Varied Causes Of Toothaches


When it comes to toothaches, there are many different things that can cause a toothache.  A toothache can come at any given time, even though you may not expect it.  The pain can be unbearable at times, and you’ll do practically anything you can to make the pain stop.  When a toothache first comes on, many of us start to wonder what caused it to happen.

Some of the main causes of toothaches include decay, a fracture in the teeth, and cavities.  A crack in the tooth is also a cause, although it can be difficult to diagnose, as cracks will normally appear to be invisible to the naked eye and x-rays.  Cracks can make your tooth feel as if it is exploding, as they expose the dentin and nerves to the air and anything else you put in your mouth.  If you don’t get them fixed, they will get worse, possibly leading to your tooth breaking off at the gums.

Pulp irritation is another cause of toothaches, as it occurs after dental treatment.  No matter how well your filling or crown was done, the materials that were used to fix the tooth can end up causing pain later on down the road.  There really is nothing you can do, as crowns can sometimes come off or the filling can sometimes come out.  If this happens, all you can really do is go back to the dentist to get the problem fixed.

If you have an exposed root or nerve, it can also be the cause of your toothache.  This normally happens due to rough brushing, receding the gums and exposing the root.  If the root is exposed, the air or liquid you drink can trigger a toothache.  To prevent this from happening, use care when you brush and never try to tear your gums apart thinking it will get your teeth cleaner.

If you use tobacco products, you’ll more than likely get toothaches on a frequent basis.  Chewing tobacco is a common contributor to toothaches and tooth pain, as the tobacco will eat away at your teeth until there is nothing left.  It doesn’t take long for it to happen either, especially if you have been chewing for a long time.  Smoking can trigger toothaches as well, as the smoke is bad for your teeth and eats away at them as well.

Even though there are many causes to toothaches, there are things you can do to stop and pain and prevent toothaches.  You should always brush your teeth on a daily basis, and go to the dentist for your regular checkups.  If you get a toothache you should always go to the dentist and get the tooth fixed.  The dentist may be able to catch it early enough to save the tooth – which will prevent you from having to get it pulled and save you a lot of money – and pain in the long run.

H/T: Dr Paul Loper DDS, Reynoldsburg, Ohio

How Do You Tell If An Iphone Is Needed

Ever since the introduction of the Apple iPhone, there has been a huge public response to this product.  Millions of people are proclaiming the wonders and beauty of this cell phone, iPod, calendar and mobile Internet device.  However, the real question is, why do you need to have an iPhone?  Of course, it seems that it is a great product because it streamlines your electronic productivity and allows you to have many products wrapped up into one, but what are the real perks to having an iPhone?  The answer to this question really depends on who you ask.  However, there are many actual reasons why the iPhone is a great purchase. 

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Do any Of These Reasons Spark An Interest For An Iphone

The first reason why having an iPhone is a good idea is because it helps to streamline your life.  There is no denying that many of us live a very hectic and extremely busy life.  We rarely have time to relax, nonetheless running around the house looking for your cell phone, iPod and PDA.  However, when you have an iPhone you are actually getting all of these electronics, in one slim and sophisticated product.  Many people who used to carry around two or three electronic devices are thrilled at how easy and convenient their iPhone actually is.

They no longer have to worry about running out of pocket space for your mobile devices, thus they are able to move throughout their life without having to worry about leaving their iPod at their friends house or their cell phone at the restaurant.  With the iPhone, everything is packaged in a beautiful, and one-of-a-kind, device.

Another reason why you actually need an iPod is because you are able to have the world at your fingertips, literally.  Unlike other cell phones, which allow you to look at a dumb-down version of the Internet, with the iPhone, you are actually surfing the net.  If you have never been able to access the Internet while sitting in traffic, or looking up your friend’s MySpace profile on a whim, than you do not understand how great it is to be able to access the World Wide Web on a moments notice.  This constant availability to information is a great feature, and once you have it you will never want to own an internet-less cell phone again.

