WHETHER you’re inspired by the gleaming gnashers on Love Island or in Hollywood movies, we’ve all wondered whether our pearly whites could be a bit, well, whiter. From the DIY kits on the shelves of your local supermarket to the weird and wonderful glow-in-your-gob UV contraptions advertised on Instagram, there have never been more options for whitening your teeth. The global teeth whitening market is expected to reach an astonishing £5.7billion by 2024, and it’s becoming as normal to get your teeth done as it is to get a manicure. A whopping 40% of Brits say they are unhappy with their teeth, with nearly half planning to undergo cosmetic dental work – and whitening is at the top of the list. But if you thought the worst that could happen was a Ross from Friends radioactive glow, think again. A study published last month found that at-home whitening kits can actually damage teeth, leaving them weaker and more sensitive, with calls from some dental experts … [Read more...] about How whitening your teeth could actually be ruining your smile
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WOMEN are shunning surgical procedures in favour of a 15-minute "liquid nose job" which promises to fix your lumps and bumps without going under the knife. The walk-in walk-out treatment involves injecting filler into your nose to change its shape - and costs around a tenth of the price of a full-blown rhinoplasty. View this post on Instagram “10 MINUTE NOSE RESHAPE” . . Thank you to this lovely patient who long awaited her visit and travelled a distance to attend. . . She requested a straightened nose but retaining her own character. Many of my patients are most concerned with achieving very natural looking results. Every case is so very individual, the nose itself; the front view, symmetry, profile, concerns, the desires, the fears. Every person is listened to from a space of openness and understanding, with a deep appreciation of their individual needs. . . Thank you for allowing your photos to be shared, and for sending me your wedding selfies ❤️ … [Read more...] about ‘Liquid nose job’ rises in popularity as more women than ever try the £395 procedure that transforms their face in just 15 minutes
For International Women's Day, we have compiled a list full of inspirational, selfless, high-flying females, to celebrate just how awesome the women of Plymouth are. The worldwide event calls for gender equality and celebrates women's achievements in all areas, from politics to fashion and social to cultural - at the same time as highlighting positive role models to younger females. We have selected 101 women to mark 101 years since women in the UK we given the right to vote. Every year on March 8, governments, women's organisations, corporations and charities come together to mark the day with talks, art performances, network events and marches. The women on this list might be charity workers, business leaders, mental health advocates, artists, athletes or politicians, but they all have one thing in common - they are all inspiring and taking bold steps to create increasing gender equality. The list is in no particular order and features just 101 females from the city who make us … [Read more...] about 101 of the most incredible Plymouth women
While it's not always a good idea to Google your symptoms to diagnose an illness or source of pain, the internet can be a useful tool for learning about health. This year, people turned to "Dr. Google" to answer their questions on health questions ranging from the keto diet to ALS to endometriosis and much more. Google has compiled data on the top trending health-related questions searched in the United States in 2018. While these were not necessarily the most frequently asked health questions, they were the topics that showed the greatest increase in searches over the previous year.Here's a closer look at the health questions at the top of Americans' minds.1. What is the keto diet?Google says the top trending health question of 2018 was people looking for information on the ketogenic, or keto, diet.The diet involves drastically reducing your intake of carbohydrates and replacing them with fats, forcing the body into a state of ketosis — when you burn fat instead of carbohydrates … [Read more...] about Google’s top trending health questions of 2018
THE long, hot summer is now a distant memory as sizzling temperatures were replaced by freezing nights. But when exactly does it start, and why are there two possible dates? Here's what we know. When does winter start? Meteorological winter In calendar terms, winter begins on December 1 and ends on February 28 (or 29 February on leap years). This is also known as the meteorological winter. However traditions in some countries can alter this definition. In Scandinavia, winter in one tradition begins on 14 October and ends on the last day of February. But normally the seasons are divided in three-month chunks as follows: winter is December-February, spring is March-May, summer is June-August, and autumn is September-November. This is of course flipped on its head in Southern Hemisphere countries like Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, where winter is 1 June to 31 August. Astronomical winter The astronomical season depends on the date of the winter solstice, meaning the … [Read more...] about When does Winter 2018 start, why are there two possible dates and what’s shortest day of the year?