Permanent Teeth – Teeth Whitening Ireland http://teethwhiteningireland.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 02:08:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Permanent Teeth – Teeth Whitening Ireland http://teethwhiteningireland.com/ 32 32 Amsterdam Dental Group Introduces Same Day Dental Implants in Philadelphia https://teethwhiteningireland.com/amsterdam-dental-group-introduces-same-day-dental-implants-in-philadelphia/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 02:08:08 +0000 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/amsterdam-dental-group-introduces-same-day-dental-implants-in-philadelphia/ Amsterdam Dental Group is pleased to announce that it is now offering same day dental implants at its Philadelphia and Main Line offices. Our practice specializes in the most revolutionary procedure in implant dentistry, which is All on 4 Dental Implants. This procedure allows the complete replacement of a jaw full of teeth with only […]]]>

Amsterdam Dental Group is pleased to announce that it is now offering same day dental implants at its Philadelphia and Main Line offices. Our practice specializes in the most revolutionary procedure in implant dentistry, which is All on 4 Dental Implants. This procedure allows the complete replacement of a jaw full of teeth with only 4 dental implants. For most patients, this is a much more practical, reasonable and affordable alternative to full arch or oral implant restoration. All of our doctors take a personalized approach to each case and treatment plans are developed based on each patient’s individual needs.

The first consultation includes a complete examination, a cone beam scanner (CBCT) and digital impressions of the patient’s upper and lower jaws. At the next visit, all remaining teeth are extracted, implants are placed, and temporary teeth are attached to the newly placed implants. After the dental implant surgery appointment on the same day, a healing period of 3 months is necessary to allow complete healing. During this time, patients have a set of fixed (non-removable) teeth for chewing and smiling. After healing, impressions will then be made on the implants for a permanent all-ceramic restoration.

The All-on-Four treatment concept for dental implants is faster and less invasive than the traditional approach to full jaw implant reconstruction. Another advantage is the elimination of the need for patients to wear a removable prosthesis after tooth extraction. Same-day dental implants in Philadelphia are offered by our top dentists and surgeons who have specialized training in periodontics and prosthodontics. All of our physicians have been trained in Penn Dental Medicine’s world-renowned periodontal prosthetics program and have years of experience in dental surgery, restorative dentistry, and implant dentistry.

To find out more visit https://amsterdamdentalgroup.com/same-day-dental-implants/

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Amsterdam Dental Group based in Philadelphia, PA is a professional dental clinic offering boutique services in cosmetic dentistry. Dental implants, porcelain crowns and veneers, general dentistry and cleaning, periodontal treatments, digital smile design, Invisalign, teeth whitening, digital imaging and TMJ treatment among many other dental services are offered here.

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Young Blackpool woman wins compensation for dental negligence after dentist improperly fitted braces and caused permanent damage to teeth https://teethwhiteningireland.com/young-blackpool-woman-wins-compensation-for-dental-negligence-after-dentist-improperly-fitted-braces-and-caused-permanent-damage-to-teeth/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 17:35:13 +0000 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/young-blackpool-woman-wins-compensation-for-dental-negligence-after-dentist-improperly-fitted-braces-and-caused-permanent-damage-to-teeth/ Kira Sandham got her braces when she was 16. He has now been told that his damaged front teeth could fall out within five years. The customer service analyst now suffers from nightmares where her teeth are falling out, and is embarrassed to smile and speak, and faces a lifetime of expensive treatments because of […]]]>

Kira Sandham got her braces when she was 16. He has now been told that his damaged front teeth could fall out within five years.

The customer service analyst now suffers from nightmares where her teeth are falling out, and is embarrassed to smile and speak, and faces a lifetime of expensive treatments because of the damage.

Kira had always taken care of her teeth and had no fillings. But in 2017, she was referred for braces to straighten her teeth.

Kira Sandham suffered permanent damage after a dentist misfitted braces.

It was installed by Dr Kumar Akundi, at Orthoworld 2000 in Blackpool.

After six months, she noticed they weren’t straighter, so she returned to her practice on Whitegate Drive, to find out why.

She says: “[I was told] the braces treatment had to be stopped immediately and removed due to root resorption causing my front teeth to fall out, but he reassured me that my teeth should still last a lifetime.

But Kira, who was working in the hotel business at the time, wasn’t happy. She was embarrassed by the spaces between her teeth.

Kira Sandham suffered permanent damage after a dentist misfitted braces.

She therefore sought a second opinion from another dentist.

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“I was told that the floss behind my teeth was misplaced and unhygienic due to the difficulty of reaching a toothbrush behind it. The specialist estimated that my damaged teeth will only last another five years. To hear that at my age i will lose a tooth in the future was very upsetting.

The former BFC student now faces a life of expensive and painful treatments, and will most likely need implants in the near future.

Image showing the shortened roots on Kira Sandham’s front teeth caused by the wrong braces

Kira added: Not only is it a huge financial burden, but I’m now all too conscious of how my teeth look. I’m afraid to show my teeth when I smile or talk, even just to my friends and family. I also suffer from anxiety about the future treatment I will need and I have nightmares of my teeth falling out”.

She went to the Dental Law Partnership in 2020, the leading dental negligence law firm in the UK that took up her case.

Analysis of her dental records revealed that had Dr Akundi shown reasonable care and skill when fitting the splint, Miss Sandham would have avoided the need for an implant in the future . Due to poor performance of fixed orthodontic treatment, Miss Sandham’s front teeth were displaced in a traumatic occlusion which caused root resorption in three teeth. This meant that the treatment had to be abandoned. As a result, she will lose a tooth in the future and will need composite bonding to restore the gaps left at 3 teeth.

