Sounds crazy, right? How do you listen to your teeth? Well, believe it or not, even your teeth have systems in place that will let you know when something is wrong and needs to be addressed. Knowing how to detect the warning signs right from the start will not only save you money in costly dental bills, but it may also save you a couple of teeth in the process.
They’ve been telling us for years the untruth that we can’t rebuild the enamel on our teeth. All this while, whitening toothpastes and products are shoved at us, containing agents known to eat away at that precious enamel. And we have fluoride too, which studies have shown causes the brittling of teeth and bones, and yet we still add it to our toothpastes, and even our water.
Native to parts of Europe, Asia and India, the caraway plant belongs to the carminative family containing Dill and Cumin. Carminatives are herbs that help ease gastrointestinal distress, including gas and bowel spasms. Documented since the Middle Ages, caraway seeds and oil have flavored various dishes and been prepared as medicinal remedies.
It is said that the first impression is the best impression. This is especially true in a financial deal, a social call, and maybe in a marriage proposal. A white smile is an important part of that all-important first impression, and because of that, here are some tips for getting that gorgeous, bright smile.
It’s dreadful to suffer from bad breath – you feel like your very words are offensive to those around you, and it lowers your self-confidence when you think that people don’t want to hear you because of it. Humans are social creatures, and if something is keeping us from communicating with those around us in the most effective way, we feel like we’re at a disadvantage.
We read so much about healthy teeth, taking care of teeth, whitening teeth, brushing, flossing, gargling et cetera that it’s very easy to think that’s all there is to oral hygiene. But we should also devote equal time to our gums; after all, they’re the home base for our teeth.
Your teeth can say a lot about you. When you smile, they’re your first impression; if you’re confident with the appearance of your teeth, you’ll smile big and show them off. But if you’re insecure, it shows. Today I’ll cover a few do’s and don’ts of safe and effective natural teeth whitening.
One of clove’s most useful attributes is the fact that it’s a germicide – this means it is great for dental care. Although I’m not saying that eating a spicy, clove-filled brunsli cookie or a sugary piece of gingerbread is the same as brushing your teeth, clove, in its pure oil form, can be successfully incorporated into an herbal dental care routine because of its many benefits.
Bergamot (citrus bergamia) is best known for lending its strong flavor to Earl Grey tea. But, within its herbal family is another species of bergamot called Monarda (also known as bee balm, oswego, and horse mint) which has strong antiseptic properties within the stalks, leaves, and flowers.
Fennel, with its mild, sweet, and pleasant licorice flavor, helps to freshen the breath after all those onions and spices. Also, fennel has some other very useful food-related effects: it can help to relieve bloating and gas, stimulate the digestive system, and aid in general food absorption.