Navan - A gem of a destination

Navan – A gem of a destination

In the North East of Ireland lays the little town of Navan, well I say little it’s actually the fifth biggest town in Ireland and has the tenth largest urban settlement in Ireland, with a population of about 28,600. Navan is the main town in the County Meath and is known as the “Heritage Capitol of Ireland”. Navan was founded around the time of the Norman invasion of Ireland which was led by Hugh de Lacy and for his participation was granted the county of Heath by King Henry II of England in 1172. Hugh de Lacy then awarded one of his loyal knights the Barony of Navan where he built a fort from which the town started. (more…)


Window to the Body

It’s surprising to think that the first time you find out you have diabetes, cancer or anemia, you’re sat with your dentist, but this happens more often than not. Dentists know full well that your mouth is very good at revealing these problems. Acting fast after a dentist has told you there may be greater problems than a cracked tooth will save you a lot of trouble later on. (more…)

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The perfect smile

For many of us we can only dream about that perfect smile, well now that dream can now become a reality. Not only does a great smile look good but it has been scientifically proven to boost self-confidence and even your well-being. After all what’s the first thing that people see when they meet you, yes that’s right it’s your smile.images (7)


But don’t worry you’re not alone, in a recent study by the British Dental Health Foundation it has been revealed that as many as 25-30% of people are not happy with the way there teeth look thus affecting the way we smile and most importantly our self- confidence. And now with the advancements in dental technology and treatments, more and more people are now willing to spend their hard earned money on cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of their mouth.

So what can you do to achieve the smile that we all inspire to have, well there’s many options to choose from, this can be the very minor to the extreme makeover Swansea smile, which is a complete cosmetic and restorative procedure. Such treatments can involve a whole host of techniques like teeth whitening, dental implants, dental veneers and gingival sculpting. Wow!  That all sounds a bit technical I hear you say, well, although some techniques do require some more sophisticated surgery, many more techniques and treatment are relatively quite simple and can be done with just one or two visits to the dentist.

Although speaking to your dentist is the best way to find out how cosmetic dentistry can benefit the appearance of your teeth giving you that perfect smile, I have wrote a brief description of two of the most popular treatments

Teeth whitening/bleaching

By the far the most requested treatment is that of teeth whitening, this involves the dentist applying a chemical to the surface of your teeth, when the chemical is applied it returns your teeth to a natural white colour.

Dental implant

We all know how unsightly a missing tooth can be, but with a dental implant you can replace that missing tooth permanently, this is done by attaching a false tooth directly to the jaw bone, by doing it this way not only do you replace the missing tooth but also the root of the tooth, making this a popular treatment.

About the Swansea dentist

Knowing we are dedicated to offering the highest level of professional treatment and patient care with a highly-qualified team is the most important reason for your choosing Parkway.

The Parkway Cosmetic & Dental Spa,

Lamberts Road,






My wonky teeth

When I was young I wasn’t a very happy child, this was due to the fact my teeth where all miss aligned and had big gaps between them. I remember even at such a young age being aware of the appearance of my mouth and this in turn affected my confidence.images

For many years I would even shy away from smiling in family photos, it was always a half smile in which I tried best not to show my teeth.

So when I left school I decided to do something about it, and made an appointment with my local dentist in Sutton. Although he said there was nothing wrong with my mouth and teeth in terms of oral health, and was in fact very impressed in the way I had taken care of my teeth by regular brushing and flossing. So I explained to him that I wasn’t very happy with the way my teeth looked and asked what he could do to sort out the appearance of my wonky teeth.

He told me there was now many methods and techniques that he could use to alter the appearance of my teeth, much to my delight. But first I would have to see an orthodontist to have a brace fitted to realign my teeth into the correct position.

Basically a brace is a device that is attached to the teeth which straightens and aligns the teeth to a more comfortable position; however this can take months if not years to achieve. But I felt I had no choice if I wanted to get the smile I had always wanted and the confidence that goes with a great smile.

I was however quite fortunate, as when I visited the orthodontist he told me that my mouth and teeth wasn’t that bad and a within a year he could have my teeth looking nice and straight. Well it’s been a year now, and my final visit to the dentist to remove the brace had arrived, I couldn’t believe the difference it has made. My teeth are no longer crooked and wonky but are now straight and with this I’ve noticed I am smiling a lot more and my confidence is through the roof.

About the Sutton dentist

Led by Dr Tom Keppel, we take time to welcome you, listen to you, explain what is happening in your mouth and your options to make it healthier. Tom takes pride in the quality of his dentistry combined with a fantastic patient experience.

