Posts for: December, 2015
We’ve celebrated eight candle lit days of Hanukkah, you’ve probably been to at least one holiday gala so far, and now we are counting down to Christmas and the start of the New Year. Hopefully your holiday season has been low stress and joyous, so far. Here are a few more tips to help you wrap up this year healthy, happy, energized, and productive.
Don’t forget in the midst of holiday parties, shopping, baking, feast preparations, and regular obligations to:
5. Exercise. Exercising is a great way to beat stress. When you get your blood pumping, you release endorphins, which have a positive effect on your mood and stress levels. Exercising is also a good excuse to take some time for you. A third benefit to exercising is that you will be more likely to keep that holiday weight off, so that you can start your new year feeling your best.
6. Stay hydrated. During the holiday season, we tend to drink more alcohol as we celebrate with friends and family. There is nothing wrong with a little celebration, however be mindful that alcohol dehydrates you and causes your liver to work overtime to detoxify. Drinking sufficient water will help keep you hydrated, will help your body flush out toxins, and will also help keep your appetite in check.
7. Sleep. Sleep is incredibly important! When you sleep your body performs important functions to help you prepare for the next day. Sleep is vital for your mental and physical health. Adequate sleep is a huge component of your overall wellness. Sleeping is necessary for your immune system, for hormone balance, and for your memory and brain function, among several other key operations. If you want to be productive, energized, and healthy, you need to regulate your sleep. Go ahead and push that snooze button! Go ahead and take a nap! Go ahead and go to sleep early!
8. Load up on healthy, vitamin rich food. It is almost inevitable that at some point this holiday season you will find that you are feeling a little worn down. This could be because you have been celebrating a little too much, working a lot, juggling too many responsibilities, traveling, dealing with crowds of people, or just not taking enough time for yourself. It’s ok, it happens, but one of the best ways to help support our bodies and all that they do for us, is to ensure that we are getting enough vitamins and antioxidants. Loading up on healthy fruit, vegetable, and protein options in the midst of all of the glorious and delicious holidays treats is crucial to maintaining a healthy balance.
9. Don’t forget your JuicePlus. You will really notice the benefits of JuicePlus when you find yourself in hustle and bustle of the holidays. If you haven’t incorporated JuicePlus into your life yet, there is no time like the present to start. Just talk to Honi or Dr. Blake!
We hope that these tips have served you well. Don’t lose sight of what the holidays are really about. Don’t forget to take a step back and really enjoy this time of year with friends and family. The memories we create are more valuable and permanent than any material item. Take a deep breathe, smile, and enjoy this beautiful time of year.
Thanks for sharing a smile with us!
While the holiday season should bring about good cheer, gratitude, family and friend gatherings, and a sense of closure as the year comes to an end, oftentimes it also brings stress, anxiety, exhaustion, and overindulgence. Maintaining a healthy balance can be difficult when you are being pulled in so many different directions. We tend to think that we can do it all and do it all perfectly, but let’s be realistic. It is important to listen to your body and to your emotions during this somewhat hectic time of the year. On top of your daily responsibilities and routines, the month of December is also topped off with holiday parties, gift shopping, cooking, baking, decorating, and accommodating or visiting family.
Everyone’s traditions and holiday experiences are different, but I would bet that everyone has at least one holiday stress. Stress can lead to a laundry list of maladies and detrimental effects. When we are stressed, we can become easily overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, physically ill, and exhausted. These are not the things you want to feel during this joyous time of year. There are minor adjustments that you can make this holiday season to lessen, if not eliminate those stress causers.
1. Set realistic goals. Unless you’re a superwoman/man or something along those heroic lines, don’t take on more than you can or want to do. Maybe there isn’t enough time to hand address and send out those 50 or so holiday cards this year, or turn your house into a winter wonderland front page news sensation, or be the host/hostess with the mostest; that’s ok! By setting realistic holiday goals, you are setting yourself up for less stress and more time to actually enjoy the holidays.
2.Learn to say no. It’s as simple as that. If you don’t want to do it or don’t have time to do it, don’t do it. You are not required to attend every holiday party that you are invited to, participate in every gift exchange, or do all of the shopping, cooking, and preparation for the grand feast. By learning to say no without any guilt attached to your decision, you will be saving yourself from an exhausting, overwhelming, and stress riddled holiday season.
3.Set a budget and stick to it. The holidays are not about how many presents you give or how exquisite your centerpieces and decorations are, it is about something completely unmaterialistic. No matter what your budget is, you can create a memorable holiday experience. Sometimes though, we feel as if we have to do or give certain things in order to say that the holidays were a success. Stop feeling this way. It is a good idea to create a realistic budget and work within those means. If you plan ahead of time, you can eliminate this additional financial stress.
