May 14

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Mar 04

Interesting Facts About The History Of Dental Surgery

Some historical facts are fascinating, some are downright frightening. The history of dental surgery is a bit of both! After reading this article you will be so grateful for the advancements in the field of dentistry that you will most likely call your dentist immediately and make an appointment.

the Sumerians blamed a tooth worm

the Sumerians blamed a tooth worm

  • Around 5,000 BC, the Sumerians blamed a tooth worm for the cause of dental cavities. They believe that these worms bored little holes in the teeth and then hid inside them. This idea about tooth worms was considered fact until about the 1700s!
  • There is evidence that the ancient Chinese used acupuncture around 2,700 BC to treat the pain associated with tooth decay.
  • Native Americans who used to grind corn in stone bowls, such as the Hopi tribe, found that the bits of stone that remained in the corn often caused their teeth to either break or wear away, causing decay. Their method of extraction was to tie a bit of sinew around the offending tooth and attach the other end to a large rock, then toss the rock over a cliff in hopes of pulling out the rotten tooth.
  • During the Middles Ages, dentists did not exist but there were “professionals” who would extract a painful tooth for you. These were barbers who did no preventive care but rather used something similar to a pair of forceps and yanked it out. Anesthesia had yet to be invented

    Pierre Fauchard

    Pierre Fauchard

  • A French doctor named Pierre Fauchard developed dentistry in the 17th century, when he discovered that the acids from sugars were the cause of tooth decay. He also introduced dental fillings as a treatment for cavities.
  • Cocaine was the first anesthetic used in dentistry. Researchers soon started looking for a non-addictive source of pain relief. A German chemist by the name of Alfred Einkorn created Novocaine in 1905. He was actually looking for a safe anesthesia to use on soldiers during the 1st world war. It never took off in popularity on the battlefield, though it became popular for use among dentists.
  • A variety of materials has been used over the years to fill dental cavities such as turpentine resin, stone chips, and various metals. The first gold leaf fillings were introduced in 1848.
  • French dentists were the first to mix mercury with various other metals to make fillings for teeth. A dentist named Taveau developed a mixture that would bind to the teeth at room temperature in 1826.
  • The first dental chair was patented by Waldo Hanchett in 1848.
  • George Green received the first patent for an electric dental drill in January of 1875.
  • The first dental college was opened in 1840 in Baltimore.
  • Colgate produced the first toothpaste in a jar and in 1885 the first toothbrush was mass produced in America by H.N. Wadsworth.
  • Believe it or not, most Americans performed very little dental hygiene until after World War 2. Soldiers that were working abroad brought the idea of brushing and flossing back to the USA when they returned home.

Zane Schwarzlose is a writer at Fahrenheit Marketing, an Austin web design company. Zane is glad he’s never had oral surgery.

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Mar 03

Treatment To Consider For Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a leading cause of excessive daytime tiredness. There are several types of sleep apnea,  the most common type being Obstructive  Sleep Apnea,  where an airway blockage exists and causes shallow breathing or breathing pauses.  The breathing interruptions prevent a sound and restful sleep,  usually unknowing to the person affected.  Sleep apnea most commonly occurs in people who are overweight, but can affect just about anyone.  Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that requires long-term treatment and management.  Untreated, it can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity and diabetes.  It can also increase the risk of heart failure, induce arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and increase the risk of having work-related or driving accidents.

The treatment you receive for your sleep apnea may depend on what type of sleep apnea you have. Besides Obstructive Sleep Apnea, there are two less-common types of sleep apnea, they are:

Central Sleep Apnea: Involves the central nervous system and occurs when the brain fails to signal the muscles that help you breath.

Complex Sleep Apnea: This type of sleep apnea is  a combination of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.

Treatments

Traditional treatment methods may help reduce some of the effects due to obstructive sleep apnea, such as tiredness, snoring and breathing arrests, but they cannot eliminate or cure chronic sleep apnea thus, patients endure short-term treatment applied to a long-term condition.

The causes for sleep apnea can be for various reasons. They could be unknown, a natural physical alignment, weight issues, or from a past personal injury. A common treatment method for sleep apnea is CPAP (Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure) machines.  To say these machines are an inconvenient is an understatement.  Although the machines do help increase blood oxygen levels, help alleviate breathing interruptions and next day sleepiness, they are often uncomfortable and cumbersome, and are effective only when the machine is used.

