Mold Prevention Tips

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If mold is allowed to thrive in a home, it can cause serious health problems for the inhabitants. Once mold starts to grow in a property, it can spread quickly, and once it appears, mold removal can be difficult. Taking steps to prevent mold from growing in your home can help to protect your family and your pets from the health risks which are associated with the presence of toxic mold.

Ventilate your rooms

Mold is more likely to grow in areas that are poorly ventilated. In rooms such as the kitchen, the bathroom or any room where clothes are dried, there is likely to be a lot of moisture in the air, and this moisture can form condensation on the walls and the windows. Mold is highly likely to form in these damp patches. In bedrooms which are cold, condensation is also likely to form, because of the water droplets present in human breathe and sweat. To reduce the likelihood of mold forming, open a window or turn on an extractor fan to help to ventilate the room and reduce amount of condensation that forms. Alternatively, you can use a de-humidifier to help to reduce the humidity levels in the room.

Clean up spills and fix leaks as soon as possible

If you spill any water, or if you notice any water leaks, it is important that you take steps to fix this straight away. If an area is allowed to stay wet or damp for a long period, it is likely that mold will form in the damp area. Fix the leak as soon as possible, and mop up any excess water. This will help the area to dry out more quickly. The sooner the area is able to dry out, the less likely mold is to form.

Mitigate risks

During autumn, make sure that your guttering is clear, and that no water is leaking out onto your property. If water is spilling down from the gutter onto the outside wall, it can penetrate the wall and can cause damp on the inner wall of the property. During winter, ensure that your home is adequately heated to reduce condensation risks. Adequate heating can also reduce the risk that pipes in your home could freeze and burst.

Prompt Mold Removal

If you do notice mold growing in your home, you should take mold remediation steps immediately. Once mold has started to grow, it can spread very quickly, and will be much harder to remove. Therefore it is important that you act promptly. Use a fungicide or a biocide as part of the mold removal process, as this helps to kill mold spores. Do not use bleach, because this will only remove the color from the mold, rather than killing it. If you are concerned about toxic mold, you may require mold testing. If you are unable to successfully remove the mold yourself, or if you are aware that the mold is toxic, you may want to seek professional mold remediation help.

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Celebrities with Chipped Teeth

tooth with a crack retro posterWe tend to think celebrities are perfect, but they can have accidents and imperfections just like the rest of us.  Following are stories about how some famous people have ended up with a chipped tooth.

Taylor Swift chipped a tooth while on tour with her Red tour in 2013.  While performing in Pittsburgh, she brought the microphone up to her face too quickly and ended up hitting her front teeth with the microphone.  Her tooth was repaired and her smile is once again picture perfect.  Hillary Duff’s teeth also suffered an unfortunate incident with a microphone, which resulted in a chipped tooth.

Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey both had accidents as children that left them with a chipped front tooth.  Tom Cruise was hit by a hockey puck, and left with a broken tooth.  He normally wears a crown, but took the crown off for his 1983 film, The Outsiders.  Jim Carrey fell off of playground equipment in his youth.  Like Cruise, he normally wears a crown.  He took his crown off when he played the part of Lloyd Christmas in the Dumb and Dumber films.

The Voice judge, Shakira, reportedly chipped a tooth while biting into a cookie during a break from filming in 2012.  She was quite surprised to be left with a piece of tooth in her mouth!

It’s not always something as benign as eating a cookie that causes a celebrity to chip a tooth.   Florence Welch, the front woman for The Florence and The Machinechipped a tooth while partying with Kanye West and Lykke Li in New York City in 2012.

Katie Holmes and rapper Nas have both been photographed with chipped teeth.  Katie Holmes apparently had her chipped teeth fixed soon after the photograph came out in 2008.  Nas waited until he made money as a rapper before heading to the dentist for his perfect smile.

Jerry Rice,  thought to be one of the best players ever to play in the National Football League, chipped several teeth during his career.  He played for the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, and Seattle Sea Hawks throughout his twenty years in the NFL.  When he was no longer on the field, he had his teeth repaired through cosmetic dental surgery.

