Archive for August 2014

Do you love the sweet aroma and taste of a freshly brewed coffee? I know I do.

For many people, a cup of hot java is the perfect way to start the day off right, as well as staying alert on the morning commute. However, when it comes to your oral health, there are few things you should know.

That coffee you crave every morning may also be wrecking havoc on your teeth. Find out what these hazards are and what you can do to protect yourself.

You can use salt water for so many things. Have you heard?

You can gargle it to help heal a sore throat, to treat a cold or canker sore or you can even use it to get rid of bad breath.

Is it really that effective for all these things? Can salt water help cure your mouth troubles?

A look back shows people have been using salt water to treat wounds and rinse mouths for at least 5000 years. It’s believed the Chinese first used salt water rinses to treat gum disease. The ancient Egyptians also noted its effectiveness on injuries. Even Hippocrates, the father of medicine, encouraged his fellow healers to use salt water to heal various ailments.

So why is salt water good for your mouth?