Brite Smiles Shares Mouth Injury Advice for this Winte

APPLE VALLEY, MN – Brite Smiles Dental Care (http://www.britesmilesdentalcare.com), in Apple Valley, is sharing their advice on how to prevent mouth injuries this winter and what to do if such an injury were to happen.

Falls are common during the winter season, and sometimes mouth injuries can occur because of a fall. Mouth guards are a good way, especially if you’re playing a winter sport, to help prevent a mouth injury. It’s good practice to get fitted for a mouth guard at the dentist to ensure it fits properly and can correctly protect your mouth.

Trauma and broken teeth may result from a mouth collision. Trauma could then cause damage to the nerve or create an infection. Any time there’s discomfort or swelling in the mouth that’s not lessening, it is wise to get it looked at.

Dr. Dennis Simmons, founder of Brite Smiles Dental Care, stated “We can get you in right away for a short appointment and quickly check out any problem from an injury. It’s also a good excuse to come in to have your teeth cleaned, especially if you’re overdue.”

Nancy C., a patient at Brite Smiles, spoke about her experience: “The care and concern I receive is always above and beyond. If I have any problems they are taken care of with prompt, friendly service.”

Dr. Dennis Simmons graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1976, receiving the Class Honor in prosthetics – dentures partial and full. Since then, he has participated in over 3,000 hours of continuing education courses, focusing primarily on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, dental implants and implant-supported restorations, orthodontics, extractions, crown/bridge, root canals, bite and TMJ disorders and sleep apnea. For his studies, he has been honored with the status of “Diplomate” from the International Congress of Oral Implantology and the International Osseous (bone) Integration Society. For more information on dental services from Brite Smiles Dental Care, visit http://britesmilesdentalcare.com, or call 952-891-8484.

BigTreeSupply.com: The European Gypsy Moth

By Nancy Penrose

One of the most destructive tree pests in the State of Washington is the European gypsy moth. In its caterpillar form, it has destroyed millions of acres of foliage around the country.

The moth was brought to the United States in the 1860’s near Boston, Massachusetts to cross-breed with silk worms and escaped into the environment. It is now permanently established in 20 Eastern and Midwestern states.

Gypsy moth eggs are usually laid on tree trunks and branches. Egg clusters can contain up to 1000 or more eggs. The larvae (caterpillars) appear in the spring. Mature larvae are two to three inches long and have five pair of blue spots and six pair of red spots on their back. Adult male gypsy moths are a mottled brown and adult female moths are white.

The moth was first discovered in Washington in 1974. Since then, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has been aggressively eradicating gypsy moths with aerial applications of Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki (Btk), a natural soil bacteria. Treatments typically begin in April or May when the caterpillars start feeding on trees and shrubs.

Each year the WSDA conducts trapping programs to locate gypsy moth occurrences. Approximately 20,000 traps are set up around the state and checked from June through September. The traps are made of cardboard and placed on private and public property. Inside the trap is a string coated with synthetic pheromone, as substance females emit to attract males during mating. The inside of the trap is also coated with a sticky substance that catches insects.

Here’s how you can help prevent the gypsy moth from becoming permanently established in the State of Washington:

  • Let the WSDA place traps on your property
  • If a moth infestation is found in your area, allow the WSDA to administer treatments.

You can read more about the WSDA’s treatment program at agr.wa.gov/gypsymoth. Our big tree specialists can also answer your questions about tree pests and how to protect your foliage and big trees.

Nancy Penrose is owner of Big Trees Inc. (http://www.bigtreesupply.com), (tree nursery Snohomish, WA), one of the largest Seattle tree nurserys, specializing in large trees for sale and transplanting tree service. Learn more about tree preservation at http://bigtreesupply.com/tree-care-maintenance/ and for more tips on tree care or installation go to arboristblog.com. See our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6vVhNW1XJI and connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Trees-Inc/193731105108.

Big Trees Inc. Extracts and Saves Two Large Japanese Maples

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company, was offered an opportunity to extract and save two very large Japanese Maple trees from a residence in Bellevue this month.

