Dr. J. Alexander Withers Launches a New Website, Aimed at Educating Patients on Procedures and Treatment Options Offered at his Fairfax, VA Periodontics Practice

Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014

Patients of Dr. J. Alexander Withers can now benefit from a user friendly website containing helpful information on periodontal conditions and treatments offered at Dr. Withers? periodontics practice. Through the recently launched website, patients can learn about periodontal conditions, symptoms, and corrective treatments that Dr. Withers performs as a periodontist in Fairfax, VA. Patients can even use the website to find special offers, learn about financing options, and request appointments.

Periodontal disease treatment is a service many patients of Dr. Withers? periodontics practice require at some point. If periodontal disease is left untreated, it can cause gum tissue recession, tooth loss, and even reductions in jaw bone density. Dr. Withers offers various procedures to remove or control periodontal disease, including gingivectomy, periodontal maintenance, scaling and root planing, osseous surgery, and laser gum surgery. These procedures can improve oral health while lowering the risk that patients will suffer from serious health problems associated with gum disease, such as stroke and heart disease. Patients who receive gum disease treatment also enjoy a better likelihood of success during any cosmetic or corrective dental procedures they require later.

Dr. Withers also provides various services for people who need to visit a periodontist in Fairfax, VA because they have lost teeth or suffered tissue damage from periodontal disease. Dr. Withers performs procedures such as gum grafting, bone grafting, sinus lifts, and ridge preservation, which can help protect teeth, preserve bone density, or prepare patients for dental implants. To help people with missing teeth, Dr. Withers offers various types of dental implants, which are posts placed in the jaw to anchor prosthetics. Implants are a permanent, stable tooth replacement, and do not require special care, adjustments, or dietary changes. They also offer long term health benefits for patients by stabilizing bite alignment and preventing alveolar bone density loss.

Dr. Withers hopes patients will use the new website to become familiar and comfortable with the procedures offered at his Fairfax periodontics practice. Patients can also use the website to check their symptoms and learn about the adverse health effects of various periodontal conditions. Anyone who wants to learn more or schedule a visit with a periodontist in Fairfax, VA is encouraged to explore the new website at http://www.withersperio.com.

About the Practice:

Dr. J. Alexander Withers Periodontics and Implant Dentistry is a periodontal practice offering professional dental care for patients in Northern Virginia. Dr. Withers received a Bachelor?s Degree in Biology, and earned his D.D.S. degree from The Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Withers has been named in the Top Dentists by the Washington Magazine, Checkbook Magazine and Consumer Research Council of America, and Northern Virginia Magazine. To learn more about Dr. J. Alexander Withers Periodontics and Implant Dentistry and their dental services, visit their website at http://www.withersperio.com/ or call (703) 997-4211.

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Tracie_Hotchner_PicIt has been a Spring of sadness and loss in my world – my older rescued Weimaraner, Scooby Doo, gave up the ghost himself, soon after I lost my youngest Weimaraner, Teddy, to a fast and brutal death from cancer. It was heart breaking for me to witness the older dog’s broken heart from the loss of his younger adopted brother – yet it was also uplifting as a reminder of the depth of feelings that our dogs can have, not just for us, but for each other.

During Teddy’s hospitalization and after he failed to return home, Scooby Doo became lethargic and stopped eating or drinking. At first I thought it was a medical emergency and rushed him to the vet for ultrasounds, blood tests and I.V. fluids. This medical intervention made him extremely nervous and agitated, which I realize in hindsight was because I had misinterpreted his profound depression as a medical problem, when what Scooby actually was suffering from was a broken heart.

Whichever room they were in, Scooby Doo and Teddy had never failed to lie down on the same bed together, curled or spread out in parallel positions, always touching. Our other older dog Jazzy, a Collie mix, is an aloof gal who likes her own space and couldn’t offer any comfort to her lifetime boyfriend. Scooby Doo was devastated with loneliness, and continued on “a hunger strike,” which was so out of character for the Fastest Eater in the West that I knew I had to find a way to give him a reason to live again.

I decided to bring a new breath of life into the household when I learned that the Mid-Atlantic Weimaraner rescue in Virginia Beach had a nine-month-old Blue Weimaraner female, Maisie, who had been turned in for adoption. Maisie’s situation reminded me of adopting Scooby Doo, turned in by his owners as a 6 month old pup, and adopted by me the day he came into the Southampton shelter over twelve years before.

My sister and I had driven down from Vermont to Virginia to pick up the beautiful young lady, and Maisie came home filled with exuberance. She tried her best to rouse Scooby Doo from his depression; for a brief period it seemed as though he might have revived emotionally. However, within a couple of weeks it was clear that having lost Teddy, Scooby had thrown in the towel and decided to follow his little brother over that Rainbow Bridge. On a Friday night – exactly five weeks to the day when Teddy’s illness had declined past the point of salvation – Scooby got “that look” in eyes saying it was over, it was “time.”

