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Oral Care

Oil Cleansing: Why Would You Want to Do That?

For the most part, we are a culture obsessed with personal cleanliness; we have shelves brimming with soaps, shampoos, deodorants, cleansers, anti-bacterial wipes and a host of other products to keep …

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Parabens in Your Child’s Toothpaste?

Even children's toothpastes that proudly say they're fluoride free and safe if swallowed can contain harmful ingredients like parabens. Here's how to find safer toothpaste for your baby. Pediatric …

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6 Superpower Foods For Healthy Teeth & Gums

We all know that oral care is important, and holistic oral care goes way beyond brushing and flossing. With alternative therapies such as oil pulling, and homemade solutions such as herbal mouthwash, …

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Oil Pulling Heals Gums & Whitens Teeth, Naturally

When I first read about oil-pulling, it set off just about every skeptic alarm bell in my brain. See, I'm a hippie, tried and true. I was raised by hippies and spent my childhood burning sage in dr…

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3 Ridiculously Simple Ways to Protect Your Teeth

  Sweets, soda and fruit juices can really do a number on your teeth's enamel. And it's not just processed, unhealthy foods, either; citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit can also eat away…

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How to Safely and Effectively Give Meds to Pets

Though it'd be a lot easier if they did, not all dogs and cats will take a pill that's simply dropped in their food. Luckily, there are tons of different ways you can "trick" your pet into taking t…

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16 Surprising Uses for Pencils & Erasers

  Pencils are so much more than a writing utensil! From improving call clarity to fixing stubborn zippers, click through for 16 ways to use pencils.   Around the House. 1. Ease…

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Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Every year, doctors cause an estimated 29,000 cancers a year dosing patients with X-rays during CAT scans. What about dentists? 100 million Americans are exposed to dental X-rays every year, but don't…

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18 Ways to Use Sponges (Slideshow)

  You'd be hard-pressed to find a household that doesn't have a sponge, or ten, lying around. What is easier, though, is finding people who wouldn't dare reuse something as gross as an old spo…

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Lemon Balm Cooler – Naturally Soothing

We recently moved into a new (to us) house and are slowly settling in and exploring our new spot. A few weeks ago, I was very happy to discover that we have some lemon balm growing. "Some lemon bal…

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