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July 2017

Today there is a wide range of CD players available for the consumer and choosing the right CD player can feel like an arduous task. Style, quality, design och technical solutions vary greatly between the different players. Some players are portable; others are included in larger sound systems. Some players can only handle one disc at the time; others can easily skip between 50 discs or more. Some CD players are very cheap, others are highly expensive. The list goes on and on. Regardless of which CD player you choose it will however consist of three basic parts that are found in all moderns CD players: a drive motor, a tracking device and a laser and lens system. Another thing that all CD players have in common is that they interpret data that has been stored in the form of elongated bumps on a CD (compact disc).

The drive motor in your CD player is the part that makes the disc spin round and round at a correct pace. The drive motor will gradually adjust the speed, since the correct pace depends on which part of the disc that is currently being interpreted. At some spots, the pace will be no higher than 200 rpm, while at other spots the pace needs to be increased up to 500 rpm. As the disc is rotated round and round by the drive motor, the tracking mechanism will adjust the laser assembly and make it possible for the laser and lens system to focus on the minuscule bumps where data has been stored. The laser is constantly being pushed from the centre and outward over the disc by the tracking mechanism.

The data interpreted by the laser and lens system has been stored in the form of elongated bumps on the surface of the CD. One single bump is very small and no wider than 0.5 microns. The height is greater than 125 nanometres and the length is 0.83 microns or slightly more. All these bumps are very neatly organised at the surface of the CD in the form of a 5 kilometre (3.5 miles) long spiral.

The CD itself is made up by several different layers, including a polycarbonate layer and an aluminium layer. When the laser tries to interpret data that has been stored on the CD, it will first penetrate the polycarbonate layer. The aluminium layer will then reflect the laser beam, and the light alterations will be detected by a special optoelectronic mechanism in the CD player. Since the bumps in which data has been stored reflects light in a different way compared to the areas between the bumps (commonly referred to as “lands”), the CD player can determine exactly which parts of the disc that is made up by bumps and which parts that are not.

If a CD is scratched or injured in any other way, it can be impossible for the CD player to interpret it. Sometimes only a minor part of the data will be skipped, but larger damages can render the entire CD useless. Always store your CD’s in a protective casing to decrease the risk of scratches. When you clean your CD’s, carefully move your hand from the centre and outwards to the edge rather than just swabbing around. Scratches that occur from a radial movement tend to be less damaging than other scratches.

Source by William Berg

Cosmetic dentists use a complete range of recreational techniques and the best dental materials available, as well as the latest clinical techniques using state-of-the-art dental equipment.

IDEAL LONG- TERM RESTORATIONS (LABORATORY MADE)

(A) Cosmetic Tooth-Colored Porcelain Inlays / Onlays.
O For a superior and natural appearance.
O Bonding to tooth substance for long term strength and function.
O The ideal choice in cosmetic dentistry
O The latest recommended way of filling teeth.

(B) Gold Inlays / Onlays
O Smooth, polished finish (comfortable, less plaque build-up).
O Precision fit (minimum chance of recurrence decay).
O Durability (maximum strength, never break or fracture!).
O Cost effective (cheaper in the long run!).

CONVENTIONAL, ONE VISIT FILLINGS

(A) Tooth colored aesthetic fillings
Cosmetic Dentists have many shades of filling materials to match your teeth perfectly. These fillings are bonded to the tooth using a special bonding resin. Ultra Violet light is used to set the filling hard instantly so you can eat immediately. Careful attention is paid to painting and polishing the restoration to produce an ideal and smooth finish. These cosmetic fillings are now shown to be strong and reliable.

(B) Amalgam
Amalgam fillings are metal. The main disadvantages are the gray / black appearance of the fillings and the fact that they do not bond to tooth structure. Some people are also concerned about the small amount of mercury in the amalgam alloy.

DENTAL CROWNS

A tooth with a very large filling requires a cap or dental crown to protect the tooth from fracturing in the future. This avoids repeat dentistry and is the cost-effective option for the long term.

