While the cosmetic or aesthetic affects of smoking on teeth are well publicised, smokers should be aware what any guide will tell you: the damage done by the nicotine and tar in cigarettes does not end here. In addition to discolouration and staining, smoking also adversely affects oral hygiene, decelerates oral healing processes and promotes bad breath.
The reason that smoking causes discolouration of the teeth is quite simple. Inhaling smoke on a regular basis decreases the flow of saliva to the mouth. It is the job of saliva to cleanse, and mildly disinfect the teeth, gums and pallet and so with less of it around, the mouth becomes dirtier and teeth become stained with deposits of tar from the cigarettes.
Smoking is not only bad for teeth themselves, but has a profound affect on the soft tissue in the mouth. It causes the roof of the mouth, or pallet, to become inflamed, and it reduces the flow of blood to the gums. (more...)
Exercise is, and this is no secret, good both for physical and mental well being. In the hectic schedule of today's busy business person, however, there is little time set aside for maintenances of the busy and this is a significant cause of unhappiness amongst the population, both because many among us would like to change the figure we have, and perhaps also because the endorphins produced by exercise are lacking from our lives.
A gym membership is an excellent way to enter into the world of fitness and training, especially if the prospective buyer lives in a built up urban area where running and hiking are exclusively weekend activities. Membership at a gym also provides the new exercise initiate with an infrastructure to support and guide them through the stages which lead up to a toned and healthy body.
Many people complain that, having bought the membership, they fail to go to the gym, and thus have wasted their money on something they never use. This however, is not a valid complaint, nor is it an objection to the nature of gym memberships in themselves. (more...)
Smoking, it has to be said, is no joke as it really does affect your body in so many ways, many of which are totally unexpected. You can expect to have thinning hair and sallow skin if you are unable to give up this noxious habit, making your face thinner and less attractive to the other sex.
There is also the not so small matter of bad breath and it can be pretty grim to even be in the same space as a smoker, let alone having to kiss him or her, as they literally smell like an ashtray – not so pleasant, eh!
Smoking can also affect your eating habits and many smokers report that it seriously affects your sense of smell and taste, which means less enjoyment while you are eating. (more...)
While some ill informed people may snigger at the health and safety aspects of business, and let's face it, some people have gone over the top in recent years, you cannot put a price on ensuring that your employees are up to date on the dos and don'ts of health and safety.
The key is to make the learning process as useful as possible and make sure that it is given to the staff in easy to learn chunks which are interesting and which portrays the information as valuable and useful, rather than something which is forced on them.
Engage with your staff to make sure that they realise the benefits of health and safety and that they understand that getting it right could result in saving their own or their colleague's life. (more...)
As a non smoker and asthmatic, I know from firsthand the health problems that smoking can cause and as a result I am one of the most vehement anti-smokers around. I realise that it is an addiction and yet it is hard to comprehend how people can put their lives at risk.
I grew up in a household where both parents smoked, as was very common in those days. Out of a family of three, two of us had asthma, which was genetic, I admit, but surely must have been exacerbated by the cigarette smoke?
It was much more acceptable in those days to smoke in public and my early adulthood was spent in smoke filled bars and restaurants. My asthma was never properly in control during those years. (more...)
While it might seem like a hassle for small business owners to take time out of their busy work schedules, a compulsory focus on health and safety is crucially important to any company. Implementing regular training courses will not only promote a safe working environment but could save you money too.
Health and safety courses, usually run by specialised organisations, are designed to train employees to operate in a manner that best supports their own well-being and that of others. Workers learn about everything from hygiene, to the best way to sustain mental productivity over long periods off time, to how to avoid accidents when working with heavy machinery.
A working environment where employees are comfortable, healthy and, above all, safe is bound to be more effective than one in which risks are taken and accidents are frequent. Health and safety courses thus encourage productivity in the workplace and this alone makes these indispensable in the world of business. (more...)
Taking out health insurance for the employees of your small business will benefit both the company and its workers. Company health insurance protects employees that are ill or injured, and it also safeguards the business in the event that a worker is harmed in the workplace.
There are several facets to business health insurance and a variety of companies offering cover. In order to lower your health costs and ensure that your ultimate decision is an informed one, it is necessary to gain a working knowledge of the policies available.
Income protection will take over the payment of employees' wages if they become unable to do their job through temporary illness or injury, while critical illness insurance covers employees with very serious or terminal health conditions. This latter is an expensive option for the business owner, but one which makes a statement about a company's commitment to its employees. (more...)