I reached the vet early the next morning and she offered to come over and ease Scooby Doo out of his mortal suffering. It was a chilly morning in early April and we had lit a fire in the wood stove; Scooby managed to get up from a bed he had been on all night and stretch out on the bed in front of the toasty fire. He did not raise his head or open his eyes again.

It was almost the same time on a Saturday morning when my sister and I had driven to the specialty hospital where Teddy’s suffering had overwhelmed his ability to fight against his illness and we held his paws and each others’ hands while putting him out of his misery. Scooby Doo was the opposite: no apparent physical suffering (despite not having eaten or drunk in a full day) but with the loss of the will to live. He looked peaceful, resigned and patient, waiting for his chariot to take him across the Rainbow Bridge.

As we waited for the vet to arrive, I debated whether it would disturb him if I were to get down on the floor with him, worried that expressing my sorrow might interfere with his peaceful resignation to leave this world. As I was wondering how to be of comfort – and considering if I should sit down next to him and put his head in my lap, the exuberant young puppy came bounding into the room. Fearing that she would disrupt Scooby’s peaceful state of near-unconsciousness, I caught Maisie. I was about to banish her from the room when she stopped in her tracks. She regarded Scooby Doo thoughtfully, taking in the scene.

Before I could do anything, she quietly slipped down next to him on the adjoining dog bed. Ever-so-gently, she lay her young head right on top of his – like a laying on of hands. She lay there in utter stillness for quite some time, then shifted her head so that it lay across his neck in a protective, loving position. Then she stretched out her neck and fit it against him in an embrace of sorts. She had not known him more than a couple of weeks, but even as a young newcomer to the family she recognized what was going on.

She had an instinct about how to keep Scooby Doo company until he was freed from his suffering. He accepted what she had to offer. Both Scooby’s love for Teddy, and Maisie’s respect and affection for Scooby, left me breathless. Their deep attachment and elegant, instinctive compassion were luminous examples of pure love. As sad as I was, it heartened me to experience this surreal and awe-inspiring interchange.


Tracie Hotchner is the author of THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know. She is also a renowned pet radio host and producer, having spent 7 years on the Martha Stewart Channel of Sirius/XM with CAT CHAT® and even longer with her award-winning NPR radio show DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) that continues to broadcast in the Hamptons and the Berkshires. Her most recent accomplishment is the pet talk radio network she has created on the Internet called The Radio Pet Lady Network.


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This Japanese Golden Retriever Shows Off Her Table Manners

Does the price of dog food ever seem overwhelming to you? Feeding a dog, especially with the fancy stuff that’s in all the stores now, can be expensive.

I don’t know if the solution found by the owner of Coco-Chan, a Golden Retriever in Japan, is really the one that you want to use to cut down on dog food expenses. However, it definitely is amusing to watch. Coco-Chan’s YouTube channel has amassed a cult following, apparently because people love to watch the beautiful dog eat vegetables.

The video that’s gotten the most attention shows Coco-Chan calmly munching on a corn cob. Perhaps the most notable thing is how unfailingly courteous she is about her dinner manners. Whether eating corn on the cob, watermelon, or sushi, Coco-Chan is invariably calm and appreciative when eating. Actually, she does get pretty enthusiastic when she gets the sushi, but it’s impressive how incredibly patient she is while her owner prepares the rolls and brings them to her. And when she does get it, it’s gone, as neat as can be.

Neatness is something that seems to characterize all these videos. If nothing else, she is the tidiest creature — human or animal — I’ve ever seen eat a watermelon.

In the video below, she does have to do a little more than wait for her food. In this one, her owner has her play a version of the old shell game, albeit using two cups instead of three. Usually, playing this game is a sucker’s bet: If you’re the one playing, you wind up with nothing, except for a free lesson about gambling with strangers. In this case, though, it pays off for Coco-Chan in the end. She finds the treat and devours it.

I’m not saying that this is the ideal solution to your dog food bills, obviously. However, it’s certainly charming to watch.

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Inscribed Collection Book Review

Part of the Inscribed Collection, a series of books has been released via Thomas Nelson, that really encourages a deeper search into the bible that goes beyond just “basic topical approaches” but takes a deep approach in an assuming ways. Exploring topics such as developing a deeper love for God’s word, looking into the book…

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Pet Home Dental Care with Dr. Sara Liddell at River City Veterinary Hospital in Meridian, Idaho

http://www.rivercityvet.com/site/view/201339_NewVideoSeries.pml Pet home dental care video starring Sara Liddell, DVM and Fritz. This video shows you how to …

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When Sandy takes a wiz on stage during a performance of Annie

Annie is one of the most loved musicals of all time. It opened on Broadway in 1977 and ran for nearly six years. There was a 20 year revival in 1997 and a 35 year revival in 2012. Thousands of road shows, regional and community theatres have mounted productions through the years. It has been said that on any day a production of Annie is being performed somewhere. And one of the major performers is…
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Life Lately (In Snapshots)

