Thursday, April 24, 2008

Home Remedy--Yellow Teeth

Here is a home remedy for whitening your teeth you can try if you don't feel like spending $20+ for a box of those little strips.

Yellow Teeth

  • Brush your teeth with baking soda. Or a mixture of baking soda and crushed strawberries. Just be sure to brush with a flouride toothpaste afterwards to clean off the natural sugars from the berries.
  • Mix salt with finely powdered rind of lime. Use this as toothpowder frequently.
  • Some people recommend using lemon juice and baking soda.  

I have heard that the only reason it seems to make your teeth look whiter is that it is citric acid and you may lose some of the calcium of your teeth.  So be very careful if you are using any remedy that includes citric acid.

I also rinse with hydrogen peroxide after I brush my teeth. It's not the most pleasant taste but it seems to work for me.  It doesn't make my teeth glow in the dark white like some people like.  But I think it helps with some of the staining.

It was so beautiful yesterday, so I packed a lunch and took Rylie back to Wildwood Park.  (more pictures) She had so much fun.  She even made a little friend, Ivy, who is just 6 months younger than Rylie.  Her mom and I exchanged numbers, so maybe we can set up some playdates for the park.  I think it would be very benefitial to Rylie's speech to spend more time with children her own age.

Mammogram today.  Ugh!  It doesn't help with all the horror stories I've been hearing.  Yes Kentucky Kat!  I mean you!  LOL  Oh well, I'll just try to get through this one time and take it from there.  Oh, by the way...I want to thank all of you who go and click on the Click to Give Free Mammograms button at the Breast Cancer site.  Without people like ya'll, this mother of 4 without insurance, would not be able to get a mammogram.  So I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you! 

And if you haven't heard about the Free Mammograms, please visit the site and click on the little box.  It doesn't cost you anything and they really, really do give free mammograms to women who wouldn't be able to get them otherwise.  All I had to do was get the order from my doctor, call the number of the Northwest Ohio Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention (BCCP) Program and they helped me set up the appointment with a participating hospital.  Thank you to Tamara at BCCP and St. Anne's Hospital.

Have a beautiful spring day and thanks for stopping by!

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pamal3 said...

Excellent Info fot teeth. The pics are brilliant and I agree that It Is a fabulous idea to click and help. I have done It before but will pop over and do It again. Love Pam xx

Oswald McKisson said...

Yeah! I think it is better to add crushed strawberries or salt when you're brushing your teeth with baking soda. Some say that the mixture of baking soda and water alone tastes bitter.

Oswald McKisson