Archive for March, 2017

How to Treat Wrinkles

Laugh lines are natural, but wrinkles that start making you feel like your skin looks older than you feel are another thing completely!  Here’s how to deal with them:

1.  Sunscreen is the number one way to prevent sun damage and wrinkling.  Apply any time you’ll be spending time outdoors, whether it’s sunny or cloudy, summer or winter.

2.  Vitamin A (Retinoid) creams can increase sun sensitivity, making number one even more important!  Vitamin A stimulates collagen production and stops cells from breaking down further.

3.  Alpha Hydroxy acids exfoliate and increase collagen.  Just remember to be gentle with your skin!

4.  Antioxidants in your food and on your skin are the key to feeling and looking youthful!

dentures 2The methods discussed yesterday are definitely usable as methods to clean your dentures. The problem is that the soda and vinegar solutions are not as effective as the bleach method. The bleach solution is the one used the most but the American Dental Association advises against using bleach because it can whiten the pink part of your dentures.

Submerging your dentures in a bowl of water so they are covered and microwaving your dentures on high for 3 minutes has been found to kill germs. Be sure your whole denture is covered in water. It is best to check with your dentist first because the microwave can melt your dentures if they’re not fully submerged and also, you must know if there is any metal in your dentures. If there is you can not use the microwave method. When the dentures are cool, brush them with a cleaning solution and then rinse with mouthwash.

The safest way to disinfect your dentures is to use essential oils. A synergistic blend of 1 drop each of rosemary, tea tree and peppermint plus 3 drops of oregano essential oil in the water you submerge your dentures in will kill those nasty germs. Brush your teeth before placing them in the water and be sure to remove any adhesive you have used. Whichever method you use to disinfect your dentures, brush your tongue and the rest of the inside of your mouth because biofilms can develop there too.

denturesIf your wear dentures, you really need to read this blog. One of my readers asked me if there are any essential oils that can be used to clean her dentures. There are several ways to clean dentures naturally, some safer than others and some more effective than others. There are other ways that can keep your dentures clear of staph and MRSA infections.

There are three ways you can cleanse your dentures with products you probably have in your kitchen. You can use a solution of 1/2 water and 1/2 vinegar, or 1 teaspoon baking soda stirred into 8 ounces of water. The third solution is to use 1 part bleach to 10 parts water. Adding a teaspoon of calcium-chelating agent water softener to the bleach solution will help remove tartar buildup. For all three methods, soak your dentures for at least 20 to 30 minutes and be sure to rinse thoroughly before wearing. Tomorrow we’ll talk about keeping your dentures clear of infections that can develop into pneumonia.

Lavender for Sore Gums

Author: Dr. Larita

If you wear dentures, I’ll bet you occasionally get sore gums. Recently I have been catching myself gritting my teeth and that has made my gums sore. On one side, I even had a blister. I have been consciously trying not to grit my teeth by keeping my teeth open as much as possible without opening my mouth but until three days ago, my gums were still very sore, no matter what I did.

I decided to put lavender on my gums because it is one of the few essential oils that can be used undiluted on the skin and it is a natural antibiotic, antiseptic, antidepressant, sedative and detoxifier that promotes healing and stimulates the immune system. Lavender also prompts the cells of a wound to regenerate more quickly and in this way, contributes to the healing process.

I started putting lavender on my gums before bed three days ago. Last night I could really tell that the sore spot was much better. It wasn’t completely gone but it was much less sore. It was so much better that I planned on writing this blog about it today. It’s not like me to let people know that I wear dentures but this was too awesome to not tell it. If you wear dentures or know someone who does, please keep this essential oil cure in mind. If your gums are sore because your dentures don’t fit right, please go see your dentist.

Finding some good creams for my feet makes it easy for me to wear my favorite shoes with confidence. I love to use foot creams and what they do to make sure that my feet are beautiful and that I don’t have dry or unhealthy skin on my feet. I love fashion and wearing shoes that show off my pedicure and my feet.

With all of the shoes that I love to wear, I need to have some good cream to make sure that my feet are ready for their close-up. I love the look of open-toed shoes and the alluring appeal that they have as well as sandals and other kinds of feminine and flirty shoes. It seems like I am always looking for a new pair of shoes.

My foot creams have done so much for keeping my feet looking beautiful and looking their absolute best. These creams are an awesome way for me to wear my favorite shoes proudly and confidently. The cream that I like to use isn’t too thick, it doesn’t feel greasy, and it is very effective for my feet. I can use it daily for great foot care that gives me lasting results.

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