Depending on the severity of a constructive sleep apnea condition, surgery can be the solution to alleviating chronic sleep apnea, and be an alternative option if a  CPAP machine therapy is not bringing relief, can’t be tolerated any longer, or self-help efforts such as weight loss or exercise are ineffective.

Considering Surgery

Dental practices specializing in oral and maxillofacial surgery usually have surgical staff well trained in every aspect of sleep apnea surgery services.  Surgery requirements usually entail a thorough history of the patient’s sleep apnea condition, the treatment methods used, and a sleep apnea  diagnosis from a sleep clinic.  Surgery may be the most beneficial option in bringing ultimate relief to a long-suffering sleep apnea patient.

The cost and payment for sleep apnea surgery will be determined by the oral surgeon and the patient’s insurance plan or a patient’s alternative payment option.  If a sleep apnea condition deems to be the result of a personal injury accident, legal remedies could be available in seeking compensation for medical treatment.  Inquiry with an attorney specializing in personal injury law will provide insight to any applicable or available legal resources.

Zane Schwarzlose is a writer at Fahrenheit Marketing, an Austin web design company. Zane is glad he doesn’t have sleep apnea.

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Mar 02

Choosing a Good Content Creator will be one of the Best Things you do for your Business

If you think you will be able to create web copy for your site by yourself, you’re not alone. Lots of webmasters think the same thing. It usually doesn’t take long before they realize that finding an expert on the subject of SEO Article Writing to be the better choice.

It’s Harder than it Looks

Most people look at the web copy posted on another site and decide that it doesn’t look like anything special, they should be able to write something just as good. It isn’t until they post it to their website and start watching the search engine ranking that they realize they’ve done something wrong. Creating content for websites falls into the category of things that look easier than they really are. Skilled article creators have studied the trends and search engine guidelines and have created a formula that allows them to create articles, blog posts and web content that manages to fit into the parameters set by major search engines like Google while also being interesting to read. It takes time and practice to develop such a skill.

Search Engine Optimization

Creating Content can be Time Consuming

Until you’ve start to fill your website with content, it’s difficult to understand just how much information you need to come up with. You have pages and pages that will need to be filled. Even after you’ve complied the content you’re going to put on your website, and it’s ready to go live, there will be more writing to do. You’re going to have to come up with blog posts, fresh content for your website, and articles you’ll want to post to the websites. This will be in addition to all the other demands your business places on your time and energy. Experienced content writers can write faster than you, and the only thing they have to worry about will be crafting interesting articles.

Choosing the Best Content Writer for the Job

There are lots of content writers in the world. You want to take your time and consider all of your options and choose the one that’s best for you. Qualities you’re looking for include:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Plenty of experience
  • Has a strong understanding of your particular industry/niche
  • Will work closely with you to create a content marketing program
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Willing to customize the content they create to suit your unique needs
  • Understands how to work within the parameters set by Google Penguin and Panda programs

Selecting a good, reliable content writer leaves you free to handle the aspects of your business you’re more qualified for.

Author Bio:

Mark Long started his SEO article writing services company several years ago, and has worked with hundreds of different clients. He carefully cultivated a reputation for being pleasant to work with and creating top quality web content.
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Jan 26

5Common Home-Based Business Mistakes

The internet has made it possible to work from anywhere.

As a result, more and more people are deciding to work where they’re most comfortable: at home! After all, what could be better than exchanging your hour-long commute for a 5 minute one between your bed and desk? Or throwing away those business suits and replacing them with a few pairs of sweats?
But of course, a home-based business is still a business! And that means that you have to look beyond the perks and learn what it takes to run a successful enterprise. Start your lessons today by looking at these common mistakes that those starting out often make.

OOps

OOPS

1. Not tracking your expenses.

Running your own business costs money. You need to make sure you’re making more than you’re spending. Even if you’re running a business with low overhead (many home-based businesses really just require a computer and an internet connection), you may be able to claim other expenses, such as part of your mortgage, cell phone bill, and car expenses, on your tax return. Keeping track can save you big at the end of the year, so consult with a tax professional early on.

2. Not paying your taxes.

If your home-based business is your only source of income, it’s likely you’ll have to pay self-employment taxes quarterly to avoid being hit with a penalty when tax seasons comes around – as well as having to pay all those taxes at once! Be sure to bring that up when you speak with your tax expert.

