How to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home

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water damage vacuumWater damage can cost homeowners thousands of dollars, however many cases of water damage which occur could have been prevented if the homeowner had followed a few simple steps. If you want to minimise your chances of experiencing water damage, then you should follow these preventative tips.

Know where your stopcock is

The stopcock (or water shut off valve) is one of the most important things in your home, however many homeowners admit that they do not even know where the valve is. This tiny tap is normally in the kitchen but can be elsewhere in your home. If you discover an uncontrollable water leak in your home, you may need to switch the water off temporarily. This can be done using the stopcock. Shutting the water off can prevent any more water from leaking, and will thusly prevent water damage. Make sure that your water shut off valve is in working order (and has not seized up) by testing it every six months.

Protect your pipes

Water damage is often caused by broken or blocked pipes, which can flood the house. In winter, pipes are liable to burst if water is able to freeze in them. When the weather starts to get colder, keep your heating on at a minimal temperature, even when you are out, as this can prevent the pipes from getting so cold that the water in them freezes. You can also protect your pipes by being mindful about what you pour down the sink. For example, if you pour liquid fat into the sink, it can harden within the pipes and this will cause blockages. This can cause the pipes to overflow or burst. In the bathroom, congealed soap and hair can also cause problems.

Fix up your garden or yard

Making a few alterations to your garden or yard can help to protect your home from flooding risks. Making sure that your garden slopes down away from your house, rather than towards your house will help water to run off safely during heavy rain. Have a drainage channel near the house which will take excess water towards a drain, rather than allowing it to stand near the building’s foundations. In fall and winter, ensure that these channels are not blocked by leaves or mud, or else they could channel water towards your home, instead of away.

Maintain your roof and guttering

Regularly inspect your roof for missing tiles. When one tile is missing, it means that it is easier for other tiles to come off as well. One of the most common causes of water damage to the ceiling and roof insulation of homes is missing tiles, which could have been replaced straight away. It is a good idea to check your tiles after major storms, but you should make it part of your routine to check regularly, even in good weather. You should also check your guttering to make sure that it has not been blocked by leaves or rubbish. Blocked guttering can easily overflow.

Reference: http://orange-restoration.com/services/san-diego-water-damage/

Issues with full-body security scanners revealed by San Diego company

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by Brighton Dental San Diego

As a society we have come to completely depend on the security systems that have been put into place for our own safety, especially at the airports that we travel in on a daily basis. However, UC San Diego have discovered through an extensive study that many full-body security scanners are not as effective as many people believe. In fact, many of them have such serious problems that people are able to sneak through explosives, firearms, and knives.

The researchers managed to alter the Rapiscan Secure 1000 backscatter X-ray machine to a point where no matter what the person that was being scanned was holding, it would show the ‘all clear’ imagine. This system of security is being used within many airports between the years of 2009 and 2013, and one of them was San Diego’s Lindbergh Field. However, since their first installation they have already been removed from many airports because they created images that were basically nude of passengers. That was considered to be a problem with people’s privacy, and others were worried that the low doses of radiation that was created by the machines could really damage people’s health.

On the other hand, the same scanners are used in many other important locations in the San Diego area, such as jails and courthouses. This means that this X-ray technology could inadvertently be hurting those people that use them; it could also mean that very dangerous objects could be snuck into jails for inmates to use. It is typical for security systems to have third party independent evaluations, and although there is some confusion as to why this has not been done sooner, many hope that this new study that has revealed such problems within the system will mean that the X-ray machines can be removed from public service.

Reference: www.sandiegocosmeticdentists.org

What is Holistic Dentistry?

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Research shows that about half of all Americans have used some type of holistic medicine for years, either as an alternative or a supplement to conventional medicine, in an attempt to maintain or restore health.

Holistic comes from the Greek word ‘holos’, which means whole.  The concept is based on the idea that the whole is more than merely the sum of its parts, an idea that has been attributed to Aristotle, and is also the idea behind Gestalt theory.

Holistic medicine in general means not simply treating an ailment, but treating the whole person.  Holistic dentistry (also known as Biological Dentistry) in particular is based on the idea that the mouth is just one part of a whole person, that the teeth are not separable from the patient, and that to care for the teeth, it is necessary to care for the patient.

In practice, this means not only recognizing that disease in the mouth can contribute to disease in the body, and vice versa, but also that materials used in the mouth influence the health of the rest of the body.

Just like there are multiple medications for a given ailment, there are lots of different materials that can be used to restore teeth.  Part of the reason for both of these is because there is no one medicine or dental material that is ideal for every patient.  Holistic dentists recognize this and, when doing any kind of restoration, strive to find the best material for that specific patient.

