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Dentistry Is An Old Profession

My name is Jason, and I currently attend the University of Ottawa, and about 2 weeks ago were given assignments, various students chose different subjects and topics. I choose to study and write on dentistry, the history of it and how it all came to be, which is why I created this article. Without further ado, let’s get right into it.

The History of Dentistry

The field of dentistry has been around for a very, very long time. In fact, I cannot think of another field that is as old as dentistry. It is so old that it dates all the way back to 700 B.C times.

How Dental Insurance Came to be

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A man getting a dental implant in Ottawa

The concept of dental insurance began in 1970 as indemnity insurance. Even though many dentists were initially concerned about the insurance policy being possibly abused and exploited by the insurance companies, dental insurance survived and has been in place since. In fact, it is now encouraged that one acquires dental insurance. In today’s world, statistics from the American Dental Association estimate that a dental practice has costs and expenses over 75%. Most dental insurance amount to about $10,000.

Everything That Involves Dentistry

When people talk about dentists and the field of dentistry, they are also talking about these sectors within dentistry:

  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Bridges
  • Partial Dentures
  • Extractions
  • Tooth Replacement
  • Fillings
  • Preventative Care
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Endodontic treatments
  • Proactive Oral Hygiene Care
  • Snoring And Sleep Apnea
  • Sports Guards
  • Dental crowns

I will write another article talking about the different niches within dentistry such as dental implants, tooth extractions, and more, but in the meantime, thanks for reading. Hopefully this article has been educational, because I know I learned quite a bit while I was doing the research. I should note that dental implants ottawa Dr. Hoa Nguyen was also a great source of wisdom and helped me quite a bit in coming up with some of this information, so some credit goes to him.


Summer is upon us, and if you have an apartment, or a room that your central air just doesn’t get cool, it might be time to install your own air conditioner. How do you go about doing that?  Let’s take a look at these easy steps as instructed by air conditioner montreal: 

  1. Knowing the size of the room that needs to be cooled is critical to selecting the right air conditioner. You need to make sure that it is powerful enough to cool the room, but not overpowered to make the room cool. Also take into consideration if the room is on a shaded side of the building, or is in a kitchen. These will affect the power you need in your AC unit.
  2. Make sure you have a friend who will help you install the AC unit in your room. Air conditioners are heavy and awkward, and you don’t want to risk dropping it to the ground before you have a chance to install it. You will then need to assemble the unit’s window extensions, if they aren’t already installed. If the unit has brackets for window installation, you should install the brackets first so that you can attach the unit to the window. Also, keep in mind that many air conditioners should tilt slightly to the outside so that condensation can drain, but not every unit does this. You should read the instructions to find out exactly how to mount your unit.
  3. The unit should then be fastened to the brackets and secured. The upper window pane is typically used to prevent any movement. You can then set the extensions and fix them to the window jamb.
  4. Sealing the unit is done with weather stripping on the inside, which is usually provided by the manufacturer of the AC unit. Outside the window, use caulk around the outside of the unit, which will give you a good seal, and stop air from leaking out.
  5. When you are ready to plug in your unit, make sure that you plug into a socket that can handle the heavy current draw. If you have other power-hungry appliances plugged in, think about using another outlet.

 Selecting the right AC unit for your home or apartment will help keep you comfortable during the summer months. With good installation and regular cleaning and maintenance, your investment will last longer and keep you cool for a long time to come.

About Alber Painting

Alber Painting, located at 6256 Sablewood Place in Ottawa, is the perfect place for your one-stop information gathering and an effective way to know where next to take your plans with what you want to paint. No matter how grand or small the matter may seem, it’s an easing feeling to know that one such store is well versed in being able to receive customers courteously and enthusiastically and faster than you can say “paint”, with most people leaving the place having a clearer picture of their plans and with no unnecessary monetary losses.

This small painting business, in terms of size only, was inaugurated in 2011 after Avni Meto, the company’s founder and current owner decided that he’d serve a greater number of people, and do a better job at that, if he could take his twenty five years of experience and replicate his techniques and knowledge on how to create eye seizing beauty with the different types of paints and materials, and bring it to the everyday person. Avni Meto himself is not the most fluent English speaker you’d come across during an afternoon stroll, but that is beside the point, since most of his talking is done through the expression of his work.

The business has known great success since opening, and it mainly owes its grand flight to the raving reviews and the word of mouth recommendations from friend to friend, and from one neighbor to another; it’s hard to deny Alber Painting any attention, just because their quality of goods and likewise, in equal measure, the service they offer to their customers, or interested parties, is evident and well earned. The perks of having the owner of the company, with his many years of experience, Avni Meto working for you; in your home, or work place, or any other personal space, ensures that responsibility and accountability are not easily overlooked, not ever.

  • The work space is left spotless at the end of each day
  • Your property is treated with respect and is repaired or replaced if an accident should ever occur
  • All furniture is replaced to its rightful place once work is completed
  • Noise is kept to an absolute minimum


Is Facial Surgery For You?