3. Not setting aside time and space.

It’s easy to get distracted when you run a home-based business. After all, your couch and TV are just a few feet away, and you can always finish up work later, right? But that, of course, can lead to procrastination. You can address this problem by establishing an office–whether it’s a separate room or just a designated area—that’s entirely focused on your work. It’s also helpful to establish a schedule. You can be flexible, but at least, you’ll have something to start from.

4. Not getting it in writing.

Didn’t get paid by a client? You’ll have a hard time collecting or taking them to court if you don’t have your agreement down on paper. Often, an email will work just fine, but it can be beneficial to have a more formal standard agreement. Develop a template (or a few templates) so that you can put one together quickly when taking on a new client.

5. Not continually promoting yourself.

Remember, your customers can walk away at any time. You need to make sure that you keep putting yourself out there, so that the well doesn’t dry up, or you could be back to seeking traditional employment.
No matter how much you prepare or how much advice you seek, you will make mistakes. Many freelancers put the blame on their client. “I just got stuck with a deadbeat client!” or “He just didn’t know what he wanted.” Often, that’s exactly the case – but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn from what happened and prevent it in the future. Instead of playing the blame game (or the flip side: beating yourself up about an error), try to figure out what you can learn from the situation.

About the Author:

Patrick and Joyce Del Rosario are Filipino business and career bloggers. They work at Open Colleges, one of the pioneers of Online education in Australia and one of the leading providers of diploma of management (http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/) and small business courses.(http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/)

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Jan 18

Three Website Traffic Myths You Should Bust!

If you wish to have a successful website then one thing you should focus on is the generation of your website traffic. However, there are various limiting beliefs that make people think getting website traffic is a difficult task. If you wish to become a successful website owner, then you may need to let go of these old limiting beliefs. In this way, you will be able to experience the full growth of your website.

Traveling At Speed Of Light

 

 

Here is the website traffic myths that you need to let go if you wish to make it big online:

 

Website Traffic Myth #1:

 

You need to be an expert if you wish to generate lots of high quality traffic.

It is true that being an internet marketing expert implies that you already know how to generate quality website traffic and succeed in making your website bigger. However, you only need to be better than the average player in your industry if you wish to generate traffic for your site. And being better than the average player is not exactly that hard. All you need to do is to keep yourself focused in learning and discovering the basics and how the industry works. The sad thing is, a lot of website owners do not have too much faith in the contents and products or services that they offer that they sabotage their own success.

 

Website Traffic Myth #2:

 

Lots of time should be invested in order to generate lots of quality website traffic.

 

Although generating traffic seems a lot of work, it doesn’t have to involve the use of too much time. If you have an average site, it will not take you too much time to generate website traffic for it. If this is the case, why are so many people taking time in building traffic for their site? For one, people spend time and money in buying traffic rather than generating their site traffic themselves. Second, they prioritize quantity of the traffic, rather than enhancing its quality. Last but not the least; they take time in creating more quality content for their site, thinking that it is a good way for people to notice it. Truth is, you do not have to invest too much time and effort in carrying out all these activities. All you need to do is to take advantage of the social sites that are available today. When you do so, you will be amazed at how fast you can generate traffic for your site!

 

Website Traffic Myth #3:

 

 Generating quality traffic would require you need to buy all the tools recommended in the market.

 

You do not have to buy tools just to get traffic for your site. Truth is, everything you need to get traffic is already at your disposal. Most of the tools that you need are for free. All you need to do is to try out these free tools to know what would work best for your site!

 

 

Dorothy Matthews is one of the people behind Big Drop, a responsive Web design New York agency that will meet your expectations and suit your originality.

 

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Dec 21

Social Media Tips For Pest Control Professionals

If you run a busy pest control business, but you would still like more customers, then it’s time to start thinking a little more creatively about how you advertise your business. If you are busy already, it’s because you already have a handle on your business advertising, and you probably already advertise in local newspapers and community publications as well as handing out flyers and brochures whenever you can. You may not realize the power of advertising on social media – but it’s time that you did. All the smart businesses have a presence on social media these days because they understand the amount of custom that it generates. You may be a little reluctant to get started – after all you are probably already too busy carrying out your day to day work. But the good news is that it takes up very little of your time, and the positives heavily outweigh the negatives. In this article we are going to tell you a little more about it.

