Top Tips for Disaster Recovery

Top Tips

Would you be able to recover if your business suffered a major incident that affected trading?

Fires, floods, gas explosions, terrorism attacks, theft and sabotage could all cause substantial loss and damage to your business. Assessing the risks and working out how you would respond to a disaster, both short and long term, is key to surviving an incident.

Here are some top tips to help you devise a disaster recovery plan:

1. Back up data regularly and store copies off site in a secure place. Low cost back up options include CD writers or DAT tape recorders. Practise restoring the data in an IT system outside your own to ensure it works.

2. Ensure that important paper documents, such as contracts and employee information, are protected. Make copies and use fire resistant and waterproof storage containers.

3. Keep a list of contact details for your staff, customers and suppliers off site so that you can contact them in the event of an incident. Also keep a list of emergency contacts for staff.

4. Be clear about what your insurance policies cover and what they don’t so that there are no nasty surprises when you subsequently make a claim. Keep copies of the relevant policies off site so that you know immediately what to do in the event of an incident.

5. Review your insurance cover regularly to ensure it keeps pace with any changes in the business.

6. Identify your business critical activities and set out the tasks needed to restore them and resume trading off site. Identify the core resources that support your critical activities and consider how you would source replacements.

7. Have an emergency pack which will include your business recovery plan, as well as a first aid kit, mobile telephone, and masks to protect against fumes and dust.

8. Make an inventory of equipment, materials, products and any other assets to give you an overview of the business. This will make it easier to work out losses and identify gaps in core resources after an incident.

9. Make arrangements for a temporary base – you may not be able to operate out of your existing premises for weeks or even months, depending on the type of disaster. Remember any site must comply with health and safety rules.

10. Test the feasibility of your plan and review it once a year to keep it current. Tasks in the plan should be assigned to designated people. Being organised is a vital part of incident recovery.

Periodontal Treatment – Causes And Treatments For Gum Disease

 

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The human mouth is full of bacteria. This bacteria, combined with saliva, mucus and other particles can create plaque on the teeth. This substance is colorless and sticky. Flossing and brushing daily can help remove a lot of plaque from the teeth, but when it is not removed quickly, it can become hard. This harden plaque is known as tartar. Tartar can only be removed professionally by a dentist or a dental hygienist. Unfortunately, if the tartar is not removed, it can further complicate issues and a person may need periodontal treatment.

Periodontal disease is considered to be an opportunistic disease. It thrives on such agents such as tartar and dental plaque, as well as other factors such as genetics, environmental and risk factors. This type of disease can range from a simple infection to major disease that can cause damage to the soft tissue in your mouth. It can also affect the bone that supports your teeth.

In a worst case scenario, a periodontal treatment will not be effective, and you may still lose your teeth.

 

Who Is At Risk Of Developing Periodontal Disease?

Typically, most people do not begin to show signs of gum disease until they are in their late 30s or early 40s. Women are usually not predisposed to gum disease, but men have shown to be. Even though teenagers do not usually develop periodontal disease, they can develop symptoms related to gingivitis. Usually, gum disease will only become an issue if tartar and plaque is allowed to accumulate and grow under the gum line.

 

The Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

There are several symptoms of periodontal disease that you need to be aware of. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

These symptoms include:

• Loose teeth
• Pain when chewing
• Sensitive teeth
• Swollen gums
• Red gums
• Bad breath
• Receding gums

 

How Is Periodontal Disease Treated?

The primary goal of treating periodontal disease is to prevent the infection from spreading. However, the actual periodontal treatmentmethod of treatment will vary depending on a patient’s specific needs. Whatever method the dentist chooses, it is critical that you maintain good oral hygiene once you return home.

A study published in 2013 stated that the outcome of the treatment will depend on several factors including how the level of oral care at home, the progression of the disease and whether the patient smokes or uses tobacco products. These factors can increase or slow down the chances of success.

Deep cleaning is a common treatment for periodontal disease. This is a technique that is known as root planning or scaling. It removes the tartar from the teeth and gums, and also removes the bacteria that are responsible for gum disease. Some dentists have started using lasers to aid in removing the plaque and tartar. This method helps to minimize discomfort, bleeding and swelling.

 

Good oral health is important not only to maintain your appearance, but your overall health and well-being. If you are noticing signs of periodontal disease or plaque buildup, consult with a dentist to determine if you need a periodontal treatment.