The famous jazz trumpeter. Chet Baker,  had many chipped teeth after he was beaten while trying to buy drugs in 1968.  His mouth was so badly damaged that he had to get dentures in order to be able to continue to play the trumpet.

Rumor has it that rapper Fabolous chipped his tooth in a boxing match with fellow rapper Mase early in his career.  Another story goes that he chipped his tooth balancing a basketball.  Either way, in 2011, Fabolous had the tooth fixed, citing he was too old to have a chipped tooth as his signature look.

One celebrity went in the other direction.  In 1998, Brad Pitt had his front teeth chipped so his character, Tyler Durden, would appear more realistic in the film The Fight Club.  After filming, Brad Pitt did have his teeth fixed and his smile restored.


What does mercury free actually mean?

Natural caduceus conceptThe problem with words is that they can easily be used to hide the truth, and this is never more true when it comes to advertising. We all know that adverts are there to make a product look and sound a little better than it actually is, but sometimes we can forget that when we see something that we think must be amazing. One of the best examples of this is when a food product describes itself as ‘fat free’ or ‘sugar free’. What many people do not realise is that fat and sugar are very different things, so when a product says that it is ‘fat free’ it probably has loads of sugar in it, and when a product says that it is ‘sugar free’ it probably has loads of fat in it – which of course, they are not going to tell you.

That is why it can sometimes be so difficult to believe anything you see or hear, and why so many dentists are not believed when they describe themselves as ‘mercury free’. After all, even if they have taken all of the mercury out of their dentistry, couldn’t that just mean that they have put something else in that is just as bad? Thankfully, that is not the case. Of course, dentists have replaced mercury with other contents for their fillings to work, but those new chemicals have been proven over and over again in scientific trials that they do not harm the body. Mercury, on the other hand, has been considered a human toxin or poison for many years now.

When a dentist describes themselves as ‘mercury free’, that means that they truly care about the health of your teeth, gums, and the rest of your body – and their fillings really are free of anything dangerous.

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How can you trust that your dentist is mercury free?

holisticThere are certain professions in the world that we are taught to just trust – sometimes even blindly – because they are doing a job that is both difficult, complicated, and hard to understand. No one expects to be able to understand exactly how a pilot flies a place before they check in; and no one refuses to go ahead with vital heart surgery until they can fully comprehend what the surgeon is about to do. However, that does not mean that you should ignore all of the information that you are given, and if you are given the chance to educate yourself, you should always take it. Because one of the key problems with blindly trusting a professional is that you are having to do it without any information.

Thankfully, when it comes to finding a dentist that really is mercury free, you are in luck: there are already people out there that want to help you make the right decision. There are a huge number of organizations that mercury free dentists can join, and it is up to these organizations to make sure that the dentists really and truly do not use mercury in any of their fillings. That means that they can do all of the hard work for you! All you will need to do is ensure that you look through their listings to find a mercury free dentist that is near you. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, or the IAOMT, is one of the best places to start.

Of course, you may already be with a great dentist already – but do not worry. You may not necessarily have to leave them. Just ask what their policies are on using mercury within dentistry – you may be pleasantly surprised!

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The simplest recipe for homemade toothpaste

BLD029665If you are thinking of creating your very own homemade toothpaste, then you are in luck: Dr Vinograd has created a scientifically proven toothpaste that is incredibly good for you without containing any horrible chemicals – and what’s more, it is ridiculously easy to make yourself. The main reason that most people decide to make their homemade toothpaste because they are concerned about all of the horrendously dangerous chemicals that are continuously put into store brand toothpaste. The ingredients in homemade toothpaste are small in number, and you will almost definitely have then already in your cupboards at home.

First things first: you will need to collect together the right amounts of the ingredients. You will need half a cup of non-hydrogenised virgin coconut oil, and two to three tablespoons of baking soda. You will need between fifteen to twenty drops of an essential oil to give it flavoring; many people prefer cinnamon or peppermint, but it is really up to you. Lastly, you’ll need Xylitol to taste, but that again is really up to how you would like your homemade toothpaste to be.

