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Oct 14
2010

Fact or Fiction: Regrowing Teeth

Posted by KArthurXcalibur in Teeth , regowing teeth , mouth , dental disease , bones

KArthurXcalibur

There are websites circulating information on how to regrow teeth naturally, but is it really true?

One Hubpages.com blogger, Jerricho Usher, claims he had a third tooth develop after the loss of a second one. Jerricho says, “I had a tooth split in half after eating something,” which resulted in having the split tooth removed. After the tooth was removed, naturally there was a space where the tooth once was, he says.

Jun 30
2010

10 Sure-Fire Tips for Whitening your Teeth

Posted by bberte in whiter teeth , whitening , white teeth , Teeth , home remedies , fruit

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Let's face it:  We all want white teeth.  In a society where our smiles matter almost as much as our intelligence, stained, yellow teeth just don't cut it!  However, not all of us can afford expensive laser treatments at the dentist.  Here are some tips for whitening your teeth at home.

  1. Aloe Vera
    It has been proven that the sap from an aloe vera plant has many healing qualities.  From sunburn to insect bites, aloe vera has been used to treat many ailments over the years.  For whiter teeth, squirt a little sap from the aloe vera plant onto your tooth brush and brush away!  Some people see results immediately.
  2. Olive Oil
    Place extra virgin olive oil onto an eye-makeup remover pad.  Then rub teeth for about five to ten minutes.  The longer you rub,t he whiter your teeth will get.  Repeat regularly to achieve your brightest smile possible!
  3. Olive Oil + Apple Cider
    Perform all the steps from #2, but this time follow by rinsing with diluted apple cider.  The acidity of the cider has been known to whiten teeth substantially.
  4. Strawberry + Baking Soda
    Did you know that strawberries have a natural whitening ingredient?  For this home remedy, crush a strawberry into a pulp, then mix with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.  Using a soft toothbrush, apply the mixture onto your teeth.  Leave this on for about five minutes, then brush thoroughly!
  5. Baking Soda + Glycerin
    For those of you who don't trust the whitening power of strawberries, you can try combining baking soda and glycerin.  Top this off with a little salt, and then use it as a toothpaste after meals.  In just a week you will notice a huge improvement!
  6. Hydrogen Peroxide
    When used alone, hydrogen peroxide has the potential to be dangerous.  However, if mixed with equal parts water, hydrogen peroxide has extreme whitening power.  Rinse in your mouth for 30 - 60 seconds, and then spit out.  Done daily, this procedure can definitely whiten teeth.
  7. Lemon Juice
    Rinsing with lemon juice (as if it is a mouth wash) and then brushing your teeth normally after will immediately whiten teeth.  However, too much lemon juice can damage your teeth because of its high levels of acidity.  Also, try topping off your toothpaste with a little salt for that extra tingly feeling!
  8. Coconut Oil
    For a more gradual whitening process, you can try rinsing daily for five minutes with coconut oil.  This will take a few weeks, but it works wonders!
  9. Orange Peel
    Oranges, because of their whitening properties, have been known to whiten teeth tremendously.  For a more direct whitening experience, try rubbing the inside of an orange peel directly onto the teeth.  Your teeth will be whiter very soon!
  10. If All Else Fails...
    If none of these home remedies do the trick for you, it's time for a trip to the dentist!  There are many procedures that can be done, some at a reasonable price, to whiten your teeth drastically.

Now that you are armed with this information, put it to good use!  Turn those ugly, yellowing teeth into pearly whites!

Jun 08
2010

‘Got Milk’ vs. ‘No Milk’

Posted by alwaysRT in Teeth , Osteoporosis , Milk , Magnesium , Dairy Products , Calcium

alwaysRT

 Advertisements portraying celebrities adorning the familiar ‘milk mustache’ for the ‘Got Milk’ campaign have flooded magazines for decades. Traditionally, milk has been thought of as the primary source of calcium. Thus, it had been incorporated into one’s diet as a staple product due to its calcium component, which is directly correlated with strong bone growth, prevention of osteoporosis, strong teeth, and so on. Studies in recent years, however, have shown that diets high in milk consumption do not necessarily ward off osteoporosis and deterioration of bone mass. To further inform people about the misconceptions regarding milk, the ‘No Milk’ campaign has been established, serving as a crusade against the continued proliferation of these misguided assumptions and beliefs. 

Research shows that calcium is important to help bone growth and prevent bone mass deterioration, as long as it is complemented by a comparable amount of magnesium in order to absorb and transport the calcium to the bones. Without the presence of magnesium, the body absorbs only a fractional amount of the consumed calcium. Consequently, the excess calcium circulates throughout the body and winds up settling in soft tissue which leads to a variety of health problems including osteoporosis and brittle bones. Therefore, excess calcium can actually cause bone loss/deterioration if it is not supplemented with an equivalent amount of magnesium. Furthermore, according to the Harvard School of Public Health, calcium does help build bones and prevent loss of bone mass, but it should not be assumed that dairy products are the best source of calcium. Due to the high levels of saturated fats and the mediocre level of calcium in each serving (30% of Daily Value), there are much healthier alternatives to attaining the recommended daily value of calcium. Supplements, as well as food items such as collard greens, broccoli, and spinach, serve as a better source of calcium than dairy products. Just remember the magnesium!