The trees were slated to be demolished, but are now successfully root balled and back in Big Trees’ nursery. Big Trees was approached by a homeowner with a problem in late 2017; they had two enormous Japanese Maples on their property line with the street. The trees were overwhelming the frontage of their home from the street and the owner wanted to open up their small front yard and get a new layout to their garden, which put the Japanese Maples on the chopping block.

Once a utility locate was performed to make sure Big Trees’ digging efforts wouldn’t break any buried feeds to the house, Big Trees began the project. With large lifting equipment rented, and a low boy heavy hauling trailer scheduled, the Japanese Maples were root balled. The trees weighed 6-10,000 pounds each. Over the next two days, the Maples were transported to the Big Trees nursery in Snohomish. Additionally, a Stewartia tree that was getting too big for its location was moved to a more suitable location in the front yard.

“Big Trees’ tree rescue program is here for situations like this where someone has a tree that doesn’t fit their situation, but could be extremely desirable for some other homeowner. It’s very exciting to see these big Maples show up in our nursery. Japanese Maples are one of the most unique and dramatic of what we call ‘specimen trees.’ There’s a lot that goes into this kind of an operation, and we can’t wait to see these trees leaf out this spring!”, said Todd Holmes, Big Trees’ Operation Manager.

Nancy Penrose is the owner of Big Trees Inc., located in Snohomish, WA in the Seattle area. The company is one of the largest tree nurseries in the Seattle area with over 120,000 trees available in over 300 varieties. They not only deliver young trees, but also mature trees in a wide range of sizes. Some types of trees available include spring flowering, deciduous, evergreen, and privacy trees. The company also does tree transplanting including large trees. Their blog can be seen at http://www.bigtreesupply.com/blog/ or http://arboristblog.com/. They can be reached at 360-563-2700.

4.0 Magnitud terremoto Sonajeros Residentes en el Condado de Orange, se sintieron en San Diego

orange county earthquakeLa madrugada del jueves, un terremoto de magnitud 4.0 sacudió el Condado de Orange, y los temblores afectaron a los residentes en todo San Diego.

El epicentro del temblor, que ocurrió a las 2:30 a.m. PST, estaba a unas 8 millas al noreste del Cañón de Trabuco, en las estribaciones de las montañas de Santa Ana.

Un residente dijo que escuchó un “ruido fuerte” antes de que una “gran sacudida” golpeara el área. Afortunadamente, no se han reportado heridos ni daños.

A principios de este año, el Journal of Geophysical Research compartió un nuevo estudio que revela que un terremoto de 7,4 grados de magnitud podría afectar a Los Ángeles y San Diego al mismo tiempo, sacudiendo áreas como el Condado de Orange en el camino.

Eso es porque la falla de L.A. Newport / Inglewood podría afectar la falla de Rose Canyon.

“Estas dos zonas de fallas son en realidad una zona de fallas continua”, dijo la autora Valerie Sahakian, que está trabajando en su doctorado en la Institución de Oceanografía Scripps en la Universidad de California en San Diego.

Mientras que los científicos originalmente creían que había espacios amplios entre las líneas de falla, tanto como 3 millas, los nuevos datos sugieren que la brecha es mucho más pequeña, midiendo menos de 1¼ de separación entre las fallas.

“Eso lo caracteriza como una zona de fallas continua, en oposición a dos sistemas de fallas diferentes y distintos”, explicó Sahakian.

Afortunadamente, el terremoto del jueves ocurrió en una falla más pequeña cerca de la falla Elsinore más grande de la zona.

Sin embargo, una nueva investigación sugiere que si un gran terremoto golpeara la costa del sur de California, veríamos aún más daños a las ciudades de la playa de lo que se esperaba.

Ahora, más que nunca, es importante ser proactivo en la preparación y seguridad de los terremotos.

Julian De La Torre es un experto en la inspección de la fundación de Los Ángeles, contratistas de cimientos y reparación de cimientos. La compañía de Julian, Julian Construction, ha inspeccionado más de 15,000 estructuras, trabajando con firmas de ingeniería y departamentos locales de construcción y seguridad. La compañía ha realizado más reparaciones de cimientos en Los Ángeles que ninguna otra compañía en el área en los últimos cinco años.

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Residents in Orange County, Felt in San Diego

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Early Thursday morning a 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck Orange County, with the shaking affecting residents all the way in San Diego.

