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More Natural Bad Breath Cures

Friday, January 29th, 2010

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There are many natural bad breath cures which we have discussed so far, and there’s still plenty more to be discovered. Halitosis is common, and the cause of it may not always lie in the oral cavity, but it can also stem from the upper airways, lower airways, and the alimentary canal. Bad breath can also be caused by kidney problems, leftover food particles, poor dental hygiene, smoking, teeth/gum infections, diabetes, and haital hernia.

Bad Breath Natural Cures:

  1. Fenugreek herbal tea is usually available in stores, or it can be homemade using fenugreek seeds.  One should regularly drink this.
  2. Chew raw green guava up to twice a day to help bad breath.
  3. Herbal mouthwash can be made by taking 2 cups of water with some shredded parsley twigs, 2-3 full cloves (crushed into fine powder), mixing these ingredients well.  Feel free to rinse your mouth 3-4 times a day.
  4. Green cardamom can be chewed after having meals.
  5. Allegedly, yoga can help halitosis.  Practice pranayam 30 minutes every day.
  6. Focus your diet more on fruits and vegetables, both improving your oral health and digestive system.
  7. Rinse and gargle with baking power mixed with water.
  8. Mix one teaspoon of honey with lemon juice, and have this mixture every morning and/or afternoon.
  9. 2-3 drops of oregano oil in water, drank 2-3 times a day can do the trick sometimes.
  10. Chew two mint leaves after every few hours.
  11. Thymol and eucalyptol also can cure bad breath.
  12. Eat more foods that rank high in Vitamin C.

Also, don’t forget practicing good oral hygiene, and brushing your teeth after every snack/meal!

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Different Ways to Get Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Monday, May 4th, 2009

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In order to get children to brush their teeth, parents have tried creative and new ways to get them to do so.  They need to get the kids to view brushing their teeth as a fun task, and there are various ways that they can accomplish this.

Here are some ideas:

  1. Get your child acquainted with his or her toothbrush, even if it is not time to brush at that moment.
  2. Read your child a bedtime story while he or she is brushing.
  3. Get two brushes- one for the child to play with, chew on, and practice with before brushing teeth with the other one.
  4. Have your child pretend brush on his or her favorite stuffed animal.
  5. Make brushing a fun game.
  6. Play hide-and-seek/chase with your child, and when you find your child, you get to brush his or her teeth.
  7. Have your child practice brushing your teeth, while you brush his/hers thoroughly.

Other tips:

  • Don’t share toothbrushes because various bacteria will spread.
  • Brush with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day, floss often (like after every meal), use mouthrinse, and visit the dentist once every six months minimum.
  • Start your kids on a healthy oral routine as young as possible.
  • Make toothbrushing fun to encourage them to follow a good oral hygiene routine.
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