Because so many of us have jobs across town, and friends that live on the other side of the city, we are always in our cars.  But what happens when you are asked to go somewhere, and you don’t know where it’s at?  Normally, you get on the Internet and MapQuest it, however, if you have an iPhone, than accurate directions to any destination is only a few ‘taps’ away.  When you have an iPhone, than you automatically gain access to the powerful mapping service, Google Maps, and it is with this application you can find your local pizza joint, Starbucks or even Public Library.  One of the coolest features is not the fact that you can get directions to this location, but you can also call them too.

Say you typed in “Starbucks,”  you would then be shown the closest Starbucks to where you are currently at.  You can then call them and place your order, or ask them questions about their coffee.  Very rarely will you find a device that not only connects you to your world, but also brings you closer to it.  With technology seemingly pushing the “world” further away, it is extremely refreshing to find a mobile device that connects you with those around you in such a dynamic way. 


H/T: 113tidbits of Commentary

Learning Guitar Lessons Online

Have you ever tried using the internet to learn guitar playing? Well, if you haven’t tried it, perhaps it’s now time to check out the options that you have online. You see, learning to play a guitar is now possible online. So you’d better start surfing the net.

Beginners are often confused and ask different kinds of questions pertaining to online guitar lessons. Paying a guitar teacher can cost you a lot of money but if you conduct an online research, you can learn inexpensively and if you’re lucky enough, you can even learn for free.

Many individuals who previously hired guitar teachers and paid big money were frustrated when they learned about another option – and that is online guitar lessons. You don’t have to pay a very high hourly rate just to learn the basics like guitar chords, tabulators, complicated fingering methods for classical music playing, and strumming. Now you can learn all of these lessons online for free or for a much lesser fee.

Oftentimes, learning from a guitar teacher is really hard but through online guitar lessons, you can be provided with animated images, graphics, demo sounds, and video tutorials. It is much easier to learn online and in a short time, you can already play a simple song. The learning process is more enhanced online because tutorials are provided utilizing the different senses – sound, touch, and sight.    

Whatever your reasons are in learning how to play a guitar, you can surely find fulfillment through online guitar lessons.  If you want to learn fast and easily in order to play in crowds or perform like the pros, try to determine all your learning options online. If you follow the video tutorials step by step, in a week’s time you can already play many songs. And with continued practice, you will soon playing like the pros. 

Online guitar lessons often make use of techniques like hear first and play later. You have to be sensitive to the songs or music that you want to play and this requires sufficient training. All the needed details are provided in the online lessons so you will not encounter many problems. Oftentimes, you will be asked to listen first to the song that you want to play and then later on, you will be playing it yourself. You can easily use your imagination, subliminal mind, and senses through online guitar lessons as compared to learning from a private guitar teacher.

You don’t have to worry in case you’re not very good in using the computer. At first, you can even request from a friend or a family member who knows how to use the computer and surf the net. Afterwards, you can do it yourself. This is not a very difficult task and rest assured that in a very short time, you can learn all the things that you need to know about guitar playing.

If you want to save money on your guitar lessons, don’t hire professional help. Instead, turn to the internet and find out more about online guitar lessons. You can learn a lot and so don’t waste your time. Start surfing the net now and very soon you will be playing your guitar together with your friends and loved ones. Learn guitar online now.

Check out the different video tutorials available online and make sure that you choose the one with positive testimonials to make sure that you trust only the best. 

May 2011 Online Earnings From Varied Sources

May 2011 online earnings


Above is the online earnings screen capture of what I earned from all of my online endeavors. The circled payment at the bottom is a payment that I had to send back, so it’s not added to the grand total of $361.45. Notice none of you see anything related to Google’s Adsense program. I don’t use that program because of all of the restrictions that they put on the creative content that you show on a person’s site.

