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Good Hygiene is the best remedy for bad breath.

Good hygiene is the best remedy for bad breath.


Bad breath is something that affects everyone of every age. However, for women, it can be especially humiliating if not alienating. There are the occasions when the salami sandwich eaten at lunchtime will cause the foul smelling odor.

However, there are more serious reasons that one can suffer from bad breath as well, and it may be a result of poor hygiene or illness, and the cause should be addressed. For women, bad breath is something that completely takes from the woman’s aura and leaves her feeling deflated. For you women, there are many home remedies, many of which can be found from your kitchen cupboard that should help to improve the situation.

The most important remedy is good hygiene. Many women brush their teeth two times a day. However, this is not enough. Brush your teeth after your major meals, and try to get in the habit of brushing them after snacking. If you cannot brush after snacking, then eat an apple. In the morning when you brush your teeth, brush your tongue as well. This will get the extra bacterium that feeds in the crevices of your tongue out and your mouth fresh.

Instead of using your morning mouthwash, which masks the condition, use ½ tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and gargle.

Include a drop of tea oil on your tooth brush at night when you are brushing your teeth. But, spit the tea oil out with your toothpaste.

For all you Mexican food lovers, avocado is a natural lotion that helps aid in the condition of bad breath. And, it fights gum disease. While many of us women worry about our figure- which is justifiable, don’t skimp on the avocado!

Use fenugreek mixed with water and drink as a tea. Simper one teaspoonful of fenugreek in ½ liter of water and simmer for fifteen minutes.

No remedy will be complete without a healthy lifestyle. And, for women this is most important. Get in the habit of health smart living by including plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and practice the best hygiene possible.

Home Remedies for Dry Socket

A dry socket can be a painful thing to experience after a wisdom tooth is extracted. It can impact one’s mouth and the way one operates one’s mouth for a while. Some home remedies for dry socket can be used to help with keeping this problem from becoming too serious.

Use Water and Salt

Inserting a mixture of water and salt into the dry socket can help. This can help to flush out particles that can get into the socket and cause the pains to come from it. In order to get this to work the user will need to use a syringe to get the water and salt mixture into the socket.

Be Sure to Drink Water

Water can work to keep the wisdom tooth area hydrated so that pains can be relieved and also so bacteria can keep from developing in the area. However it will help to be sure that the water is not being handled through a straw or something else that might cause an act of suction to occur.

Ice the Jaw Area

Applying ice to the jaw near the wisdom tooth dry socket can help. This is one of the most helpful home remedies for dry socket in that it can dull the pain as well as help to make sure that the swelling in the area can be relieved. When the swelling stops the pain can stop.

Apply Clove Oil

Clove oil, a natural material, can be applied to the dry socket. This can be done by either inserted it into the socket with a syringe or through dabbing it onto a cotton ball. No matter what option is used this can help to keep inflammation from occurring.

Avoid Tobacco

If one chews tobacco it will be best to avoid chewing tobacco while treating a dry socket. In fact it is best to quit chewing tobacco so that a future dry socket occurrence can be prevented.

Rinsing your mouth after every meal helps lead to a lovely smile

Rinsing your mouth after every meal helps lead to a lovely smile

Femininity may be heir to many beauty woes, but ugly teeth is one trouble which is often caused by sheer neglect. How many of us can recall the days of childhood and girlhood without remembering the fibs we told to escape cleaning our teeth? The blessed mothers implored and begged and threatened and fussed, but we went our way joyful and serene, making all due preparations for future unhappiness.

But when the girl began to think more about her personal appearance, and less of the frivolities of advanced babyhood—oh, that we were all back at that jolly time of life!—things were very different. The neglected teeth got good attention then, but often the mischief had already been done. I trust that the younger readers of this volume on beauty will remember that this is hopelessly true, and something not to be forgotten—like yesterday’s toasted marshmallows or to-day’s lesson in political economy.

