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Make Rosemary Lemon Salts as Gifts

Make Rosemary Lemon Salts as Gifts

It’s summer and the weather is blazing hot outside, so why am I inside making herb salts as gifts? I’ll tell you why – as I hide inside from the withering heat, I start to think about fall, and then winter and holidays.  If you […]

Spaghetti with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Spaghetti with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Red peppers are in summer abundance right now, so what better time to incorporate their vitamin C goodness! Red peppers pair very well with pasta and this is recipe is one of the easiest ways to broaden kids’ palates. This familiar marinara sauce incorporates roasted […]

The Best Way To Accessorize Your Bathroom

The Best Way To Accessorize Your Bathroom

The bathroom is one room in our home that is often neglected, and with a little creativity, you can transform your bathroom into a room that is pleasing on the eye that you can also relax in. There are many ways that you can create an environment that you love to be in and there are a lot of tips you can read to do so on various guides online. Below are some ideas that can help you to accessorise your bathroom and turn it into a visually stunning room.   (more…)

Endive, Avocado + Grapefruit Bites

Endive, Avocado + Grapefruit Bites

Hi, Summer! You’re awfully hot! Need some refreshing party bites that are tasty, but not super filling? Check out these healthy and beautiful endive bites. 

Trendy Clothing You Should Try This Fall

Trendy Clothing You Should Try This Fall

Most of us have our preferred tried and true styles that we like and steer towards day after day, but it’s often too easy to get stuck in a rut. Trying out new trends can be scary, especially for us Moms because we don’t want to […]

Protect Summer Hair with Desert Essence

Protect Summer Hair with Desert Essence

I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

I recently returned from an awesome sun-filled week in the Cook Islands, located smack in the middle of the South Pacific ocean. As I knew I’d be in the water and sun most of the time, I packed the Desert Essence Anti-Breakage Hair Mask as one of my KEY essentials to pack along with lots of sunscreen, snacks and bug wipes.  As I gravitate towards natural products, Desert Essence’s botanically based Anti-Breakage Hair Mask was also super choice to bring to an ecologically sensitive area on the planet. (more…)

Chunky Avocado Sweet Potato Salad

Chunky Avocado Sweet Potato Salad

Check out this delicious chunky side salad, perfect for a warm summer night! Serve with hearty tortilla chips. You Will Need: 1 cup peeled, diced sweet potato (1 small sweet potato) 4 avocados, seeded, peeled, and diced ½ cup finely chopped dried apricots (unsulfured) 2 cups fresh salsa Juice of 1 lime […]

My New Favorite Lineup of Gummy Vitamins for my Family

My New Favorite Lineup of Gummy Vitamins for my Family

This post is sponsored by Natrol but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. As a busy family, we are always on the go from morning to night, so although we do eat a very healthful diet, it’s nearly impossible to make sure […]

When is it considered a Dental Emergency?

When is it considered a Dental Emergency?

When it comes to looking after your teeth, you will want to err on the side of caution, but not all accidents that involve your teeth may be considered as a dental emergency. Seeing a dentist out of hours can be a costly business, so you will only want to visit an emergency out of hours dentist if you have to. You can get plenty of excellent advice on the Health Direct website that covers various dental problems for both adults and children. Below, you can also read which dental issues would be considered an emergency in case you ever have any problems with yours or your family’s teeth outside of regular dental practice hours.

A Knocked Out Tooth

One problem which will need immediate dental care is when a tooth is knocked out from the gum. If possible, you will want to keep the tooth that is knocked out and take this along to the dentist with you. Prolonged gum exposure will increase the risk of potential infections in the mouth, so it is essential to seek dental advice as quickly as you can if you or your family experience a lost tooth. The one exception to this will be if a child loses one of their milk teeth.

A Cracked Tooth

Another situation that may see you need to look for an emergency dentist in Sydney or in your local area is if you fracture a tooth. With a fractured tooth, it is also critical to seek an emergency dentist as soon as you can as without any treatment the tooth could fracture entirely. There could be potential damage done to the nerve of the tooth which could leave you requiring expensive root canal treatment if not looked at quickly. If seen early enough and the damage is not too extensive, a dentist may potentially save the tooth and also save you having to pay more for comprehensive dental treatment.

What To Do In An Emergency

The first thing that you should ensure is not to panic, assess the situation including the pain levels, try and stop any bleeding if there is any. If your regular dentist has an out of hours clinic, then call them immediately. Alternatively, you will have to use the internet to find your nearest emergency clinic. If the tooth is knocked out or chipped and you have this, bring it along to the clinic with you. Apply an ice pack which will help to keep any swelling down and keep this on until you get to see the emergency dentist.

Conditions You May Not Need To See An Emergency Dentist For

There are some conditions which may not require emergency dental treatment such as if a tooth is knocked slightly out of position. Although you will need to see a dentist for this, you will be able to wait until regular practice hours before paying a visit. If you have any cuts inside your mouth or on your tongue, this is something that will not require emergency dental treatment. If the cuts or abrasions inside the mouth are severe, you will be better off paying a visit to the emergency room of your local hospital.