Should Grandmothers Go To A Beauty Specialist?

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Many women from all ages enjoy relishing themselves in getting professionally beautified every 2 to 3 weeks. This can involve getting nails, (both fingernails and toenails), hair, eye brows, tattoos and even professional messages. If every woman did all the above, it could, of course, get mighty expensive. Definitely too extravagant for my pocket book to keep up with the maintenance with all the above!

Does this grandmother get her nails done?

Yes, she does; approximately every 2 1/2 weeks. It depends on how fast the nails grow out. Most of the time, they grow fast. Eating various types of yogurt will for sure make them grow quickly, in addition to hair; just like taking prenatal vitamins. I do take prenatal for my hair. 🙂

Some grandmas are retired and fixed on a low income with their social security and small pension checks. Don’t get me started on amounts of pension checks. I’ll just say this; for most people, they don’t make enough pensions for themselves for the length of their occupations. In fact, it’s down right unfair for the small amounts for all the hard work they put in.

There, I’m now off my soapbox! lol =)

In a nutshell, some grandmothers just can’t afford to get pampered like that all the time. However, it does a woman good to treat herself to get pampered and prettied up once in awhile; especially if they are going somewhere special, or even a granny’s night on the town. Getting pampered seems to bring out not just the beauty in grandmothers; but the inside beauty as well.

I say if you can afford getting your nails done, or a pedicure done…or what have you, (and you love the way it makes you feel inside and out), do it!

My sister and I did just that while she stayed with me for 3 weeks of back surgery recovery. We went and got a pedicure together…Second pedicure for me. They are indeed nice! 🙂

See our beautified feet below! lol 🙂

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Overcoming Dental Fears: Some Tips For Grandma – Guest Post

 

A regular dental check-up is usually not a priority with many people and studies have shown that the reason for this is deliberate. It is fact that many avoid seeing the dentist. But people above forty years old are apparently the ones with most dental trauma.

Often, what people do is to wait and see if the pain in the teeth goes away. A study revealed that, on average, older people would rather endure two weeks of this than face the dentist. Younger individuals, meanwhile, can only last with the pain lingering for three days, and then relent to a dental treatment. Having dentophobia may only lead to complications when treatment is delayed. With older adults, the risks increase two-folds, as the gums and dental tissues become weaker with age.

Dental fears may be easier handled following the suggestions below..

Embrace High Technology

Most patients have an aversion to the sound of the drill, but many dental clinics now make use of tools and handpieces that register lower pitches or provide ease of use. Gone are the traditional tools our grandmothers were accustomed to and these spunkier tools actually offer a lot of help in allaying dentophobia. Some clinics are even more advanced since they make use of soundless, painless laser drills. Dental technology has indeed advanced over the years, and along with it, tools and treatment process have also greatly improved.


To condition patients into visiting the dentist often, it would probably help to survey the clinic first and see that this is not as intimidating as before. You need to spend a few minutes in the dentist chair and have a feel of the area, as well as have the dentist show and explain the different tools that may be used during your treatment. Most often, the worries crop up because of a patient’s unfamiliarity with the whole dental process, and doing this may change your mind.

Pamper And Indulge With Distractions

Some clinics are actually offering spa-like amenities while patients are getting treatment, so that they feel more comfortable sitting on the dentist chair. People get foot massages or they are provided with warm pillows and blankets, as the dentist work their way into the gums and the teeth. Fragrance oils enhance pleasurable experience, so you may find this in the clinics, as well.

If pleasures like these are not available in the clinic you go to, you can always ask your dentist. Bring your own indulges, such as a CD player to have music distract or relax you while getting treatment, or a stress ball to relax your muscles and ease your dental stress. You would be surprised that many dentists are usually open to this idea. Distraction techniques are actually nothing new since this is applied to patients who are a lot younger, specifically, with the grandchildren.

Apply Relaxation Methods

There are simple yoga techniques you can adapt to reduce dental stress, such as doing breathing exercises. Take a deep breath and hold this for five seconds before exhaling. Combine this with slow-paced breathing methods, and utter words and sounds as you exhale. Repeating the process will slowly bring you to a relaxed state. Do this before getting the procedure.

Communicate With The Dentist

Of course, the dentist must be aware of why you need to do all these techniques. Discuss dental fears ahead with your dental provider because they do need to be involved. They may even offer other strategies and coping mechanisms to help you. Or they could also instruct their staff to give you consideration with appointments, allowing you more time to adjust to getting a treatment.

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Dental fear is common and quite manageable for many people. There are but a few who require behavioral therapy to address this though, especially when more complicated procedures, like a incognito braces treatment, is involved.

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