Source by Rishabh Kumar Mahawar

Modern technology plays a part to see that you are perfectly safe with an implant. A good implant can last for up to 15 years if it is maintained properly. if you have a bridge over natural teeth they normally last for around 8 years. In fact if you take car e of your teeth properly and maintain proper oral hygiene these implants might even last longer. It is recommended though that you see your dentist regularly and get the implant checked up at regular intervals.

Can I clean the implant? Is it difficult?

Cleaning the teeth around the implant is as similar to cleaning regular teeth. The same level of care is necessary as you would your natural teeth

Quick treatment

In fact the treatment associated with a dental implant is not long at all. The procedure can be completed in 2 or 3 visits to the dentist and rarely four visits. In fact in this the first visit is to determine whether you are suitable to have an implant. A CT scan is normally taken to check if you are suitable enough to have a dental implant. Very often the implant procedure is done in the first visit itself. You might need to go again a second or third time only if there are some other procedures which need to be taken care off. If so, after that, the implant can be placed and it normally takes around 2 hours.

Material used

Implants are placed in the jawbone so that they integrate with the tissues and if placed well they form a perfect base to fix crowns, fixed dentures and bridges. In fact, Titanium or titanium alloys which are used to manufacture implants are considered as the best material which does not get rejected by the body’s immune system. This testifies to the fact about safe dental implants are in this present age.

Source by S. Doss

Throughout history, chocolate has been marketed differently to different consumer types. Some companies like to show their customers that their chocolate has the most weight, by using digital scales and then showing what the price computing scales read on the actual package label. Yet, other companies prefer to create an upscale image, by making their products seem rich and indulgent. This article discusses the different ways to market chocolate.

1. Make a product that is meant for the everyday consumer. This type of chocolate is made for those who want an average chocolate bar. The packaging is usually very simple and the prices are the same or lower than the rest of the competition.

2. Create a rich and luxurious image for the product. This type of chocolate is set above the rest in price. It usually has gold packaging and has a look that is different from all of the competitors.

3. Organic products are becoming more and more popular, so making chocolate to appease this type of consumer is a newer marketing technique. In order for a chocolate to be organic, it must be approved by the USDA and some companies then go on to get certified organic by other more strict organizations.

4. Companies also want to reach out to the adventurous chocolate eater by using exotic ingredients in the chocolate. These types of chocolates usually have bold colors on the package label, to emphasize the exotic ingredients that are in the chocolate. Exotic ingredients may include, spices like cayenne pepper, or different fruits like passion fruit or mango.

5. Sugar free chocolate appeals to those who have diabetes or anyone who wants to reduce their sugar intake. The diet industry has really taken off in the past ten years and as such, so has the diet chocolate industry. People with diabetes or consumers who are watching their weight are able to eat chocolate that is made without sugar. This chocolate is usually made with artificial sweeteners and the packaging reflects this change. The wrapping and labeling on this kind of chocolate bar is usually lighter, to indicate that it is lighter in calories and sugar, therefore, making it a light chocolate bar.

6. Finally, there is marketing towards children, in which companies make a product that is fun with packaging that has bright colors. There are many chocolate producing companies whose target market is children. In order to attract children anywhere from two to sixteen, they make their labels appear bright and cheerful. These companies also make their companies seem fun and sometimes quirky to attract children to other products they may offer.

Chocolate has been a part of the everyday consumers’ lives for hundreds of years. It is only in the recent past that the consumer market for chocolate has been segmented into so many different components. The consumer market is also constantly changing, so it will be interesting to see what new markets come about in the next few decades and how the chocolate industry will deal with these future changes in the chocolate market.

Source by Connor R Sullivan

There is nothing worse than looking forward to your favorite treat, only to find that eating it causes pain to your teeth. A bite of ice cream, a sip of hot coffee, or even a healthy snack of citrus fruit can be painful.

Unfortunately for those with extremely sensitive teeth, this happens all too often.

Teeth are comprised of many layers, the strongest of which is the enamel. When the enamel has worn away and dentin that coats the nerve of each tooth is left exposed, painful tooth sensitivity is experienced.

