Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Dental Services

Both of our children has a very brittle set of teeth.  We constantly go to the dentist for filling.  We are wondering why the filling doesn't last very long.  We are thinking of switching dentist but we  are having a hard time doing that since we personally like the  dentist.  They are very nice and  makes us very comfortable during every visit.  
However, we are not very satisfied with the quality of dental work that they do.  The one that we used to go to before going to this one were  really good of what they do but the problem is their social skills.  It makes me so uncomfortable just by sitting in their office let alone in the  dental room.  The dentist is not friendly at all, they lack  personal and social skills.
 So we are torn.  Do you go to the one that you like because they are nice  even though they are not that good of what they do or do you go to the one who  are  so good of what they do but  lack social skills? I don't know, I was supposed to  reschedule my kids  appointment when they cancelled our appointment but I haven't done it since I am trying to decide whether or not we  need to switch.
  Photos were taken in May when they both lost tooth.

Update:  We switched provider after our last visit, details below:

May 28:  The kids had an appointment but was cancelled by the dental office  three days before the actual appointment.  They said that the dentist is not feeling well.  My husband have already put in  a  day of absence/leave  at work for this  but  we did not mind  and we understand because it was  inevitable.  I was advised to reschedule  the said appointment. I rescheduled the appointment to August 31st.

August 25:  I got a call from the dentist office and  was asked if  we would like to come in  because they had a cancellation.  I told them no because we had other things to do that day.

August 31:  We got the kids out  from school earlier just to be able to do their dental appointments.  Upon signing in, we were told that   the  cleaning was  scheduled  a month earlier than  it needs to be.  So they wanted us to reschedule it at a later date in September.  My husband asked me if I want to re-schedule, I can tell that he was fuming  mad already.  I told them no.  I said "It would have been nice if we were informed  the week before so we didn't have to pull the kids out of the school".  They missed some tests on that day because  of the appointment so I was  pissed.  They tried to explain to us but I said I don't want to make anymore  appointments and we left.

On our way home, we dropped by at  another dental office which is closer to our home.  We asked if they are accepting new patients and they took us in.  So yeah, we have new dentists now.

Monday, August 10, 2015

6 Tips for Better Home Safety

Millions of homeowners are burglarized each year. If you don't want to be one of them, here are just six tips for outsmarting thieves and ensuring the safety of what you love the most.

1. Hide Your Keypad

It's good to flaunt the existence of your home security system; this will make thieves think twice before striking your property. Make sure your keypad isn't visible from any doors or windows, however. This will allow thieves to look for the green light that signifies whether or not the alarm is activated.

2. Brighten Your Yard

Don't let anyone sneak up on you. While the best way to protect yourself is to install flood lights around your property that are triggered by sound and motion, even a few torches or walkway lights are better than nothing. They'll help eliminate dark patches where thieves can lurk.
3. Hide Your Valuables Intelligently
If you like to keep a stack of cash on hand for emergencies, make sure you aren't storing it in your sock drawer or in cans under the sink. Thieves have known about these hiding spots for a long time. A better place would be the top of your child's closet. What thief will scour a child's bedroom for valuables?

4. Get Yourself Protected

Join the neighborhood watch. Ask your friends to periodically drive by your house while you're on vacation. Talk to an alarm monitoring company about the watchdog services they offer. When it comes to burglaries, your best defense is a good offense.

5. Have a Remotely Activated Car Alarm

This can be genuinely life-saving if you ever hear someone breaking into your home in the middle of the night. Simply reach into your nightstand and activate your car alarm, and the thief will be so startled and frightened that they'll flee into the night rather than continuing the burglary.

6. Upgrade Your Locks

It may sound like a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised by how many homeowners never bother to upgrade their locks from standard doorknob locks. If you're serious about protecting yourself, your family and your valuables, look into deadbolts or chain locks.

These are just a few tips for increased home security. Thieves are getting craftier by the year, so it's important to take measures against them if you want to secure the safety of both your belongings and your loved ones.