The epicenter of the temblor – which occurred at 2:30 am PST — was about 8 miles northeast of Trabuco Canyon, in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains.

One resident said he heard a “loud rumbling” sound before a “huge jolt” hit the area. Thankfully, there have been no injuries or damage reported.

Earlier this year, the Journal of Geophysical Research shared a new study revealing that a 7.4 magnitude earthquake could strike Los Angeles and San Diego at the same time, rocking areas like Orange County along the way.

That’s because L.A.’s Newport/Inglewood fault line could impact the Rose Canyon fault.

“These two fault zones are actually one continuous fault zone,” said author Valerie Sahakian, who’s working on her doctorate at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

While scientists originally believed there were wide spaces between the fault lines – as much as 3 miles – new data suggests the gap is much smaller, measuring less than 1 ¼ miles apart between the faults.

“That kind of characterizes it as one continuous fault zone, as opposed to two different, distinct fault systems,” Sahakian explained.

Luckily, Thursday’s quake occurred on a smaller fault near the area’s larger Elsinore fault.

However, new research suggests that if a major earthquake struck Southern California’s coastline, we’d see even more damage to our beach cities than previously expected.

Now, more than ever, it’s important to be proactive about earthquake preparation and safety.

Julian De La Torre is an expert in Los Angeles foundation inspection, foundation contractors and foundation repair. Julian’s company, Julian Construction, has inspected over 15,000 structures, working with engineering firms and local departments of building & safety. The company has done more foundation repair in Los Angeles than any other company in the area over the last five years.

6.3 Magnitud Terremoto Rocas Golfo de California

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El viernes, un terremoto de 6,3 grados de magnitud sacudió la Baja California de México a las 8:41 a.m. PT.

El epicentro se produjo al suroeste de Hermosillo, México, donde se encuentran las placas de América del Norte y el Pacífico.

Afortunadamente, no ha habido informes de lesiones o daños a la zona y no hay advertencias de Tsunami vigentes.

El terremoto despierta la preocupación de Angelinos, ya que los sismólogos predicen que el “Gran Uno” – un terremoto de magnitud 7 o superior – está en el futuro muy cercano de California gracias a la activa falla de San Andreas que atraviesa el estado.

Según un estudio que se publicó en 2006, de la Institución de Oceanografía Scripps, la actividad sísmica a lo largo de la falla de San Andreas se ha vuelto más predecible.

En noviembre, un enjambre de pequeños terremotos a lo largo de la falla provocó que los científicos aumentaran la probabilidad de un terremoto de magnitud 8.0 o mayor en California en los próximos 30 años, ¡de un 4.7 por ciento a un siete por ciento de posibilidades!

Como residente de California, es importante asegurarse de que está haciendo su parte para prepararse para el próximo gran terremoto.

Si ha comprado una casa que se construyó antes de 1963, un especialista de cimentación debe inspeccionar su propiedad para garantizar la seguridad sísmica y, si es necesario, realizar todas las modificaciones necesarias para el terremoto.

Además de proteger su hogar, asegúrese de tener un kit de supervivencia de emergencia preparado para sostener a cada persona en su casa durante al menos tres días y planificar las rutas de evacuación.

Ahora, más que nunca, es importante ser proactivo en la preparación y seguridad de los terremotos.

Julian De La Torre es un experto en la inspección de la fundación de Los Ángeles, contratistas de cimientos y reparación de cimientos. La compañía de Julian, Julian Construction, ha inspeccionado más de 15,000 estructuras, trabajando con firmas de ingeniería y departamentos locales de construcción y seguridad. La compañía ha realizado más reparaciones de cimientos en Los Ángeles que ninguna otra compañía en el área en los últimos cinco años.

6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Gulf of California

baja california earthquake On Friday, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico’s Baja California at 8:41 a.m. PT.

The epicenter occurred southwest of Hermosillo Mexico, where the North America and Pacific plates meet.

Thankfully, there have been no reports of injuries or damage to the area, and there are no tsunami warnings in effect.

The earthquake raises concern for Angelinos as seismologist predict the “Big One” – a 7.0 magnitude earthquake or higher — is in California’s very near future thanks to the active San Andreas fault line that runs through the state.