The instructions on how to make your own homemade toothpaste are really easy. You will need to soften the coconut oil with a gentle heat, and when it has melted completely you will need to just add in all of the rest of your ingredients, and mix them really well. When they are all mixed up properly, just put the mixture in a glass jar and wait until the mixture has cooled down.

And there you have it! Your very own homemade toothpaste. With each batch that you make, you may decide to try something a little different. That way you will be able to see which flavor combinations you really like.

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New York Dentists: Offer Botox For Therapeutic Purposes Now

Woman giving botox injections.With so much competition these days in the dental industry, it’s important to give your practice every edge possible. In New York, state Botox regulations allow dentists to administer Botox and dermal fillers as long as it’s done along with dental reconstruction. The offering of Botox as a freestanding procedure is not allowed.

We don’t offer legal or ethical advice, but this would seem to mean that New York dentists can use Botox for facial reconstruction work as well as work to improve the smile of patients with bad teeth and also to improve symptoms for those who have come to a dentist with migraines caused by TMD and similar problems that originate with the mouth and jaw.

The law is similar in West Virginia, for example, and many other states. In these cases, Botox by dentists is not allowed for solely cosmetic purposes but can be administered along with dental treatment. Exactly what this means for any particular dental practice in New York or elsewhere is a matter that requires direct research and some care to be sure you’re staying within the law and the scope of your license.

The MHRA (ie Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) has a large spectrum of authority in the regulation of medical devices, medicines and therapeutic services which also covers the use of Botulinum Toxins (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin etc). In the USA, the administration of Botox is limited to (differs by state) physicians’ assistants, plastic surgeons, internalists, nurses, optalmologists, podiatrists, OB-Gyns, dermatologists and medical estheticians.

One thing is certain: when choosing Botox training that complies with the wide range of Botox state regulations across the United States, the best choice is Dentox. Dr. Howard Katz, the chief trainer at Dentox, is an innovator in the field of dental Botox who has treated more patients than any other dentist and trained more dentists than any other trainer.

State boards that make recommendations and malpractice insurers are among those that will likely recommend Botox training from Dentox to you. That’s because those who need training might as well get it from the first and best in the field. If you don’t choose Dentox and Dr. Howard Katz, you’re choosing a latecomer with less experience, and why would you want to do that?

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Building a Barn Door

unique barn doorYesterday Todd, my second oldest brother, wanted to make a sliding barn door but then he complained that it would take too long, too expensive, and too hard. It was a long talk, but I was able to convince him that everything he knew about barn doors was a lie. Building a farm door only takes seven hours to get done professionally and two if you are fooling this article. Everything that used here only cost 378 dollars and if I can make / create a barn door, then anyone else can. Now here is how you do this in the simplest of terms:

1. Join the Boards
One of the hardest things about starting out is knowing your dimensions. We are going to assume that you already know the width and height of the door you want to build. Whatever your dimensions make sure to cut it half an inch shorter, gang the boards side by side, and finally screw the blocks in place. Remember to remove the clamps.

2. Combine Filler Strips
This self-explanatory and you should follow your cut list. After that only add adhesive to the lower stiles/rail. Make sure to leave a 1-inch channel for the track to guide the door later.

3. Slice the Chevrons
Now set your mitre saw to 45 degrees and cut off one end of each pallet board. Next use a combination square to mark the boards around one-eighth of an inch. Lastly dry fit them together, one chevron at a time.

4. Part the Corners
Just cut the corners of boards. Make sure to make all of the corners sharp to the touch.

5. Establish the Pattern
Dry fit the chevrons to both panels and lift one board at a time to apply more adhesive to the undersides. Press back to in place and repeat this process until you see the pattern appear.

6. Drill Hollow Holes
Your cut list should explain where you should drill the pocket holes. Typically you will drill two at each end of your upper and middle rails.

7. Build the Support
Now that you have everything ready, this should be as manageable as making a wood jigsaw piece. Just make sure to clamp the frame together once done.

8. Connect the Face Frame
Apply adhesive in a zigzag pattern along the filler strips. Align it with all four edges then you are done. Some people tack it down with brads every eight inches.

