Benowa Waters mansion is the American dream

first_imgPat McCarthy and his daughters (left to right) Ainsley, 17, Ava, 13, and Lauren, 20, at their family’s dream home in Benowa Waters. Picture: Glenn HampsonCreating a dream home to accommodate a busy family of seven is no easy feat, but the McCarthys managed just that. Their Benowa Waters mansion has a long list of luxury inclusions, such as a 2500-bottle wine cellar and adjoining waterfront tasting room for the adults. And for the kids, the pool and tennis court were a hit. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoA tennis court is just one of the luxury inclusions. The family are selling 64-66 Charolais Cres, Benowa Waters, to downsize. Owners Pat and Penelope McCarthy built the lavish property at 64-66 Charolais Cres 14 years ago. “It was our dream home,” Mr McCarthy said. “We had five children ranging from five to 21 at the time and lived in Benowa Waters but were looking for a much bigger home to suit a growing family.“At the house, everyone has their own space to go and chill out, watch TV, play games, play outside, but there are also lots of communal family areas for us all to be together.” MORE NEWS: The secret to building a Gold Coast dream home MORE NEWS: Enchanting Tamborine Mountain cottage ready for next chapter The expressions of interest campaign ends on March 18. Mr McCarthy said tennis lessons had been a Saturday morning ritual, with a coach hosting lessons for the whole neighbourhood on their family’s court. “We also started the Halloween craze in Benowa Waters,” he said. With only two kids left at home, they decided it was now time for the family to downsize and are on the hunt for their next dream home. The expat Americans designed the luxury coastal house to have a Hamptons feel. “We are both from the Hamptons and brought a lot of that feel with us. We wanted the look and feel of the places we grew up,” he said. “It has a beautiful coastal feel and is a modern house for a large family that enjoys the waterfront lifestyle.”center_img The tasting room and wine cellar — wine not? Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 Plenty of spots to entertain. The six-bedroom house sits on a 2015sq m lot and offers 60m of waterfrontage, with a pontoon that can hold a 20m vessel. There is a private sandy beach, a boat shed and numerous indoor and outdoor living and entertaining zones. Ray White Broadbeach duo Sam Guo and Julia Kuo are marketing the property, with the expressions of interest campaign closing on March 18. Pick up a copy of the Gold Coast Bulletin today to see the Coast’s top 50 dream homes.last_img read more

Spirit gets nod to use Maersk jack-up for Oda production wells

first_imgE&P company Spirit Energy has received consent from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to use the Maersk Interceptor rig on the Oda field offshore Norway. Spirit Energy, formed through combination of Centrica’s E&P business with Bayerngas Norge, is the operator of the Oda field, which is its first development project on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.The offshore safety watchdog informed on Wednesday that Spirit Energy had received the consent to use the Maersk Interceptor jack-up rig to drill production wells on the Oda field.The consent covers drilling of wells 8/10-B-1 H, 8/10-B-2 H and 8/10-B-3 H. Water depth at the site is 66 meters.Oda belongs to production license 405, and is currently in development. Oda’s plan for development and operations was submitted to Norwegian authorities in November 2016 and approved in May 2017.The field is in the southern part of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, ten kilometers east of Ula. It is being developed using a subsea template with two production wells tied back to the Ula field and an injection well for pressure support.According to the safety agency, the drilling operations are scheduled to begin on April 15, 2018, and estimated to last 226 days in total.Maersk Interceptor is a jack-up drilling rig, delivered by the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore in 2014. Owned and operated by Maersk Drilling Norge, the rig received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in December 2014.It is worth reminding that Spirit Energy has recently passed the offshore safety audit of its project management for the development of the Oda field with flying colors. Namely, the audit identified no regulatory non-conformities nor improvement points.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