Rebecca McVety of the Dental Law Partnership commented: “The distress and pain our client experienced was completely unnecessary. If the dentist had performed proper treatment in the first place, his problems could have been avoided.

In April 2022, Kira was awarded £12,500 in an out-of-court settlement, although Dr Kumar Akundi did not admit liability.

An Orthoworld spokesperson said: “Providing the highest standards of patient care is our priority. We would like to apologize for Ms. Sandham’s experience.

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Lubbock, Texas Tech honors its veterans https://teethwhiteningireland.com/lubbock-texas-tech-honors-its-veterans/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 21:55:04 +0000 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/lubbock-texas-tech-honors-its-veterans/ Lubbock and the Texas Tech community recognized its military veterans through a variety of ceremonies and tributes this Veterans Day Friday and the days leading up to it. Last Saturday, Lubbock Los Hermanos Familia held its annual Veterans Day Parade, drawing hundreds to downtown Lubbock and honoring attorney Danny Koch as parade marshal. American Legion […]]]>

Lubbock and the Texas Tech community recognized its military veterans through a variety of ceremonies and tributes this Veterans Day Friday and the days leading up to it.

Last Saturday, Lubbock Los Hermanos Familia held its annual Veterans Day Parade, drawing hundreds to downtown Lubbock and honoring attorney Danny Koch as parade marshal. American Legion Post 575 in Lubbock hosted a Veterans Day breakfast on Friday. Texas Tech marked Veterans Day with a dedication ceremony for two new additions to Memorial Circle to honor veterans and military personnel who have attended or have an affiliation with the university.

Billy Morrison leads in the parade with his dog,

Hill & Ioppolo smiles at the soldiers

Also on Friday, a retired Navy veteran from Lubbock was surprised with a life-changing gift.

Fernando Castillo, 50, was announced as the recipient of the 6th annual Smiles For Soldiers program at Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery in Lubbock.

Smiles For Soldiers gives a local hero in need, who suffers from very poor oral health, the opportunity to receive a whole new set of permanent teeth. The procedure, which usually costs around $50,000, will be completely free.

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Chairman of Manston Parish Council calls for Albanians to be ‘used’ in Scotland https://teethwhiteningireland.com/chairman-of-manston-parish-council-calls-for-albanians-to-be-used-in-scotland/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 17:51:52 +0000 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/chairman-of-manston-parish-council-calls-for-albanians-to-be-used-in-scotland/ MANSTON, Kent – The chairman of the local parish council in the English village of Manston – where a former RAF base has been turned into a processing center for illegal immigrants – has suggested young Albanian immigrants be sent to Scotland where they could be ” used” by Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The government […]]]>

MANSTON, Kent – The chairman of the local parish council in the English village of Manston – where a former RAF base has been turned into a processing center for illegal immigrants – has suggested young Albanian immigrants be sent to Scotland where they could be ” used” by Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

The government announced this week that as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, the number of people at the Manston facility had fallen from 4,000 to 1,147.

More than 40,000 illegal immigrants have crossed the Channel this year and when Western Jetfoil’s facility on the docks at Dover grew too small the Home Office took over the former RAF ground at Manston earlier This year. Immigrants are supposed to undergo security and identity checks there before being moved to other accommodation while their asylum applications are processed.

The Home Affairs Committee recently learned from the Home Office’s underground chain threat commander, Dan O’Mahoney, that around 12,000 of the immigrants were from Albania, a country where there is no conflict or major human rights violations.

O’Mahoney said many Albanians were “gaming the system” and fainting into the underground economy to work illegally and send money home.

The Western Jetfoil immigrant processing facility in Dover, Kent, England, on Nov. 9, 2022. (Chris Summers/The Epoch Times)

When asked what to do with immigrants, Guy Wilson, chairman of the Manston Parish Council, told The Epoch Times, “My politically correct answer is that we have a legal duty to look after them, to pamper them, to provide them with accommodation and food. their.”

“But my non-PC answer is that we have a reduced workforce in England and Scotland and many of these young migrants from Albania – those aged 18 to 30 – could hopefully be used, by Nicola Sturgeon. They could enter the labor market. They could obtain work permits to work in Scotland and significantly boost the Scottish economy and productivity. Most migrants are willing to work for next to nothing,” Wilson, 77, said.

Wilson, a tax accountant and property developer, said his family has been in Manston for 85 years, but is perplexed to find the village suddenly in the headlines.

“Manston really grabbed the headlines. It’s incredible. It’s a very small place. Who would have thought it would be in the world news? he thought.

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A memorial sign in the village of Manston, Kent, England, Nov. 9, 2022. (Chris Summers/The Epoch Times)

Manston’s role in countering Nazi invasion plans

Manston’s only previous claim to fame was as the home of a Battle of Britain airfield.

The pilots took off from Manston in their Spitfires and Hurricanes to intercept German bombers heading for the Thames Estuary to bomb London.

Wilson said he remembered his father and uncle telling him about a German bomber crashing into their field after being shot down by anti-aircraft fire near Margate.

“The pilot had taken a pill to kill himself. It was so huge they had to pull it off the plane,” Wilson recalled.

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A memorial to Battle of Britain pilots, outside the Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum in Manston, Kent, England, Nov. 9, 2022. (Chris Summers/The Epoch Times)

The RAF’s victory in the Battle of Britain meant that the Nazis’ planned invasion of Britain never happened.

Eighty years later, Home Secretary Suella Braverman has come under fire from Labor MPs after calling the immigrant crisis an “invasion”.

The day after the remarks, the charity Detention Action sent her a letter warning her of legal action if she did not address the “obviously faulty conditions” at Manston.

