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Oral care is non-negotiable, and comprehensive mouth maintenance has been linked to overall health. “So many people are concerned about diet and exercise, yet they fail to take proper care of their teeth and gums,” explains cosmetic dentist Dr. Brian Kantor of Lowenberg, Lituchy & Kantor in New York City. “There’s a definitive connection between gum disease and higher rates of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and more. A healthy mouth leads to a healthy body, and it’s never too late to start,” he says.
In addition to brushing twice a day, you should be flossing and using an antiseptic rinse once a day, and Dr. Kantor also offers these tips for maximizing oral health—and y
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It is a whole lot easier and more affordable these days to treat skin woes right in the comfort of your own home. A bevy of safe, portable beauty gizmos promise to deliver professional results with the use of microcurrents, LEDs (light emitting diodes) and lasers that whiten teeth, erase fine lines, remove unwanted hair and banish acne.
Most of these gadgets contain LEDs, which penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin to treat specific skin problems. LED Light therapy is based on technology developed from NASA revealing that certain frequencies of light energize new tissue growth. These lights are non-invasive and do not cause any harm or cancer.
LEDs primarily available in over-
If you are planning to make an online makeup purchase this week, check out this gift-with-purchase from Beauty.com. The online retailer has partnered with designer Yigal Azrouël to offer the “Y Bag,” a stylish makeup bag full of beauty goodies, free with a minimum purchase of $100, beginning March 8.
Filled with 12 deluxe beauty samples, the bag itself is inspired in shape by a mini-camera bag. The exterior is black quilted cotton and features a flap-front pouch and detachable wrist strap. The interior boasts a cool black and white leopard print lining with a zippered mini-comp