There are so many harmful effects of smoking. Not only does it cause accumulation of tar and other toxins in the inner recesses of the lungs and is a major cause of various types of cancers, it also damages the skin, and causes yellowing and staining of teeth as well as darkening of the lips. Removing stains from smoke is possible with professional dental cleaning and whitening. This of course, only gets rid of dental stains. There are also ways to reduce the staining of lips due to tobacco. The only long lasting way, however, is to give up this nasty habit completely and forever!
It is said that rubbing lemon on the lips can cause nicotine and tobacco stains to lighten. Lemon is acidic and has mild bleaching properties. Also, covering the lips with lip balm could help form a protective layer on the lips, thus keeping the stain causing substances away.
Stains are caused by not only smoking but also the regular consumption of cola drinks. The only way to prevent these stains is to keep stain causing substances to a minimum. However, following certain rules can also help reduce staining. Drink lots of water, rinse the mouth after every meal, and eat natural foods like fruits that can help keep teeth clean naturally. (more...)
The condition of a property has a huge bearing on the value of it. Just like any other used item, a well used and well maintained house is able to get a better resale value than one that is badly kept and in poor condition. There are many lifestyle choices that can lower house prices during a resale.
Living in a house constantly wears it, so our daily lifestyle is the most important determinant on the properties condition in the future. There is a clause in most tenancy agreements that keeps some room for normal wear and tear caused by simply living in the house.
However, some kinds of damages are not considered normal wear and tear and these things can affect house prices negatively. Many rental properties disallow pets simply because of this reason. Pets can cause stubborn odours as well as shed hair and fur. This can be difficult to get rid of completely. (more...)
Once the milk teeth are gone, we only get one set of teeth for life. One good working set to serve us through countless hours of cutting, mashing, chewing, gnawing and grinding! In this respect, it is vital that we take care of these priceless tools and make sure they are healthy and strong.
One nasty habit that has a profoundly negative impact on teeth as well as gums is smoking. Smoking primarily affects the respiratory system, mainly the lungs, but it also has horrible effects on other parts of the body as well. Smoking causes problems with teeth and gums that can get compounded and result in serious oral ill health.
Smoking is closely linked with Mouth Cancer, and this alone should be enough to elucidate the harmful effects of smoking on oral health. It also causes gums to become puffy and inflamed. Blood flow to gums reduces as a result and they become weak which in turn makes teeth weak.
The simple answer is nothing really! Smoking is all bad, bad, bad! From the point of view of health, smoking has innumerable ill effects on the body and can cause deadly damage. It is the largest cause of Lung Cancer and causes irreparable damage to the respiratory system. Kicking the habit can be difficult, but is certainly possible.
Smoking in public places has already been banned in most countries. It can be a serious health and safety hazard. Any safety speaker will tell you that health and safety regulations are in place for a reason and must be always be followed.
Smoking in confined public spaces is doubly bad as not only does it affect the smoker, but passive smoking is also dangerous to those in the vicinity. Research shows that inhaling second hand smoke can be more dangerous to non-smokers than smokers, a terrible and unfair truth.
By now, almost everyone knows that smoking is very bad for a persons health. Not only is it highly addictive, but in addition it causes terrible reactions in the body by weakening the immune system. This can lead to cancer cells spreading, and then, eventually death.
Some people still smoke as though all this were not true, and it is quite plainly daft. You only need to have a look inside a smokers house to see and smell the effect. Anything which stain curtains and blinds is certainly not doing a great deal for somebody's lungs!
Quitting smoking can be difficult, but hundreds of thousands of people each year do manage to achieve this goal. Obviously, the longer a person has been smoking, then the more difficult it may be to quit, but the motivation is not only for personal health but also for a home which is not damaged by smoke.
Health and safety regulations must always be taken seriously by employers as well as employees. The breach of health and safety rules could in some situations cause serious damage to people as well as property. It is the responsibility of employers to ensure that health and safety rules are adhered to in the work place.
Any damages suffered by an employee of account of lack of health and safety in the workplace should, in theory be compensated for by the employer. The employer is liable to pay for such damages and there are lawyers that specialise in this type of litigation.
It is common for such lawyers to adopt a No Win No Fee policy. This allows the lawyers to serve their customers without putting them in a risky situation. The lawyers' fee is taken from the settlement that the plaintiff is awarded, if the plaintiff wins the case. (more...)