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Things Your Mouth tells you about your Health

 

 

 

 

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1.SHARP TOOTH PAIN – sharp pain in your teeth when you bite down or chew is reason to see your dentist immediately, as it could indicate dental decay or a cavity. For throbbing, aching pain, he says to wait three days if it still is a problem go see the dentist. 

            An ache that’s located in your top teeth may signal a sinus infection  as the sinuses are located just above the upper roots of your upper teeth. A dentist should be able to tell if your sinuses are infected with an x-ray, and a decongestant should help the pain ease. Source – Steven Goldberg, D.D.S., a Boca Raton, FL-based dentist and inventor of DentalVibe

2. BLEEDING GUMS –  It is not normal for your gums to bleed. If your gums bleed during brushing or flossing it could mean you have periodontal (gum) disease. Make a trip to your dentist as soon as possible for a thorough cleaning, and be sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day, as gum disease can be extremely dangerous to the rest of the body. Bacteria that’s causing your gums to bleed can leave the mouth and enter the bloodstream, potentially affecting your heart by inflaming your arteries. people with pre-existing heart valve conditions, this can even lead to death.

It is  recommended that all pregnant women pay close attention to oral hygiene, ramp up their brushing and flossing regimen, limit sugar intake, and avoid major dental procedures that could in any way influence the baby’s growth and development

Source – Lori Laughter and  Steven Goldberg, D.D.S., a Boca Raton, FL-based dentist and inventor of DentalVibe.

3. PERMANENTLY STAINED TEETH – Most yellow or brownish stains are superficial, usually caused by drinking coffee, tea, soda, red wine or smoking. Toothpaste that contains a derivative of hydrogen peroxide such as carbide peroxide will help whiten your teeth. Some Dentists have over the counter whiteners as well.

Dark black or brown spots on a tooth can signal a cavity, while red or blue marks that appear suddenly could mean the tooth has cracked to the pulp, where the nerves and blood vessels are located  in that case the tooth will have to be removed.

If you have white, yellow, or brown spots and grooves or pitting on the tooth’s surface, you could have celiac disease. About 90 percent of people with celiac have these problems with their teeth enamel.

Lastly, some stains may have occurred during childhood as a result of tetracycline antibiotics, and unfortunately bleach cannot make these go away. So go easy on the antibiotics for the children.

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4. CRACKING OR LOOSE TEETH – Cracking, crumbling, or suddenly crooked teeth can indicate that you may need to check on your mental—rather than physical—wellness. These problems are usually a sign of tooth grinding. That could be because you are suffering from some sort of stress. Stress causes muscle tension in your jaw, which causes you to clench your teeth while sleeping or trying to sleep. This also can cause headaches and damage to your jaw.

Of course to solve the problem of stress would help solve the problem also a mouth guard is another solution. You could try muscle relaxation techniques, physical therapy, and applying heat to the facial muscles to help alleviate the problem.

 

5.  MOUTH SORES – You need to have diagnosed what type of sore you have. Crater-like sores that appear inside or outside the mouth are canker sores and ulcers.  Stress, hormones, allergies, or a nutritional deficiency of iron, folic acid, or vitamin B-12 may be to blame. Try not to eat acid or spicy food as it could make the problem worse. A topic gel will usually help calm this down. 

Fluid-filled sores on your lips, those are cold sores. This is caused by caused by the herpes simplex virus. Avoid touch these while they are weeping as they are contagious. No kissing. It can take up to three weeks for them to heal.

Not to scare you but Any kind of sore that doesn’t start to heal or disappear after about two weeks, and especially one that turns red, white, or swollen, requires an immediate trip to the dentist. “This could signal an autoimmune disease or even something more serious like oral cancer.

 

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6. METALLIC TASTE –  it could be a side effect of a medication you’re taking; possible culprits include antihistamines, antibiotics, and heart meds. 

It could be a symptom of gum disease, which requires a thorough dental cleaning and vigilant home care.

It could be a zinc deficiency. Vegetarians and vegans are more prone to this, as the mineral is found mostly in animal products.

7. CUTS ON THE INNER CORNERS OF YOUR LIPS – Angular Cheilitis—Its not just a side effect of chapped, dry lips. These cuts are inflamed areas of fungal or bacterial infection, and may be caused by nutritional deficiencies.

Topical anti-fungal medications can provide relief,  talk to you doctor to see if you are lacking B vitamins or iron.  You also may need to change your diet.

8. WHITISH BUMPS ON YOUR TONGUE – It could be the result of poor hygiene, dry mouth, or a medication, it may also be thrush. You need to take care of it ASAP.

