Child Care : The Importance of Play

Child Care

Whether your child plays at home or in a child care facility, you will soon learn how beneficial the experience is. Play incorporates many aspects of a child’s life, and the more you encourage it, the more benefits they receive. From the treehouse in your backyard to the swing set and their indoor puzzles, all these items play a part in childhood development.


Of course, children play because they like to have fun, but were you aware of these benefits below?

Literacy

Whether your child plays by themselves or with other children at a child care facility, their literacy levels are improving all the time. Believe it or not, play enables your children to expand their vocabulary, learn new sounds, and get creative with their imagination when playing with other children. Through play, you set a foundation for literacy.

Communication

The more your children play with others, the better it is for their communication. When they take part in activities, storytelling, imagination games and teamwork, they are having to pick up on cues, offer cues, and communicate with all children involved in the game.

Learning

Children never stop learning, and playtime is no exception to that rule. Even from a baby, playtime is another opportunity to learn – with motor skills and overall development. Even when your baby picks up a rattle and shakes it, they’ve learnt that moving something can create sounds. They also learn those new sounds. Have you ever stopped to think why all those toys at your baby’s child care facility are so noisy? They are educational toys.

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How to Deal with Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive Teeth

If you suffer from sensitive teeth, your dentist will most likely inform you that you’re not alone. In fact, it’s thought that around 45 percent of Australian households have at least one person with sensitive teeth. According to Dentist Joondalup, while there’s no defining reason why one person would have sensitive teeth and another wouldn’t, it’s a pain that occurs when you eat something cold, hot, or acidic, or even when you encounter cold temperatures outside as well.

The primary cause of sensitive teeth is exposed dentin – a part of your tooth connected to nerves that trigger pain and sensitivity. Dentin can become exposed if you brush your teeth too hard which wears down your enamel, from gum recession, if you clench or grind your teeth, have plaque build-up, use mouthwash, have cracked teeth, or if you have gingivitis. Acidic food has also been known to wear down enamel as well.

After you have seen your dentist for cleaning, crowns, tooth restoration or root planing, you may also find your teeth are more sensitive, but this often disappears after a few weeks.

How to Treat Sensitive Teeth

It’s important to understand that if you have sensitive teeth, you will always have some sensitivity to a degree. However, there are a few ways in which to alleviate the pain, reduce the sensitivity, and desensitise your teeth. You will first need to visit your dentist to help decide on the best course of action for your unique case.

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What You Probably Didn’t Know About Root Canals

Root Canals

By merely uttering the words ‘root canal’ as a dentist, you’re bound to send a shiver down the spine of at least five people in your general vicinity. For many reasons, the thought of getting a root canal can send people screaming from the room.


However, the truth is, modern dentistry advancements have enabled dentists to become far more skilled in the safe, effective and ultimately painless procedure of root canals of sensitive teeth. While traditionally it was not uncommon for dental work to be performed by a blacksmith, you can now expect a far more refined and comfortable experience – even when it comes to root canals. If you’re not familiar with a root canal procedure, at least not one performed today, then here are just a few things you can expect when it comes time to see your dentist.

The Procedure Is Straightforward

According to many people who have received a root canal, the procedure is no more painful than a tooth extraction. While it may take a little longer in most cases and does require follow-up appointments, it’s not complicated for an experienced dentist or inconvenient for a patient.

Once you arrive at your appointment, you’ll be led to your dental chair where you’ll sit while the dentist works their magic. They will remove infected or inflamed pulp from within your tooth or teeth, clean the tooth, shape it, then fill it. By filling it, they are reducing the risk of infection. This procedure is typically step one.

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Why Support with Drug Rehabilitation is Crucial

Drug Rehabilitation

Deciding to quit drugs, book into drug rehab and turn your life around is a courageous first step, but it’s not one without its hardships. Not only do you then have to fight through various withdrawal symptoms, but you have to combat those ever-present urges to start retaking them. Heroin and painkiller withdrawal symptoms can last one or two days, but for benzodiazepines, cocaine, and even alcohol, they can continue into the weeks or months.

Whether you book into drug rehab as an inpatient or outpatient, or you choose to carry on with daily life, we’ve included some of the many reasons why getting support with your journey is crucial.

People to Talk With

Trying to get your life back on the right track while avoiding all temptations is not only challenging, but it can be isolating. If you let people in to travel on the journey with you, they can be around as a listening ear. Rather than bottling up your emotions which can increase the temptation to use, you can talk them through, having someone offer solutions to your problems, or being around when you’re at your weakest point.

Help with Withdrawal Symptoms

When you stop taking drugs, your body goes through a period of withdrawal. You can feel both mentally and physically drained, ready to give up and go back to the life that’s comfortable, and the one you know. However, if you book into drug rehab or surround yourself with a support system, you’re better equipped to deal with those withdrawal symptoms.

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Benefits of Sweating While Waist Training

Waist Training

When you’re waist training with latex or compression fabric waist trainers, you will find you sweat a lot. In fact, one of the many aims of a waist trainer is to encourage sweat. While, at the time, it might feel uncomfortable, the after-effects of excess sweat can have more benefits than you think. Here are a few of the many below.

You Benefit from an Endorphin Boost

When you experience prolonged sweating while waist training – be it in a group or during a solo work out – you release endorphin hormones at the same time. These hormones offer that feel-good factor which is why when you work out; you typically feel better than when you first started. What’s more, a study published in a 2009 Biology Letters Journal even found that you can increase your endorphin levels even further and with less pain while sweating when you are in a group setting.

You Can Detoxify Your Body

When you begin waist training, you may be looking to improve your overall health and wellness. The more you sweat during your workout, the more toxins your body can release. Sweat can release toxins that typically clog your pores and cause skin problems such as blemishes, acne, and pimples. What’s more, it can even flush salt, cholesterol, and alcohol out of your body for a cleaner, healthier you.

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What You Can Expect from Addiction Recovery Programmes

Addiction Recovery Programmes

If you base your expectation of drug rehab on what you see on TV shows, you’re very likely going to have fears about going. Even if your addiction is controlling your life and you want to make a change, not knowing for sure what drug rehab is all about can hinder your ability to make the call.

However, if you’re ready to turn your life around and believe an addiction recovery programme can help, here’s what you can expect.

More Freedom Than You Thought

This may not apply to all facilities, but a lot of drug rehab centres which offer recovery programmes do not lock their doors. When you attend rehab, you’re free to leave at any time. If you aren’t willing to get clean, then you’re wasting your money and time by being there.

Drug rehab facilities are not prisons. While you may have a court order to attend, the facility itself cannot hold you there against your will. So, if you thought you saw a prison-like scenario on a TV show, it couldn’t be further from the truth.

Help with Detox

Many people try to get clean on their own with varying results. However, one of the hardest parts about removing drugs from your life is the detox and withdrawal process. When you sign up for an addiction recovery programme within a drug rehab facility, you benefit from all the support you could ever need.

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