Archive for January, 2013

Change Your Sleeping Habits to Help Post Nasal Drip

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

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When you’re suffering from a stuffy nose and it becomes harder to breathe, you may not get good sleep, either. Even if you are feeling peachy during the day, once you hit the hay, symptoms can often get worse. To get a great night’s sleep, here are a few tips to fight against post nasal drip.

Drink hot tea before bedtime
Sipping on some chamomile – or whatever nighttime tea you prefer – can help you get a good night’s sleep. Drinking hot tea with lemon and honey will help post nasal drip to go smoothly, and it helps soothe the throat, to so it isn’t irritated throughout the night. If you are suffering from bad breath, sipping tea regularly will help freshen your breath as well. Preventing bad breath begins with hydration, and non-caffeinated tea can be a great solution.

Prop yourself up
When you’re sleeping, prop your head up with several pillows so that you can breathe more easily and the mucus will be able to drain down the throat. If you have an adjustable bed, lifting it up slightly could do the trick. If you are lying flat, the blood vessels in the nose stimulate mouth breathing, which can also lead to bad breath.

Put a pillow under your stomach
Instead of putting a pillow under your head, you could also try putting one under your stomach to help better align your body. Your neck will stay flat, which will help prevent nasal inflammation and allow for easier breathing.

Pick a side, any side
Sometimes, lying on your side can really help clear post nasal drip. A lot of us normally toss and turn during the night, but if you can try to stay in the same position throughout your sleep, it may be beneficial.

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Just 4 days left to take advantage of Buy One Get One Free on Select Items

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Hi there,

Just wanted to drop you a quick reminder that there is only 4 more days left to get 50% off (Buy One Get One Free), on a variety of items that will help you weather this cold and flu season.

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But hurry – 4 days will go by very quickly!

Sincerely,

Harold Katz, DDS

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Battle Garlic Breath Easily

Friday, January 25th, 2013

602458_94754895Eating a clove of garlic a day has various health benefits. It has been shown to possibly assist with joint health and the thinning of blood, and contains antioxidants and increases the absorption of iron and zinc. The sulfuric compounds and phytonutrients in garlic have great powerful effects on the body; however, one of those effects is bad breath.

Halitosis – or bad breath – may be unsavory to many people, but it’s no reason to eliminate garlic from your diet. Simple fixes, like chomping on a sprig of parsley can quickly get rid of the bad breath followed by garlic. If you don’t have parsley nearby, there are other things that will help.

“The same sulfuric compounds in garlic that benefit your health circulate to the lungs and are exhaled with your breath, leaving you with dragon mouth for several hours,” Sheryl Barringer, Ph.D., a professor of food science and technology at Ohio State University told Women’s Health Magazine. “Research suggests that sipping milk before or during garlic eating also decreases the amount of odor coming out of your mouth.”

Drink up
Staying well hydrated is key in keeping your breath smelling fresh and clean, but there are several options to wash the mouth of the garlic aftertaste. Slurping down plenty of water is the best way to get rid of smelly breath because it washes down any excess food in the mouth and helps with saliva production.
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

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Better your health by combating dry mouth

Friday, January 18th, 2013

dry mouth and stressHaving a good night’s sleep is pertinent for a healthy mind and body, but there are some issues that keep us up at night. Do you ever have to get up in the middle of the night to get some water? Suffering from dry mouth can cause pain and discomfort throughout the night and during the day, and it can also be a sign of other illnesses.

During sleep, the body is able to restore itself, but if you are waking up in the middle of the night to drink water, this restoration is being interrupted and can cause you to be groggy throughout the day. This can hinder work, weight loss, and increase stress and the probability of sickness. All because of your dry mouth symptoms!

What are the symptoms?

Although “dry mouth” is pretty straightforward, there are other symptoms that you may have as well. You may also have trouble swallowing, chewing and speaking without taking a sip of water. Other people may have cracked and sore skin inside the mouth, and you may have a sandpaper-like tongue.

What is causing it?

There are many reasons why you may be having dry mouth, some that are easily preventable and others are a larger issue that should be taken seriously. If you feel like you’re suffering from post nasal drip, this could be directly related to dry mouth. With this illnesses, the mucus becomes thick, which can sometimes make it challenging to breathe through the mouth.

“The sensation of post-nasal drip is not usually caused by an increased amount of mucus coming from your nose or sinuses,” Dr. Robert Dolan told EverydayHealth. “It is more likely to be caused by the mucus becoming too thick or by irritation of your throat. In my experience, the three most common causes are allergy, gastric reflux, and medications that cause dryness.”

Preventing post nasal drip entirely depends on where it is coming from. Oral medications and natural nasal sprays can combat this issue if it doesn’t stem from a larger illness.

What to change?

Are you a smoker? Do you eat unhealthy foods? Do you commonly drink alcohol or caffeinated beverages? These are all causes of dry mouth! Without having to change much of your lifestyle to combat bad breath, you can try to cut back on the amount of unhealthy things you intake. If you’re a smoker or an avid coffee drinker, make sure that you drink a glass of water afterwards to moisturize the mouth. Drinking a substantial amount of water each day will help eliminate dry mouth. Increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables in your diet can help dramatically as well. Because these items have a large amount of water in them, and vitamins and minerals, they keep the mouth healthy.

What does dry mouth lead to?

Dry mouth can lead to various other oral health issues such as tooth decay, bad breath, a lack of taste and mouth sores. Since the bacteria in our mouths have no chance to get flushed down by saliva – which is what normally happens – it just stays in our mouths and causes these issues. Mouth sores are more common because when there is no protective layer of moisture, there is a much higher risk of cuts and infections.

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