Perhaps, the single – biggest reason, so many people, have lost faith in our political system, and the way, elected officials, behave, and fail – to – achieve, is they witness, the same issue, discussed, over – and – over, with, apparently, little – to – no, true progress, achieved, even, when the issue, is even, the most, time – sensitive, in – nature! Why do we permit, politicians, to resort, to denials, and other, politically, personally – serving, behaviors, when, now, perhaps, more – than – ever, we need these individuals, to proactively, come to a meeting – of – the – minds, for the greater good? Whether, the issues, include, Climate Change ramifications/ impacts, protecting the environment (especially, clean air and water, etc), improving infrastructure, or, a variety of other issues, and urgent matters, we must demand, no – more, procrastination, and some, common sense, leadership, into – the – future! With that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, what I refer to, as the, 5 P’s of why, we continue, witnessing the same – old, same – old, behaviors, and tendencies!1. Political viewpoints/ perspectives: We cannot permit, business – as – usual, when elected officials, refuse to transform – themselves, from politicians, to statesmen, after they are elected! While, certain issues, tend to have a variety of political options, alternatives, and philosophies, in timely – issues, these perspectives must take a back – seat, to doing, the right thing, both for the current populations, but for generations, to – follow!2. Personal/ political agenda and self – interest: Demand, those elected, realize, it is their duty and responsibility, to, truly, serve – and – represent, and protect us, instead of prioritizing, any personal/ political agenda, and/ or, their actual, and/ or, perceived, self- interest!3. Partisan politics: While, there will always, be, some degree of partisan politics, because, an open – discussion, of all options, and alternatives, is the best approach, we must not permit it, to dominate, over using some common sense, and doing, what is needed, necessary, relevant, and, truly, sustainable, instead of letting them, resort to procrastination, and/ or, kicking – issues, down – the – road!4. Priorities: Instead of, having, political campaigns, which appeal to fears, and/ or, self – interest (actual, and/ or, perceived), we need to address priorities, proactively, sooner, rather than later!5. Perceptions: How issues, are explained, articulated, and communicated, have a huge impact on the perceptions, of many! How else, can we explain, combating this horrific pandemic, becoming a partisan – political issue, instead of an emphasizing, on proceeding, with the best approach, to public health, etc?Wake up, America, and demand better, more responsible, service and representation, from those we elect, to serve and represent! We can’t afford, the same – old, same – old, politics – as – usual!
Incognito Braces Aftercare
What Are Incognito Braces?
Getting braces no longer needs to be a dreaded experience. Years ago, being told you needed braces often spelled doom. This is because the braces that were available then were made out of big, chunky and ugly metal. Nowadays, there are far more aesthetically pleasing options to choose from. One particular type that is growing in popularity is the lingual brace. These braces are metal braces, but instead of being on the outside, they are placed on the inside. This means you get the benefits of braces, without them having to be seen. Incognito lingual braces are one of the best brands of lingual braces.
Some of the advantages that are associated with incognito braces include retaining your smile and boosting your self-esteem. Even though you’re wearing braces, other people will not notice, thus allowing you to engage with them confidently. An added bonus is that you will never have to sport discolored or stained braces; something that plagues people wearing regular braces.
Cleaning And Postcare Tips
Because of their position, it is difficult to clean these types of braces. Some patients even forget that they are wearing them and forget to take proper care of them.
1. When brushing, ensure that you cover all the surfaces. Angle the brush in such a way that it fits into the spaces between the brackets and the teeth. For a few weeks after having your braces fit in, you will experience some level of discomfort so it advised that you use a soft bristled brush.
2. You may not be able to floss as you normally would had you not being wearing braces, but now that you are, you need to be extra careful to floss in-between the brackets as well. This will help you reach debris that will get stuck in those spaces. Afterwards, ensure you use a fluoride mouthwash as this will help in strengthening the teeth.
3. There are some limitations when it comes to the food you can eat. For instance, orthodontists discourage eating food that is sticky, or hard. Such foods include caramel, toffee, ice, bones, maize on corn, chewy candy etc. The danger with such foods is that they can easily stick to your teeth and damage either the brackets or the wires. If this occurs, you need to have it fixed immediately. It is also advised that you avoid acidic foods and drinks. Because your lingual braces are made of metal, acid will eventually corrode them and cause them to stain. Uncooked food is also not recommended as it can easily be the cause for a breeding ground for bacteria.
4. Sugary food should be avoided because of the risk of tartar and plaque buildup which is associated with people wearing braces. Your toothbrush and floss may not always be able to clean the hard to reach areas, and that is why it is recommended that you schedule to have professional cleaning done with your orthodontist.