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Improve Your Smile with Componeers -Less Expensive Than Veneers & Done In One Day!

 

I recently was introduced to a new product called “Componeers” by a representative, who sent me some information on the product, and I chose to share this with you because it just sounded so terrific! Yes I did not receive anything in exchange for this post, I just was so very excited when I learned about this new proceedure. What are Componeers and what do they have to do with making your teeth attractive? And why would I be excited enough to share it with you?

Componeers are applied to your front teeth. The Componeers where introduced first in Switzerland and are a new to the US, however there are nearly a thousand dentists that us Componeers in the US today (I am sure the number is growing all the time). What a wonderful way to achieve a beautiful smile, think of them as something like a false fingernail, that are bonded to your teeth. I am so excited as these are, less expensive than porcelain veneers (actually Componeers, are generally less than half the price of veneers!) And they are like a makeover that is all done in one visit to your dentists office, Veneers take more time.

A Chip Tooth Repaired by Componeers

As for any concerns that I would have with having this sort of procedure done in a dentists office, I have done extensive reading on Componeers. I found that the adhesion to your teeth is much better than veneers as well, since they have a special “micro-retentive surface” on the Componeers and they are stress resistant as well. The resistance to abrasion is also better than the natural tooth and they are very stain-resistant too.

spacing in teeth corrected with Componeers

The Componeers help with crooked teeth, covering discoloration, old dental work, even chipped teeth! I would love to save up money for this procedure, since I get more bang for the buck, almost instant results, it’s like a make over in one sitting with hardly any changes to your natural teeth in most cases.

Discolored Teeth Brightened with Componeers

I love the idea of Componeers, I am a freak of nature as when I was about 15 (or so) I lost an adult tooth in front, which you can imagine as a teen it was highly traumatic… the strange thing is I could feel that I lost it because a 3rd (or second adult tooth) was growing in. That one tooth has been an embarrassment to me as well as 1 lower tooth that is severely crowded in my mouth so it’s back more, making one of my clients (while I was a Cosmetologist) state to me, “wow, you have 2 sets of teeth”… nope just one set but one very crooked. With these two problems with my teeth, I refused a job offer to be a model when I was in my early 20’s as I could imagine the criticisms of my smile and I couldn’t afford to have that fixed myself.

And today, as I used my camcorder for a review on Joan and Mariah’s Reviews (it’s on YouTube, but I have to see if I can move it over to my new blog account there) I found myself re-taping myself talking as I kept seeing me put my head down and I never looked in the mirror and saw how really bad that tooth looked while talking with my head down. I about died when I saw this, and I just never looked in the mirror with my head down and my mouth open, so I was shocked and embarrassed. So as you can imagine, I re-taped and re-taped the video until I finally had one that my lower crowded/crooked tooth was less noticeable in it. Yes I admit it, still today these things bother me.

As you can see, as soon as I heard about Componeers I have been dreaming of a day when my husband and I (both on Social Security Disability) can possibly find a way of cutting down a few bills so I can afford to have my smile finally fixed, wouldn’t that be a great birthday gift since I am turning 50 this month? Well, it’s too soon for us to save for that, but maybe a mixture of Birthday and Christmas gift. 🙂 Wouldn’t that be cool?

If you want more information on Componeers, CLICK HERE. They have more pictures and videos on their website… warning the video, although fascinating to me, made my husband (who has no teeth right now, from past radiation treatments for Non Hodgkins Lymphoma) was very squeamish when he saw the video on my laptop.

Treating the Fur Kids to SmartSticks & SmartChips Dog Treats – a Review & Giveaway

SmartBones Logo w tagline 1c blackHi all, this is one of those reviews that my Fur Kids (Mr. Peanut and Tiny Dog) love their Mommy to do. I received a lovely email invite to review the brand new products by PetMatrix, the makers of SmartBones. The new addition to their line are both SmartSticks and SmartChips. Both the SmartChips and the SmartSticks come in Chicken and Peanut Butter Flavors, both flavors are my dogs favorites and they come in 5 pack and 10 pack bags.SmartChipsSmartSticks

Have you not heard of SmartBones before? Here is a video,their video doesn’t include the new additions to their line, but it gives you an idea about the products.