Swollen white nodes toward the back of your tongue could also indicate HPV.  The dentist would need to biopsy the lesions to be sure. 

 A bluish color on your tongue may just be a blood clot where you bit yourself.  It also could be a sign of oral cancer in this case go see the doctor ASAP.

9.  WHITE WEBBING ON YOUR INNER CHEEK – White strand or web-like patterns inside your cheek usually mean you have lichen planus, a condition that can also cause shiny red bumps on other areas of your skin such as your hands nails, or scalp. More common in women ages 30 to 70, the cause of lichen planus is unknown.  it isn’t contagious or dangerous, there’s no known cure for it either. 

 

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10.  DRY MOUTH – Side effect of many medications, including antihistamines, antidepressants, and anti-anxiety meds. Moisture in your mouth helps prevent cavities, tooth decay, gingivitis, and other oral infections. Products that contain xylitol, such as sugar-free gum or Salese lozenges,  helps stimulate the production of saliva which is necessary for the health of your mouth.

 If you  suffer from cracked lips and swollen, sore, or bleeding gums, you may have Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease that can be treated with medication or surgery. Go see your dentist if you have concerns.

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11. BAD BREATH – It is  buildup of bacteria—and a sign you need to be more mindful with your toothbrush. 

It could be the result of a more serious problem, respiratory disease, post-nasal drip, uncontrolled diabetes, gastric reflux, or kidney failure. if your breath is fruity, it could be a sign of diabetes.

If you are worried about this go check with your dentist and he can point you in the right direction for help.

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2 Seconds in the Mouth, Years on the Thighs

Who cares it looks yummy to me and so I can’t eat for a week to rid the calories. I love baked potato’s.

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Quick And Easy Exercises To Get Rid Of A Double Chin – Well Help Anyway

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1.While standing, tilt your head back and look towards the ceiling.
2.Pucker your lips and “kiss the ceiling.”
3.Hold the kiss for five seconds.
4.Relax your lips and return your head to a neutral position.
5.Repeat this 15 times.

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1.While facing forward, open your mouth wide.
2.Stick your tongue out slowly over a five count, until it is as far out as possible.
3.Return the tongue to your mouth over another five count.
4.Repeat this 10 times.

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1.Tilt your head back and look towards the ceiling.
2.Push your lower jaw forward to feel a stretch under the chin.
3.Hold the jaw jut for a 10 count.
4.Relax your jaw and return your head to a neutral position.
5.Repeat this 10 times.

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1.While standing, drop your chin forward to your chest.
2.Slowly rotate your head to the right.
3.Hold your head for a five count.
4.Slowly rotate your head back down so that your chin is to your chest.
5.Continue to rotate your head to the left.
6.Hold your head for a five count.
7.Repeat this for 30 seconds.

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1.While keeping a straight back, open your mouth as wide as possible.
2.Place the tip of your tongue against the backside of your bottom row of teeth.
3.Inhale through your mouth, and exhale while making an “ahh” sound.
4.Continue this for one minute.
5.Relax the mouth and tongue.
6.Repeat this once more.

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1.While facing forward, carefully slap your lower jaw with the back of your hand, not too hard or too soft.
2.Repeat this careful slapping at a constant and regular pace for 30 seconds.

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1.Making a “V” shape with your hand, place your thumb on one side of the jaw and the rest of your fingers on the other side.
2.Make sure your fingers are far back on the jawline, with the thumb and index finger in the same place as each other on opposite sides.
3.While holding your hand in place, press forward using your head and neck.
4.Hold for 30 seconds.
5.Relax the neck and hand.
6.Repeat this three times.

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1.While laying face-up on a bed, allow your head to hang off the end.
2.Slowly lift your head up towards your chest while keeping the back and shoulders flat against the bed.
3.Hold for 10 seconds.
4.Very slowly return your head to its starting position.
5.Repeat this two times.

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Did You Know – 08/03/2015

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1. The female orgasm reduces sensitivity to pain, increases bloodflow to the brain, and reduces stress and depression.

 

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2. Inhale through your mouth, swallow saliva twice, and slowly exhale through your nose for a 100% effective hiccup cure.

 

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3. August has the most birthdays, February has the least, and most of the serial killers are born in November.

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4. Dark chocolate contains a chemical that our bodies convert into phenylethylamine, the same chemical secreted when we fall in love.

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Senior Woman Laughing — Image by © Steve Prezant/Corbis

5. Laughter relieves stress, anxiety, depression, and reduces the risk of cancer, which is why a sense of humor is attractive and healthy!