Teeth sensitivity- also known as dentin hypersensitivity or root sensitivity- can be caused by a number of things, including age, vicious brushing, and injuries, among other causes. Dentin hypersensitivity affects more than 40 percent of the adult population world wide, according to the Academy of General Dentistry.

Certain foods can lead to tooth sensitivity. Highly acidic foods such as sodas, citrus juices, and pickles can cause enamel to wear out and expose sensitive areas of the tooth. Bodily acids can damage teeth as well. Those who suffer from bulimia or gastroesophageal reflux disease must pay special attention to their dental care routines, as bodily acids can cause tooth erosion and sensitivity.

Tooth sensitivity can also be caused by facial injuries and chipped teeth. Weaving a mouthguard can help avoid this by keeping teeth from smashing together and causing major oral injuries. Protecting teeth with a mouthguard during sports and physical activity can also lower the risk of concussion.

Sometimes tooth sensitivity can not be avoided. The aging process comes with receding gum lines and years of vivid brushing, which can contribute to tooth sensitivity. Those who have undergone orthodontic treatment such as dental braces, have had routine teeth cleansings through their lives, or had cavities filled may also experience tooth sensitivity during and after their procedures.

Braces are made to guide teeth into alignment, which will naturally cause discomfort to patients. Those with braces must take great care to thoroughly clean their teeth and braces because trapped food can create acid that can lead lead to cavities, decalcification and increased tooth sensitivity.

Patients who have sensitive teeth and are undergoing orthodontic treatment may fear the day their braces come off. While the procedure of removing braces simply toes like intense pressure on the teeth to most people, those with sensitive teeth may have a harder time enduring it. However, orthodontists are highly trained to reduce discomfort to all patients.

Once braces have been removed, patients can finally treat tooth sensitivity on the entire tooth surface, focusing on what was covered by the braces.

There are a number of home remedies and in-office procedures that can help alleviate tooth sensitivity.

At Home

Simple configurations to your everyday oral hygiene routine can help tremendously. First, a soft bristle toothbrush is recommended, as well as gentler brushing strokes. We also recommend patients double check the proper way to brush teeth, as improper brushing can cause unnecessary scratching of the enamel.

Second, special toothpastes exist to protect teeth from tooth sensitivity. You do not need to sacrifice fluoride or whitening, because several toothpastes made for tooth sensitivity come with whitening and fluoride capabilities. There are special rinses and mouthwashes that also come made for sensitive teeth.

The Canadian Dental Association recommends using products that have their seal of approval to ensure the product you use has passed the ADA criteria for effectiveness.

At the Office

Dentists can offer a fluoride gel to strengthen enamel. They can also offer to "seal" sensitive teeth with a plastic material. Covering teeth mends the exposed dentin and worn enamel and reduces sensitivity.

No matter the level of sensitivity, make sure to bring it up at your next visit to your dentist or orthodontist so they can advise the best solution for your oral health.

Source by Aly Kanani

Dental implants, typically made of titanium, are used to restore teeth that are missing. The implants are placed in the root of the missing tooth and are fused into the actual bone. This is done with an incision in the gums, followed by the actual insertion of the implant. Once the dental implant is inserted, the gums are sewn up and time is given to allow the gums and bone to heal appropriately. The healing process can take several months, but it is essential that the bone and implant are strong enough to hold the prosthetic tooth in place.

The Consultation

Before any procedures can begin, a person must consult with their dentist. During the initial consultation, the dentist, and often times a periodontist, will examine the area that needs the implant. While examining the mouth, they will ensure that there is enough bone to support the procedure. If there is not enough bone, there is always the option of having a bone graft. Other causes for not being a candidate include severe medical conditions, but this varies drastically between patients.

Dental Implant Benefits

Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants are much more permanent. While bridges are also permanent, they rely on the surrounding teeth to stay in place. However, implants are seen as the absolute best type of prosthetic teeth. Since they are placed into the root of the missing tooth they replace, they are a much more natural replacement for the real tooth.

Aesthetically speaking, dental implants look and feel exactly like real teeth; without telling another person, there is virtually no way for a person to determine that the implant is not real. Bridges alter the surrounding teeth that they are anchored to. This can cause other teeth to start becoming damaged as a consequence. Since dental implants only replace a single tooth at a time and are placed in the tooth’s root, they do not have any adverse effects on the natural teeth or gums.