Why Advertise On Social Media?

Social media offers a unique form of advertising that you can’t get anywhere else. It works on the principle that word of mouth is everything – it’s just an online version of a chat over the garden fence. When people use your services and are very pleased with them, they are likely to let their friends know. If they do this over the garden fence then their views will only be heard by one or two people, however if they do it on social media then hundreds if not thousands of people can be reached. If you want to cash in on this, it’s important that you have a profile on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

How to Get Started

It is really easy to get started – all you need is to register an account with a couple of social media platforms (and we recommend Twitter and Facebook as a start). All you need is an email address and a password, and you can get started straight away by building your profile and telling people a little about the services that you offer. Ask your friends to share your page with their friends, and the word will soon start to spread. When customers are happy with your services, ask them to join your page and post some feedback. This sort of information is really important to potential customers who will read this good feedback and feel confident in booking your services.

Provide Information

The more you know about your subject, the more authoritative you will look to your potential customers. Consider posting a blog once a week with interesting information such as how to get rid of wasps nest or how to remove mice and rats from your home. You will soon become a source of information for many people, and as a by-product you’ll look far more genuine to the search engines. Use social media platforms to establish yourself as an expert in your field, and it won’t be long before your reputation starts to build.

Social media is critical for any business these days – isn’t it time you got involved?

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he author of this post, Jonas Grant, works for Peregrine, a well-known pest control agency offering clients services including mice control. A nature lover, he loves to go on for long treks during weekends.

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Dec 20

How To Effectively Promote Your Office Design Business Using Social Media

If you run an interior design business that focuses in on clients who need the most spectacular office spaces brought to life in order to attract and retain customers and create a real brand image for themselves that’s unforgettable, you should be using social media to target your niche market and get the clients that you need. Not sure how to use social media to your advantage? Continue reading to learn some tips to help get you started.

Post Plenty of Pics to Pinterest

Designers and artists of all kinds should definitely make it a point to create a Pinterest profile that they can use to promote their blog entries and their past projects in an attempt to get more visitors to their websites and more clients in their calendars. Pinterest is a social media site that focuses on images of beautiful things that inspire you. When you see these images, you want the items advertised in them for yourself, and that’s how businesses are able to increase their sales. So start a Pinterest account and start posting pics of all of your past projects. Before-and-after photographs are a great way to show potential new customers what you are really capable of.

Keep Tweeting Every Day

Hop on Twitter every day in order to keep pumping out tweets that provide helpful tips to those who follow you and want to design incredible office spaces of their own. However, make sure you use Twitter not only to dole out advice and make yourself an expert in your field but also to drive people to your website, blog, and other social media pages where you’re promoting your work. This is a great way to connect not only with other professionals with whom you can network and exchange ideas, but also to clients in your area who view you as an inspirational and creative person they want to hire.

Start Conversations on Facebook

The great thing about having a Twitter and a Facebook account is the fact that you can set them up to feed into one another. Therefore, you can have your Facebook status updates feed automatically into Twitter, linking back to your Facebook post. And the same happens when you post a tweet, as it will feed onto Facebook. This is a great way to cross-promote your business on both social media pages while hitting audiences on both platforms with the same information. Just make sure you use Facebook to actively engage your customers in stimulating conversations about design, as you aren’t limited to character counts like you are on Twitter. And don’t forget to share your modern office design ideas with your target audience via Facebook, where they can access links to photos and videos of what you do.

There are so many great ways to use social media to promote any type of business, including an office design company. If you use sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to your advantage, you can easily score more clients and earn more income.

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Today’s guest author, Ruth Kenny, works for Global Contract Bridges, a leading provider of conference tables. She is an avid blogger and writes about subjects that most interests her such as home improvement, office furnishing etc.

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Nov 20

Demystifying Domain Names Selection And Registration In A Changing Tech Environment

It is very clear for many people they understand a lot about their web address but have very scanty information on their domain names. In short, you must have the domain name world demystified. A domain is essentially a readable name and unique in itself forming the foundation for email and web addresses. Through a domain, emails, applications and web pages can easily be pooled together. Domain names are made up of two unique parts namely the label and TLD or top-level domain and takes the form of label.tld. TLDs are of different types, such as country TLDs like .au, .in, .uk or .nl and general TLDs like the ubiquitous .org, .net and .com.