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A Second In The Mouth Years On The Thighs – But Soooo Delicious

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BAKED FRIED CHICKEN
6 chicken legs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon seasoned salt (I use Lawry’s Seasoned Salt)…
3/4 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon parmesan cheese
Buttermilk
1 gallon-size Ziploc bag (optional)
Instructions
Place thawed chicken in a bowl of buttermilk, cover, and let soak 20-30 minutes in the refrigerator..
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine and mix thoroughly flour, salt, seasoned salt, garlic powder, parmesan, pepper, and Paprika in a gallon-size Ziploc bag or bowl.
Spray the pan with cooking spray, if needed, to make sure that there are no dry spots.
Shake excess buttermilk off chicken and completely coat each piece in flour mixture. Either shake in the bag until coated or dip each piece in the bowl until coated.
Place each piece of chicken in the greased pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Do not overcrowd it gets crispier if they are not touching. Turn each piece of chicken over and continue
baking for 30 minutes more, or until cooked through (170 degrees F).
NOTE: Combine the milk and lemon juice. Measure 1 scant cup of milk. Stir in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar.
Let stand 5-10 minutes. Let the mixture stand at room temperature for 5-10 minutes. …
Use the buttermilk. Use this substitute (including curdled bits) as you would buttermilk in your recipe
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Rosemary And Its Medicinal Properties

I actually got this information from a Magazine called “Freedom Leaf“. It is a magazine that is promoting the reform of medicinal use of marijuana.
Wether you agree with legalizing Marijuana or not it actually has some good arguments and ideas, one of them was this list of uses of Rosemary.
They are not just promoting cannabis they are also promoting the health benefits of most herbs and as they say the more we use herbs in our everyday life the healthier we will become.

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Rosemary is native to the mediterranean and a member of the mint family Lamiaceae.

Health Properties of Rosemary

1. Research on rosemary highlight its ability to help prevent cancer and age-related skin damage, boost the functioning of the liver and act as a mild diuretic to help reduce swelling.

2. Shown to increase the blood flow to the head and brain, improving memory concentration.
If you have a rosemary plant, whether it’s in a pot or in the garden, when you come home from work each day or on your way to work, pick a small piece of rosemary and give it a good sniff and you will be surprised how good it makes you feel. Gives your head a cool, clear, fresh feeling. 

3. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, rosemary has been shown to have antioxidant properties that can prevent free radicals from damaging cell membranes and altering DNA which can result in cell death.

4. Physiotherapy research confirms that rosemary increases circulation by dilating arteries and noted that this herb possesses antioxidant properties that reduce atherosclerosis risk in young healthy adults by improving serum activity

5. It also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that may make it useful for reducing the severity of asthma attacks.

6. Extremely rich in many B-complex vitamins, such as folic acid, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine and riboflavin.

7. Extractions of rosemary when applied over scalp have stimulating function on the hair-bulbs and help prevent premature baldness and restore hair growth.

8. Rosemary tea – good remedy for removing nervous headache, colds and depression.

9. Use the tea as a gargle to help heal mouth ulcers, sores and as a mouth wash.

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Did You Know – 05/12/2014

 

 

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1. Research has shown that coconut oil or sesame oil swished around your mouth for 20 minutes a day reduce gum disease. Apparently it is an ancient Indian remedy used to ‘Pull’ bacteria from the mouth. I practice it, but only for a couple of minutes, 20 minutes may be a  bit of a push for me. It is said to help whiten your teeth.

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2.  A lobsters blood is colorless but when exposed to oxygen it turns blue.’ Tomalley‘ is the lobster’s liver. It turns green when cooked and is considered a delicacy. ‘Coral‘ is the red colored material and  is the egg mass of a female lobster. Cooking colors the tiny eggs a deep coral or red.

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3.  Lipsticks with shimmering effects were initially made using a pearlscent substance found in fish scales. Lip colouring started to gain some popularity in 16th century England. During the time of Queen Elizabeth I bright red lips and a stark white face became fashionable.

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4. There is a new device to help prevent migraines. It is called Cefaly, it electrically zaps nerves in the forehead that are thought to be linked to the source of the debilitating headaches. They say at least 36 million Americans suffer from these headaches. Cefaly is positioned on the forehead using an adhesive electrode. Precise impulses are produced, which act on the trigeminal nerve in order to reduce pain and prevent migraine attacks.

 

 

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5. Did you know that in warmer weather,  tires lose air at a higher rate, reducing gas mileage and decreasing their life span. I also causes battery failure so make sure you top off the fluid and clean corrosion from the terminals and make sure the cables are tightly connected. When possible always park your car in the shade. These are good tips for those of us that lives in Texas.

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