Speaking of removing services, I have removed Kontera from the site because of some complaints that I received, which stated that the double links interfered with reading the content of articles. In place of Kontera’s service, I have added a projects board to help bring in more of the millions of people in need of earning from their online experience. Also, if you take a look at the images here on the site, I have added Taggify to keep the links out of the content areas.

The majority of what I made came from some IT work that I’ve been helping a WordPress client with. Robin of Upyourmarket has a really awesome service that she provides for a variety of web properties in her local area and abroad. So if you have a brick and mortar business, go ahead and click the Free consult link in the navigation bar. Adding your business to Robin’s clientele list will bring you even further foot traffic and higher results in building your web presence.

Last month’s total of $361.45 isn’t all that great but in an economy like this, every little bit helps. Have your online ventures been as abysmal as mine? Add your commentary below please.

SheBlogs Has A Few More Coals In The Fire To Kick The Summer Off

SheBlogs and iStockphoto Present the Blog Makeover Contest


No matter how great you look, it’s always fun to change things up. Breaking out a different cut and color, a new pair of shoes or an entire new wardrobe is always invigorating. The same is true for your blog. A new design can put a skip in your keystrokes and a song in your prose.

And now, thanks to iStockphoto, one lucky SheBlogger will have the opportunity to have her blog professionally redone by Synotac Web Design, an award-winning firm based in Portland, Oregon.* She’ll also receive a one-year subscription to All participants (along with their readers) will get three free iStock images and 10% off all purchases through the end of June.**

Submissions must be received no later than June 30 to qualify – so get your entry in early by visiting our contest page on!

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Try Me Iced With New England Coffee

In celebration of summer, New England Coffee invites you to try their coffees iced with their 2011 Try Me Iced summer campaign. Beginning May 16th through August 31st, 2011 New England Coffee invites iced coffee fans throughout the country to head over To to learn more about their featured summer coffees:

  • Blueberry Cobbler, a fresh, sweet, juicy berry flavor brew, reminiscent of a country kitchen.

  • New England EyeOpener, an award-winning blend of rich Colombian and Central American beans with zesty French Roast.

  • French Vanilla, a smooth, luscious vanilla in a special blend of medium-roasted South and Central American beans.

  • Peach Cobbler, bursting with the flavors of a ripe, juicy peach and a hint of cinnamon, this American dessert is a favorite of all.

Between May 16, 2011 and August 31, 2011, New England Coffee is offering consumers a way to Try Me Iced with a Free 24 oz. Iced Coffee Tumbler. Read more on


If you’re a SheBlogger please leave your comments below for an upcoming blogging contest that I can make you aware from my good friend Brian. Brian owns and operates a really great service for bloggers of all walks. An RSS Syndication service that gets your blog’s visibility launched into the ozone. 

Really great community of bloggers and site owners that share in experiences whether good or bad can be found at the Blog Engage Community.



H/T: 113Tidbits of Commentary

How To Recognize A Bot Profile Pic On Twitter






The twitter profile tells me all I need to know. Be wary of these kinds of accounts, especially the ones with “eggs” as profile pictures. They mostly crowd your direct messages inbox with links and crap that you could care less about.

If you have any of these in your following it could also hurt your Klout score, if you’re a marketer looking to keep your reputation intact.

Questions or comments on the use of twitter bots can be posted below. Thanks for stopping by.

How To Check For Chitosan Side Effects

Chitosan side effects

According to some clinical studies, chitosan is great for weight loss as it binds fat to molecules in the digestive tract, preventing the body from absorbing the fat.  It also lowers the cholesterol in the blood, treat anemia, and improve the person’s strength, the immune system, as well as the appetite and sleep.   Also reported is that chitosan can help treat tooth and gum infections and help tissue healing after plastic surgery.

However, whether chitosan is effective for treating such mentioned conditions or safe as a diet aid still remains controversial.   It is often the subject of most debates regarding weight loss. Some say that there are adverse side effects of chitosan, while others have shown evidences that contradict such belief.  