Aftercare

The dental implants will act as real teeth. This means that they will need to be brushed frequently and have all of the proper dental care associated with natural teeth. Plaque can build up on the new teeth and must be thoroughly removed or it can lessen the longevity of the prosthetic tooth.

Financing and Cost

Depending on the area of replacement, dentist pricing and insurance, a single tooth replacement can cost from $900 – $3,000. If dental insurance will not cover the procedure, there are often financing options available. Some dentists will accept payments or have a list of third-party companies who will finance the procedure and require monthly payments.

For people with missing teeth, having a dental implant can mean the difference between having a confident smile or one that is hidden from the world. Not only will they allow a person to be confident in their smile, but they will once again be able to chew their food in the replacement area. This, along with general gum health improvements, provides an unmatched benefit of having dental implants done.

Source by Jeff Molenda

Home cleaning can be very tiring. You will have to deal with dust, dirt, and every mess that the family made in a day. Cleaning is more difficult to complete when you have pets inside the house. Those pet hairs are literally everywhere and removing them can be very time consuming especially because they can be particularly tough to do.

Good thing there is powerful vacuum cleaners like the Dyson DC28 Animal. This vacuum cleaner is ideal for families who love to have their pets in their homes. It guarantees effective cleaning of every kind of dirt possible including pet hairs.

What makes the Dyson DC28 Animal so powerful are the full- packed features it contains:

  1. It has a flat out head which makes cleaning hard to reach surfaces a breeze. It can be used to clean the underside of furniture without moving it away.
  2. Even though it looks bulky, the unit is surprisingly light which makes moving it around easy. You never have to strain your body while using it to clean the house.
  3. It has user- friendly controls which are accessible in changing of the appropriate settings needed for different types of surface.
  4. This vacuum has a transparent canister for a dirt receptacle instead of a bag. Emptying it is easy hence much hygienic and you can actually see how much dirt had been collected.
  5. The whole unit has an ergonomic design which makes it easier to work on at any angle.

Another feature which makes it better than others is its being as certified anti-asthma and anti-allergy equipment. Most moms find it difficult to clean the house and deal with dirt which could trigger either an allergy or asthma attack. Pet hair also triggers the same conditions which means you have to use reliable equipment that will lessen the chance of occurrence. The filter is also washable which means you eliminate the need to change filters every now and then.

However, the downside of this model, however, is that it has a distinctively loud noise upon use. It is a small thing but this means that you have to be careful not to use it during night time when other people in the house are asleep. Unless you are going to be alone when cleaning up at night, it will be better to do the work during daytime.

All in all, the Dyson DC28 Animal is a worthy vacuum cleaner to own. It will work according to standards and will be able to handle tough jobs like cleaning the carpet, floor, and other surfaces and making them free from any pet hair. It is patented to last and work at its best without any danger of clogging or losing its suction power. It is guaranteed that you will utilize it fully due to its revolutionary ability to suck off even those nasty pet hairs that litters your home. And it even saves you the trouble of having asthma and allergy attacks while cleaning the house.

Source by Jenny Pereyra

Dental implant is a procedure which replaces old teeth and implanting new fake ones. This is a long procedure and can be dangerous too if you have not appointed a good dentist. You need to be patient and have trust in your dentist for implanting new teeth. The new teeth are fused in to the jaw bone and are adjusted properly just like the original teeth are placed in your jaws.

These implants are safe and they can be taken in to function just like you use your original teeth for eating and they are brushed and cleaned easily as well without having any `problems. You can find number of dentist in your area but if you want to have a dental implant then you need to choose the one who is very well experienced in this field with having proper knowledge. The dentist has to be experienced because this implant surgery is not an easy task and can cause much discomfort to patients if the job is not properly done.

There are various steps and procedures taken while implanting new teeth. The dentist will first examine your jaw line and the area where teeth are to be implanted is accessed. Some implanting procedures can be done in a day's time depending on the amount of teeth to be removed and be placed with new ones. Normally if you have a tooth to be removed and placed with new titanium stud, this can be done in one day as well. But you can not eat anything of solid form as you need to give time for the tooth to adjust easily.

