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The secret of young smile – part II -The health of the land

From time immemorial, the plants have been used in the service of health. Recipes are being applied from generation to generation, so various herbal preparations are still being adviced in the manuals of natural medicine.

How I was quite interested about this topic, I continued to study it and found some much more interesting benefits that can enrich plants for the preservation of teeth.

So see the following ingredients in toothpastes, nibble them fresh, or make a revetment. Reach first for those the healthiest, from the land!

Cinnamon

I personally adore cinnamon as a spice, especially with bottled apple or in combination with honey. I always used some of its combination, more intuitive, but it turned out to be very effective.

And its no wonder..

Did you know that cinnamon destroys 50% of all oral bacteria and 40% of those that cause bad breath?

Now certainly You know. So drink a tea with cinnamon or chewing gum with that spice. It would help you, whether you have a problem with the gums or with the throat pain, caused by colds. It has been always helping me in lessening the inflammation of the throat.

Celery

Not only it can clean your teeth and the space between them, but it is also a natural abrasive, so it massages gums also. It has a strong taste, especially its leaves, so with even a small quantities, it can give significant results! It is a very good addition in the soup and in the broth, especially in the tomato broth, but it is much more effective when it is eaten in fresh form. So when you cook the soup or broth, add its leaves at the end of cooking, after boiling, to retain the vitamins.

Parsley

Parsley is a powerful freshener and it also covers bad breath. Its effectiveness is manifold as you might have read in one of the previous posts. It helps with inflammation of the gums also. To me personally it has a little weaker taste from celery, so you can freely nibble its leaves at any time. It would be useful to obtain a flowerpot of these herbs so you could always have it at your fingertips in a fresh form.

Mint

Mint also refreshes the breath and strengthens the gums. It has antiseptic properties and it helps with toothache. Medicinal parts of mint are primarily its leaves, but also all above-ground parts of this plant.

Sage

This plant is suitable against inflammation of mucous membranes and gums and it also prevents the occurrence of bad breath. You can do mouthwash with sage tea if you have problems with bleeding or with the painful gums.
Rosemary

cleans teeth and soothes the bleeding gums. Another in a series of medicinal pearls. What is interesting that this plant has also a positive impact on the concentration and brain function, so the effect of its consuming, can be multiply.

Chamomile

has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and can be used for rinsing the mouth after a tooth extraction or surgery. Insert a little flowers of chamomile in boiling water and it will give a nice scent to your home also..

Laurel

is enough, according to folk recipes, to rub the teeth for the bleaching effects and obtaining gloss because it eliminates dark spots. It has also an antibacterial properties.

Aloe vera

gently cleans teeth and destroys bacteria and it is recommended for people who have sensitive gums or who are prone to inflammation of the gums.

Tea tree
acts antibacterial and helps with gingivitis and bleeding gums. Tea tree oil is also particularly effective.

I hope that you’ve adopted how much powerful those plants are. Apply after some recipes and enjoy the benefits of nature of the land.

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The secret of young smile

We all want to look beautiful and youthful for a longer time. Because of that we put on our face rejuvenating creams. We especially cherish the area around the eyes and lips with special preparations. But, what is about our teeth which reveal in the same extent our ages?

According to many researches, preserved and beautiful teeth reduce the number of our age, for even twenty years! That is the reason why more and more people in the West decides to bleaching their teeth to become whiter and shinier, but their teeth can not be healthier thereby. It is necessary to take the time for regular and proper dental hygiene in additional to gain health and longer preserve of youthful smile. I’m not just talking about two-minutes hygiene, while we are in a hurry to a work in the morning or about brushing teeth with one eye closed by dreaming bed at the same time.

Antioxindans from rejuvenate creams are well- known. These same vitamins can help to diseased gums. The most attention is paid to vitamin E, which is considered as the most important antioxidans protection for cellular membranes, as well as vitamin F , which helps in building the gums and it can be helpful in relieving inflammation.

Centuries before the creation of brushes and toothpaste, people had been taking care about hygiene of teeth and oral health. In order to protect them, they never ate too hot or too cold food but only lukewarm. They cleaned their teeth with green twigs of patients and then rubbed it with wool rags to make their teeth glossy and white. Most commonly they used for this wine or wine vinegar, sea salt, sage, laurel and mint. Today many scientists claim that white and red wine helps with reducing bacteria, that cause tooth decay. So we should get back to primordial knowledges, natural herbal ingredients and basic advices of dentists.

Toothbrush

The question which kind of toothbrush we should choose in the sea of what have been poopled on the shelves of stores, the answer is that, the best toothbrush is the one that is regularly being used! Besides, it should be from artificial fibers, which is in contrast to natural, because of its easy maintain and quickly dry and those toothbrush are not susceptible to the bacteria.

In order to be prevented from damaging the gums and that toothbrush can reach all teeth, it should properly lies in hand and the head of toothbrush should be as small as, with rounded shape or even better round. Fiber of brush should not be too hard to avoid damaging the enamel and gums, but medium firm or the soft one in order that with teeth cleaning it could massaged properly gums at same time. In addition, it is essential to regularly change your toothbrush because fibers can gradually weaken. With regular use medium-hard toothbrush should be replaced at the least after two months and soft one after a month.

Toothpaste

After we choose the right toothbrush, it is even bigger problem to choose quality toothpaste – natural, conventional, for whitening, anti-caries, with herbal ingredients, for fresh breath… Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), fluor, sugar, aluminum dioxide, triclosan are just some of the ingredients of toothpaste and mouthwash which are been deserving of a rich foam, antibacterial properties or prevention of dental caries. Proponents of natural cosmetics widely avoid the same ingredients. SLS which acts as a detergent, irritate the skin and mucous membranes. Some claim that it may cause a change in the DNA.

However, if you regularly and properly maintain oral hygiene, you should not have problems with oral and dental health. Fluor in small amounts protects teeth from caries. It may be adversely affected by enamel only in excessive doses and than it can have harmful effect on the whole body. The amount of fluoride in toothpastes and in gels for coating teeth is not harmful to the teeth nor dangerous to health. It is not necessary to avoid the pastes that contain fluorine, but it should be noted that fluorine is not a means which whitens teeth.

Dental floss

Although many do not use it, according to many experts in the field of periodontology and oral hygiene, dental floss is absolutely necessary, even more important than the toothbrush for good oral hygiene, because it can clean spaces between teeth that are not available for toothbrush. And precisely these areas, that fail to be cleaned by brush are the focal points for the formation of teeth decay. By removing food residues between teeth, it can prevents the formation of caries and growth of bacteria that cause tooth decay. Flossing is recommended at least once a day and if you are not getting along well with dental floss than obtain interdental brushes.

Mouthwash

Unlike dental floss, mouthwash is not necessary for good oral hygiene but it can be served as an additional aid. It doesn’t mean that mouthwash can replace your toothbrush and dental floss! If you use a mounthwash that contains chlorhexidine, don’t rinse your mouth with it for more than 10 days in a row, because the teeth may become darker.

Wellness for teeth

Although many are afraid of the dentist, and many more visits dental care clinic only when there is no other choice, people should go to control in every six months. Regardless of whether you have a need, or whether you are in pain, twice a year you should go to control. To each is recommended a hygienic prophylactic treatment once a year – so called, dental wellness. It includes detailed cleaning of dental plaque, sandblasting teeth that removes pigments on teeth that are caused by smoking or drinking coffee and coating teeth with protective gel that contain fluor.

Don’t be lazy about performing the necessary and regular daily care and don’t be afraid of the dentist. Apply these rules in daily care for the health of your teeth and there is nothing to worry about. You will not regret. Smile!