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- 'Do They Really Need to be Brushing Their
Teeth at This Age?'
- 'Unbelievable Body Facts!'
- 'Miracle Drink? It Doesn't Get Any Simpler
- 'Amazing Picture Of The
'Do They Really
Need to be Brushing Their
Teeth at This
Here's something that may
surprise you: dental cavities
are a disease, not just a hole
in a tooth.
the single-most common chronic
childhood disease -- far more
common than asthma and obesity,
according to the California
And to make
matters worse, tooth decay is
contagious, just like the
measles, the flu, and
that causes decay can be passed
from one person to another by
kissing or sharing drinking
cups or silverware.
suffering because of untreated
tooth decay can lead to
problems in eating, speaking
and paying attention in school.
In other words, cavities
One way to help
avoid cavities is to make sure
your child brushes twice a day,
every day, with a soft brush.
This comes directly from the
top, the ADA.
many children do not have the
coordination to brush their
teeth on their own until about
6 years old.
children, they can get the
process started, but you'll
need to give his mouth a
once-over to make sure the job
is done right.
As your child
gets older, show him how to
brush with a fluoride
toothpaste and floss on his
You may even
want to start a "reward
program" when their teeth start
rewards are guaranteed to help
the process. In other words,
give them an incentive for
doing the job and doing it
bacteria that causes tooth
decay can get into the
bloodstream, where they
increase the risk of ulcers,
pneumonia, digestive problems,
heart disease, stroke, and
diabetes. It's the big picture
as much as it is the pretty
With all that
said..."Let's get those kids
Halitosis is the medical
term used to describe noticeably unpleasant
odors that are exhaled during the breathing
process. In some cases, bad breath is mostly
prominent while talking.
Most bad breath problems
begin in the mouth, and are a result of poor
dental hygiene. Persistent bad odor from the
mouth is indicative of the presence of bacteria
that coat teeth and gums.
In order to stop bad
breath, one must follow a proper cleaning
regimen that includes brushing regularly,
flossing, and rinsing with
In healthy people, the
most common reason for bad breath is food
particles stuck to the tongue. Interestingly,
it is not the front of the tongue, but the
back, that is the source of such bad
The back of the tongue,
being rough, has innumerable crevices, which
are an ideal place for food particles to hide
and bacteria to develop.
Bad breath can also be
indicative of other severe diseases, such as
sinus infections, liver and kidney problems,
and periodontal disease. Transient bad breath
or temporary bad breath is caused due to
stress, hunger, smoking, and poor oral
Bad breath can cause
severe embarrassment, and create social and
psychological barriers. In addition, bad breath
can also be caused by improper care of tooth
Cavities are an ideal
hiding place for food particles, which collect
bacteria over time. Upon decomposing, these
food particles release a sulfur compound that
results in an unpleasant odor.
'Miracle Drink? It Doesn't Get
What drink is refreshing,
calorie-free, inexpensive ... and essential
Are we talking about soda here?
No way. This miracle drink is, of course,
water. What makes water so wonderful? You
don't need to look much further than your
own body for the answer.
Your body runs on water, your
blood is 83% water and your muscles are 74%
water. In fact, every single cell in your
body needs water to function, so it goes
without saying that you need water to
However, let's forget that fact
for a second and focus on reasons why you
should want to drink more water.
Water can increase your energy, it can help you
lose weight by curbing your appetite without
adding extra calories, it helps flush out your
body of toxins, it helps keep your skin and
hair healthy and moisturized, and so much
Drinking water may help reduce your risk of
many illnesses, from cancer to heart disease to
urinary tract infections.
It may improve everything from your mood to
your longevity to your stamina and fitness.
Even if youre still not convinced, consider
You have nothing to lose by drinking more
water! It's inexpensive and calorie-free. There
is no other beverage in the world that can
boast all of these selling points.
Not a fan of plain old water? Add a squeeze of
lemon, lime or orange (less than a teaspoon per
quart due to the acid)for a bit of a kick. You
can also add a bit of apple juice (2 or 3
tablespoons per quart) to give a trace of
'Worlds Smallest Dog! Brandy is
so tiny that she can't even
bark. Her legs are only the
size of lollipops and she is
dwarfed by just a normal doggy