9. Rub On the Termination
No need to explain this. Barely sand the entire door and apply the finish.

10. Ascribe the Rollers
Mark the screw locations as indicated by your cut list then replace the wheels. Once you slip the wheels on the grooves, then do one final measure of the door and the track to determine how high the casing has to be.

11. Attach the Mounting Lumber
Use a stud finder to locate the framing and mark the locations of the casing. The hardest part is levelling the mounting board.

12. Fix the Track
If you’ve done it this far, then install the track should be a snap, however, this is unique depending on your measurements. Just make sure to ratchet the rest of the legs in place and snug them all up.

13. Scroll the Door On
Now just roll your creation in place and marvel at your work. Just make sure to position the door handle on the centerline of the stile then you have done it!


Fix sliding closet doors on your own in no time

Custom sliding doorYour problem: It has been more than 10 years since we have installed sliding closet doors everywhere in our house. Everything was fascinating and worked well until recently when suddenly almost every sliding door in the house started either to come off tracks or get jammed against each other. No matter what we tried to do, the situation is only getting worse.

Handyman’s solution to your problem: every day your handyman’s office receives a multitude of calls with similar complaints. The majority is about custom sliding closet doors that came off track and it is impossible either to get them back on track or even move. Once there was a case with a trapped person inside a closet door who finally managed to get out but the door still was not functioning right. Therefore, do not feel alone with the problem, we are about to give you some invaluable tips on how to handle came off track custom sliding closet doors.

According to KNR Sliding Doors Culver City, there are older style doors, which are a bit different from the modern ones. First, let’s see how to come with the older ones and then move to those a bit more up-to-date. The first type is sliding doors is characterized by ceiling mounted tracks that do all the support for rollers. The later as a rule go in the shape of an open hanging “j” and that is the reason why the doors tend to come off track in case they are pushed aside or vertically instead of pulling them horizontally from one side to another.

Occasionally, custom sliding closet doors can stuck because of something inside it. In this case, it is a bad idea to push the doors in different directions and trying to lift them. The only thing you will achieve is that the rollers will simply come off track and it will become harder to repair the doors. Especially if your sliding closet doors are those heavy ones.

Sometimes there is the problem with original sliding doors that are put over hard wood floors. The problem here is that the carpeting was put on the floors later than the doors were installed. As a result, the height of the carpeting is not counted into the construction that causes more troubles when opening the sliding closet doors. A good way out here is to remove the doors and trim the base. Such a step will allow you to get everything back on track and enjoy your doors for more years to come.

If your only problem is relatively old rollers, then you have a chance to replace them with the new ones. However, keep in mind that it will be necessary to do the same with the entire track mechanism. Only in this case, you will achieve the goal and your sliding closet will move along as if they are new. By the way, such custom mechanisms are available in all hardware stores, you just need to know the right measurements of your custom sliding closet doors.

When talking about the new generation of mechanisms for custom sliding closet doors,  the situation is more simple. Once you install the rollers, trolley and new “C” shaped track correctly, you will not have any additional problems with this type of sliding doors.

The above-mentioned option of replacing the old mechanism with the new one seems logical only when the doors and the frame are is good condition. Then, to do the job on a standard door will take about 2-3 hours. By no means, it will make your life easier and you will not get angry every morning because our closed doors have jammed once again.

The same renovation approach can be applied to pocket doors but in this case, it will be more time-, effort- and material-consuming. The reason is quite obvious as usually pocket doors have a more complicated construction and it is not that easy to get access to the mechanism and replace it with a new one. Note that sometimes it is hard to replace the track as the process requires a 1-2 square foot opening in a drywall to get the things done from the inside. If the drywall is removed, the task gets more simple but not in case if the cabinets of the pocket doors are tiled. The way out here is to move the cabinets for some time or create an opening in the tile.


Can Adults Wear Braces?

The rise in technological advancements and Orthodontic research have led to the production of less bulky, inexpensive, and much more aesthetically appealing adult braces. This has resulted in an increase in the number of adults wearing braces nowadays. Adults that are self-conscious about their smile, irrespective of the age, are now getting braces to correct their dental alignment and eventually improve their smile.