Many dentists, especially holistic dentists, no longer use silver fillings because they contain mercury.  Many of them will even remove mercury fillings and other toxic materials from the mouths of their patients when needed.  But holistic dentists observe very strict safety protocols when removing mercury fillings in order to prevent the release and absorption of excess mercury.  This is important because without these protocols, removing the fillings can be even worse than leaving them in place.

Holistic practitioners prefer natural products, believing them to be gentler on the body.  Many people have better reactions to natural treatments and experience fewer side effects.  Natural toothpastes and mouth rinses along with herbal and homeopathic remedies are all commonly recommended by holistic practitioners.  You may also find acupuncture for pain control and relaxation.

All of these practices and more are used to personalize treatment for individual patients so that each one can experience the best possible outcome.

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Reference: http://biocompatibledentist.org & #1 Holistic Dentist in San Diego

Colgate Total Toothpaste Contains Chemical Linked To Cancer  

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Evidence available at the time Colgate Total toothpaste was approved by the U.S. FDA and new research available only recently calls into question the use of cancer-linked triclosan in the popular toothpaste brand. But company Colgate-Palmolive said at the time of approval in 1997 that research performed on animals is irrelevant. It maintains today that the product has been on the market for 18 years without reports of adverse reactions. To be on the safe side, however, consider the better option may be making your own toothpaste.

toothpasteIn animal research known at the time of FDA approval, triclosan was shown to cause premature birth, bone-related birth defects and more. New research now shows a link between the chemical and cancer cell growth. The new research was also conducted on animals.

A 2010 study has also linked triclosan, used to reduce bacterial contamination, to reduced fertility in laboratory mice. A 2013 study linked it to decreased fertility in rates.

In a 2003 study that’s especially alarming given the cancer link, triclosan was found in the urine of 75 percent of more than 2,500 adult and juvenile Americans who were examined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Colgate said the animal research didn’t matter because it was conducted on animals rather than people. It also maintains the 35 pages of toxicology information don’t prove harm can be caused to humans by the chemical and that more than 80 studies involving 19,000 humans have shown that the additive is safe.

No reports of problems have been brought to the attention of Colgate in the 18 years the product has been on the market. But would consumers know to blame their toothpaste for a cancer scare?

While it’s hard to say just how harmful triclosan is, there are many toothpastes that don’t contain it. Why, then, would anyone use a product that does? It’s a question that doesn’t require much pondering.

Reference – besttoothpaste.net

By Treating A Variety of Medical Conditions, Botox Moves From Poison To Practice

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A single gram of pure botulinum toxin can kill millions. The same amount of cyanide can kill only five or six people. Yet a large number of medical and cosmetic benefits have been discovered related to the botulinum toxin, and Botox for cosmetic and medical purposes (by trained physicians, dentists and nurses) has been used in common practice since 2002.

Botulinum Toxin

In many states, a well-trained dentist, esthetician or other medical professional can carefully inject Botox into your face or a problem muscle and provide you with amazing results.

You see, botulinum toxin causes paralysis. When your entire system is exposed to a large dose, that can cause widespread paralysis that eventually leads to respiratory failure and death. But when injected carefully and specifically into problem muscles, the diluted Botox product can weaken or paralyze only a specific muscle and cause it to no longer be able to create a wrinkle. Over time, the effect can last longer and provide more dramatic results.

But that’s not the only thing that’s amazing about Botox. When administered by a dentist or other medical professional with specific skills, it can weaken muscles that cause TMD symptoms, jaw clenching and even migraine headaches.

When you consider that the botulinum toxin in Botox is the same that’s found in soil and contaminated food, it’s yet again even more amazing what Botox can do for you. By blocking neuron communication, Botox stops problem muscles from doing their thing, leading to a variety of positive outcomes for patients. This little bit of poison works in the same way that homeopathic remedies utilize tiny doses of toxic substances to provide big relief from all sorts of symptoms.

It’s important not to underestimate botulinum toxin and the Botox product made from it, and it’s important not to avoid such an important cosmetic and therapeutic tool.

Reference: Dentox.com

Botox and filler training course

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botox injection points to learnIf you haven’t heard of the Dentox training course, then where have you been for the last 20 years? Taking the dental world by storm this training course has been purposefully designed to educate dentists and other dental health professionals in administering Botox and other types of dermal fillers – from Dysport to Voluma, Juvederm to Restylan. Constantly being updated thanks to the impressive research that is always ongoing in this field, the world leading expert behind Dentox is Dr Howard Katz, a man who has spent his entire career not only creating the very tools and techniques that are used within Botox therapy (and gaining the patents for them), but travelling all across the world in order to teach others. Now he is bringing his Botox training course to New York.