According to a study that was published in a 2006, from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, earthquake activity along the San Andreas fault line has become more predictable.

In November, a swarm of smaller earthquakes along the fault caused scientists to raise the likelihood of a magnitude 8.0 earthquake or higher striking California in the next 30 years, from a 4.7 percent to a 7 percent chance!

As a California resident, it’s important to make sure you’re doing your part to prepare for the next big quake.

If you’ve purchased a home that was built before 1963, you should have your property inspected by a foundation specialist for seismic safety, and if necessary make all earthquake retrofits needed.

In addition to protecting your home, make sure you have an emergency survival kit prepared to sustain each person in your house for at least three days and evacuation routes planned.

Now, more than ever, it’s important to be proactive about earthquake preparation and safety.

Julian De La Torre is an expert in Los Angeles foundation inspection, foundation contractors and foundation repair. Julian’s company, Julian Construction, has inspected over 15,000 structures, working with engineering firms and local departments of building & safety. The company has done more foundation repair in Los Angeles than any other company in the area over the last five years.

Lo que aprendimos 24 años después del terremoto de Northridge

northridge earthquakeTodavía un recuerdo vívido en la mente de muchos angelinos, el terremoto de magnitud 6,7 de Northridge ocurrió a las 4:31 am hace 24 años hoy. El daño fue abrupto, matando a más de 60 personas, hiriendo a 9,000 personas y causando pánico catastrófico en toda la ciudad y sus alrededores.

Los complejos de apartamentos colapsaron, las autopistas se derrumbaron y los incendios estallaron en toda la ciudad de Los Ángeles, ya que la energía se perdió en toda el área.

El terremoto costó $ 20 mil millones en daños a la propiedad, dejando a 681,000 residentes y empresas que necesitan ayuda federal por desastre, y desplazó a más de 20,000 personas de sus hogares.

¿La peor parte? Muchas de estas muertes y lesiones podrían haberse evitado con la adecuada reconversión de terremotos.

Desde el terremoto de Northridge, los sismólogos han aprendido mucha información nueva sobre California y sus fallas. Se han descubierto más fallas en todo Los Ángeles, y estas áreas se han vuelto cada vez más activas.

Los sismólogos también han descubierto que el “Gran Uno” está atrasado por su terremoto “una vez cada 150 años”, y el último ocurrió en 1857.

Y cuando golpea el “Gran Uno”, se estima que FEMA y otros equipos de primera respuesta no podrán ayudar durante los primeros tres días o más.

Ahora, 24 años desde el terremoto de Northridge, es importante que como Angelino se proteja a sí mismo, a sus seres queridos y a su hogar.

Si usted es dueño de un edificio de pisos blandos o vive en una casa que se construyó antes de 1963, existe una buena posibilidad de que la propiedad y su base necesiten reacondicionamiento de terremotos.

El propósito de la retroadaptación para terremotos es evitar que un edificio se colapse durante la actividad sísmica. Una modificación ayudará a fortificar una casa y aumentará su resistencia al movimiento de lado a lado y hacia atrás y hacia adelante. De hecho, los estudios muestran que las viviendas que se han modernizado tendrán mucho menos daño por terremotos que las estructuras que no se han reforzado adecuadamente.

Además de garantizar que su estructura sea sísmicamente segura, también deberá prepararse para mantener la vida sin electricidad, agua y comunicaciones durante al menos tres días.

Ahora, más que nunca, es importante ser proactivo en la preparación y seguridad de los terremotos.

Julian De La Torre es un experto en la inspección de la fundación de Los Ángeles, contratistas de cimientos y reparación de cimientos. La compañía de Julian, Julian Construction, ha inspeccionado más de 15,000 estructuras, trabajando con firmas de ingeniería y departamentos locales de construcción y seguridad. La compañía ha realizado más reparaciones de cimientos en Los Ángeles que ninguna otra compañía en el área en los últimos cinco años.

What We’ve Learned 24 Years After the Northridge Earthquake

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Still a vivid memory in many Angelinos’ minds, the 6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake occured at 4:31 am 24 years ago today. The damage was abrupt, killing nearly 60 people, injuring 9,000 and caused catastrophic panic throughout the city and its surrounding areas.