‘There are also risks’ – specialist says medicinal cannabis not a wonder drug

first_imgTVNZ One News 30 June 2017Family First Comment: Medical specialist Dr Stephen Childs said it was important to know both the risks and the benefits of medicinal cannabis. “In a few conditions it has been found to be a benefit, but there are also risks.” He said among the risk factors were increased mental health, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, heart attacks, strokes and respiratory illnesses…. But he said the current laws around the controlled medication enabled factors like addiction to be taken into account. Yep. That’s why the Green’s bill is dumb. www.saynopetodope.org.nzCampaigners for medicinal cannabis recently celebrated a win, with the government making the drug more accessible.But those on the other side of the debate say it’s not a wonder drug, and just because using it may make people feel better, that’s not a reason for it to be prescribed.Medical specialist Dr Stephen Childs said it was important to know both the risks and the benefits of medicinal cannabis.“In a few conditions it has been found to be a benefit, but there are also risks.” He said among the risk factors were increased mental health, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, heart attacks, strokes and respiratory illnesses. Dr Childs said in some, but not all cases it is “very effective”.center_img “There are things we can derive from the marijuana plant that probably will be a benefit.”READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/there-also-risks-specialist-says-medicinal-cannabis-not-wonder-druglast_img read more

Egypt Investigating the Cause of the Russian Airline Crash amidst Terrorism…

first_imgEgyptian authorities have dismissed claims by the Islamic state (ISIL) affiliates in Egypt that they had ‘brought down’ the Russian airliner that crashed in the Sinai killing 224 people on board.Egyptian officials are investigating the scene of the crash that left no survivors. With the black box located, Russians and Egyptians have formed a joint committee to establish the cause of the crash of the Russian Airbus 321.The Terrorists groups do not have the means to target passenger planes according to a security and military expert in Cairo. This is in response to ISIL announcement on a video posted on its website stating that the terrorist group had attacked the plane in retaliation to the Russian airstrikes on ISIL in Syria.Earlier reports by the government had ruled out terrorist attack. Initially there had also been reports that the pilot had contacted Cairo Airport requesting an emergency landing citing technical malfunction on board before the plane disappeared from the radar seconds later.Egyptian government has deployed 80 ambulances and helicopters to transport the victims’ bodies to suez and morgues in Cairo.See Also: All passengers aboard Russian airliner killed in Sinai crashlast_img read more

Flooding postpones start of MMH weight loss class

first_imgBatesville, In. — Officials from Margaret Nary Health have canceled the start of Slim Down Now classes. Classes were top start Tuesday, April 3 at noon and 5:30 p.m. Due to flooding on county rounds.  The class will now start next Tuesday, April 10th.last_img

ATBS has one of best medical facilities — Bauchi FA

first_imgRelatedPosts NPFL: Coach Dogo leaves Sunshine Stars NFF sanctions NPFL 2019/2020 final table Ex-Eagles’ keeper joins Kwara United Bashir Idris, Secretary of the Bauchi State Football Association, on Saturday assured that the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi has one of the best medical facilities in the country. Idris told the News Agency of Nigeria in Bauchi that the facility can host not only Nigeria Professional Football League matches, but also international competitions. He described the incident that occurred with one of the Nasarawa Football Club players who slumped and died during a match due to lack of medical facilities as “a sad and shameful development for the NPFL.” He said: “Here at the ATBS in Bauchi, we have all the medical facilities required. “We have a medical centre where the facilities are located and even people from the host communities come to the stadium for medical attention. “We have no doubt that the ATBS can host any match, because whatever is required are available.” The Football Association secretary also said the stadium’s medical team, which comprises of doctors, nurses and Red Cross members work day and night, especially during tournaments, attending to all teams. Idris added: “Other state sports authorities should come to Bauchi State and borrow a leaf in terms or medical facilities. “We are appealing to other stadium management bodies in the country to come to Bauchi to learn from us.” Idris however pointed out that it was the duty of the Match Commissioner of every game to inspect the medical facilities before the commencement of any match or competition. He observed that it was very unfortunate to see that some stadiums were still using outdated facilities during international competitions. He said: “It is left to the Match Commissioner and other officials to ensure the availability of medical facilities before the commencement of any match to ensure the safety of players during matches or competitions.” The secretary urged the League Management Company, organisers of NPFL matches, as well as their Match Commissioners to ensure compliance with medical requirements before any match. “They should ensure that any host team or stadium that lacks adequate medical facilities should not be allowed to host matches,” he said. NAN reports that the ATBS has two ambulances and two motorised stretchers as well as admission wards. NAN.Tags: ATBSBashir IdrisBauchi State FANasarawa FOotball CLubnpfllast_img read more

