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Dental care Technologies and Innovations

From laserlight cavity recognition to augmented reality equipment, new technology are making dentistry visits more quickly, less unpleasant and even more reliable. By intraoral readers to 3D printing, these kinds of transformative digital innovations will experience a major influence on how the practice snacks and grows to patients.

Intraoral Scanners

One of the most dreaded areas of any visit to the dentist is beginning your mouth extensive and working with a few dental equipment poking about inside. Nevertheless there’s ways to avoid this discomfort: intraoral scanning. This technology converts traditional X-rays with quick, digital radiographic images that can be salvaged to a computer system and easily distributed between an individual and their dental professional.

This technology also allows a dental practitioner to skip the time-consuming, gag-inducing and error-prone practice of physical mildew impressions in favor of a more exact, high-quality info render of a patient’s mouth that can be used to develop high-end tooth products just like dentures and crowns. Additionally, it can help cosmetic dentists create more accurate treatment solutions for malocclusions, surgical guides, Invisalign aligners, retainers and even more.

Other advancements include a push toward more diagnostic digital imaging like cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and 3D visual images, intraoral camcorders, facial scanners and immediate teeth modeling software program capabilities. Along with other equipment like digital radiography and intraoral CAD/CAM milling, these types of innovations happen to be poised to completely change the nature of dental treatment for many years to come.

There’s possibly hope that regenerative dental care will at some point allow for the regeneration of new teeth tissue a vehicle accident . damaged or diseased pearly whites. Scientists have already determined new cellular material and cellular layers in teeth that could eventually lead to this type of creativity.

Deciding on Board Software and a Board Website

Board Software is a software for organising all the files, events and situations that a you are not selected board of directors uses to run their organization. That streamlines board processes besides making the work easier with respect to both administrators and users by eliminating manual help email, spreadsheets and file-sharing systems. In addition, it improves effort among plank members and offers better protection than classic tools such as Dropbox or Google Documents. The system organizes minutes, agendas, documents, incidents and to-do lists consequently they’re super tidy and accessible to everyone from any device 24/7.

When considering a board site, choose a option that supports the entire board spiral – right from initial onboarding through the getting together with process and the tasks between. This will enable you to get the best value through your investment. Use a framework just like the one below to distinguish your crucial pain tips and evaluate potential solutions.

Assess the performance of any aboard portal inside the real world by looking at uptime statistics and checking the system for governance-related issues (such data encryption, secure application hosting). Consider how convenient it is with regards to both facilitators and owners to communicate within the platform with tools just like task project, commenting and synchronized connection.

Look for a mother board portal that features ready-made templates to facilitate the creation of a good meeting goal. You should also get a solution that prioritizes the security of confidential information with features just like restricted folders and robust document storage. Finally, a solution that allows you to combine the portal with existing software just like calendars and email is a good alternative.

Bulb Planting Time

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Fall is the time to plant those spring bulbs. Hyacinths, daffodils, tulips, and narcissus are all in order for a splash of spring color. For small amounts of bulbs, Costco and other wholesalers carry reasonably priced bulbs. For larger quantities (for your woodland setting, for example) or commercial applications contact a landscape professional.

To calculate how many bulbs you need:

Number of bulbs per square foot


Tulips, standard 5 Tulips, wild 9-13
Daffodils, large 4-5 Daffodils, miniature 6-11
Hyacinthoides 5-6 Eranthis 20-24
Crocus 8-12 Allium Globemaster 1-2
Muscari 14-18
Scilla 15-16 Hyacinths 3-4
Anemone blanda 20-24

In order to grow properly in Virginia, bulbs must be planted between October 1 and December 30.

Fall for Bulbs

Planning for Spring Joy

The end of summer is an unlikely time to be thinking about spring but a little bit of planning can bring springtime joys.

Fall is the time to get your spring bulbs ordered and installed. Don't be intimidated by the planting of them either. I like to dig a hole 6" deep, do a cluster of 10 or 12 bulbs in the hole, bury them and call it a day. The splashes of color in the spring make a statement. You can also plant them in neat rows or groupings if you are trying to cover a larger area.

Try to avoid planting them so far apart that they appear to be accidental. Make it intentional and go overboard. They have such a short life that you want them to get all the attention they deserve!


  • tulips

  • daffodils (deer proof)

  • iris

  • crocus

  • allium (deer proof)



Seedy Beginnings

Just the sight of seed racks and onion sets was enough to stir a longing for new growth in the midst of the dreariness and silence of winter. With a plethora of varieties and cultivars, the decision to plant becomes more complicated.  Since this is the best time to get tomatoes and peppers going, I figured I would start there.

Along with the tomatoes and peppers, I got a jump start on my herbs. Usually one basil plant would do me for all my culinary necessities. But how can I have a seed pack with a million seeds and not start a million plants? I guess we will become avid pesto eaters this season!

If you have never planted vegetables and are unsure of when is the best time to plant, what plants do best started inside and which do well in your area, Southern States offers a great summary.

Spring Cleanup

Quick Checklist to Get Your Yard Ready for Growing!