Detention Action deputy director James Wilson said: ‘We have taken this action out of serious concern for the well-being of thousands of people, including children, who are still being held in Manston for periods well beyond legal limits. . We call on the Home Secretary to declare that anyone held in Manston for more than 24 hours is unlawfully detained.

The main entrance to the Manston Immigrant Processing Center is directly opposite the Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum and is where pensioner John Platt was visiting on Wednesday with his wife Barbara.

Platt, who lives 10 miles from Manston, told The Epoch Times, “My view of the migrant situation is that it’s absolutely irrelevant that they come here and expect us to do something about it. topic. I am sensitive to their fate, but not to our way of managing it. I think we are soft to the touch.

He said the immigrant crisis was like someone climbing over his fence and then expecting to be able to camp in his backyard.

Platt said Kent was bearing the brunt of the immigrant crisis due to its geographical position, but he said: “I think we would still have the same opinions even if we lived in Yorkshire. We like to live near the mainland.

“We need them, especially in the construction industry”

His wife said, “I don’t understand why the Albanians come. They pay traffickers dearly to come here, so how can they be economic migrants? We need them, especially in construction, but they need to come here legitimately, within the law.

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A view of hundreds of new homes that have recently been built in Manston, Kent, England, Nov. 9, 2022. (Chris Summers/The Epoch Times)

Britain is suffering from a shortage of skilled labour, particularly in the construction sector, and the government has given local council in Thanet, the area which includes Manston, a target of building 17,000 housing by 2031.

All around Manston new homes are being built and the village may soon become part of an urban sprawl including Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs.

A new station, Thanet Parkway, is due to open in the spring and will allow people to get to London in just over an hour.

An even bigger change would be the reopening of Manston Airport, which has been closed since 2014.

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The abandoned buildings of Manston Airport in Kent, England, on Nov. 9, 2022. (Chris Summers/The Epoch Times)

In August, then-transportation secretary Grant Shapps granted a development consent order that could see the cargo airport reopen by 2025.

RiverOak Strategic Partners, the company behind the airport project, said it would create 2,150 jobs directly and 13,000 indirectly.

While the future for this corner of Kent might be bright, there is a dark cloud over the present – the seemingly endless influx of illegal immigrants crossing the 20-mile-wide Strait of Dover from France and Belgium .

Wilson said the high numbers coming into October and continuing this week could be due to calm seas and mild weather.

He said: “The sea temperature is 59 to 60 degrees [Fahrenheit], so when the press talks about freezing water, they are wrong. You don’t get hypothermia in these waters. And there’s been very, very calm seas for the past few weeks. »

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A view of the English Channel from Marine Parade in Dover, Kent, England, Nov. 9, 2022. (Chris Summers/The Epoch Times)

Winter weather could reduce the number of immigrants

“But the English Channel does get a bit choppy in the winter and I suspect there will be a lot less by March,” Wilson predicted.

He said: ‘There are about 30 people on these little boats and they’re only 12 inches from the water and it can be quite dangerous. But they gladly accept the danger when they are welcomed by the English and lodged in a four-star hotel.

Wilson pointed to a Telegraph article, which claimed the immigrants were staying at a luxury hotel in Lincolnshire.

Earlier this week, Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick said it was “not appropriate for us to put asylum seekers in luxury hotels”.

Jenrick also said: ‘It is certainly not mine or the Home Secretary’s intention that Manston should be turned into a permanent site for migrant accommodation.’

Asked about Jenrick’s comments, Wilson said: “Politicians, even nice guys like him, are lying through their teeth and saying it might not be permanent; that doesn’t mean it won’t be around for a few years. If he offered an alternative, that might be a different story, but he didn’t.

Thirty miles from Manston is Ashford, where the Home Office recently reached an agreement to reserve all rooms at a long-term Holiday Inn hotel to house asylum seekers who were due to leave Manston.

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A view of the Holiday Inn where illegal immigrants from Manston are temporarily housed by the Home Office, in Kennington, Ashford, Kent, November 9, 2022. (Chris Summers/The Epoch Times)

Ashford Borough Leader Gerry Clarkson declined to be interviewed by The Epoch Times but provided a statement in which he said, “We have no control over this decision and are extremely angry with the Home Office on how they have handled this situation… All local authority leaders in Kent and Medway are jointly writing to the Secretary of State for the Home Office asking him to stop using the county as a an easy solution to what is a national strategic problem.

On Wednesday, The Epoch Times spoke with an illegal immigrant, named Arben Berisha, near the hotel.

He said: “You think all Albanians are criminals. We are not. We just want to work.

The Epoch Times also contacted Detention Action, but they declined to be interviewed.

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These bizarre items are all health gadgets – but can you figure out what they’re supposed to treat? https://teethwhiteningireland.com/these-bizarre-items-are-all-health-gadgets-but-can-you-figure-out-what-theyre-supposed-to-treat/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 22:20:22 +0000 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/these-bizarre-items-are-all-health-gadgets-but-can-you-figure-out-what-theyre-supposed-to-treat/ The sensational genie lamp Nosebuddy, £17.99, mad-hq.com This genie’s lamp-like device is a neti pot, used to flush out sinuses and relieve congestion. You fill it with sterile salt water and, with a tilted head, pour the water into one nostril – by tilting your head to the side, the water flows out the other […]]]>

The sensational genie lamp

Nosebuddy, £17.99, mad-hq.com

This genie’s lamp-like device is a neti pot, used to flush out sinuses and relieve congestion. You fill it with sterile salt water and, with a tilted head, pour the water into one nostril – by tilting your head to the side, the water flows out the other nostril, bringing in mucus which may have clogged sinuses.