The Latest: Nebraska athletics announces furloughs, pay cuts

first_imgThe Latest: Nebraska athletics announces furloughs, pay cuts Associated Press ___There will be no fans for the Denver Broncos’ season opener against the Tennessee Titans on Monday night Sept. 14 because of the COVID-19 crisis.The Broncos said Friday they hope to have fans at subsequent games. The team has sold out every home game since the 1960s.The Broncos have been working with the Colorado governor’s office, using computer-generated plans that include up to 20,000 fans at Empower Field at Mile High.But the team said having an empty stadium for the opener was the “responsible thing to do right now for our community.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Nebraska is putting 51 athletic department employees on furlough and all others will take a 10% pay cut in response to the budget crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, athletics director Doug Gillin said the team will return to work in small groups or “pods.” The program is also implementing “more stringent capacity limits” on shared facilities such as the locker room or weight room.The school said Tuesday night there have been active cases for seven students and four staffers associated with the team. Gillin’s statement Friday said the team went through scheduled testing on Wednesday before the school cleared the way for a return to workouts.___Iowa will drop four sports programs at the end of the 2020-21 academic year in response to the financial hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic.School President Bruce Harreld and athletic director Gary Barta said in a joint statement that a projected revenue loss of $100 million forced the university to discontinue men’s gymnastics, men’s tennis and men’s and women’s swimming and diving. ___French league clubs Monaco and Lens both say one of their players has tested positive for the coronavirus.Monaco did not name the player but says he is recovering and that the club has informed league officials.Monaco is scheduled to play at home against Reims on Sunday in the opening weekend of the season.Lens defender Jonathan Clauss has also tested positive for the virus. Lens coach Franck Haise says Clauss is showing no symptoms and is in isolation from the rest of the squad. The furloughs and pay cuts will be in effect from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31.“The postponement of the fall sports season, and specifically the football season, has put us in the position of making some very difficult decisions that impact every member of our staff,” athletic director Bill Moos said. “In my three decades as an athletic director, I have always said that people are our most valuable resource and there is no question that is true here at Nebraska. These are outstanding staff members and great people, and that is what makes this a particularly tough day.”The measures are in addition to department cuts announced in June that included a 10% reduction in overall expenses for the 2021 fiscal year, no merit raises and the elimination of 17 jobs. In total, staffing decisions are expected to result in a savings of about $3 million.___Appalachian State’s football team is returning to practice Friday after pausing workouts because of a coronavirus cluster. August 21, 2020 The University of Louisiana-Monroe has paused football practices because of nine new positive COVID-19 tests earlier this week, athletic director Scott McDonald said Friday.McDonald says ULM hopes to resume practice by early next week as soon as ongoing testing indicates it is safe to do so.“We fully anticipated an increased exposure to COVID-19 with the reopening of campus, the beginning of the fall semester as well as uptick in related off-campus activities,” McDonald said. “We also knew that we would have to work to create a modified student-athlete bubble once classes and on-campus activities resumed this month. “We’ll await the latest round of test results while continuing to monitor our quarantined and isolated student-athletes.” ULM officials say the school has administered 1,404 virus and antibody tests combined to athletes and staff across all sports since mid-June. So far, 34 total tests have been positive. The Warhawks football team is slated to open its season Sept. 5 at Troy. ___The Southeastern Conference has modified its previously announced requirements for COVID-19 testing.The league has outlined specific cardiac evaluation requirements from its initial report and will have a third, rapid test close to competition for sports with a high risk of close contact.The SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force has now specified the cardiac evaluation would mandate a troponin level, electrocardiogram, echocardiogram and a medical evaluation by a physician.