But my teeth have become one shade whiter without suffering from tooth sensitivity! Furthermore, it doesn’t fade away quickly like whitening toothpastes. It indeed changed the color of my teeth in a professional level. Impressive.

 

Recommendations

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Taking photos of ourselves have become the mainstream. We buy posh outfits, style our hair, wear cosmetics on the face, etc. Yet no matter how good we look, it will be a turn off to see our teeth in dreaded yellow hue. Certainly, the trick of photo editor app will just remain good in virtual extent.

Having these things said, home teeth whitening kit from Whiter Smile is the most convenient, effective, and affordable way to whiten our teeth. It saves our time to schedule an appointment with a dentist for the procedure and maintenance. Yet, the result is comparable to professional teeth bleaching without hurting the pocket. If I may say, this is just a little investment we owe to ourselves.

Smile when you still have the teeth. It can make all the difference in the world.

 

Resource:
http://www.livescience.com/54420-yellow-teeth.html

http://www.whitenmysmilenow.com/compare/

My Holy Grail: Nature Republic 92% Aloe Vera Gel

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We all want skin perfection. We spend money figuring out how to stop pimples from building empires on our faces. We risk ourselves trying cosmetic products to address the oiliness or dryness of our skin. We avail facial services in hope that our pimple marks or large pores would be gone right away.

But how much are you willing to burn cash just to solve your skin problems?

May this article end the myopic view that — the higher the price of the product, the better the result will be. Because one can always find a product that is inexpensive yet effective.

The Product and its Background

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Just like my new holy grail, Nature Republic 92% Aloe Vera Gel. Sounds uninteresting right? Aloe Vera is a plant I barely care about when I was a kid. But going back to history class, I learned that Cleopatra has sworn her beauty to the power of honey, milk, and aloe vera.

The said plant is rich source of saponins, compounds which possess antimicrobial properties that fight against bacteria, viruses and fungi. Furthermore, it’s jelly-like substance from the leaves contains 75 different minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and enzymes which are good for human health.

The Plant of Immortality, as called by Ancient Egyptians, clearly justifies why it is widely used in cosmetic industry for the manufacture of lotions, shampoos, makeups, and soaps.

Nature Republic’s 92% Aloe Vera Gel holds the spotlight for pioneering this cosmetic gel. It soothes dry, dehydrated, inflamed and sunburnt areas of the skin. And this fast-absorbing product does not leave a greasy feeling; which oily people worry about when using moisturizer. It is also a known vulnerary, it speeds up the healing of wounds, burns, abrasions, psoriasis, and even to bug bites. Impressed?

How to Use It

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As to how I personally use the product, it serves as a moisturizer to my face, body and hair. But often times I mask it as sleeping pack. I apply a thick layer of gel onto my face and let it dry before I shut my eyes to bed. I greatly notice how tiny bumps on my face subsided and disappeared after a day or two.

When I had a trouble with my large pimples and red marks, I tried to put a thick amount of gel on the affected area. The next day, they unbelievably disappeared.

Recommendations

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Often times, my friends compliment me and ask my secret for having a flawless and glowing skin (sometimes they accused of me getting back to my ex lol).

It has been seven months and the tub is just half empty. I can’t help but fall in love with the product. It is inexpensive for the amount of P249 (300ml) which can be consumed for almost a year. The product is worth the hype. It heals the pimple. It makes the tiny bumps disappeared. It moisturizes the skin without making it look oily.

There are so much more to be said. It’s for you to try.

 

Resource:

http://www.softschools.com/facts/plants/aloe_vera_facts/943/

My Z-Lasik Experience at Shinagawa: A Life-Changing Decision

March 10, 2017 — the day I took a leap of faith to undergo Z-LASIK after years of indecisiveness. What kept me holding back? The tormenting idea of cutting my eyes open which assassinates my sanity. But with the advances of medical technology, relationship breakups can be more painful than a corneal refractive surgery. The overnight recovery process is not an illusion anymore. Hence, having a poor eyesight nowadays is not an option. No amount of fear will succumb me to step back again. It’s now or never.

My Arrival

Signing the waiver form and reading the things not to do after the LASIK procedure.
As told by my LASIK consultant, I arrived around 2pm at Shinagawa Ortigas Branch. A waiver form was waiting for me with a piece of paper about the things not to do after the operation. I have never expected that reading the waiver form would give me a second thought. Gambling the chance to correct my vision is risky, ba-blah-blah! I signed it anyway.

I sat on a couch where I met the six patients who would also undergo the Z-Lasik procedure. We waited almost two hours to prepare the machine — an hour in the lobby and another one in the sterile room.

The Sterile Room

Nurse Pinkie orienting all the patients about the procedure.
In the sterile room, we were asked to take off our shoes and wear the slippers, medical gown and hairnet. This time the real tension is on. We sat down listening to individual stories and how each of us mustered our courage to finally go under the knife.