4.Take time for yourself. It is easy to get caught up in taking care of and doing things for everyone except yourself. However, it is important not to completely forget about yourself. In order to stay healthy, energetic, and productive during the holiday bustle, it is necessary to take care of your own physical and emotional needs. This could be as simple as allowing yourself time to take a long bath, or making sure you stick to your regular yoga schedule, or even just waking up extra slowly on Sunday to drink coffee in bed and snuggle with your dog. Remember to do the things that make you happy and keep you balanced. You might be a little stretched for time with your holiday obligations, but taking a little time for yourself can make a huge difference in the long run of the season.
The holidays, whether you have a huge family and it’s a huge production or the opposite, is a time when we should be thankful for what you have, what you’ve learned over the past year, and the endless possibilities to come. We should remember to spend time with and be grateful for the people (and animals!) in our lives. The holidays should be celebrated with love, gratitude, charity, and good cheer, not stress.
Stay tuned early next week for five more ways to lessen or eliminate holiday stress.
Thanks for sharing a smile with us this week!
Find out the many benefits of cosmetic dentistry and how they can give you your dream smile.
Who doesn’t want a more perfect smile? While some lucky few are born with a straighter, radiant smile, others have to work a little harder to achieve the look they want. Find out the many cosmetic dentistry services your Hollywood, FL dentists Drs. Stephen, Blake and Thomas Parker offer to give you that award-winning smile.
Are you dealing with stains?
Any dental stains can benefit from cosmetic dentistry but the type of stains you have will determine which treatment is better suited. Those with very small stains may only require dental bonding, which uses a moldable dental resin to cover over the stain. More moderate external stains can benefit from professional teeth whitening, while those with internal discolorations won’t respond to whitening but can be hidden with dental veneers.
Are you dealing with chips or cracks?
If the crack isn’t so severe that it warrants a dental crown then you have several options. For small imperfections that are purely aesthetic dental bonding may just do the trick while larger flaws may require a dental veneer to camouflage these issues. Your Hollywood, FL cosmetic dentist will be able to help you determine which treatment is right for you.
Are you missing teeth?
Losing a tooth can be frightening but dental technology has certainly come a long way to restore patients’ smiles better than ever before. While those looking for quick and inexpensive ways to replace all or most of their teeth can opt for dentures, remember that dental implants can also replace one, several or all of your teeth. Dental bridges can also be used to replace one or more teeth. While more expensive, dental implants do boast a longer life than other tooth replacement restorations.
If you are ready to sit down and talk about your cosmetic dental options then call your Hollywood, FL dentists at Parker Dentistry to schedule your consultation. You’ll be glad you did!
At Parker Dentistry Facial Rejuvenation and Wellness, we make your holiday shopping easy! We offer products and services that will help that special someone (or yourself) start the year off right. What’s better than the gift of health, a bright white smile, a radiant face, the perfect red lips, or a set of handmade and unique bracelets? There are so many great options for pretty much anyone on your nice list this year. Last week, we provided a guide to our facial rejuvenation and wellness section of the practice. Now, take a look at what else we have in stock this holiday season.
Philips Zoom Professional Whitening: At Parker Dentistry Facial Rejuvenation and Wellness we offer three different options for teeth whitening. Giving the gift of a fresh, pearly white and sparkling smile is priceless!
•Zoom WhiteSpeed is an in-office whitening procedure that uses advanced blue LED technology to whiten your teeth up to eight shades lighter in just 45 minutes. In just one office visit, you will experience dramatic results.
•Zoom DayWhite is an at-home whitening treatment. The user will wear the trays for fifteen minutes a day for two weeks. There is also a formula for sensitive teeth. You won’t be disappointed with your new healthy white smile
•Zoom Whitening Pen: This is an excellent product for touch-ups. Simply twist the end of the pen and paint on the whitening formula directly onto teeth.
Sonicare Toothbrush: The Sonicare electric toothbrush is a highly recommended and researched backed product that is one of the best ways to keep stains off of your teeth and from yellowing your smile. This is a toothbrush that the Parker Dentistry team completely endorses and believes should be a part of everyone’s oral hygiene routine. This toothbrush removes 10 times more plaque than a manual toothbrush, improves gum health in only two weeks, and helps keep your smile bright.
JuicePlus+: “Juice Plus+ is whole food based nutrition, including juice powder concentrates from 30 different fruits, vegetables and grains. Juice Plus+ helps bridge the gap between what you should eat and what you do eat every day. Not a multivitamin, medicine, treatment or cure for any disease, Juice Plus+ is made from quality ingredients carefully monitored from farm to capsule to provide natural nutrients your body needs to be at its best.” Juice Plus+ is a company that Parker Dentistry Facial Rejuvenation and Wellness fully stands behind and represents. Honi has been a Juice Plus+ representative for twenty-one years, and now Dr. Blake is also a representative. They are always willing to share their wealth of information regarding the product and how to get started. Check out the website www.parker.juieplus.com for more information.