“Neti pots can be useful after a cold, during hay fever or to help with sinus problems where a buildup of mucus in the nose can cause discomfort,” says Professor Paul Chatrath, Consultant Ear Surgeon, nose and throat at Spire Hartswood Hospital. in Essex.

“It eliminates congestion but also cleanses the tiny hair cells in the nose, helping them to start functioning effectively again.”

And it could reduce hospitalizations from Covid. A study published in August by the University of Georgia, USA, looked at twice-daily nasal irrigation in 79 people with Covid and found it resulted in eight times fewer hospitalizations than the national average .

“Nasal irrigation is effective, but you should use cooled distilled or boiled water to reduce the risk of contamination,” says Professor Chatrath.

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Red light laser correction

Theradome, from £699, theradomeforhairloss.co.uk

It might look like a bicycle helmet, but Theradome is said to treat certain types of hair loss.

The helmet emits a red light into the scalp which stimulates the hair follicles, increasing the rate of hair growth in cases of hormone-related thinning. Use the helmet for 20 minutes twice a week.

“Studies have shown that LLLT – low intensity laser therapy – can stimulate hair growth,” says Dr Anastasia Therianou, consultant dermatologist and hair loss specialist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London. “Large randomized controlled trials have demonstrated statistically significant regrowth as a function of hair count [the number of hairs on the scalp] in men and women after treatment.

“However, further studies are needed to support efficacy.”

She adds: ‘It only works on certain types of hair loss – particularly male and female pattern baldness, and it is important that a diagnosis is made by a specialist before trying LLLT.

“These devices should not be used by patients with scalp skin cancers or those taking certain antibiotics and diuretics.”

Theradome

Theradome

Drill Remedy

Tvidler, from £29.95, tvdler.com

It looks like a soft silicone drill tip but, in fact, Tvidler is meant to be used to clean wax from your ears.

The manufacturer claims it’s safer than using a cotton swab because it doesn’t push the wax further into the ear. Gently insert it into the ear canal using a clockwise motion.

“I wouldn’t use it,” says Professor Chatrath. “The tapered design is based on a drill that pushes debris away – and it could work on soft wax. But I would be concerned that if the wax was impacted some could be pushed the wrong way which could make things worse. Earwax is there for a reason – it protects and cleans the ear, so unless there’s a buildup affecting your hearing or causing you pain, it’s best left alone.

‘That said, you should never use a cotton swab. If earwax bothers you, talk to your GP. They will try fabric softener drops or refer you to microsuction.

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tvdler

Padded hood

Ostrich Pillow£85, ostrichpillow.co.uk

Described as an “immersive pillow”, this padded hood is designed to help you sleep or nap when you’re on the go. The design blocks out light and noise (there’s a mouth and nose hole), while the padding allows the head to rest comfortably on surfaces such as a desk or the tray table on an airplane.

Sleep specialist Dr Neil Stanley says: ‘Humans weren’t designed to sleep standing up – we’re supposed to take the pressure off our bodies when we sleep and, combined with the fact that during dream sleep, you lose the muscle tone that makes your head drop. , it’s hard to get a good night’s sleep on a plane – but it might help with that. I would definitely give it a try if I was flying long distances a lot.

Ostrich Pillow

Ostrich Pillow

heavy set

Finger weights, from £32, fingerweights.com

These small weights (10-30g each) are worn on the fingers to strengthen them or as part of rehabilitation in conditions such as stroke or arthritis.

Dr Rod Hughes, consultant rheumatologist at Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Trust in Surrey, says: ‘If you have arthritis in your fingers, exercises to keep them flexible and the muscles around them strong are recommended. It can be simple grip strength exercises using rubber balls.

“It improves grip strength and adding weight can lead to greater improvements. The downside is that they look cumbersome, so they may not be suitable if you have impaired hand and finger shape or function. Often, osteoarthritis leads to the formation of new, extra bone with lumps around the joints of the fingers. It’s unlikely to cause permanent damage, but the pressure on an already inflamed joint could make it uncomfortable.

Finger weight

Finger weight

Sonic Blaster

The Y Brush, £108.99, y-brush.com

This mouthpiece has sonic bristles (which work like an electric toothbrush) that it claims can clean all your teeth in ten seconds. A manufacturer’s trial of 100 people found it removed 15% more plaque than conventional brushing.

“It has an interesting design but lacks the strong evidence that we have for conventional toothbrushes,” says Dr Praveen Sharma, scientific adviser to the British Dental Association.

“It’s one size fits all and any dentist will tell you it’s next to impossible to have one mold for all jaws.

“In contrast, conventional toothbrushes allow you to customize brushing to fit any mouth, regardless of variations such as gaps or tooth size.”

The Y-brush

The Y-brush

Get plugged in and put this device into action

Psoritis, £79.99. pso-rite.co.uk

This plastic contraption is described as “the most revolutionary massage and muscle release tool for personal care”.

You place the device on the floor, get into a squeeze type position on it, and press down so that the points on either side go into your hip bones on either side.

This is said to massage a muscle called the psoas, which connects the lower back to the thigh bone. Some physical therapists suggest that stiffness in this muscle is responsible for a lot of back and hip pain.

Will Bateman, physiotherapist at Surrey Physio, says: “The psoas is a very deep muscle. You can’t specifically stretch or work on it, just like you can’t feel it yourself. So while this product may massage the area, it will not target the psoas. On top of that, there is some debate as to whether the psoas is causing all the pain attributed to it or if disc problems or hip osteoarthritis are the triggers.

“I prefer that patients spend their time doing dynamic stretches like yoga to target all the muscles in that area rather than focusing on the psoas.”