Today, general TLDs  can be used by virtually anyone who buys and registers them although initially, they were created for certain purposes like the network description in .net, commercial in .com and .org for NGOs. It is also important to notice domain names are insensitive to a combination of lower and upper case or simply case insensitive. Even if upper and lower cases are combined, for instance YahOO.coM, it will always resolve itself to yahoo.com.

Registrars

Of importance is that domain names are leased and registered for 12 months or more. In some cases, the registration happens through companies acting as registrars. Lots organizations manage domain registration with so many bodies associated with most of the TLDs out there. General top-level domains are handled and controlled by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Regional and national bodies for TLD authorizations are many, such as Nominet for the UK and CENTR (Council of European National top-Level Domain Registries) for other European nations.

After the registration of a domain name, it is then available for the specific period it has been leased. After expiry, you are given a chance to renew and continue using it or else it will lapse and go back to the market where in most cases, it gets sold again very fast.

Days After Finding A Domain Name

After you have found the domain name you have always wanted, you must do something with it otherwise you could lose it, especially if you have not registered it. To use it, the domain has to be attached to web hosting and email if it will be of any use.

Remember the domain name is essentially a registered title or name within a specific directory.  A generic page is assigned to it such that if it is entered into a web browser, a page comes up informing anyone who is looking at it that it has been registered and usually full of adverts from the registrar offering onlookers the chance to register domain names for their own usage.

Those who may not have hosting as well as domain and web services must select one. This is the reason lots of registrar companies spread over the internet provide services in packages with web hosting and email service included. You can also search and register as many domain names as you might want for your own investments.

For brand protection, you can reserve all the open top-level TLDs generally available for the label you have selected, including those of the relevant country TLD. This means if you are in China, it is preferable to reserve the .org, .com, .net, .co.cn and the .cn as well.

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Author Bio

Bob Jordan, former basketball player now finds joy in writing about business and marketing strategies. He loves watching basketball on TV during leisure time and writing articles for Name Perfection.

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Oct 24

Why You Don’t Know Nearly Enough About Your Visitors

If you want to be a good webmaster, then one of the most important things to do is to spend time getting to know your visitors. These are the people who fund your site and make your job possible, and they are the people who you are creating your site and your content for. If you forget them, then your site will flounder with no one to read it, and you’ll only end up pleasing the bots.

While most bloggers and webmasters recognise the importance of knowing their visitors though, many do not spend time really getting to know them. Generally we create a site in a particular niche and it’s safe to assume that our readers are a particular type who appreciate that niche, but just guessing at their age and their location is far from being enough. Read on to find out what else you should be learning about them and how this can help you to create a perfect website.

Knowing Their Hopes and Dreams

This might sound a little extreme, but rather than just knowing your visitors’ basic stats, you should also understand their hopes, their dreams and their personalities. The reason for this is that it’s only by knowing what your visitors want out of life that you can appeal to them on an emotional level. And it’s only by appealing to them on an emotional level that you can get them to become true fans of your site and get them to spend a decent amount of time, energy and money there.

For instance, if you write a fitness site then you won’t get much from knowing just the location and the monitor size of your visitors. Instead you should understand who they are, what they want from life and how you can help them obtain that.

Because that’s really what you’re selling. When you write a fitness site you are selling a better lifestyle. You are selling better health, more respect from peers and more luck with the opposite sex. That’s the real reason that people come to your site, and it’s what will make them really excited to be there.

Knowing this, then allows you to market and promote your site in the right way – by showing off the lifestyle change that you are touting both in your images and in your content. Then your website will affect them on an emotional level, and you’ll get an entirely different level of commitment.

Knowing Their Personalities

Likewise, you will also want  try to get  know your visitors in terms of their personalities. What makes them laugh? What are their political views? Knowing this is useful too, because it allows you to write content that you know will appeal to them. Once you understand their sense of humour for instance, you can write jokes that will actually make them smile. Once you know what their other interests are, you’ll know how you can stray from the main topic of your site while still keeping them interested.

In short, if you don’t know your visitors like you know yourself, or at least like you know your friends, then it’s time you got to know them that way.

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Keith Terrell is the owner of ‘Orp Media‘, an Internet marketing agency which offers specialized search engine optimization services. He is an avid blogger and he enjoys sharing his ideas through his articles.

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