Adult braces are specially designed for anyone above 18years of age. Nowadays, common orthodontic issues including misaligned teeth, crowded teeth, bite problems, and jaw disorders can be easily corrected using braces. However, if left unattended, such problems can eventually result in headaches and earaches, tooth decay, gum disease, and also chewing, biting or speaking problems.

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Adult Braces

Now more than ever, adults understand how much their smile contribute in the way that they perceive themselves, their self-esteem and how much well-aligned teeth play a part in their overall health, this has led to more and more adults seeking orthodontic treatment to perfect their smiles and improve their health. On the other hand, dentists are recommending adults to put on braces to improve their “orofacial” appearance.

 Determining the ideal braces to wear

Adult braces are made of different materials and they come in different types and sizes. For this reason, it is always important to visit an orthodontist in order to get the right brace prescription.  The orthodontist will examine your teeth and jaws and recommend the best fitting to wear based on your particular problem. Through the advice of the adult braces San Diego dentist, you will be able to get the most suitable adult brace for your teeth.

How long will you have to wear braces?

The duration of wearing your braces will depend on your treatment plan. Typically, the more complex your teeth condition is, and the older you are, the longer the treatment period. Most adults can count on wearing full braces within 12 and 24 months, then afterwards wearing a retainer to position and align tissues around the straightened teeth.

 Will treatment be uncomfortable?

At every visit to your adult braces San Diego dentist, the interconnecting wires are tightened, exerting mild pressure on the brackets to shift your teeth or jaws gradually into the ideal position. Your teeth and jaws may feel slightly sore, but the discomfort is only for a short period. There are other chances that some of your teeth may need to be removed to create space for teeth being moved with braces and for appropriate jaw alignment.  If you are recommended to wear aligners, you may experience some soreness while your mouth adjusts to every new plastic tray. So, other than the minor soreness, the rest of the treatment will be comfortable.

Home care of your teeth with braces

To ensure that you maintain high standards of oral hygiene, you should brush after every meal using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to avoid enamel staining around brackets.  Using a floss threader, take your time to floss between braces and under the wires. Last but not least make sure that your teeth are cleaned every six months to keep them healthy.

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Helpful Mold Removal Tips

These spores float around in air create their way straight in to the home. The safest way to treat molds is actually assume oftentimes deadly you. These areas include bathroom fixtures and moldy walls.
No one really wants to have a home filled with mold. In fact, owning a home that contains mold is very hazardous. Mold can cause numerous health threats for you and your loved ones.

Begin by removing any visible mold or mildew. This must be done outside, so mold spores aren’t released in to your home. Possess a bag, or multiple bags available to deposit removed mold interested in. The mold only need to brush off or remove easily. May doesn’t go easily could be removed in the cleaning solution.

Organic websites tout Non-Toxic Mold Cleaner Molderizer to be a fantastic organic mold removers. This product is expensive, though, like other organic products. One jug in the mold remover costs almost sixty dollars, so for are on a tight budget you might call for to go else. But if the price isn’t an issue, then this is one of the many best organic, professional strength mold removers.

Non-Toxic Mold Cleaner Molderizer is generally consider a great organic choice for a mold remover. Definitely not enough . is expensive, though, like other organic products. One jug these mold remover costs almost sixty dollars, so if you are on a great budget you may need to get another thing. If, however, you don’t mind the price and here are a few commercial strength and organic mold remover, this may be the best product that you can buy.

So is black mold removal necessary? Well, considering the army developed these weapons to kill people, an individual want these toxins in your house? The truth is these are not the only household molds that makes people vomit.

Having identically meaning, “Mold”, “Toxic Mold”, and “Black Toxic Mold” are all phrases constructed by the media. Primary unique thing topic will be the type of species that exist in a sample of black mold. You can find a good idea about how toxic or problematic the mold is skilled the connected with the kinds.

Ultimately this fungus is often a tough thing to need to face when present up in your home, but getting associated with it once you first can is certainly important step that always be ready consider. Check your house for any signs of your mold after which it get associated with it should you can using the proper precautionary steps for elimination.
Mold spores could one of this allergen that causes migraine and headache during these people. Take into account the actual cost and reputation of each product that you’re researching.