I was so happy to hear that not only did this company give their customers more options in their line following the popularity of their SmartBones, but that these are fortified with vitamins and minerals and are 99.2% digestible. Did you know that rawhide treats are even the highest quality of Dog foods are only 85% digestible, nice to know that they developed something even more digestible for our dogs… hey less waste to pick up in the yard then too. 🙂

Mariahs Packages & Produts SmartChips SmartSticksI swear sometimes that men and dogs are alike and think of their tummies almost all the time, I always love the idea of trying to find a treat that is easy on me that I can feed to either my husband or my dogs, so I was pleased as punch to have these treats to feed to my boys. Okay so my “big boy” (husband) didn’t eat these, but he can wait on a special snack/treat for human boys for that review. Lol

I am dealing with an old Dachshund who not only has not only a sensitive tummy but I deal with trying to keep the old dogs weight down too. So I have plenty of carrots on hand for him to eat, but a tasty treat that has some nutrition to it, has to be good and chewy (so they can work their jaws and keep of any plaque build up) and must behave with his tummy for me to be happy. This I feel is also a nice change of pace, once a day for both of my Fur kids, yes even my dogs get jealous of each other and I have to feed them the same things.

I have to say that when I received my bag of SmartSticks and a bag of SmartChips for my dogs I loved the size of the bags… the size of the treats are a little bigger than I’d usually choose for them, especially with an older small dog like Peanut who can put on weight easily. But if you’ve been searching around for chews to help your dogs teeth, like I have, you will know it’s rare to find them in smaller sizes.

Mariah's Tiny Dog Eating Chicken SmartChipI was pleased that when I opened the bags, I didn’t find myself gaging like some treats that I had been giving them would do to me. As a matter of fact I love the smell of the peanut butter flavored treats. Lol I almost made myself a peanut butter sandwich after I opened up the that bag, I tell you it smelled pretty darn good, even to me. And the Chicken doesn’t make me gag either… both a plus that I wouldn’t have worried too much about in a review, other then perhaps holding my breath every time I fed the dogs the product and every time I ziplock sealed the bag shut. Lol Amazing though to find a dog treat that meets all my needs including one that surprised me, my not gagging for once.

The treats smell so good that both dogs came running in from the other room to check out what I was doing, the first time I opened one of the bags, it was the Peanut Butter flavor. Tiny Dog jumps up and moans excitedly everytime I reach for these, and he does his little doggie dance. A few times both the dogs have even managed to be quite vocal about their treats with soft cries of joy whenever I’d reach for the bag. It just makes me laugh and smile as I watch them work eagerly on their treats each day, I have remembered to write on my shopping list that I need to pick more of these up as we ran out the other day. The dogs have the old bag of the old chewy treats to snack on for now and I am back at holding my breath as I open and close the bag… oh how I already miss not gagging over the smell of their SmartChips and SmartSticks treats!

SmartChips in Chicken and Peanut Butter FlavorI don’t have much more to say about these treats, the problem is that the dogs don’t help me with their reviews, but the dogs excitement and their love for these special treats is quite noticeable and to me that speaks volumes, since I haven’t seen a down side to them myself.

SmartSticks in Peanut Butter and Chicken FlavorAs for me, I will put is as simply as possible in conclusion: The SmartChips and SmartSticks seem to be an excellent treat for my dogs (who have sensitive tummies), the smell of the treats didn’t make me gag, the results the next day or so didn’t leave a runny mess on my floors, I am happy and the dogs seem very happy. The product is ample in size (and I think that it would be a great size for a big dog), the SmartChips and SmartSticks give my two lap dogs plenty of nice chewing time and giving me a break from them sitting on my achy hips for a while, giving me a break from trying to work around the dogs online. 🙂 I love the fact that it has nutrition in the chews as well as helping keep the plaque down.

Tiny - Mariah's Little Min-Pin dog Tiny Dog says “Thank you so much for letting Mommy do the review!”
Mr Peanut, Mariah's Long haired Dapple Dachshund Mr. Peanut Says: “Oh yes, Thank you so very much for that and for my snacks!”

The only problem I had was that I received packages with 5 SmartSticks and 5 SmartChips (one of peanut butter and the other chicken flavored) and at the end the dogs were not happy as I had to feed one the Peanut Butter and the other Chicken… we had a bit of a fight here. Seems I will have to make sure to have an even number of these when I pick some up for my boys, so we don’t have to deal with a fight again. I saw online that they have 10 packs as well as the 5 packs so next time at the pet store, I will seek out the 10 packs of each for them.
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Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I received samples of SmartChips and SmartSticks for this product review. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by SmartBones and Me.