Facial surgery is something that sounds terrifying and scary, but it something that can change your life for the better. Regardless of what your reasons may be, if you are considering getting facial plastic surgery, then that is your right. But what exactly is it, and why do some people pursue getting a face make over through plastic surgery? The reasons are many and vary, but facial surgery is the process of changing one’s face by consulting a medical plastic surgeon. The patients can choose to change their entire face, and transform into a completely different person or they can simply change one thing such as their lips, nose, structure of their face, etc.

Facial Surgery before and after
Facial Surgery before and after

Plastic facial surgery is very common in Hollywood, and has been used by celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, and many others. However, Hollywood is not the only place that is popular with facial surgery. The Canadian capital of Ottawa, Ontario has also seen a spike in a growing trend of people who are looking for facial surgery. So if you are in Ottawa, and you are in need of an Ottawa facial surgery expert, then you are in luck because there are many of them to choose from. Especially in the downtown core of the city.

Watch this rather interesting video that explains this a whole lot more about the steps you need to take in order to prepare for facial surgery.

Neuromuscular Dentist Treatment

Neuro means nerves and muscular means muscles. So, neuromuscular dentistry is related to the nerves and muscles for proper positioning of the jaw. It is a bit different from the traditional dentistry where the teeth and the temporo mandibular joint (TMJ) are of prime concern. The neuromuscular treatment is basically to resolve the painful conditions and relieve the patient from pain due to TMJ problems or disorder.

Temporo Mandibular Joint is the junction between the skull and the lower jaw. In some dental procedures such as during smile make over or while providing dentures, the TMJ might get displaced and so there is excruciating pain to the patient in the dental chair itself. The muscles, nerves, teeth and joints of a person together help in proper functioning and for a well aligned jaw. But if it is not looked after carefully then there may be severe problems of TMJ. During any dental treatment care should be taken not to create any sort of hindrance in the functioning of TMJ or even in its alignment.

The symptoms of TMJ disorder includes facial pain, clicking and popping sound of jaw, headache, migraine, soreness of the muscles of jaw, tinnitus, etc. A neuromuscular dentist is trained for the proper diagnosis of these symptoms and treatment of the TMJ. He can help you get relieved from pain and place the TMJ in its correct position. A neuro muscular dentist uses advanced and modern technology for aligning the jaw in its position. These include electromyography, sonography, computerized mandibular scan and TENS.

All are very important in your treatment, and my personal dentist in Ottawa, who is a DDS dentist and graduated from McGill University is an absolute expert when it comes to TMJ and anything TMJ related. It doesn’t matter where you are in the World because if you call him, he would be more than happy to give you more information on this stuff.

Also, the video in this article contain a lot of useful and great information, so I suggest you watch it if you haven’t watched it yet.

Best Ways To Save Money

A lot of people have told me that the reason why they simply cannot invest or have any funds to invest is simply because they have not been able to save any money yet or know how to save money fast. So this article is dedicated to all you aspiring investors and anyone looking for simple ways to save money.

The simple ideas below are simple, but yet very effective, so I hope that you put them to good use and start building up those savings account in order to start investing and having the money work for you! Ultimately, the goal is to have the money working for you in the long run, and not just sitting in any particular savings accounts.

Hint 1: review your finances and know exactly where your money goes first!
Hint 2: set and define your goals and be specific.
Hint 2: make sure you open an interest free savings account. Your savings should never be connected in any way with your day to day banking account(s).

My 7 best ways to save money

1) Get rid of your debt: now, it is really up to you depending on your situation and how much money you owe. However, I always advice anyone who wants to invest or save money to get rid of any outstanding payments and debts.

2) Save on your electricity bill: It is insane as to how much people spend every single month on electricity bills. If you are doing any of the following, you need to STOP NOW! Leaving things such as toasters, washing/drying machines, hair dryers, and such plugged. Always make sure to unplug them after using them.
Other people have their televisions literally on 24/7… every day. Turn it off when you are not watching it, and turn off your lights when not needed.

Yes I know some of you are thinking that these things are common sense, but you would be surprised as to how many people do these things. Stopping these things will save you money.

3) Newspaper and magazine subscriptions: if you are subscribed to any of these things, I suggest you cancel your subscriptions right away. You simply do not need them because you can find any information on the web. Thank God for the information age that we currently live in.

The same applies for any gym or even club memberships.

4) Your automobile: If you absolutely need to drive, then that is understandable, but for those of you who don’t always need to drive, save that gas money, and sometimes bike, take the bus and even walk to your destination.

5) Food: common knowledge, but it is worth repeating because it is very tempting when in a grocery store to buy things that we don’t need or simply because they look nice and interesting. Always make a list of the things you

NEED before you go out to do your shopping.

6) Watch your cell phone bills: most people spend a ridiculous amount of money on their cell phone bill, and calling cards. I had a friend who spend over $150 a month on international calling cards.

7) Make most of your purchases in cash. This will save you in bank and credit card transaction fees.

This applies for clothes as well.

I can give you countless ideas on how to save money, but the determining factor will be your spending habits, change them now, and I promise you that you will not only have money to save, but also have a little bit of extra money left.
It is very important you set your finances in order and make 2013 a year of prosperity.