___ ___Vanderbilt has canceled Friday’s practice after some positive COVID-19 test results.The private Southeastern Conference university is not sharing the number of positive results. But Vanderbilt issued a statement noting the university’s ongoing testing procedures has “positive COVID-19 test results.”Vanderbilt says it is working closely with its Public Health Command Center and other health officials assessing potential close contacts and advising on additional steps. But Vanderbilt cites federal student privacy law in not disclosing information that could identify any student who has tested positive.SEC schools started practice Monday with the league set to start a 10-game, league-only season Sept. 26. The athletic department deficit is projected at $60 million to $75 million this year.The four sports programs will compete in 2020-21 if circumstances surrounding COVID-19 permit. Existing scholarships will be honored through graduation for athletes who remain at Iowa. The contracts of affected coaches will be honored.Among factors considered for which sports to cut were number of schools sponsoring teams at the Division I level; impact on gender equity and Title IX compliance; expense savings; history of the sport at Iowa; and engagement level.Iowa is the second school from a Power Five conference to drop sports programs. Stanford announced last month it would cut 11 sports.Nearly 200 sports programs across three NCAA divisions and the NAIA have been eliminated since the coronavirus pandemic began in the United States in March. Newly-promoted Lens is also in action on Sunday. The club will travel south to play Nice.___The World of Outlaws is “ramping up” its COVID-19 protocols following an outbreak after last weekend’s event at Knoxville, Iowa.The sprint car series confirmed “several drivers and crew members have tested positive for COVID-19” following the Saturday night main event won by suspended NASCAR driver Kyle Larson.Daryn Pittman, Tori Knutson and Paul McMahan all confirmed they had tested positive for the coronavirus. Kraig Kinser Racing and Roth Motorsports said team members had tested positive and Knoxville Raceway said one of its employees had tested positive. “We’re fully aware that we’re managing a fluid situation,” ULM coach Matt Viator said. “While disappointed, we realized that the suspension of practice was a real possibility sometime this preseason. … Our team remains optimistic that we’ll be able to safely compete this fall.”___The Detroit Lions say they will not have fans at their first two home because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The team also announced Friday that parking lots near the stadium and businesses within the indoor facility will be closed when Detroit hosts the Chicago Bears on Sept. 13 and the New Orleans Saints on Oct. 4.The Lions may allow spectators to watch their game at Ford Field on Nov. 1 against the Indianapolis Colts. Series officials urged anyone at the track who had come into contact with those infected to get tested. Several other participants and family members tested positive following that notification.Fans were allowed at the races last weekend and also took part in autograph sessions. WoO says it will be reverting to the initial protocols in place when the series resumed racing earlier in the pandemic. Among the tightened restrictions will be closing the pit area to fans until further notice.The World of Outlaws says all affected parties must quarantine until medically cleared to return to the track. Drivers racing for season-long points now unable to race because of the positive test will receive points based on their average finish for the season until they are able to return.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