Apartment complexes collapsed, freeways crumbled, and fires erupted throughout L.A., as power was lost all over the area.

The earthquake cost $20 billion in property damage, leaving 681,000 residents and businesses in need of federal disaster aid, and displaced more than 20,000 people from their homes.

The worst part? Many of these deaths and injuries could have been prevented with proper earthquake retrofitting.

Since the Northridge earthquake, seismologists have learned a lot of new information about California and its faults. More faults have been discovered throughout Los Angeles, and these areas have become increasingly active.

Seismologists have likewise found that the “Big One” is past due for it’s “once-every-150-years” earthquake, with the last one occurring in 1857.

And when the “Big One” does strike, is estimated that FEMA and other first responders won’t be able to help for the first three days or longer.

Now 24 years since the Northridge earthquake, it’s important that as an Angelino you protect yourself, your loved ones and your home.

If you own a soft story building or live in a house that was built before 1963, there’s a good chance the property and its foundation need earthquake retrofitting.

The purpose of retrofitting for earthquakes is to prevent a building from collapsing during seismic activity. A retrofit will help fortify a home and increase its resistance to side-to-side and back-and-forth ground motion. In fact, studies show that homes that have been retrofitted will have far less earthquake damage than structures that haven’t been properly reinforced.

In addition to ensuring your structure is seismically safe, you’ll need to prepare to sustain life without electricity, water and communication for at least three days.

Now, more than ever, it’s important to be proactive about earthquake preparation and safety.

Julian De La Torre is an expert in Los Angeles foundation inspection, foundation contractors and foundation repair. Julian’s company, Julian Construction, has inspected over 15,000 structures, working with engineering firms and local departments of building & safety. The company has done more foundation repair in Los Angeles than any other company in the area over the last five years.

Earthquake Brace + Bolt 2018 Inscripción Abierta

retrofitting californiaSi vives en Los Angeles, ahora es el momento de registrarte para el programa Earthquake Brace + Bolt.

Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) se desarrolló para ayudar a los propietarios con los costos de la adaptación de terremotos.

Se ha comprobado que las modificaciones sísmicas residenciales disminuyen el daño a una casa durante un terremoto al agregar refuerzo adicional y protección a la base de la estructura.

Las modernizaciones de terremotos hacen que las casas sean más resistentes a la sacudida de lado a lado o hacia adelante y hacia atrás del piso o la falla del suelo que ocurre durante un terremoto, mediante la fijación de pernos a la base de la casa y agregando abrazaderas alrededor del perímetro del espacio de arrastre.

Inspección de la Fundación Los Angeles Si usted es propietario de una casa en los códigos postales de 90064, 90005, 90011, 90014, 90016, 90017, 90018, 90019, 90020, 90024, 90025, 90026, 90027, 90028, 90029, 90035, 90036, 90037, 90038 , 90039, 90041, 90042, 90043, 90046, 90048, 90049, 90057, 90063, 90064, 90065, 90068, 91601 y 91604 con características adecuadas para este tipo de modificación – y de acuerdo con el Código de Construcción Existente de California, Capítulo A3 – usted puede ser elegible para recibir un pago de hasta $ 3,000 para ayudar a cubrir los costos de una modificación sísmica.

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Las modificaciones sísmicas típicas cuestan entre $ 3,000 y $ 7,000, dependiendo de la ubicación y el tamaño de la casa, el material y el trabajo necesarios, y los honorarios del contratista.

Elegir una empresa confiable de reparación de cimientos es de suma importancia. Julian Construction puede ayudarlo con su modernización y está aprobado para el programa EBB.

El registro de propietario estará abierto desde el 23 de enero de 2018 hasta el 23 de febrero de 2018. ¡Programe su inspección gratuita con Julian Construction llamando al 323-733-3377 o enviándonos un correo electrónico a Julianinc@aol.com!

Julian De La Torre es un experto en la inspección de la fundación de Los Ángeles, contratistas de cimientos y reparación de cimientos. La compañía de Julian, Julian Construction, ha inspeccionado más de 15,000 estructuras, trabajando con firmas de ingeniería y departamentos locales de construcción y seguridad. La compañía ha realizado más reparaciones de cimientos en Los Ángeles que ninguna otra compañía en el área en los últimos cinco años.