Mouthwash and Teeth

Teeth of a model.Image via Wikipedia
I do not use mouthwash though I know that it should be included as part of my proper oral hygiene process.

Mouthwash that contains fluoride is useful in reducing cavities and alleviating periodontal disease. According to dentists, after gargling mouthwash with fluoride, it is essential not to rinse your mouth with water. Fluoride contained in a mouthwash will not be able to coat the teeth to protect them from dental plaque or bacteria.

My dentist's advise me to use Oracare. The problem is it is too expensive for my tight budget.

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Flossing and Its Many Benefits

We all know that brushing our teeth is not enough to clean our teeth. Dentists always recommend flossing after brushing. However, not all people would find it convenient to put their hands in their mouth with a piece of thread. But in my case, I always see to it that I regularly floss my teeth to avoid cavities. Flossing may take a little of my time but it is worth a routine.

Some of the benefits of flossing

Flossing eliminates tiny food trapped in between your teeth. Also, it removes food particles which cannot be cleaned using your toothbrush.
Flossing prevents tartar formation.
Flossing reduces the risk of heart attack.

A fact about flossing: brushing without flossing is like cleaning 65% of your body leaving the 35% of dirt behind.

So, if you really want to enhance your oral health, then you should make it a habit to floss after brushing your teeth.

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Gumtect for Bleeding Gums

Gumtect Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth and Gums
I used to suffer from bleeding gums, mainly because of improper brushing and flossing. Before, my dentist recommended Pyodontyl. But because it is expensive, he later advised me to use Gumtect, a product of Hapee, which is a Filipino brand of toothpaste. Its active ingredients are allantoin (for healthy gums, vitamin E (moisturizer), and triclosan (germicide).

Is Gumtect effective in treating bleeding gums? In a way, yes.

But why was I agitated when I first saw blood on my floss?

Probably, because I know that bleeding gums can be more than just swollen gums. Some of the causes of bleeding gums (besides the obvious) would include Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (a bleeding disorder), leukemia, scurvy and vitamin K deficiency.

If you, too, notice blood every time you brush or floss your teeth, you need to consult your dentist as it can be a sign of a serious medical problem. Thankfully, mine is just a case of brushing too hard and improper flossing.

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Waist Trimmer: Will it Help Me Trim Down on Excess Fats?

Okay, I know that our own contestant for the Miss Universe 2010 did not win the crown because of her major major mistake, I am still aiming to have a waistline like hers. Twenty-two-inch waistline is not a major mistake but a major achievement. She said she eats a lot of rice but still maintains to have that petite waist. Damn her.

For that reason, I purchased a waist trimmer. It will not offer a huge effect on my waist but I'm pretty sure it will somehow help me shed some extra pounds around my waist if I continue following a healthy diet and regular exercise (minus swimming and playing tennis—hectic sched won't allow me.. sigh).
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