Psoritis

Psoritis

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The couple’s mission: to help the “forgotten heroes” of Long Island https://teethwhiteningireland.com/the-couples-mission-to-help-the-forgotten-heroes-of-long-island/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 09:01:58 +0000 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/the-couples-mission-to-help-the-forgotten-heroes-of-long-island/ New Hyde Park native Matthew Simoni’s life fell apart after he finished serving in an elite group of the US Navy. He lost his wife to divorce, his home to foreclosure, and even his will to live. He was left homeless for a year and a half, living behind a convenience store in Virginia Beach […]]]>

New Hyde Park native Matthew Simoni’s life fell apart after he finished serving in an elite group of the US Navy. He lost his wife to divorce, his home to foreclosure, and even his will to live.

He was left homeless for a year and a half, living behind a convenience store in Virginia Beach and sometimes sleeping in a dumpster or in the woods.

Now Simoni, 37, has rebuilt her life and is helping other struggling veterans do the same. He and his wife started an organization in Bay Shore that tracks down homeless veterans on Long Island — some living in the woods — and helps them with everything from jobs to food to mental health counseling.

Subject of a new documentary

The work of Simoni and his wife, Jade Pinto, is also the subject of a new documentary about the work called “Long Island’s Forgotten Heroes” and made by a film production company based in Glen Cove.

What there is to know

  • A Navy veteran who himself had been homeless for over a year founded a non-profit organization in Bay Shore to try to help other homeless vets get back on track.
  • Matthew Simoni says he has already located 40 veterans living in the woodsin streets or other outdoor areas of a single section of Suffolk County
  • A film production company based in Glen Cove made a documentary chronicling the work of Simoni and his wife titled “Long Island’s Forgotten Heroes”

Veterans are “men and women who fought for our great nation,” said Simoni, whose nonprofit is called Bravo Foxtrot Veterans Inc. “It’s not fair that we don’t not do everything we can to reintegrate them into society and not leave. forget them.”

Bravo Foxtrot Inc. founders Matt Simoni, left, and Jade Pinto in front of their Bayshore headquarters and a donated minibus they use to transport homeless veterans.
Credit: Morgan Campbell

Instead of waiting for veterans to come see him in an office, Simoni said, he decided to go see veterans. He started at the train stations, which eventually led him to the veterans’ encampments in the woods.

Over the past year, he said, he has located about 40 veterans living in the woods, at train stations or other outdoor locations — from West Babylon to Patchogue, and as far afield as north than Wyandanch and Brentwood. There are likely hundreds more living offsite on Long Island, he said.

“We know this epidemic exists all across Long Island and all over New York State and across the country,” said Simoni, whose group also helps veterans living in homeless shelters.

33,000 homeless vets in the United States

The US Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that about 33,000 veterans are homeless nationwide — a number that Simoni and others call a vast undercount.

Many homeless vets have been traumatized by their service — killing people or seeing others die, including fight buddies — and struggle to reintegrate into their homes, Simoni said.

A veteran who appears in the film, Tyrone James of Brooklyn, describes how an improvised explosive device, or IED, was detonated in Iraq, ripping through the body of its commanding officer. James had to pick up the body parts and put them in a bag.

He hasn’t been the same since, James said.

“I think about it. I have nightmares. I go through it every day,” he says in the film. “I’m still there.”

“But what I’m trying to do is,” he continues, “I’m trying to move on. And I’ve never asked anyone to pity me.

When many veterans like James return home, they are disoriented and don’t know where to get help as they struggle with addiction, mental illness, PTSD, poverty and other issues, said Simony.

Vets donate services

Since founding his group last year, he has won the support of a high-ranking Suffolk County lawmaker, as well as lawyers and other veterans who have donated their services or their time.

The owners of a body shop in East Islip, Gary Teich and his son, Matthew, have donated a minibus which has been painted in camouflage and transports veterans to their appointments.

Steven Flotteron, Deputy Speaker of the Suffolk County Legislative Assembly, said Suffolk is home to more veterans than any other county in the state – with a significant number not rehabilitating after returning from the battlefield .

Flotteron, which links Simoni’s group to local businesses and government agencies, says Simoni has a particular ability to reach homeless veterans.

“He goes into the woods at night, off the highways, behind the stores, and he knows how to talk to them, because he himself slept in the dumpster,” Flotteron said.

“He has a charisma and a strength,” added Flotteron.

On a recent afternoon, Simoni and his wife visited a rehabilitation center in Massapequa where a once homeless Vietnam veteran is now recovering.

They brought Richard Shropshire clothes, food and advice on how to get legal help for service-related medical benefits.

“I’m almost in tears,” Shropshire, 74, said with a warm smile.

Later, Simoni and Pinto ventured into the woods off Sunrise Highway in West Babylon, where they encountered fellow veteran Freddy Miller, 43. and off for a year.

The couple had also helped Miller get medical help. For now, he is temporarily living with a vet who volunteers with the group.

Living in the woods, Miller said, was “awful,” with the constant noise of traffic a few feet away and raccoons descending on his site every night.

“I know I could come back here very quickly,” he said. “I live by the skin of my teeth, literally.”

10 years of career in the navy

Simoni’s work with veterans took a circuitous route. After high school, he attended Nassau Community College, then worked in construction, but wanted more.

“I wanted to do something big with my life,” he said.

So Simoni joined the army. He rose through the ranks to the prestigious Naval Special Warfare Development Group in Virginia Beach, assisting the Seals in covert missions.

During a 10-year career from 2006 to 2016, Simoni said, he visited Iraq, Afghanistan, Mali, Chad, Sudan, Libya, Kenya and other countries.

