About Maria Assad

Maria Assad is an experienced writer for London Cosmetic Dentistry,  Bubbl , and other publications. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her binge-watching the latest craze on Netflix (she’s also got years of experience working in TV production!), being a committed youth member at her church or doing her daily yoga.

4 Tips for Healthy Teeth and Gums

The health and wellness of our teeth and gums is just as important as the wellbeing of any other part of our body. While we may have our diets and fitness gym routines down to a T, do we give our mouth the same attention and importance? Achieving that perfect smile is important and is a desired trait that we all strive to attain. There are some dental issues that may need cosmetic attention or work, such as chipped, crooked, and cracked teeth that may be in the way of that immaculate looking grin. In general, it is pretty simple to get that show-stopping smile. A sure way to get that picture-perfect smile is by looking after the health of your teeth and gums, and maintaining their great condition on a daily basis. There are simple practices that can be done everyday to get your smile gleaming and shining that bit brighter, whilst making sure your teeth and gums are the healthiest they can be.   Brush twice a day We are told this from a very young age. Our parents' voices echoing and ringing in our minds, “don’t go to bed before brushing your teeth,” but how many of us keep this important routine up on a daily basis? Laziness and negligence creep into our way of keeping this necessary step of our mouth hygiene up and it can be very easy to forget and overlook. It is so important to brush your teeth before sleeping as bacteria that has built up throughout the entire day can harden overnight and turn into plaque, which in the long run can be a disaster for your teeth!   Use a fluoride toothpaste  Choosing the correct toothpaste to use is just as important as brushing your teeth consistently and regularly. Using a toothpaste that has strengthening and whitening powers is great, but the most important ingredient is fluoride. Fluoride is a vital component in toothpaste as it fights against the germs and bacteria that can cause tooth decay, whilst creating a protective barrier for your teeth.   Floss! Flossing gets into the nooks and crannies that brushing can’t reach, especially in between the tight spots of your teeth. Flossing is great for reaching and removing those small pieces of food and germs from in between your teeth. Flossing is also great for reducing plaque buildup in your teeth whilst stimulating the gum area to lower any inflammation in that area. Only flossing once a day is enough to reap its benefits for your gums and teeth.   Use mouthwash Rinsing your mouth out with mouthwash is also an effective way to clean hard-to-reach bacteria and germs that are stuck in between your teeth gums. It is also great to use mouthwash on a daily basis as it reduces the acidity in your mouth and maintains a healthy, balanced pH level. Brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash are great routine practices to do on a daily basis to [...]

2020-07-14T20:12:20-07:00 By |

The Top Jewelry Trends of Spring 2020

With Spring around the corner, it’s finally time to store away those heavy coats and jackets that take up way too much wardrobe space and get out the flowy, light-weight spring wear. We all love the vibrant colors and patterns that come with our spring wardrobe, and there is nothing better than completing that perfect spring look than with those all-important accessories. From a simple bracelet to a bold statement necklace, or show-stopping earrings - a piece of jewelry can be the perfect accessory to take your outfit to the next level. Here are some of the top jewelry trends to check out this spring and make that bold statement in the sun. Colorful stones Spring brings all the bright and vibrant colors we have been waiting for all winter. One of the best ways to show off these attention-grabbing tones is by wearing gemstone jewelry. Ranging in colors and designs, you are sure to find the perfect piece to complete your outfit. These beautiful gemstones come in all shapes and sizes - from simple stud earrings to larger sized bracelets and necklaces to wrap around your wrists and neck. They are the perfect accessory for this time of year, as the deep and bold colors reflect beautifully in the sun and can turn a simple spring dress into a show stopping evening outfit. Supersize hoops Hoops work on so many levels. Whether you’re going for the effortless, messy bun look or looking to add a bit of dazzle to a simple day dress, the right hoops can transform an outfit. There are so many hooped earring designs to choose from these days. There are thin, large hoops that are good for a day look, or smaller thicker hoops that are usually gold colored for both the day and evening look. There are even hoops with beautiful gemstones that can add color and vibrancy to your outfit. A statement ring Not only can a statement ring perfectly complete and complement your spring look, but it can also be a great conversation starter at any social event. In fact, an underrated piece of jewellery, like a statement ring, can sometimes make you look like a real “fashionista chic!“ It is also perfect for color coordinating your outfit and making sure there is a bit of matchy-matchy action happening. Whether it be with bold-colored shoes, or a certain print on your flowing skirt, an attention grabbing gemstone colored ring can hone in the whole look flawlessly. Pendant or charm Sometimes it's best just to keep it simple. With the harshness of winter finally gone, a loose chain with pendant is great to wear with any spring look. There are loads of plain designs to suit a colorful patterned dress, or if you would rather a bit of color to wear on a plain dress, then check out this range of gemstone necklaces. Still keeping it simple, but adding a sprinkle of tint. -- About the Author Maria [...]

2020-05-06T13:17:18-07:00 By |