Keppel advanced dentistry

I Cedar Rd




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Full smile makeover

People across the UK spend hundreds and hundreds of pounds on their appearances, this can be any number of things from their favourite brands of clothes to the latest fashion accessories, such as I-phones and jewellery. It would seem that looking good is important in this day in age, and why not treat our selves we work hard for it.images (1)

More and more people are now taking there appearances one step further than just the latest fashion accessories and this is due to the rise in cosmetic dentistry, but what is cosmetic dentistry? Cosmetic dentistry is a field in dentistry whose main concern is the appearance of one’s mouth. With modern techniques and procedures your cosmetic dentist can now give you a perfect smile to go with your designer clothes.

It’s estimated that two out of five people across the UK are not happy with the appearance of their mouths; this can be missing teeth, crooked teeth and stained teeth. A popular treatment Cosmetic dentists are now offering is a procedure called a full smile makeover, this can be the very minor such as teeth whitening or bleaching to the major full mouth reconstruction. After all having a great smile doesn’t only look good but also make us feel good.

So what are some of these procedures and techniques your cosmetic dentist can do to improve your appearance and give you that confident smile you have always wanted.

Teeth Whitening

This very simple procedure involves your dentist applying a chemical to the surface of your teeth, and with only a few visits to your dentist your teeth can become that pearly white of youth.

Dental implant

Missing teeth? With a dental implant your cosmetic dentist can replace a missing tooth with a procedure called a dental implant which replaces a missing tooth permanently by attaching it to your jaw bone.

Gum Contouring

Gum contouring involves the reshaping of the gum line, this technique is very effective for people with uneven or excessive gum tissue, by reshaping the gum line you can make the teeth all look the same size.

Full smile makeover 

If you have several issues such as missing teeth, crooked teeth and stained teeth a full smile makeover can incorporate all the above methods and more to give you a great smile.

So why not ask a Drogheda dentist what they can do for you.

About the Drogheda dentist

At Boyne Dental & Implant Clinic we can improve or restore the quality of your smile allowing you to feel confident about your appearance.

Boyne House,

Church Hill,


County Meath,



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Anyone Can Afford to Travel with These Easy Tips

Do you need to get away, but you always stop yourself by telling yourself you can’t afford it? Holidays are expensive, and taking longer breaks from work to travel will cost you even more. It’s fine if you can save up for a trip and claim your holiday pay at work, but what if you struggle to save, you have no holiday left, or you’re self-employed? Surely you can’t go away for even a week, let alone longer? But you can go on vacation, or even travel around the world if you only approach it with the right mindset. There are lots of ways to save money on your holiday, and even more ways to save up for it. Try using these tips to plan your next trip, whether it’s a week in France or six months around Asia.


Choosing Destinations and Times

Two significant factors that will contribute to the expense of your trip are where you want to go, and how long you want to go for. Further flung destinations could cost more to get there, but it could be a lot cheaper once you arrive. For example, you might find that many countries in Asia or South America are very cheap for food and accommodation, even if the flights cost you an arm and a leg. Countries closer to you, and perhaps holidays in your home country, are much more accessible, but could be more expensive if you want to stay for a long time. You need to take into account how much time you’ll take off work too. Are you just taking your allotted holiday time with pay, or do you want to take a longer sabbatical?


Saving on Flights and Accommodation

There’s no doubt that travel and accommodation are the most expensive things when it comes to planning your trip. But you can save on both of them, no matter where you’re going. Tracking down the best flights can get very complicated, but it is possible to find the cheapest ones. Don’t forget to consider other forms of transport though, such as trains or driving. It’s much easier to save on your accommodation. First you should decide what sort of comfort level you need. If you’re happy to sleep anywhere, you can find a cheap hostel bed wherever you go. People who need a bit more luxury can find great hotel discounts, especially by searching on booking and comparison sites. But there are other options across a broad price range, from camping to renting a room or apartment.

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Planning, Budgeting and Saving

To start saving for your trip, you need a plan and a budget. Decide where to go, how long to stay and what to do. Then you can look at different options to find the cheapest ways to travel. Once you have a budget, you can make a schedule for saving up. There are lots of ways you can save more money by cutting your expenses, from reducing your bills to cutting out coffee. By creating a plan for saving, you can make it seem much more manageable to work towards your goal.

Everyone can take a trip away, even if they have to save for a year to go camping for a weekend. If you want it enough, there’s nothing stopping you.