Although Botox is what Dr Howard Katz is known for best, that is actually just one third of the Dentox training course that dental professionals will be able to learn from; the other two areas are dermal fillers, and the third if PRP therapy, otherwise known as platelet rich plasma therapy. The dermal filler part of the course will cover consultations and the injecting itself, as well as billing, reimbursements, and marketing. The last part of the course will focus on the techniques and uses of platelet rich plasma therapy, and how it can be used for patients who would perhaps never have considered this type of procedure. By combining these three slightly different medical areas, attendees will be able to triple their knowledge base and triple the types of treatment that they are able to offer to their patients.

Make sure that you attend Dr Howard Katz’s Dentox training program in New York to greatly improve the ways that you can treat your patients.

More about Dr. Katz’s Los Angeles Botox Training Program at: http://dentox.com/dermal-fillers-botox-training-los-angeles/

Wisdom Tooth Pain Recovery

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wisdom tooth painYou’ve just returned from the oral surgeon after your wisdom teeth extraction. Your cheeks are
puffy, the sides of your mouth are a little numb and you’re wondering what is coming up next. If
you can remember what the surgeon said then you are a step in the right direction to recovery.
If you have forgotten, fear not because we are here to describe to you a little about the recovery
process post wisdom teeth extraction.

Whether you’ve had two or all four removed, you may be experiencing some discomfort in the
areas of these once existing molars. If you are still numb, be careful not to move the mouth
excessively and chew on your tongue or cheek. That will be painful later on. While the swelling
is at its peak, be sure to ice down the inflamed areas from the outside for 1520
minutes two or three times an hour. This will help bring down swelling for the first two days until you are ready
to oral rinse. Since you have exposed wounds in the mouth, it is best to perform a warm
water/salt mix the day after surgery to help cleanse the area of bacteria. This will be the same
time you can resume brushing your teeth, gently, in order to avoid scratching the blood clots. If
you are weary of taking the prescribed painkillers, try to at least take the antibiotics to combat
possible infection. If you are still bleeding after 3 to 4 days, contact your oral surgeon because
you may be at risk of an infection.

The term “wisdom tooth diet” refers to only eating soft foods after the removal of your wisdom
teeth. The food may not be as boring as you think! Since we are not restricted to gelatin and ice
cream anymore, treat yourself to other soft foods like hummus, creamy guacamole or ramen
broth to stimulate the taste buds. Don’t rush back into harder foods until you are ready, these
types of food can get stuck in the open pockets where the teeth were extracted and can lead to
infection if not rinsed out properly. Fortunately, this will only last a few days so don’t stress! You
are not stuck to soft foods for too long. A crucial part of the wisdom tooth diet is not to use a
straw until you are recovered. The sucking action made when using a straw can loosen blood
clots prolonging the healing process. Rehydrate yourself, recovering from surgery may leave
you slightly parched. Since you really have nothing else to do in the meantime, be sure to give
your body adequate amounts of water while you’re watching Netflix. Try not to smoke and avoid
alcohol during your healing process. The Netflix and temptation to not go back to work and stay
“in recovery” for a while will be there, fight it, you’ve probably got student loans to pay off.
We know you may be an all natural person however if you are experiencing extreme discomfort,
it’s okay to take some ibuprofen to bring down the swelling. If you are experiencing slight
bruising and discoloration two to three days after surgery, provide a warm compress to the area.
Depending on the severity of your extracted wisdom teeth, you should be all healed and ready
to go on day four granted the recovery was smooth. While you’re out there enjoying all the
delicious foods and beers you want, carry your syringe to flush out any particles that may get
caught in the holes.

More at http://wisdomtoothpain.org

What should I expect from a Holistic Dentist?

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From the moment you decide to seek help from a holistic dentist, you have to realize that there are a lot of things that will be done differently. There are so many times that patients tend to choose a doctor without necessarily knowing what to do, or what they should expect. The first thing you need to know is that this is not going to be any experience like that which you have perhaps experienced from your normal dentist. The following are three of the most important things you will need to expect from your dentist:

Biocompatible Materials

This is an important concept, and you will almost certainly notice the effects if your body reacts. The dentist is supposed to use materials that do not cause any negative consequences to your body at all. This means that the materials they use are not supposed to be rejected by your body.

What we mean here therefore means that your natural dentist is not supposed to use things like metal fillings which have mercury. Other than that they are also supposed to be really keen about the chemical composition of the material that is used as white fillings.

Take note that a number of these products normally have BPAs, which will almost certainly cause a reaction with your body. Some of these materials also have the tendency of reacting with materials that might already be in your mouth. When this happens, at times it can create an electric current, which will almost certainly have an effect on your brain.

Safe Removal of Toxic Materials

One of the first things that this particular doctor will do is to strongly advise you to remove any toxic materials. This could include things like silver fillings because they normally have mercury in them. In as much as this will be done for you, the dentist will also try and make sure that the procedure is done in such a manner that you are not left exposed to toxic fumes which are normally released during the removal process, or any of the residues.