After few months time when the stud has adjusted properly and the bone has grown around then the dentist will put the permanent crowns. When this permanent crown has been fitted you have to avoid eating which requires a lot of chewing because this can cause problems to the new crowns to adjust.

There are different procedures of dental implants, some dentist may pull the old teeth out and put a partial implant until the gums are healed and some may place implants right away covering the tooth implant with the gum tissue.

The above was one of the procedures while the second procedure is that the dentist will fit a partial implant until the gums are opened and this may take some time to about six months until the actual teeth is implanted.

Dental implants can take a day or even months depending on your situation and problem. If you have infection during the process this can take additional time and you will be given some medications to counter the infection and some pain relief medicines if pain arises in some situations.

You may need to take out time for implanting and need to be patient, you should visit and check various dentist and get an over all idea and the cost of the procedure, this can vary from $ 1000 to $ 5000 depending on the area where you live.

Source by Sandra Mitchell

To maintain a proper healthy body, it is very essential to maintain healthy teeth. The teeth are an important part of the human body and so if their health is neglected, it affects the entire body. For this reason, dentistry is an essential part of modern healthcare. If proper dental facilities are not available, the society will not be healthy. The role played by the dentist in maintaining the health of the people is very crucial. Proper oral hygiene is key to maintain a healthy body and soul.

There are a number of specializations in the field of dentistry. General dentistry is the amalgam of all these fields. It has a number of branches such as oral surgery, periodontics, orthodontics and pediatric dentistry. The general dentist works in a number of fields and treats a number of different types of cases. Some of his responsibilities include identifying the various diseases and conditions that affect the teeth, creating and managing dental treatment plans, and leading the entire dental team which consists of other professionals such as technicians, diagnosticians and other paramedical staff.

In some cases, the help of a specialist may be needed. The general dentist cannot perform complicated procedures. In such cases, the general dentist will refer the case to specialists who have experience in the field. For example, dental implants are always performed by cosmetic dental surgeons. However, normal procedures such as fillings, cleaning and simpler cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening are performed by the general dentist.

Apart from diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases that affect the teeth, the general dentist also provides reliable information to patients. He also provides guidance to maintain proper oral hygiene. If you need any information, it is best to approach your general dentist.

Many developments have been made in the field of general dentistry. These developments are a result of new discoveries and inventions in other fields such as biomedical engineering, therapeutics and material sciences. The field of general dentistry owes a lot to these fields. As technology is progressing at a rapid pace, we can expect even better developments and procedures in the near future. In the future, dental procedures will be not only be more effective but also easily affordable for everyone, thanks to new technology.

Source by Rob Art

Split is the largest city on the Adriatic coast. It is full of impressive sights to see, has brilliant restaurants to try and great marinas to start a Croatian sailboat charter. There are numerous coves and beaches for you to anchor and relax in. Croatia has about 3,600 miles of coastline, of which the Dalmatian Coast with its stunning islands and steep limestone cliffs is the most popular stretch. Split is right in the centre of it and offers you great infrastructure for yachting as well as an unforgettable experience due to its own unique beauty. Sailing yacht charter Split is one of a kind, so let us tell you a bit about it.

You are planning a boat rental from Split – How do you get there?

Split is very easily reachable. Its international airport lies 24 km north-west from the city. It is the second largest in Croatia after Zagreb and handles millions of passengers every year. Throughout summer there are plenty of seasonal charter flights to mostly all larger European destinations, so going on a sailboat holiday in Split is really easy.

Should you prefer travelling by car, you can rely on a well-developed network of roads in Croatia and the Adriatic Highway will take you straight to Split.

Split is also well-linked by ferry with Italy and there are many ferry connections from Split to the summer resorts and ports of the Dalmatian coast line.

Which marinas in Split are best suited for bareboat charter yachts?

Split ACI Marina, south-west of the historic centre, has 364 berths for yachts up to 80 m. It is nicely protected by a long breakwater and offers a full range of services and repair facilities.

