My Break From Dental Blogging and all about my Cruise to Alaska!

Alaska Crusie

I had always been dreaming that I would take a cruise at least once in my life. Perhaps due to my obsession about this dream, it became a reality two years back. One of my affluent friends called me and asked me if I would accompany him on a cruise trip. Who would refuse such an offer? I immediately agreed.

Even now I distinctly remember how I spent the 7 days on my cruise to Alaska. In fact, the nostalgic memories of the trips will remain with me for ever. The first thing I realized was that traveling by a cruise was completely a different experience. Since the large ship kept rocking all the while, I had to get used to it. It took about a day to understand this. But once I understood it, I started enjoying the trip.

Secondly, my cruise to Alaska was a separate world by itself. She was a beautiful ship. At the same time, the ship was so large in size that it looked like a small city. I could see people everywhere. Like in cities, I had to stand in lines and wait for my turn, regardless of whether I wanted to take the elevator or to get a seat during the dinner time. Since there was no scope for expansion, the number of elevators or the dining tables were limited in number. But I should say that the service on the cruise was impeccable.

Not only that, the food items served on the cruise were delicious. I should confess that I am a food-buff and also a trencherman. Hence, I relished the delicacies served on the ship. I also made it a point not to have harsh drinks that could interfere with my appreciation of the items served. But i now want to make a confession. I somehow managed to sneak alcohol into the cruise along with my luggage. Of course, it was for my friend and not for me because as I said, I did not want to have harsh drinks that would spoil my palate.

The cabin in which I was accommodated was absolutely comfortable. There were six unique spaces on the cruise. It had inward-facing cabins on the balcony. Other features that attracted me were the kids programs, an excellently stacked bar, ice rinks, etc. It had a high-diving AquaTheater as well. In fact, when I saw the kids programs offered on the cruise, I made up my mind that I should somehow save money sufficiently so I could take my wife and kids also on a cruise trip very soon.

My cruise to Alaska was quite vast but despite this, I was not feeling overwhelmed, perhaps because the ship had been divided into six unique spaces that included The Royal Promenade, The Entertainment Space, the Boardwalk neighborhood, etc. The restaurants on the cruise were manned by friendly staff and hence, their service was absolutely enjoyable.

Another great feature on my cruise to Alaska was that there were live performances by dancers and singers during night times. There was a separate venue for such performances. I realized how technology could improve the quality of these performances. In fact, I eagerly waited for the evenings because I always had a liking for such programs.

To summarize, the experience I had on my cruise to Alaska was so great that I would not hesitate to spend my money on such trips in future. But I will ensure to take my family along with me. This is not a tentative decision but it is a firm one.

A Vacation That Is Sure To Leave You Smiling:


For many years, patients who suffered with missing teeth or severe tooth decay only had one option for restoring their smile. This option was to replace their natural teeth with dentures. The problem is, dentures rarely appear natural and will often lack the strength necessary to bite and chew many of your favorite foods. Consequently, it isn’t hard to understand why so many people are less than enthusiastic about the idea of getting dentures.

Thankfully, advances in the dental community now provide patients with a wide variety of tooth replacement options. One of these options is known as All On 4 Implants. Unlike dentures, these dental implants provide patients with a strong bite that allows them to continue using their teeth just as they always have to bite and chew even the toughest foods. The fact that these implants are anchored beneath the gums also provides for a far more natural looking smile than even the highest quality dentures can offer. However, there is still a serious problem that many patients encounter. This problem is the cost of All On 4 Implants.

Many dental insurance plans will not cover the cost of dental implants since they are considered a cosmetic procedure rather than being medically necessary. Unfortunately, many patients simply do not have the cash to cover the cost of this procedure in Canada or the United States. Thankfully, there is a far more affordable option that will allow these patients to get the dental work they need without blowing their budget in the process. Best of all, patients who choose to use this option will also enjoy the benefit of a relaxing vacation in beautiful Cancun, Mexico.

If you are like many people, you may be worried about the quality of care you will receive when undergoing this procedure outside of your home country. However, there truly is no need to worry. This is because reputable dentists in the Cancun area not only provide the same level of care you can expect to receive at home, but they actually use the exact same equipment and procedures and American and Canadian dentists. The only difference is, you can expect to pay about half as much for your dental implants when undergoing this dental procedure in Cancun, Mexico.

If having a beautiful new set of teeth and saving a ton of cash is not reason enough to bring a smile to your face, the beautiful vacation you will enjoy while in Cancun is sure to get the job done. After all, there is no better way to recover from a dental procedure than basking in the sun on a beach all while taking in endless miles of breathtaking scenery.

Professional Oral Care or Home Dental Care


When you ask a person which is the occupation they despise going to or availing the services of – it is almost unanimous – the dentist. However, it is paradoxical that the only way to avoid going to the dentist is to ensure that you visit the dentist every six months.


The reasons for visiting the dentist every six months is the fact that the dentist has tools which any amount of home remedies or cleaning or home care cannot match. Flossing and cleaning does help maintain the teeth however, professional cleaning is required periodically. The cost of these cleanings too is much lesser than if one avoids visiting the dentist for cleanings and then has to pay much more on dental extractions, root canals or fillings.

Dental care is extremely expensive and the costs are going up with no respite on the horizon. Therefore it is essential to manage dental care with the professional care so as to gain the maximum from the minimum amount of investment.

Whitening of teeth

People visit dentists in order to whiten their teeth which have been stained as a result of eating foods that stain the teeth or drinking liquids which tend to discolor the teeth or even due to bad habits like chewing tobacco or smoking. One can choose either visiting the dentist to have their teeth whitened or else to use surface whiteners like gum and toothpaste which have these whitening agents. These applications tend to reduce the surface stains. There are also strips which can be applied or home bleaching techniques using peroxide-based bleaching. These bleaching techniques are more effective than the application of surface whiteners but on the downside, they tend to damage the teeth. The bleaching treatments offered by the dentists are a much more effective option but on the other hand they are extremely expensive as well. One also must keep in mind whitening of the teeth also tends to cause or increase the sensitivity of the teeth.

Cleaning of teeth

People visit dentists to have their teeth cleaned. In order to delay the cleaning of the teeth it is recommended to use electric toothbrushes. These toothbrushes are more costly than the standard toothbrushes however they are more durable and last longer. They have more power and offer more rotations per second. As a result of this, the cleaning of the teeth is done better than if one manually brushes the teeth.

Cavities and carries

One of the major reasons people need to visit dentists are due to rotting teeth, carries in the teeth or cavities. These all stem from bad oral hygiene. A surefire method to decrease the chances of getting cavities is to ensure one brushes their teeth after every meal and one uses a toothpaste which helps build strong teeth and teeth resistant to cavities. In addition to it one needs to floss. Flossing is one of the most underutilized oral hygiene techniques. One needs to floss to get rid of all the food particles stuck between the teeth.