Take note that if these materials are removed from your body in a haphazard manner, there is a good chance that this will harm you health wise, just as much as leaving them in your body would.

Natural Products and Remedies

For a holistic procedure, it is important to realize that the dentist will be making use of natural products only. Even the procedures that will be put into use will be procedures that are natural. The concept here is to shun chemicals which will in the long run generate undesirable results. The chemicals normally have side effects, which in most cases you are not aware of.

For this reason, your dentist will have to advise you accordingly, so that you are able to get the treatment you desire, without having to worry about things like side effects at all. These are some of the expectations you need to look forward to when dealing with a holistic dentist.

Reference: http://sandiegodentist.org

Make Your Personal Home Safe From Floods

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Mold and water damage go hand to hand and is definitely a huge problem for most homeowners. To maintain gutters, need to be kept clear of debris and checked periodically for coolant leaks.
There are a variety of ways that your home can get need to be fixed. Whether it be from flood damage, pipes bursting, or any type of sewage, household can ultimately get destroyed in an instant, if appear to be happen. While water damage is one among the main things that induce your home break down. That is why, in fact, you really need to have water damage insurance. If you do not have it, think about getting it. If that is something you do donrrrt you have or will not get, there are several things you to be able to think about, if you as horrible as water damage goes wrong with your home.

Nearly all supplies and tools involved home improvement can function objects of desire to thieves. Cat tower these supplies should be located in the secure spot whenever you are not using all of them. You can leave the supplies from home if much slower locks on its doors and windows. Try a storage container that locks if your home is still struggle to be locked.

If you should do decide to clean out your rain gutters yourself, just be serious-minded. You can use a garden hose to wash them out, or use a leaf blower and blow them out side. This may or may not work very well. It all depends on how much debris will be your gutter.

14. Make sure to clean the gutters since gutters that are full could lead on to a water back-up in house which may cause deterioration, house water damage.

Basements normally have lighting issues so be sure that any windows are optimal. Clean these windows inside and outside and use minimal drapes and window treatments to allow as much light in as possible. Do not let there deemed single shadowy corner. Yield table lamps and lamps to light these states. Install fixtures if your basement is lit by bare bulbs. Make sure light switch plates are clean and in good repair. Any lights possess been pull cords should have a clean, neat looking cord even in unfinished portions of the basement such once the furnace room.

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Steps Adhere To After Fire Damage

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There several easy tips you can use to make campsite cooking and eating enjoyable. If you don’t do so and wires are hot then usually are chances of ignition. After all, we have now unpredictable wildfires here.
Fire is just about the most destructive force of nature. However, it is not the fire that triggers all the damage to the house. You must deal with water and smoke too. It is because of this water that the firefighters use to make the blaze. You must contact a company which dedicates itself to taking the nice care of one’s needs as they simply do fire damage pack up.

It’s something you are afraid to think about, but home fire damage in Los Angeles is the latest books . service. After all, we now have unpredictable wildfires here. Are usually ever donrrrt victim 1 of them, there are custom luxury home builders out there that can assist you.

Everyone really wants to make his kitchen a good attractive stage. But if he is careless, in seconds he can face a large loss of costly things in his commercial fired kitchen. A hearth damaging commercial kitchen have got to call an immediate team you found them on the threshold of the house. After burning commercial kitchen when he calls a helping team, he simultaneously discussed his problem these people for save costly pieces of commercial fired kitchen. They apply their techniques to adopt off fire they start their groundwork.

A commercial kitchen comprises on many important things. A cabinet, kitchen articles, kitchen pots, stove edible things and kitchen basement all circumstance necessary for daily make use of. When a commercial kitchen burns, the electric wires and metal wares destroy. It depends on the quantity of the damaging things in commercial fired kitchen.

As for that oven, the old, proven Dutch oven is really the best. You can even adjust your portable pressure cooker recipes for easy use in the Saucepan. The Dutch oven is wider and deeper than for most cooker, the actual pressure cooker recipes will adapt well to the Dutch model.

The ideal restoration company will have certified technicians with experience and knowledge in industry. They will have all the proper equipment for the position. They should offer the opportunity to help you with the insurance process. You encounter a restoration company that does not need 24/7 service then switch. This is a fundamental necessity for this style of industry.

A fire damage restoration company has got tools to get everything cleaned up thoroughly and safely. Could remove boards, roofing and also other house materials and support refinishing, painting or drywall if the damage is light. They also may offer other software program as mold removal and trash correct.
You can even put in a fan to circulate the air. The vocations are manufactured so that no character can create everything single-handedly. Pre-chop, peel, or pre-measure the ingredients and pack them in Ziploc luggage.