Marina Lav Split, with the adjoined luxury resort Le Meridien Lav, is situated 8 km south-east from the centre of town and has 74 moorings for boats up to 40 m. There are restaurants, bars, a spa and wellness centre, an in- and outdoor pool, a casino and nightclub, beaches, a kindergarten, a laundry service and many more facilities that visitors of the marina can use.

Marina Kastela, 7 km from the airport, can host 400 yachts up to 100 m and features all basic needs like water and electricity as well as some nautical services.

What has Split got to offer for après sailing?

On a charter vacation in Split you can combine sailing with exploring the city and getting to know the local culture. In the following, find a few suggestions as to what there is to do:

Sightseeing in Split is great. A must-see is the Diocletian´s Palace and Mausoleum dating to the 4th century. It is one of the best preserved roman palaces. Visit the Grgur Ninski Statue or the Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius – you can walk up the tower and see Split from above. The entire Old Town with its maze of streets is wonderfully picturesque. Stroll along the Riva, which is the water promenade. Check out the Archaeological Museum boasting many Roman ruins and artefacts.

For relaxation chill out at the city beach of Bacvice, for instance.

There is great shopping in the huzzle and buzzle of the vibrant Old Town – you encounter many elegant as well as very funky boutiques and galleries.

Go for a wine and cheese tasting, for instance in the Library Jazz Bar Marcus Marulus. Sample local produce from Croatia and Bosnia in 15th century atmosphere surrounded by about 1,000 books. The bar is located in front of the City Museum in Old Town.

Try the Dalmatian cuisine that contains lots of seafood but also very hearty dishes like roasted lamb.

For a taste of the nightlife try the Hemingway Bar in the centre or join a pub crawl if you want to meet other people.

Watch dolphins or sea turtles. Do water sports like diving, snorkeling, fishing, water ski, wakeboarding, kayaking and many more. Or hire a bike and cycle around the area. In Split you have plenty to do and explore, so go ahead and soak up the beauty of this amazing Dalmatian city.

Which ones are the best day charter escapes from Split?

When you do sailing or motor yacht hire in Split, there are numerous very attractive destinations you can visit within a day´s excursion. Here are a few examples:

The lovely city of Trogir is only about 8 NM away and you can just as easily sail to Ciovo, an island just off the coast from Trogir. Go to Drvenik, or Solta with the beach resort town Maslinica. Both islands are only about 10 NM from Split.

Head to Brac with the beautiful Zlatni Rat beach that features on so many postcards and enjoy gorgeous Lucica Bay with its amazing turquoise water. Visit the villages of Bol and Milna. Buy some local olive oil and sheep cheese or try the lamb that is the local speciality dish.

Anchor and swim in the breathtakingly beautiful Stivina Bay on Vis Island, ca. 27 NM from Split. Go to Ravnik, a mini island just south of Vis. Well worth visiting there is the so-called Green Cave, it is very large and you can enter by boat. Then there is the close-by neighbour island Bisevo with the amazing Blue Cave for which you need tickets to enter. Snorkel in the Blue Lagoon of Budikovac Island, also just south of Vis. The island is inhabited by only one person all through the year.

Cruise to lively Hvar Town with its Venetian palaces and charming streets and squares. Visit Hvar Fortress. Head over to the Paklinski archipelago off the south-west coast of Hvar. It lies opposite the entrance of Hvar harbour. The name is derived from the pine resin that used to be harvested there and employed to coat the boats. It is a 10 km long chain of islands with a very indented coastline, providing numerous coves for anchoring, snorkeling and fishing, for instance, beautiful Palmizana Bay.

Korcula, about 32 NM from Split, and its gorgeous old town with nice souvenir shops and galleries is calling.

Then there is the Lastovo Archipelago Nature Park, south of Korcula, with absolutely stunningly pure, untouched nature.

Last not least sublime Mljet National park, approx. 60 NM from Split, has equally unspoilt nature for you to admire.

Those are only a few suggestions. There is a lot more to discover and the destinations for sailboat charter Split are sheer endless and all undeniably beautiful.

Source by Felix Wolf

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