Marbella Creations Jewelry: Marbella Creations is a Costa Rican based gypsy/bohemian/yogi/beachy style sea glass and natural stone jewelry company. The focus this year has been on mixed bracelet sets and long mala-inspired necklaces. Each piece of jewelry is completely unique and made with love. All of the sea glass is hand collected from places like Costa Rica, France, Spain, and Morocco. The beads that are used in each design are typically made of beautiful agates or other high quality natural stones. Parker Dentistry Facial Rejuvenation and Wellness receives small shipments throughout the year. They are on display and for sale at the front desk. Just ask Honi.
We offer gift certificates for all services, including teeth whitening and facial rejuvenation services and products.
We hope that these two guides will help make your holiday shopping a little bit easier. Don’t forget to treat yourself too. You deserve it!
Thank you for sharing a smile with us this week!
As we approach the holiday season (it’s official now that Thanksgiving has been eaten), there comes a moment when we begin thinking about the presents that we will buy for those special people in our lives. For some, this is a quick and easy task, but for others it can be daunting and stressful. Whatever your gift buying style is, it really comes down to finding something that is thoughtful, within budget, and something that that specific person will be surprised and happy to have been given.
Fortunately, Parker Dentistry Facial Rejuvenation and Wellness isn’t just your ordinary dental office. We offer a wide range of products and services that would make unique, thoughtful, practical, and exciting gifts for a variety of different types of people who might be on your nice list this year. Let us help you make this shopping season easy! And who knows, you might even decide to treat yourself to a little something too!
Skincare Product and Service Guide
Clarisonic: This compact, yet powerful cleansing device will change the way you take care of your skin. The Clarisonic product line offers full sized and mini facial cleansing devices for both men and women. The rotating brush head is suitable for all skin types and will leave your skin significantly cleaner compared to just washing your face with your hands. Those who have incorporated the Clarisonic into their daily skincare regiment found that their skin felt softer and smoother and appeared more radiant. It is the most effective way to remove impurities, oils, sweat, and makeup, while treating yourself to a spa-like experience in the comfort of your own bathroom.
ColorScience: ColorScience is a line of 100% mineral based cosmetics and skincare products. Without trying to sound biased in any way, once you go ColorScience you may never go back to the cosmetics you were using before! These nutrient-rich products not only leave your skin with a polished and flawless finish, but also are beneficial to your skin. ColorScience doesn’t use any harsh oils, alcohol, talc, fillers, dyes, fragrances, or chemicals in their products. Instead, you will find luxury grade powders, bronzers, illuminators, correctors, foundations, and sunscreens with antioxidants, peptides, and vitamins. Parker Facial Rejuvenation and Wellness carries an extensive line of ColorScience products for all skin types.
MDSolar Sciences: One of the most detrimental, aging forces against our skin is the sun. One of the best ways to protect your skin and prevent premature aging is to ensure that you using sun protection on a daily basis. Not all sunscreens are created equally though. MDSolar Sciences has created a line of all natural, mineral based suncare products. We carry a tinted crème, which is for sensitive skin too. The formula is silky, lightweight, and waterproof. You can be assured that adding this daily sunscreen to your skincare regiment will not only help protect your skin against the harsh and damaging rays of the sun, but will add a flawless and radiant effect to your skin.
Lano Pure Cosmetics: Lano Pure Cosmetics is another line of all natural cosmetics that we carry in the office. The lip glosses and lip sticks contain medical-grade Lanolin, which does wonders for your lips. For this holiday season, we have the perfect red lipstick! We also carry their Fiber Lash mascara to help enhance lash length and volume by up to 30%.
HydraFacial MD: If you haven’t tired a HydraFacial yet, you are missing out! The HydraFacial MD is a service that we offer and all personally enjoy. The HydraFacial MD treatment is great for all skin types and helps improve common facial concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, elasticity, skin tone, skin texture, hyperpigmentation, congested skin, enlarged pores, and advanced skins of aging. The process is a real treat for your skin, and during this busy time of year it is the perfect opportunity to sit back and relax for an hour in our quiet and cozy spa room.
We offer gift certificates for all services including teeth whitening and facial rejuvenation services and products.
Feel holiday shopping inspiration yet? Talk to Honi or Ivonne the next time you are in the office about this incredible range of facial products. We even gift wrap! Stay tuned next week to see what else we have in store to help you get through this holiday shopping season with ease.
Thanks for sharing a smile with us!