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Children & What to Put on Their Toothbrushes?

Added March 9, 2020, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Dental Care, Parents

Parents of babies and young children frequently ask which toothpaste they should use for them? However, using toothpaste can be more trouble and mess that it is worth.  In fact, toothpaste isn’t actually essential for protecting teeth from cavities – but a healthy diet, nutrients and brushing are. How to Brush Baby’s Teeth Once your baby starts to develop one or two teeth, you can start to brush them twice a day for two minutes at a time. Wet a soft-sided, natural fiber toothbrush with ...

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Is There a Thumb Sucker in Your Home?

Added February 24, 2020, Under: Children's Health, Dental Care, Natural remedies, Parents, Top 10

I was a thumb sucker as a child (up until at least the age of twelve) and unfortunately the habit did a lot of damage to my teeth and my jaw so that I  had to undergo extensive and expensive orthodontic work and even jaw surgery as an adult. When my own children came along, I made sure they did not take up the habit by providing pacifiers instead.  The eldest was not interested (preferring a blanket to fidget with instead), ...

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How To Keep Your Teeth White, Naturally

Added January 11, 2020, Under: Dental Care, Diseases, How To, Natural remedies, Top 10

We all want our teeth to look fresh and white without any discoloration or stains. But what can we do to achieve this without causing harm to our teeth and our mouths? While we might be tempted to use those whitening strips which are easily available, recent research has indicated that such teeth whitening methods can damage the tooth layer known as the dentin. This is the protein rich area that ensures the roots of our teeth stay bound to the gums. There ...

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A Daily Glass Of Lemon Water Can Give You All These Health Benefits

Added February 28, 2019, Under: Dental Care, Diseases, Health, How To

Probably the most inexpensive drink you can make that comes with many health benefits. We are talking about lemon water. Lemons are available year-round with three main types on sale in the USA unless you are lucky enough to have lemon trees growing in your back yard.  Those three main types are Eureka, Lisbon and Meyer. Meyer lemons are a sweeter variety.  When buying lemons, choose those that are yellow and organic, remembering that lemons with thinner skins are juicier. Making lemon water is ...

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Why You Should Beg, Borrow or Steal that Baby Tooth Back from the Tooth Fairy!

Added January 25, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Dental Care, Diseases, Technology

Our children's baby teeth (like umbilical cords although less controversial) contain stem cells that can cure diseases and grow replacement tissue and bones in the body. If you can collect and store them, those baby teeth can potentially be used to treat diseases that might arise when your child gets older - or even for close family members with serious illness. Scientists and doctors alike are now suggesting parents keep their children’s baby teeth. If your child is diagnosed with certain types of cancer, the ...

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Would You Like To Know More About Activated Charcoal?

Added December 21, 2018, Under: Dental Care, Health, How To, Natural remedies

Although in the past, activated charcoal was used as a powerful water cleansing product, it has been found to naturally remove toxins and chemicals from our bodies. Not to be confused with those briquettes for the BBQ Activated charcoal is actually not the same as the briquettes which are used on the barbeque for grilling foods. Instead, activated charcoal is a fine black powder made from bone char, coconut shells, peat, petroleum coke, coal, olive pits or sawdust. The charcoal is "activated" by processing ...

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Your Children’s Teeth Can Be Healthy Too!

Added December 5, 2018, Under: Children's Health, Dental Care, How To

When our children's first teeth appear, they are usually 100% perfect - like little pearls. But how to make sure those teeth stay healthy as our children are growing up? We want them to have just two sets in their lifetime - and not a third set in the form of dentures. The early days First teeth usually start appearing (in pairs) between 6 to 10 months but don't be concerned if they are earlier or later.  And  it is important to know that ...

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In Defence Of Coconut Oil

Added September 8, 2018, Under: Dental Care, Diseases, Health

The mainstream media has been full of reports recently deriding the healthy food we know and love as coconut oil. Could this be because coconut oil has become so popular for so many good health reasons that the companies (who would prefer us to use pharmaceutical medications for everything) are starting to become worried? Or could it be that the Canola Oil Council financed a study to lessen the popularity of coconut oil with the general public? One headline I read proclaimed: "Coconut ...

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Isn’t Time To Stop & Smell The Roses?

Added June 12, 2018, Under: Dental Care, Environment, Exercise

"What is this life if full of care We have no time to stand and stare?" But it is not just about staring, it is also about smelling... What research has found In a recent joint UK study at Sussex University and Oxford University, two researchers - Dr. Sophie Forster and Professor Charles Spence - have found that busy people are less likely to stop and smell the roses and may even be "smell blind". Through their research, they discovered that just as people miss ...

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Synthetic Enamel & Is This The Way Forward For Tooth Repair?

Added June 10, 2018, Under: Dental Care, Technology

Researchers in the UK have now developed a new way to grow materials which could regenerate hard tissues such as dental enamel and even bone. And they are not the only ones.  A USA team have been working on the same subject matter. What is enamel? Enamel is the hardest tissue in the body and enables teeth to function for a large part of our lifetime - despite exposure to acidic foods, drinks and temperatures both hot and cold. The problem with enamel up ...

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