1.Extend toothbrush life. Soak toothbrushes in salt water before your first use; they'll last longer. 2.Clean teeth. Use one part fine salt to two parts baking soda -- dip your toothbrush in the mix and brush as usual. You can also use the same mix dissolved in water for orthodontic appliances. 3.Ease mouth problems. For cankers, abscesses, & other mouth sores, rinse your mouth with a weak solution of warm saltwater several times a day. (Con't)
5.Relieve bee-sting pain. Ouch? Immediately dampen area & pack on a small pile of salt to reduce pain and swelling. 6.Ease throat pain. Mix salt & warm water, gargle to relieve a sore throat.
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I used to work out with a personal trainer that use to tell me that! She would always tell me that I was capable of so much more because I was strong,motivated and energetic and that I needed to take care of myself and my own needs first. That was the best piece of advice that I've ever gotten because I realized how right she was, if I didn't take care of myself first, how could I possibly care for others! 306
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If you think you can't include oatmeal in your diet because you don't like oatmeal that's sweetened or fruity, try some savory seasonings instead. A few shakes of that spice blend you love on chicken, a little garlic salt, or even a dash of cayenne pepper -- whatever pleases your palette, give it a shot.
My personal favorite: Trader Joe's 21 Spice Salute (salt free!), paprika (for color), and a tiny dash of cayenne pepper.
Since childhood I've been cleaning my Teeth with a few grains of Salt twice a week.I rub the Salt on my Teeth and Gums with my Index finger,leave it on for a minute and then gargle it off with warm Water.My father taught me to do this as he used to say that it kept the Teeth healthy and clean---and took care of certain Gum Infections as well-----I have found it to work well.334
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