There are still no long-term studies of the side effects of chitosan on human health as most of the studies were conducted on animals.However, if we will look at those animal studies and the first published 1999 clinical trial done on humans, results suggest that chitosan could inhibit the absorption of minerals and fat soluble vitamins, such as what happens during extenze side effects.   Also, studies have revealed certain adverse side effects of chitosan to pregnant women, particularly on the growth of children and the outcome of pregnancy.

Experts also found out other minor side effects of chitosan.  These possible side effects may include breathing problems or tightness in your chest or throat, as well as chest pain and skin hives, rash, or itchy or swollen skin.  Other possible side effects of chitosan are headaches and swollen heels and wrists.

With all those mentioned possible side effects, it’s no wonder that experts highly suggest to stop taking your medicine right away and talk to your doctor if you have any of the mentioned side effects.   The reason is your medicine may be causing such symptoms which may mean that you are allergic to chitosan-based products. 

So perhaps the best that you can do to protect yourself and your health is to tell your health care professional before taking any chitosan-based products about your current medication.  Tell your doctor if you are taking medicine or are allergic to any medicine, or if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant while using chitosan.   This must also apply to those mothers who are breastfeeding, as well as to people who have clotting problems and have any other health problem, such as high blood pressure or heart or blood vessel disease.

Talk with your caregiver about how much chitosan you should take.  Note that an over dosage of chitosan-based products may lead to those possible side effects of chitosan.   Just note that the amount of chitosan highly depends on the strength of the medicine and the reason you are taking it.   So, if you are taking this medicine without instructions from your caregiver, then follow the directions written on the label.   To ensure that you are free from the possible side effects of chitosan, do not take more medicine or take it more often than the directions tell you.

Tips On Taking Care Of Sensitive Teeth

As millions of people all around the world know, sensitive teeth can make life in general a nightmare.  Sensitive teeth comes with pain and discomfort that can make eating or drinking your favorite foods a painful experience.  Although you may suffer from sensitive teeth, you can rest assured that they can be treated.

Normally, this condition presents tooth pain after drinking cold liquid, eating hot or cold foods, or breathing cold air.  If the pain becomes too much to bear, you should immediately see your dentist, as the nerve of your tooth could be exposed.  Normally, sensitive teeth starts when the gums begin to pull away from the teeth.  With the gums being a protective blanket, they cover and protect the teeth’s roots.  When the gums recede and pull away, the roots have no protection, and therefore they will be exposed.

The exposed root tips contain small tubules that lead directly to the nerves of the teeth.  Whenever pressure, hot, or cold elements travel down the tubules, it will trigger the nerves and result in pain.  Those who don’t have sensitive teeth will have their gums covering the tubules, which prevents these types of things from happening.

The idea here is to stop tooth sensitivity and keep the gums healthy.  If you reduce the pressure you use when brushing your teeth, you’ll find that your gums will remain healthy.  When taught to brush their teeth, most people are instructed to use a lot of force.  While this can get the teeth clean, it will also tear at the gums, which can lead to sensitive teeth.  If you have sensitive teeth now, you should try using an electric toothbrush such as the Sonicare advanced.

Although you may have sensitive teeth now, there are ways you can help to improve your gums and your teeth.  There are several toothpastes out there on the market that contain potassium nitrate, which helps to reduce pain and discomfort associated with sensitivity.  Although there are several toothpastes to choose from, Sensodyne is the preferred.  It’s recommended by dentists as being the best, simply because it affects the nerve of the tooth and stops the pain where it starts.

Mouthwash can also help tooth sensitivity, providing it contains fluoride.  You can also ask your dentist which mouthwash he recommends, as there are several to choose from.  Scope is a great brand to use, as it offers you plenty of fluoride without any alcohol.  Unlike Listerine, Scope won’t burn your mouth when you use it.  It will leave you with a clean feeling, and get your mouth and teeth completely clean – killing millions of bacteria.