City’s Guardiola full of admiration for special Bielsa

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola never played under Marcelo Bielsa but credits the Leeds United coach as one of the most important influences on his own trophy-laden managerial career.Experienced Argentine Bielsa will be managing in the Premier League for the first time next season, having steered Leeds back to the top flight after a 16-year absence.And Guardiola, for one, says England’s Premier League will be all the better for it. “He has done an exceptional job. They were exceptional last season and then didn’t get promoted. They showed a lot of character to get promoted a year later and have been consistent,” Guardiola told a news conference ahead of City’s trip to relegation-threatened Watford on Tuesday.“I was not his player, so it is difficult to talk about him. But I know the reference from a hundred million players who were with him. I was lucky enough to have the chance to talk to him. He is unique in world football because of the special way he plays. He is an authentic manager. “No other manager in the world plays the way he plays. I learnt a lot about his style, his final product. He is an incredible person. He is so special.”Former Argentina national team coach Bielsa’s managerial honours cannot compare with Guardiola’s multiple titles with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City. But for Guardiola there is more to being a great manager than picking up silverware.The Spaniard says he rates Bielsa “at the top” and it does not matter that he has not got a glittering CV.“Winning titles helps (you) to have a job next season but at the end of your life what you remember is not the titles you have won, it is the memories you have and whether the manager taught you a lot,” Guardiola said.“What we remember are the experiences and the memories, the players you have had, the managers you have had. Marcelo is at the top of the list. Absolutely at the top of the list.” Guardiola also shared his thoughts on another manager, Nigel Pearson, who was sacked by Watford on Sunday despite leading them to the cusp of safety having been hired in December on a short-term deal with the club bottom of the table. “Before lockdown what Nigel did was incredible,” Guardiola said. “They got a lot of points with the results they got when they were on the bottom. After that, I don’t know what happened.” Watford are three points above the drop zone with two gaames remaining and visit Arsenal on the final day after hosting City.last_img read more

Aman Gupta battles hard before losing on 18th in US Amateur semi-final

first_img WE RECOMMEND COMMENT WATCH US LIVE 3 weeks ago ‘Masaba Masaba’ teaser dropped by Netflix India, trailer to release on August 14 3 weeks ago ‘Masaba Masaba’ trailer: Check out the meaning of the name and what else trailer reveals Written By FOLLOW US 4 weeks ago Sushant’s ex-flatmate Siddharth Gupta’s plea to the late actor will break your heart SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img First Published: 16th August, 2020 13:27 IST Last Updated: 16th August, 2020 13:27 IST Aman Gupta Battles Hard Before Losing On 18th In US Amateur Semi-final Aman Gupta’s amazing run at the 120th US Amateur Championships came to an end after he went down fighting against higher-ranked Tyler Strafaci 3 weeks ago Alia Bhatt’s ‘Sadak 2’ poster’s tagline has left filmmaker Sanjay Gupta ‘confused’ Indian-American golfer Aman Gupta’s amazing run at the 120th US Amateur Championships came to an end after he went down fighting against higher-ranked Tyler Strafaci in the semifinals at Bandon Dunes here.The 21-year-old Gupta had fallen behind by four holes after 10 holes but put up a great fight in the closing stages of his semi-final against Strafaci.Four down with six holes to go, Gupta went on a superb run, winning four holes in the next five to tie the match on the 17th green but conceded the match after mssing a bogey putt in the final hole.In a dramatic finish, Gupta and Trafaci hit wayward tee shots on par-5 18th. Gupta went into the bunker on the right of the fairway. Trying to get out of the bunker with an 8-Iron, the ball hit the lip and stayed in the bunker and his next shot with a pitching wedge also caught the bunker face. He was finally on the green in five but failed to make a 20-foot bogey putt. On the other hand, Strafaci’s second shot from left rough was just off the green and he pitched to 15 feet. Gupta missed his bogey putt and conceded the match.Gupta, who got into the field last Friday when world No. 2 Ricky Castillo withdrew, said, “I knew going in Ty was going to be a tough competitor. Doesn’t make a lot of mistakes. I mean, he rolls it well, so I knew it was going to be a good day. “I didn’t quite hit it as well as I wanted to all day, but I put up as good of a fight as I could on the back nine.”Gupta said he will take a lot of confidence from his performance.”I’ve known and my coach (Alan Bratton, who was his caddie) has known for a while that I was good enough to do this. I’m just going to take a lot of confidence and know that I’m one of the best players in the world and it’s time to start playing like it.”Strafaci played five-over in the seven-hole stretch from 11th to 17th after back-to-back winning birdies gave him a 4-up lead through 10 holes.”Aman made some great shots down the stretch. But at the same time, you’re still thinking, ‘Why did I just give up a 4-up lead? when you’re in complete control. It’s tough,” Strafaci said.For Strafaci, a Georgia Tech fifth-year senior, it was the third consecutive day he went the distance. In the Round of 16, his opponent, Segundo Olivia Pinto’s caddie touched the sand and was penalised the hole to lose the match; and then in the quarter-final Strafaci had to make a three and a half foot par putt to beat Stewart Hagestead on the 18th.The win earned Strafaci a spot in next year’s U.S. Open at Torrey Pines as well. He is the grandson of 1935 US Amateur Public Links champion Frank Strafaci Sr. He will face Southern Methodist University rising junior Charles Osborne, 20, in Sunday’s 36-hole championship match.Osborne, who also earned a berth in the 2021 US Open, eliminated 58th seed Matthew Sharpstene, 22, 4 and 2.Image credits: PTI 3 weeks ago Indian-American Aman Gupta reaches quarter-final of US Amateurs Press Trust Of India LIVE TVlast_img read more