At the time of his release, however, he was suffering from PTSD and other ailments, Simoni said. He lost five construction jobs in six months. Simoni’s life had passed.

In 2018, he moved back to Long Island, where he still had family. Soon after, he met Pinto, a tattoo artist from Islip who got him back on track. She encouraged him to seek therapy and use other holistic approaches, including meditation and natural foods, instead of prescription drugs. She also helped him see that doing charity work for others could help him heal.

Eventually, they formed Bravo Foxtrot together — she’s vice president.

They connect homeless veterans to agencies that provide things including preparing for a job interview, writing resumes, and even getting the right clothes, such as suits and ties.

Assistance to veterinarians

They have helped homeless veterans land jobs at Huntington Hospital and Southside University Hospital in Bay Shore. Another works in the kitchen of the headquarters of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood.

A vet who had lived in the woods for years successfully won his VA case for disability payments and purchased a condo in Levittown, Simoni said. Other veterans, including James, have secured permanent or temporary affordable rental housing which the group has helped arrange.

Simoni’s minimal operation receives no official funding — he funds it out of his VA disability benefits and Pinto’s earnings as a tattoo artist, he said.

Eight months ago, the couple teamed up with local filmmakers to make a documentary aimed at drawing attention to the plight of homeless veterans. Tevin Foster and Julius Capio of Glen Cove-based Hazy Sun Production followed Simoni and Pinto into the woods and social services offices, among other places.

The film premiered on October 20 at the Bayway Arts Center in East Islip.

“It was kind of like an amazing experience, going out into the woods and seeing these guys living there for years,” said Foster, 28, of Brentwood.

Last spring, authorities or landowners entered some areas and evicted veterans, sometimes bulldozing their encampments, he said.

“Just getting kicked out of the woods is kind of mind-blowing,” Foster said. “Like, they’re already homeless and then they get kicked out of where they’re staying.”

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How to choose the right temporary veneers for your smile https://teethwhiteningireland.com/how-to-choose-the-right-temporary-veneers-for-your-smile/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 10:13:43 +0000 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/how-to-choose-the-right-temporary-veneers-for-your-smile/ If you are looking for a way to make your smile more beautiful, consider the idea of ​​dental veneers. Veneers can help you look and feel better than ever as a cosmetic treatment. Veneers are decorative alternatives to dental crowns and can replace broken or missing teeth. They are made of porcelain or composite materials […]]]>

If you are looking for a way to make your smile more beautiful, consider the idea of ​​dental veneers. Veneers can help you look and feel better than ever as a cosmetic treatment.

Veneers are decorative alternatives to dental crowns and can replace broken or missing teeth. They are made of porcelain or composite materials and are designed to look like your natural teeth.

What are temporary veneers?

Temporary veneers are used to cover imperfections in your teeth. Unlike dental crowns, which are used to restore damaged or chipped teeth, veneers are cosmetic additions that are attached to your teeth using a dental impression. This impression is then used to fabricate a custom layer-by-layer porcelain veneer for you.

Veneers are usually applied by a dentist and can be removed by your dentist, but if you are looking for a more permanent solution, consider dental implants instead.

Types of veneer

Veneers can be porcelain or composite. Composite veneers are a material that mixes the color of your natural tooth with the color of the veneer. They look like natural teeth because they are made of the same material as your natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are made of porcelain, which is a very durable ceramic material and can last for many years.

What about the cost?

If you’re considering veneers, your best bet is to visit a dentist for a consultation on what to expect. Dentists will need to know more about your lifestyle and habits to determine the cost of treatment. If you are considering dental crowns, you will also need to get a second opinion from another dentist. You may have to pay more if the procedure takes longer or involves an impression of your mouth, but you should also be able to get a better idea of ​​the cost of your treatment before it begins.

Temporary veneers can cost between $200 and $1,000, depending on the type and size of veneer you choose. Composite veneers can be a little more expensive than porcelain veneers, but they last longer and often look more natural.

What are the benefits of veneers?

There are many benefits to having veneers, including the following:

  • They can improve your smile by giving you a brighter and more even appearance of teeth
  • They can restore teeth that have been damaged or lost due to aging or injury
  • They can correct misalignment or crooked teeth
  • They can help you feel more confident about your smile

How long will they last?

If you choose porcelain veneers, you will have the option of receiving them for 12 months or 20 months, depending on your dentist’s recommendations. Composite veneers should last two years with proper care. Porcelain veneers will need to be handled differently, so if you have a choice, opt for porcelain veneers over composite.

Veneer Care

You will need to take care of your new veneers so that they last as long as possible. You will want to avoid touching them with your tongue or any other part of your mouth when applying them. You should also avoid moving your teeth during this process as it can be very damaging to the veneer. If you have any tooth movement during the procedure, make sure it is minimal, which can be done by avoiding talking while having the veneer applied.

Taking care of your natural teeth is also very important. Be sure to brush and floss after your new veneers have been fitted, and you should also visit your dentist for a checkup at the same time as your veneer appointment. Try to avoid getting food and other particles and liquids on or in the veneers, as they can be difficult to remove and could eventually deteriorate them. You could also run the risk of contracting an infection.

What to do if you break a veneer

If you break a veneer during the application process or after it has been applied, rest assured that it is not permanent and should be easily repaired by your dentist. Broken veneers can look scary, but only minor damage is often done in many cases. Your dentist can easily fix them if they occur during the application process or if they break during the application process (if they break during application, they will need to be replaced). The best thing you can do if you break a veneer is to contact your dentist immediately so they can make the necessary repairs and adjustments so you can have a beautiful smile again.