If you start using fluoride toothpaste such as Sensodyne and mouthwash, you’ll notice a bit improvement in your teeth and gums.  The sensitivity will begin going away, giving you almost immediate relief.  When you brush, make sure you brush gently, and avoid using any type of force, as it will always cause your gums to recede again.

In the event that using Sensodyne and fluoride mouthwash doesn’t help, you should ask your dentist about other options available to you.  Your dentist will know what will help you, so you shouldn’t hesitate to ask.  Your dentist will know how to eliminate your sensitivity once and for all, and how to prevent it from coming back.  Tooth sensitivity is something that many of us have to deal with – although there are ways that you can fight back and prevent the pain and discomfort associated with sensitivity from making your life harder than it has to be.


H/T: Dr. Paul Loper

Hardly Working Guys Pitch A Venture Capital Startup [Video] Gibberish cloud minded hardly working people in search of angel or venture capital funding are funny. People like this who spout all kinds of acronyms and business diatribe are going along the web and being exposed every day. Venture capital types must have durable skin to sit through such diatribes. And even though this was done as a spoof. you have to understand that this kind of marketing and word of mouth promotion is just what killed the inter-webs that Al Gore created in the early 2000’s. Everyone remember the number of startups and IPO’s that wnet on for 2000? Of course not. it was at a hair blazing pace. Every day that I worked at DLJ, which later became Credit Suisse first Boston, which now is dead, there was a new offering every day being blasted all over the world looking for investors, In today’s economy, this kind of crap is luckily being filtered by people that know much better. What are your thoughts on this? H/T 113tidbits of Commentary

How to Handle Dental Emergencies

As we all know, toothaches and any type of oral injury can be extremely painful and should be seen by a dentist immediately.  Dental emergencies should be seen immediately by a dentist, day or night. These emergencies include broken teeth, teeth that have been knocked out, or teeth that have been forced out of the socket.  With some emergencies, the cheeks, lips, or gums will have cuts or abrasions on them from where the teeth come out of the socket.

If you’ve had a tooth recently knocked out, the first thing you should do is look for that tooth.  When you’ve found the tooth, gently scrub it to get rid of any dirt or debris.  Once you have cleaned it, you should place it back in your mouth between the cheek and gums.  Whatever you do, you should never try to put it back in the socket.  If you can make it to the dentist in time, he may be able to put the tooth back in place.

If you’ve had a tooth come out of place, you can normally reposition it with your fingers.  You shouldn’t use a lot of force, simply because it could damage the tooth.  You shouldn’t force the tooth into place, rather try and jiggle it around.  You can also use moist tissue to hold the tooth in place, until you can get to a dentist.

If you’ve got a fractured tooth, the treatment will all depend upon how bad the booth has been fractured.  No matter how light the fracture may be, it is very important that you get to a dentist as soon as you can.  Minor fractures aren’t that bad, as they can normally be smoothed out using sandpaper.  Sometimes, the tooth can also be restored with a composite.  Either way, you’ll need to make sure that you use extreme caution with the tooth for the next few days.

The more moderate fractures, normally include damage to the dentin, pulp, and even the enamel.  These fractures can be nothing to worry about at times, yet painful with other cases.  Providing the pulp hasn’t been damaged, your dentist will be able to restore the full shape and function to the fractured tooth.  In cases where pulp damage has occurred, the dentist may need to do a root canal or other type of serious surgery to repair the tooth.

Whenever you encounter a dental emergency, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact a dentist immediately.  Your dentist will be able to assist you, fix the problem, and stop the pain.  Dental emergencies can happen at any time, so you should always the emergency number of a dentist who will be there at a moments notice.  Tooth pain can be very excruciating – and you’ll obviously want to get the problem fixed immediately.

H/T: Dr Loper