I have heard it said that too much brushing will injure the teeth, but don’t you believe it! The sooner you become accustomed to a moderately stiff brush, that will do its work well and thoroughly, the better. All foreign matter must be constantly removed, else decay will come as sure as fate. A perfect state of cleanliness cannot be unless the teeth have proper and constant attention. By this I do not mean that you must cease all other occupations and take up that of eternal scrubbing. Simply keep your teeth clean. Toothpicks must not be used excessively, cold water should not be applied—or very hot, either, for that matter—and all powders containing gritty substances must be tabooed.

It is quite unnecessary for me to add that you must not bite thread or break nuts with your teeth, for all of us have had this bit of information dinned into our ears since the time when “little children should be seen and not heard” made life a worry and a care. I must confess, however, that I have seen women untie knots and do various bits of very remarkable mechanical work in this unique manner. My experience has been so broad in this particular line of observation that the expression “biting ten-penny nails” has never appeared to me to be much overdrawn.

If one seriously desires fine, beautiful, white teeth—and who doesn’t?—one must treat them well. Just before going to bed, give them a thorough cleaning, using waxed dental floss to remove any large particles which may be between them. Use only a pure powder, the ingredients of which you know. Be sure that all powder is well rinsed away. See that your brush is kept scrupulously clean.

Upon arising in the morning rinse the mouth with diluted listerine. This makes an excellent wash, especially when the gums are tender and liable to bleed. Brush the teeth with tepid water. After breakfast, luncheon and dinner, wash them again, letting the last cleansing be the most searching and thorough. Once in a while it is wisdom to squeeze a little lemon juice onto the brush. This will remove the yellow appearance that often comes, and will also keep your teeth free from tartar.

Every six months visit your dentist and have your teeth thoroughly examined. The smallest cavities should be filled at once, and the pain will be less than when these agonizing crevices get so large that you feel that it’s a flip-up between going to a dentist or jumping into the lake.

I know that most of us  are cowards when it comes to seances in dentist chairs, but all such things—like house-cleaning and writing letters to folks you don’t like, and entertaining your husband’s maiden aunt—all these things are heaps nicer when they’re well over with. They are the events which we prefer should ornament the past instead of the future.

To Sweeten the Breath

  • Alcohol, twelve ounces.
  • Cinnamon, two and one-half drams.
  • Ginger, one-half dram.
  • Essence of peppermint, one dram.
  • Cloves, one-eighth dram.

Mix and leave in infusion for two weeks in a tightly covered vessel; filter and bottle. Put one teaspoonful in a glass of water, and rinse the mouth with this every morning.

For the Teeth

  • One-fourth pound of prepared chalk, finely powdered
  • Three-fourths ounce pulverized castile soap
  • One ounce powdered orris root
  • One-half dram oil of sassafras
  • One ounce pulverized sugar

To Whiten and Beautify the Teeth

Take gum tragacanth, one ounce; pumice stone, two drams; gum arabic, one ounce; cream of tartar, one ounce. Dissolve the gums in rose-water, and adding to it the powder, form the whole into little sticks, which are to be dried slowly in the shade, and afterwards kept for use. Use on the brush like soap.

Various homemade toothpastes naturally whiten teeth

Various homemade toothpastes naturally whiten teeth

Read on for more recipes for toothpaste.

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The mouth cannot be too frequently rinsed during the day

The mouth cannot be too frequently rinsed during the day

The influence which the teeth are capable of exercising on the personal appearance is usually known and admitted.The teeth have formed especial objects of attention, in connection with the toilet and cosmetic arts, from almost the earliest ages of the world to the present time. History and tradition, and the researches of archæologists among the remains of the prehistoric nations of the East, show us that even dentistry may trace back its origin to a date not very long subsequent to the “confusion of tongues.” Read more »

Fresh Breath

There is nothing more disagreeable to people with whom we associate than for them to be able to detect a bad odor from our breath when in their company. Yet a great many are afflicted in this way. Read ahead to help you figure out how to eliminate offensive mouth odors. Read more »