1. backporch, summer nights.  //  2. essley and isis, BFFs. //  3. road trips to indianapolis have been happening frequently.  //  4. i’ve developed a nursery/greenhouse addiction.  every saturday, without fail.  //  5. i made a fritatta.  i don’t cook.  it was a big deal.  //  6. morgan and i have been working a big fall diy project.  in june.  coming to the blog in september.  //  7. my sissy dyed her hair all firey and fierce.  //  8. my first giant margarita since before i got pregnant.  every sip was heaven.  //  9. succulents.  they’re a thing around here.  //  10. baby bunnies.  enough said. //  11. so proud of my husband and his coworkers for rocking this massive crowd at bonnaroo.  //  12. hanging new art.  //  13. visiting endangered farm animals and learning how we can help.  //  14.  chive plants make pretty bouquets.  //  15. packing lots of wholesale greeting card orders.  //  16. somebody went to work with her dad. twice. she’s an officially an expert guitar tech.  

Although these ‘life lately’ posts have become few and far between over the past year, every now and then I feel the urge to do one.  It’s summertime, and despite the fact that my usual season of consistent travel has been replaced with less exciting adventures like running to the store with baby in tow to grab a last minute frozen pizza for dinner, I’ve been snapping lots of pictures of the day-to-day.  (For new readers, these posts document some bits and pieces of recent daily life via good ol’ non-fancy cell phone pictures.)  Like I always seem to say in these posts, I tend to utilize Instagram much more often than the blog these days when sharing quick personal moments like these.  (If you’re on IG, you can find me here, or under user name bubbyandbean.) But an occasional iPhone photo dump on the blog from time to time can be fun too. 

What’s been up in your life lately?  Do you have any fun plans over the next couple of weeks?

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Dallas? Park Cities Pet Sitter Warns Pet Owners About the Effect of Summer Heat on Their Pets

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 30, 2014

After being in business more than 20 years, Park Cities Pet Sitter President, Joette White, is well aware that her staff needs to be especially watchful of the pets under their care during the hot summer months in Texas. With average high temperatures in Dallas in the high 90s and low 100s every summer, there are potential health dangers to the pets they care for from the excessive heat and humidity.

Many pet owners are simply unaware of the impact heat has on their animals. While humans cool down by sweating from numerous areas on their body, dogs and cats have very few sweat glands. Their primary ways to sweat are from their paw pads and nose. When a dog is getting hot, you will often see it open its mouth and begin to pant, because they are trying to breathe more quickly to help cool their body down. Breathing more quickly forces a dog?s heart and lungs to work more strenuously. This extra pressure on the heart and lungs can be especially impactful to elderly pets. Similarly, brachycephalic dogs?those with short or ?pushed in? snouts, like boxers, pugs, and bulldogs?are especially susceptible to breathing issues in hot temperatures because their shorter nasal passages don?t allow them to breathe more quickly very easily, so it?s harder for them to cool themselves down.

Park Cities Pet Sitter has many midday dog walk clients who pay for their dog to receive a midday walk and a bit of exercise, so Ms. White cautions all of her sitters to watch for these signs and to take these precautions during the summer months to ensure the safety of the animals in their care:


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Our Favorite Outdoor Pillows

By Home Contributor Paige Ronchetti

Our Favorite Outdoor Pillows // Bubby and Bean
one  //  two  //  three  //  four  //  five  //  six  //  seven

My name is Paige and I’m addicted to pillows. Pillows on the bed, pillows on the couch, pillows on my work chair–and now that we’re spending more time on the deck, pillows in the yard! What’s funny is that although it’s only June, I’ve seen some these marked down already. Seems a little premature, but I’m certainly not going to complain because if each pillow is less money, that means I can just buy more of them. (I am a hoarder.)

I do have to admit that our outdoor space is the area of the house that gets the least attention from me. It’s not intentional, I just get distracted by everything else that’s going on and the poor yard gets neglected. But! Since we’re extra happy to be out there now that the polar vortex is done bringing misery to everyone, I’ve been eyeballing some pillows to make the space a little more inviting. I found some bright colors and patterns to share with you, because I think the yard is the perfect place to get a little wild with your decor. You’re surrounded by plants and flowers when you’re outside, which are all pretty and blooming this time of year, so you might as well bring some of that pizzaz into your seating area.

I haven’t pulled the trigger on any of these yet, but I’m leaning hard toward numbers 2 and 5. What are your favorites? Do you already have some cute pillows outside? How do you like to jazz up your yard after a long, hellish winter? – Paige

Thank you Paige for sharing this gorgeous outdoor pillow round-up with us!  Paige is an Interior Designer (check out her biz, The Room Kit) and also blogs over at Little Nostalgia.  I’m thrilled to welcome her as our new Home Contributor!  You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram

There are some exciting things happening here at Bubby and Bean.  We’re expanding and have lots of fun plans in the works.  Stay tuned for a post welcoming our new contributors and revealing more details in the coming weeks!

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