Monday, December 31, 2012


Wishing all my Friends & Family a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous  New Year! For those on the road tonight, please be safe!!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

It's National Bicarbinate of Soda Day

  Bet you don’t know what today is! It’s National Bicarbonate of Soda Day…a perfect time for celebrating the many useful things you can do with a humble box of baking soda (besides baking!)…like keeping your flowers, your breath or your kitty’s litter box fresh…or relieving skin irritations…or removing stains…or eliminating odors. Check out these sites for many more uses!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Did You Know?

Did you know?

The saliva that regularly washes away decaying food diminishes as you sleep causing bad breath! Try drinking a glass of water before bed to help.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Wishing Everyone A Very Merry Christmas & for all those who are traveling, Safe Travels!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Using Listerine Can Cure Toe Fungus

Dr. Kathie Allen - Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, Venice Florida

How to Cure Toenail Fungus With Listerine
Listerine makes your mouth healthy, eliminates bad breath and makes your teeth look sparkly white. Did you know that it has other great properties as well? The mouthwash formula contains a strong antiseptic that actually cures and prevents different types of fungal problems.
Original Formula


Use the original formula of Listerine rather than one with artificial color or flavor. The newer versions contain products that slow down the ingredients that help with toe fungus.

Avoid putting on socks for a while after drying off the Listerine. Toe fungus is aggravated by cool and dark places like your socks and you'll be negating the effects of the mouthwash


Often we assume that because children are so young, they do not suffer from the same dental ailments that adults do. In reality, whether baby teeth or permanent teeth, children are still susceptible to the same dental problems that adults are. Because of this, a child with bad breath is a very real possibility. In order to understand what would cause a child to have bad breath, we need to examine what causes bad breath.

Bad Breath Causes

The condition of having bad breath is more formally called HALITOSIS This condition is a result of poor oral hygiene and can indicate that there are problems, such as cavities, in the mouth. In addition to poor oral hygiene, bad breath can be created or made worse by the types of foods that are ingested, especially if these foods are not followed up by a thorough teeth cleaning. This is especially true in children who tend to dedicate less time to brushing their teeth after meals and snacks.

Bad Breath and Oral Hygiene

Bad breath results when there is a buildup of old food in the teeth. In this case, the food particles can be brushed away to leave the teeth clean, and thus freshen the breath. When brushing, it is important to also brush the tongue where food residue, and bacteria, can remain, thus affecting the smell of the breath.

When these food particles are left on the teeth (for example, when the teeth are not brushed after eating), these particles can attract bacteria that lives to feed on the particles left on the teeth. This bacteria then cause plaque buildup, a mixture of food particles and bacteria. If left untreated, plaque works to eat away at the enamel of the teeth, causing tooth decay. Think of the decay of leaves or other vegetation, and imagine the smell. Over time, the decay starts to take on a very bad smell. The same happens in the mouth, thus causing bad breath. So, in order to treat the bad breath, the tooth decay needs to be cleaned up and any holes in the teeth need to be sealed.

Foods that Contribute to Bad Breath

Any and all foods have the potential to cause bad breath, especially when they are not rinsed from the mouth after consumption. However, even when teeth and tongue are brushed, bad breath can still result from certain foods. This is because food is broken down in the mouth (through chewing and saliva), then digested and absorbed into the bloodstream. Blood travels through the lungs, where it carries oxygen to vital areas of the body, which also means that you’re breathing out air from your lungs that has come in contact with this digested food. Thus, the smell comes out through your breath. This is true even if mouthwash, breath mints, brushing, and flossing are used. Very prominently smelling foods, like garlic and onion are often huge offenders of long-lasting bad breath because they come so prominently through the blood stream and into the air we exhale. Children, like adults are susceptible to both this, and poor oral hygiene bad breath

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012




Whether to pulls a child’s loose tooth out or not is really up to the discretion of both parent and child. Some children are reluctant to have a parent get anywhere near a loose tooth, while others are eager to have the tooth pulled and out of their mouth. This is especially true in cases where the tooth has been hanging there by a thread for a week or more. However, before deciding on whether to pull a loose tooth out or not, there are some things to consider.

To Pull or Not to Pull

Losing one’s teeth is a rather big deal for a child. Many children love to compare tooth loss stories and show off their gummy smiles. For a child, this indicates the first real change from childhood into a more grown up stage of life. While parents may be sad for the loss of their little baby (in terms of age, of course, they’ll always be your baby!) the child often feels exceedingly excited about the change. Because of this, dental professionals encourage parents to allow their child to pull any loose teeth. Not only does this give the child control over when the teeth come out, but it allows for pain control (which is extremely important).
Look Ma, I lost my tooth.

My New Grown-Up Teeth
This leads us to our second point. Sometimes a tooth, even if hanging by a thread, isn’t quite ready to come out. This occurs when the tooth is still attached by a root. If you were to pull this tooth out, it may hurt very bad, and it may also cause damage to the mouth. If the child pulls the tooth, or at least attempts to, they are in charge of the pain, and able to stop if the pain is too much. As we all know, pain is a built in protection system, and this built in off system can help the child to know when the tooth is truly ready to come out. Failure to heed this system can lead to infection. While not all teeth that are yanked out with a root still attached have problems, this act does leave the root exposed, and this increases the risk for infection. So, before pulling the tooth yourself, suggest that your child try to pull the tooth. This is not only empowering, but will also help in the health and safety aspect of it.
If the child insists that the parent pull the tooth, there is a right way to do it. Don’t tie a string to it and slam the door shut, don’t even simply grab the tooth and yank it. Instead, use a tissue and grab hold of the tooth. Once you have a nice hold on it, slowly twist the tooth. This will ease the child into it, and give them a chance to protest if the pain is too great. It will also ease the tooth into working its way out. Twist until the tooth falls out. If it doesn’t come fairly easily, you may want to give it another day or two
Slowly Twist The Tooth.