If you’re interested in having cosmetic dentistry done for your teeth but aren’t yet sure how much it would cost, contact a dentist near you for more information on temporary veneers and how much it would cost to have them done. .

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In Ortley Beach, memories of Sandy Drive’s efforts to help Ian’s victims https://teethwhiteningireland.com/in-ortley-beach-memories-of-sandy-drives-efforts-to-help-ians-victims/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 14:26:26 +0000 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/in-ortley-beach-memories-of-sandy-drives-efforts-to-help-ians-victims/ TOMS RIVER, NJ — The encores are here, sticking out like missing teeth in a hockey player’s mouth. Empty plots of land nestled next to gleaming modern three-story homes that rise high above the sand. It’s been 10 years since Super Hurricane Sandy hit Ocean County and Ortley Beach. The Atlantic Ocean swept over the […]]]>

TOMS RIVER, NJ — The encores are here, sticking out like missing teeth in a hockey player’s mouth. Empty plots of land nestled next to gleaming modern three-story homes that rise high above the sand.

It’s been 10 years since Super Hurricane Sandy hit Ocean County and Ortley Beach. The Atlantic Ocean swept over the sand on October 29, 2012, flooding homes, washing away some of their foundations in the middle of the street, washing away others completely.

For those who lived through Sandy and its aftermath, photos and video of the devastation left in Fort Myers Beach, Florida when Hurricane Ian slammed a month ago on September 28 have been tearing scars .

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It has also motivated Sandy survivors to help: donation drives are underway to help Ian’s victims, including a flashlight drive on Saturday night at a vigil in Ortley Beach to mark the 10th anniversary. from Sandy.

“Rather than candles, we’re asking attendees to purchase a flashlight” and bring it to the ceremony, said Sharon Quilter-Colluci of the Ortley Beach Voters and Taxpayers Association, which is hosting the remembrance ceremony at 5 p.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Chapel by the Sea at 7 3rd Street in Ortley Beach. The group will walk to the boardwalk for the service. “The flashlight will be taken back to the church and packed in donation boxes after the walk service is over.”

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The rest of the donation effort is virtual, she said. The group looked at organizations that help Ian’s victims in Florida and accept cash donations. There will be an opportunity at the church for people to donate directly by computer after the walk ceremony, she said.

“We will not be collecting items to give away at this time because many people are just not ready yet and due to ongoing logistical issues,” she said.

Samaritan’s Purse has been extremely helpful to Sandy’s victims, she said.

Other organizations they looked at include: United Survivors Disaster Relief; Harry Chapin food bank; and the Cajun Army Priority Needs Wishlist. The Wildest provides a list of relief organizations helping pets affected by Hurricane Ian.

The Sainte Elisabeth Chapel also hosts a concert from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Toms River filmmaker Sandra Levine said her documentary about the initial recovery of Superstorm Sandy will air on Ocean TV 20 (Channel 20 on Comcast/Xfinity) at 5 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. It will also air Saturday at 8 p.m. on her YouTube channel, Sandra Levine Productions.

After Sandy hit, it took a month before those with homes in Ortley Beach were allowed to see what, if any, remained.

Paul Jeffrey, a board member of the Ortley Beach Voters and Taxpayers Association, had just become a permanent resident of Ortley in March 2012. He and his wife, Paulette, sold their North Jersey home in September 2012, finalizing thus their residence. They were out of state on a month-long vacation to celebrate their retirement when Sandy arrived.

“The first time they let us in, we met in the old Foodtown,” Jeffrey said. “You got on a school bus with a suitcase on your lap…you had three hours to pull everything you could.” They wore hang tags around their necks to show they were there legitimately, not someone looting a house.

Jeffrey said they knew their house was still standing because he was able to spot it on video from Barrier Island.

“Two frames from the video showed the house,” he said. He was also able to find it in photos from a satellite flyby conducted by federal officials who mapped all of the damage caused by Sandy in New Jersey and New York.

Jeffrey had raised his house before Super Hurricane Sandy, which limited the damage. When electric and natural gas service was restored to the area in February 2013, he and his wife were among the first to return immediately.

Others weren’t so lucky. This school bus ride through the torn landscape took them to wastelands or piles of rubble. It happened to one of Jeffrey’s neighbors.

“He could never come back,” Jeffrey said.

For those who have returned, the return has been an uphill battle for many. Jeffrey has spent much of his time helping other Sandy survivors navigate the many challenges of dealing with their insurance companies, with FEMA, and with state and city governments.

It was a nightmare surrounded by endless torture. Residents who received both FEMA grants and loan assistance from the Small Business Administration were subject to demands for reimbursement, which federal officials called a duplication of benefits.

“That’s money they spent on water heaters and new insulation,” Jeffrey said, adding that it was Congress that decided that the rehabilitation, restoration, elevation grants and mitigation and SBA loans were duplicates.

The New Jersey organization’s draft, which calls the claims “recovery,” said claims for reimbursement are in the thousands of dollars. The group is working to make them completely forgiven for the approximately 500 families still facing the threat.

“It was money I needed to rebuild,” writes Jody Stewart, a member of the New Jersey Organizing Project who was subject to the clawback.

Jeffrey said the anniversary is also a reminder of lessons yet to be learned.

New residents and summer visitors complain about the beach, saying it’s too small since the US Army Corps of Engineering Dune Project in 2017 created significant dunes and lengthened the beach run to the beach. to them. At high tide, space is limited.

“People don’t understand that without these dunes, the ocean would rush down 6th Street again,” Jeffrey said.