  • Remove all weeds, debris, and fallen leaves & branches
  • Prune back all expired perennials
  • Cut back liriope and other groundcovers
  • Shape deciduous shrubs that have not started to leaf out
  • Edge beds with trench edge to define and border the beds and trees
  • Remove any old mulch that has not broken down (can be distributed in wooded areas on the property/woodlines).
  • Install new mulch to freshen the beds, reduce weeds and retain moisture for the coming summer
  • Plant annual color for a summer-long shot of color

Check out our 22 point checklist for a property review.

Interested in a spring cleanup? Contact us to schedule your cleanup today!

Free Seasonal Decorations

Apparently Christmas is upon us . . . at least that is what the Mall was telling me! It used to be that Christmas music didn't make a comeback until after Thanksgiving. Now you can expect it to start piping while the employees are removing the Halloween goods from the shelves. Crazy!

But jumping the seasonal gun aside, now is the time to take a look at what you have in the yard that can assist you in reducing your holiday expenses and bring the beauty of outside inside. A few things to keep in mind when you are collecting your natural decorations:

  • Trim judiciously and only what you need. Try to be even in your pruning. You don't want to harm your shrubs/trees nor leave them looking like frankenshrubs!
  • On the flip side, do not fear cutting them!
  • The aridity in a winter house can cause rapid deterioration of the cuttings. Try to cut them as close to the time to your events to have them at their best. Sometimes misting them can keep them from drying out.
  • Protect your surfaces: if you are setting the cuttings on a table or mantlepiece, make sure that you put something down to keep your cuttings from damaging the surface with moisture or sap.
  • Be creative! Make wreaths, centerpieces, and mantle arrangements from your generous plants

Some great things to look for:

  • boxwood
  • spruce
  • pine  (beware of sap)
  • holly
  • magnolia grandiflora
  • Harry Lauder Walking Stick & Corkscrew Willow for branches
  • pine cones
  • dry seed heads of interest

While you are hunting for decorations on your property, don't forget to slow down and appreciate everything around you.

Happy Fall!


How is Your Garden Growing?

Maintain Your Garden in 3 Easy Steps


Never let your plants drown or drought. Slightly moist soil is your best bet. If the ground is saturated, the plants will rot at the roots. Not enough water will cause desiccation. In the heat of summer, especially, keep an eye on the plants. The curling and drooping of branches and leaves is an urgent indicator: Water!

Watering in the morning or in the evening ensures that the most amount of moisture is reaching the plant and not just evaporating.


For better or worse, you need to manually pull out most weeds. Wear waterproof gloves and consider a comfortable sitting pad for extensive weeding. The trick to pulling weeds is to get the root out as well. Weeds will slide out of the soil easier when the soil is wet—and when the weeds are young. Pull the weed from its base (close to the soil line); if you miss the root, try using a fork to gently pry the plant out of the ground, roots and all.

If your weeds regrow, then you have a persistent root that you need to dig out. Use a spade or digging fork to dig up persistent weeds by the roots. Remove as many root pieces as you can. While weeding, hold the trowel vertically (like a child holding a crayon) to eliminate strain on your wrist.


By pinching and pruning, plants can focus their energy on making food instead of foliage. Pinching off extra flowers will help, too: Fewer flowers (along with fewer leaves) means more plant attention on developing bigger, better veggies, bringing forth that quality harvest you’ve been dreaming of.

In addition to increasing fruit size and quantity, pinching and pruning can help train plants to grow where you need them to, like up trellises, stakes, and other supports, keeping your garden looking well-maintained. This can also help keep your plants healthy, as removing excess foliage encourages good airflow through the plant, as well as makes it easier to spot pests or diseases before they become a serious problem.

Show Your Outdoor Space Some Love

Checklist for February in Virginia:


  • Order seeds you plan on starting indoors
  • Cut back your grasses and perennials. They can be cut all the way to the ground since they regenerate from the roots up.
  • Overseed your lawn
  • Mulch your beds
  • Remove any remaining leaves
  • Prune your summer flowering shrubs.
  • Prune out winter damage from your evergreens and trees
  • To rejuvenate your hollies, trim back now or early spring

Don’t be a Sucker

Suckers are those extra growths that occur from the bottom of the tree, usually unwanted and unsightly. They sap away at the growth of the tree and require trimming to keep them in check.

Certain plants are more prone to developing unattractive suckers and are, therefore, higher in maintenance.

Here are a few of the usual suspects:

  • Cherry
  • Magnolia
  • Crapemyrtle
  • Anything grafted

If you notice that a multi-stemmed tree has spindly and clustered growths coming from the base, it is time to get the pruners out.

Cut them off as close to the ground/base as possible. If you leave too much stem, they will continue to be a nuisance.

They can be cut off at any time, but dormancy (winter) and full growth (summer) are the best times for removal. Cutting too close to the fall allows for new growth to begin again before there is time to harden off. This could endanger the plant itself.

Are they detrimental to the health of the tree/plant?

No. Though they utilize energy that could go into flower or leaf production, the biggest reason for removal is aesthetic.