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The Ultimate Guide To Employing The Best Team For Your Business

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Everyone knows a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. So, it’s vital that you perform a lot of research before employing team members for your new business. Rushing into things too quickly could result in you making mistakes. The last thing you want is staff members with no motivation who consistently complete poor work. With that in mind, we thought you could do with a basic guide that covers every aspect of the employment process. We’re not going to blind you with jargon and silly terminology. You’re going to get the best advice, explained to you in layman’s terms. We can’t say fairer than that now, can we?


Write a killer job advertisement –


The way in which you describe the jobs on offer within your business could make a huge difference to the response you receive. Using boring language and lots of terms most people won’t understand is a recipe for disaster. You want to attract the most intelligent and enthusiastic people possible for the best results. To do that, you must spend time creating the ideal tone and message. Contrary to popular belief, there is nothing wrong with using an element of humor. In fact, that could help you to attract people who will be fun to work with.


Look for people with the right skills and training –


Paying to educate your team and give them the best training after they’ve signed a contract could become very expensive. As your business is quite new, you could do without that extra cost. So, it’s wise to seek out people who already have the skills you require. Maybe one of your candidates might have PR and marketing qualifications? Or perhaps you want someone who has already been through decoupled molding training? It all depends on the nature of your company, and the tasks you want them to perform.


Use specialist online job boards –


In the past, advertising in your local job center was enough to find at least some decent workers. However, that is no longer the case. Due to governments insisting that benefits claimants apply for a certain amount of positions each week, you will receive lots of applications. Most of them will come from people who have no interest in working for your firm. Considering that, you should search for specialist online job boards that focus on your industry. At the very least, you will know that anyone who submits an application is computer savvy.


Plan an interesting interview –


The way in which you interview your candidates is of paramount importance. Not only do you need to learn about previous skills and experience, but it’s also wise to learn about personalities. You don’t want people working for you who are going to be aggressive or disobedient. You need people who are enthusiastic about working for your brand, and who are more than willing to go the extra mile.


We hope you are now in a better position to ensure you never offer a job to the wrong candidate. Good luck for the future. We can’t wait to see how your company progresses over the next few years. Just don’t forget the people who helped to make your life easier!



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You Can Lose Weight In Under Two Months: Get Started Today!

Most people think that dieting and losing weight will take a long time, but that doesn’t have to be the case. It is more than possible for you to shed a few pounds and feel better in less than two months. You simply have to follow our guide. Don’t get tempted to opt for celebrity or trendy diets because they don’t work in most instances. It’s much better to watch what you eat and engage in a little more exercise than usual. At the end of the day, you’ve got nothing to lose except that flab on your body. So, we think you should follow our advice and try some of the suggestions we’ve listed below. If you don’t get good results, you’re probably not trying hard enough.

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  • Eat three healthy meals per day


While breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you need to make sure that you eat two more to stand the best chances of losing weight. Consuming three plates of food every single day should stop the urge for snacking in between meals. You should aim to eat healthy foods like fruit and vegetables, but you also need some protein. We don’t think it’s a good idea to eat too much meat, but adding some chicken to your dinners once or twice per week isn’t going to hurt. You just need to find some motivation to ensure the new healthy habits stick.


  • Exercise every day



There is no need to spend three or four hours at the gym in the evenings after you finish work. Too much exercise could counteract your weight loss efforts. It could also mean you suffer muscle strains. So, it’s much better to take things steady. You know the old saying, softly, slowly, catchee, monkey. It’s not he who pushes himself hardest that wins the race. It’s he who carries on running for the longest. Persistence is the key. Adding some aerobics or similar exercises to your routine in the morning might be a wise move if you want to shed the pounds a little faster. However, one hour in the gym during the evening time should suffice.



  • Take supplements



You need to be careful when taking supplements as some of them are better than others. Considering that, it’s sensible to read through lots of reviews online before selecting the most appropriate brand. A decent fat burner solution could help you to reach your ideal weight much sooner than you might expect. Just make sure that you always combine those products with healthy eating and regular exercise. Failure to do that will mean you never see good results. Fat burning solutions only work if you put the effort in.


With those basic tips and tricks under your belt, you should lose a shocking amount of weight in only a couple of months. Depending on how overweight you are at the moment, that amount could make a huge difference to your appearance and confidence levels. Whichever diet plan you select or whatever advice you listen to over the next few months, we hope you get down to size soon.


PJ Johnson