Nurse Pinkie oriented us on what will happen during the surgery. A speculum will be inserted on our eyes to prevent ourselves from blinking as we follow the green light. We need to answer in verbal and stick our hands on our lap during the surgery. Then she started to drop topical anesthesia on our eyes in three dosages.

The Medical Kit 

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The medical kit was distributed next. It consists of the following:

1. Protective Glasses – this must be worn all the time; may it be indoor or outdoor. However, if one cannot tolerate the light outside, sunglasses can be worn provided that you will put back the protective glasses once you have entered an establishment.

2. Eye Shield and Medical Tape – a pair of eye shield has to be taped around the eyes at night. This is to avoid scratching off the eyes unconsciously while sleeping.

3. Anti-Infective, Anti-Inflammatory and Artificial Tears – these eyedroppers must be religiously put into the eyes every three hours for the first 24 hours. And four times a day on the second to seventh day after the operation.

4. Pain Reliever Tablet – the nurse advised me to take it as soon as the anesthesia has worn off. If not, I might look like a desperate loser crying over a lost relationship. My ex should be choking at this moment.  

The Surgery

I never thought that the operation will just take me 7-8 minutes.
Now that the anesthesia has taken effect, it’s surgery time! Announced to be third in the queue, my knees began to tremble. My heart pounded like someone is about to devirginize me at last! Oh I can tell.

Until I heard, “Next is Sir Emmanuel. Let’s proceed to the operating room.” I followed the nurse immediately. I gently laid on the surgical bed, and the other nurse covered my body with a blanket. Since we are not allowed to raise our hands, this is to determine any hand movement right away.

They put a tape close to my superior and inferior eyelids before inserting the speculum to my right eye. The metal is really cold that I have almost compared it to my ex, for the record! It was bothersome and uncomfortable at first, until the nurse put another drop to my eye.

Dr. Francis Guerrero instructed me to focus on the green light no matter what happens. I did my best to do so. Sucking my eyeballs was the next part. The sound of the machine is like an on-going printer, it was totally eerie. Then I saw a thin-like plastic lifted (which I believe is my cornea) and the red light started to laser my eyes. It smells like something is burning. When the red light disappeared, the flap was put back and another drop was put into my eyes.

After while, the nurse filled my eyes with water repeatedly before removing the speculum. And it was over! The same procedure was done to my left eye. I couldn’t believe the surgery lasted in just eight minutes for both eyes! It was absolutely painless.


After The Surgery

Wearing my protective glasses and eye shield.
After the surgery we were advised to go home and sleep it off. Since it was Friday, I almost gave up in life looking for a cab. My friend took 30 minutes outside Hanston Square Building while I dreaded to get my eyes exposed to polluted air. Duh?

In the taxi, I still had a hard time opening my eyes since it gets easily tired. Although hazy, I was able to see things on my phone for the first time without my prescription eyeglasses. I was able to see the signages, plate numbers and small letters written on billboards clearly.
However, as much as I want to do so, again, my eyes get strained easily so I rested it way home. I also took the pain reliever so I won’t experience the pain anymore.

As instructed, I put my medication religiously every three hours. Thank God my alarm clock worked for me.

The Next Day

Post-operation check up a day after my surgery.
The world in my eyes is in high definition quality! Looking into the mirror, I even noticed a white strand of my hair from afar. Although my eyes are extremely light sensitive that moment, I could tell that everything was doing perfect.

I went back to Shinagawa. Dr. Guerrero scanned my eyes through a machine that has a vertical light again. He said that I can resume to my normal activities and instructed me to have the medication four times a day — morning, noon, evening and before going to bed. Except the artificial tears which I have to put every three hours; but not anymore when sleeping.

After A Week

I couldn’t be happier to have 20/16 visual acuity. This is my photo exactly one week after my surgery.
After seven days, I went back for my another post-operation check up. The same doctor who had my LASIK screening was there to check my visual acuity. From 675/675 with almost 100 astigmatism to 20/16. How was that? I can see better than the normal human eyes can!

Then, Dr. Guerrero scanned my eyes with the same machine he always uses. He informed me to stop putting the anti-infective and anti-inflammatory anymore. But because my eyes are indeed dry, I still have to put the artificial tears every three hours.

Recommendations

Two weeks after the surgery, I have attended a ball without the hassle of wearing eyeglasses and contact lenses.
It has been two weeks and I felt like I never had a surgery; except that my visual acuity is now 20/16. It works like magic and I admire how Shinagawa Lasik and Aesthetics stayed true to their words. No doubt why it is the world’s largest eye surgery provider. Z-LASIK is the most advanced refractive corneal procedure that is proven safe and effective. It has an overnight recovery process which is a huge factor.

Human eye is the organ of vision. We use them in almost every activity we perform, whether reading, watching television, and in other countless ways. Having these things said, vision is not solely what we see but how we see the world that matters most.

I hope you take care of your eyes.