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We were ordered to remove our garden furniture – but no one complained https://teethwhiteningireland.com/we-were-ordered-to-remove-our-garden-furniture-but-no-one-complained/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 09:54:12 +0000 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/we-were-ordered-to-remove-our-garden-furniture-but-no-one-complained/ A MEAN council ordered tenants to strip their garden of furniture and ornaments despite no complaints being filed. And the miserable housing bosses even want a do-it-yourself pond in the shared space to be ripped out as well. 5 Mick Bartram, Wendy Durham and Phil McClean have been ordered to remove their garden furniture in […]]]>

A MEAN council ordered tenants to strip their garden of furniture and ornaments despite no complaints being filed.

And the miserable housing bosses even want a do-it-yourself pond in the shared space to be ripped out as well.

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Mick Bartram, Wendy Durham and Phil McClean have been ordered to remove their garden furniture in NorfolkCredit: James Weeds
But Wendy, 49, called the orders ridiculous saying there was no place to store them

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But Wendy, 49, called the orders ridiculous saying there was no place to store themCredit: James Weeds

But demands for items to be removed when not in use have enraged Norfolk residents who say they are a lifeline to their mental health.

Wendy Durham, a resident of the affected block in Rollesby, told EDP: “It feels like someone comes and scolds us all the time.

“Everyone suffered during the lockdowns.”

Chaos erupted after residents of Coronation Avenue received a letter saying tables, chairs and other furniture should be put away.

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It was a kick in the teeth for pals Wendy, Mick Bartram and Phil McLean who use the garden to chat, socialize and cheer each other up.

If residents did not comply, the Great Yarmouth Borough Council (GYBC) threatened to remove the items themselves for health, safety and maintenance reasons.

Among the items in the council’s sights are duck ornaments. solar powered lighting and even a bird feeder.

Wendy, 49, called the orders ridiculous saying there was no place to store them.

And she blasted the council saying there was no way an outdoor table and chairs would fit in her one-bedroom flat, where she has lived for a year.

Meanwhile Mick, 59, has hit back at the ‘double standard’ as council house tenants with their own garden can keep items outside.

A GYBC spokesperson said they encourage the use of common areas but need items stored when not in use.

They added: “Unfortunately, we cannot allow tenants to store furniture permanently on GYBC housing lots.

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“There are health and safety implications and also liability issues around insurance policies.

”We have written to tenants asking for things to be removed before any work is carried out in the area as previously the items had restricted the carrying out of maintenance work. ”


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What are your rights ?

Not knowing your gardening rights could land you in a bad argument with your landlord.

It is always best to spruce up the garden space with temporary or semi-permanent improvements, such as pots and garden furniture, which can be removed at the end of the tenancy if necessary.

But the most important point to remember is that you return the garden to its original state.

For furniture in a rental property to comply with the regulations, it must carry a manufacturer’s label which must be permanent and undetachable.

All upholstered items must have fire resistant filler material and be tested otherwise they may be removed.

Among the items in the council's sights are duck ornaments.  solar-powered lighting and even a bird feeder

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Among the items in the council’s sights are duck ornaments. solar-powered lighting and even a bird feederCredit: James Weeds
Mick hit back at 'double standards' as council house tenants with their own garden can keep items outside

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Mick hit back at ‘double standards’ as council house tenants with their own garden can keep items outsideCredit: James Weeds
If residents did not comply, the Great Yarmouth Borough Council (GYBC) threatened to remove the items themselves for health, safety and maintenance reasons.

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If residents did not comply, the Great Yarmouth Borough Council (GYBC) threatened to remove the items themselves for health, safety and maintenance reasons.Credit: James Weeds
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CMS backtracks on talks about opening schools in early August | WFAE 90.7 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/cms-backtracks-on-talks-about-opening-schools-in-early-august-wfae-90-7/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 18:47:00 +0000 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/cms-backtracks-on-talks-about-opening-schools-in-early-august-wfae-90-7/ Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools leaders are backing away from talking about defying the state’s controversial school calendar law this year. The district is currently asking the community about two options for the 2023-24 school calendar. Both bring students back on August 28, as required by the state school calendar law. Normally, that wouldn’t be a surprise. But […]]]>

Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools leaders are backing away from talking about defying the state’s controversial school calendar law this year.

The district is currently asking the community about two options for the 2023-24 school calendar. Both bring students back on August 28, as required by the state school calendar law.

Normally, that wouldn’t be a surprise. But when the schools opened this year, Acting Superintendent Hugh Hattabaugh told reporters the school board asked him to follow Central Piedmont Community College’s schedule, which begins August 14, for the coming year. .

Hattabaugh said he and CMS board leaders agreed it was best for students to start in mid-August and take mid-year high school exams before the winter break.

“It’s best for students,” he said at the time. “We’re talking about EOC, EOG and kids having to come back and have a week in review. So I think it’s the right decision.”

Hattabaugh noted that the decision would be up to the board. President Elyse Dashew, who was in the audience at the press conference, did not contradict him. She had recently tweeted her support for the Gaston County School Board’s decision approve a start date of August 17 who defied state law.

Charles Jeter, director of policy and government affairs for the CMS board, now says any decision to sync with the central Piedmont calendar is unlikely to come until 2024.

Gaston, Cleveland and Rutherford counties opened early this year, despite a state calendar law largely driven by the tourism industry that requires most districts to open in late August. In September, the Cabarrus county school board voted to join them in August 2023.

The current law does not specify penalties for violating the mandate, and many lawmakers from both parties have called for giving districts flexibility. By the time CMS tackles its 2024-25 timeline, lawmakers will likely have loosened current restrictions or put some teeth into them. And the district will probably have a permanent superintendent; Hattabaugh’s contract runs until June 6, 2023.

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