#DentalFeature: The Risks And Benefits Of Kissing On Oral Health

first_imgClose up of smiling couple kissing PLANTATION, Florida – It might be weird to think about in the moment but sharing a kiss can be beneficial to your mouth. This is because the act of kissing activates certain biological processes you might not be aware of.While there are benefits of kissing on oral health, risks also exist. Learn more about both the positive and negative oral health effects associated with this gesture.What’s Really Exchanged in a Kiss?According to a study done, you have over 700 species of bacteria and organisms in your mouth. These bacteria are found in your saliva and on your oral surfaces, including your teeth, tongue, cheeks and surrounding areas. As the study explains, your tongue, in particular, is responsible for many of the microorganisms that wind up in your saliva.So, what happens when two people kiss? In a single kiss lasting approximately 10 seconds, a whopping 80 million bacteria can be transferred from mouth to mouth!Benefits of Kissing on Oral HealthYou may question how the exchange of saliva and bacteria could possibly be healthy, but kissing may offer some notable oral health benefits.For starters, kissing can increase salivary flow. Saliva is important because it helps to wash away excess food debris in the mouth and neutralizes harmful acids that can cause tooth decay. Some organisms in your saliva can help to decrease bacterial growth and even slow down plaque formation. Certain organisms in saliva help stop the growth of harmful bacteria, such as those responsible for oral thrush or strains of Streptococcus bacteria, which play a part in tooth decay. In short, a healthy saliva flow promotes a healthy mouth.And while kissing isn’t a sure path to immunity, kissing exposes you to more germs, which can help to boost your immune system. So, to some degree, you’re strengthening your body’s resistance to infectious organisms when sharing a kiss!Risks of Swapping SalivaThere is always some risk of illness when meeting bodily fluid. Kissing can make you susceptible to contagious illnesses, such as the common cold, herpes simplex virus or certain mouth warts.Kissing can also transmit the bad bacteria that lead to cavities. This risk is particularly important to keep in mind when kissing babies and newborns. They don’t have the bacteria that cause tooth decay in their mouths at birth, but if someone with infected saliva kisses them, those bacteria can then colonize.How to Maintain Oral Health When KissingThe act of kissing has its benefits and risks, and it can ultimately affect your oral health. Follow these tips and best practices to ensure that your gesture has no unintended consequences:Avoid kissing babies directly on the lips to prevent putting them at risk for tooth decay.Do not kiss someone if you — or they — are ill or have any mouth sores present.Maintain optimal oral hygiene, which includes brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing once daily and visiting your dentist every six months.It’s in everyone’s best interest to maintain excellent oral and bodily health. Keep in mind these risks and benefits of kissing on oral health and feel good about sharing this intimate gesture safely!Dr Sharon Robinson, DDS, owns and operates the Dental Place in Plantation, Florida, with a second office – the Dental Place Cosmetix Spa in Kingston, Jamaica. She may be contacted at 954-792-1857. Visit their website, www.dentalplace4u.comlast_img read more