Bad oral odor, also called halitosis, is often the result of poor oral hygiene. Without regular cleaning, food particles and bacteria can accumulate around your teeth, tongue, and gums. Once this debris begins to rot, it gives off an unpleasant smell whenever you speak or exhale.
Fortunately, maintaining a healthy oral-hygiene routine is a simple but effective way of combating the effects of bad oral odor. Brushing your teeth, tongue, and gums with fluoride toothpaste after every meal or snack and flossing daily are two important habits to prevent bad oral odor.
In addition, many people can benefit from using a mouthwash daily. Antibacterial mouthwashes are designed to kill microorganisms and to neutralize any chemicals in the mouth that may lead to bad oral odor.
Chemicals in mouthwash include chlorhexidine, cetylpyridinium chloride, chlorine dioxide, zinc chloride, and triclosan.
These can be placed into four general groups: antimicrobial agents kill and limit the growth of bacteria; fluoride reduces tooth decay and strengthens tooth enamel; astringent salts act as temporary deodorizers; and odor neutralizers can chemically inactivate odor-causing compounds.
Some people dislike using a chlorhexidine-based mouthwash for an extended period of time because of its unpleasant taste, burning sensation when used too often, and temporarily darkening effects on the teeth and tongue. Additionally, many mouthwashes also include alcohol as an active ingredient.
Some individuals are reluctant to use alcohol-based mouthwashes because of concern that long-term use may increase the risk of oral cancer, although this correlation has not been clinically verified.
Studies have demonstrated, however, that using an antibacterial mouthwash as directed and as part of a healthy oral-hygiene routine of brushing and flossing can be effective in combating bad oral odor.
Your dentist can advise you about whether using a mouthwash is suitable for your oral-health needs. He or she may recommend that you use a mouthwash with fluoride or antimicrobial agents as part of your daily oral-hygiene routine.
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Hair is not just an appealing feature of our face but also our overall personality. Indeed the graying of hair is probably the next big problem after balding. Of course, graying or whitening of the hair is largely influenced by the person’s age. It also depends on various genetic and hereditary factors. The hereditary factors sometimes lead to premature graying at a very young age itself. Some people are seen with grey hair even while they are in their early 20’s.
Nevertheless, graying of the hair is also caused by a lot of other factors. Hereditary is one of the main causes of graying of the hair. Prolonged psychological problems like stress, tension, and anxiety can also cause graying of the hair at a very young age. Likewise prolonged or severe illness may lead to the graying of the hair. Excessive smoking, drinking is another reason for grey hair.
Wrong dietary factors can also cause graying of the hair. This includes drinking coffee or tea several times a day, excess oil and fat in the diet, intake of spicy and acidic food. Deficiency of Vitamin B12 or folic acids in the diet may disrupt the production of melanin in the body and this may also lead to the graying of the hair due to lack of pigmentation.
Many women as they age or as the hair turns gray dye their hair several shades lighter since it is not as noticeable on light colored hair, but this is also a temporary fix. Perhaps you are wondering how to eliminate gray hair other than dying it and if so, you are definitely not alone. Read below.
Home Remedies for Gray Hair
The following are some home remedies for gray hair that can help retard and reverse the graying you’re seeing.
One of the most effective home remedies for gray hair is to have a continuous supply of iron and iodine. Fish is a significant source of iodine. Green leafy vegetables and seafood are also good source of iron.
Banana, carrot are full of vitamins and minerals which are helpful of keeping your blood fresh and maintaining your hair follicles healthy.
Another thing is milk and yeast and yoghurt all are very crucial to keep your hair pigmented and healthy. Vitamin B complex is supplied by these things. So try to take a liter of yoghurt with a tablespoon of yeast before taking each meal.
Another source of vitamin B complex is wheat germ and liver. They prevent the process and that is why this vitamin is called anti gray hair vitamin.
You can also take tablets like PABA and calcium pantothenate. If you want to take tablets of calcium pantothenate and para-aminobenzoic acid also paba, they should be taken in addition to the yeast and yoghurt and not as a substitute for any of them. The minimum daily requirement of these vitamins is 10 mg of pantothenic acid and 100 mg of para-aminobenzoic acid.
Another useful home remedy for grey hair is to consume butter milk mixed with one or two tablespoons of yeast and wheat gram. This will reduce the graying of hair to some extent.
Alternatively, you can grind a piece of ginger or extract the juice of ginger and mix it with honey and seal it tightly in a container. Just consume this mixture one tablespoon every day in the morning and you will see a considerable improvement in the hair color.
Fenugreek is also good for the hair. Eat the sprouts of fenugreek or apply the fenugreek paste on the hair every time before taking bath.
Carrot contains carotene that is one of the essential elements that influence the hair pigmentation. So, drink a glass of carrot juice every day before going to bed.
A mixture of lemon juice and gooseberry powder if applied on the hair for a few months will help to preserve and regain the natural black color of the hair.
It is also advisable to have your head massaged with natural oil every week or at least once in two weeks. This will stimulate the growth of hair follicles and prevent hair fall and the graying of the hair.
Apart from the diet tips and application tips, you can also create your own hair mask to control gray hair. To create this hair mask, you take half a cup of dried sage and one quarter cup of dried rosemary and boil them in 2 cups of water for 30 minutes.
After this, you let the solution cool down, strain it and let it stay there for between 2 to 3 hours. You can then apply this solution on your gray hair and allow it to dry before you shampoo. For the start, you do this once a week and until you see some improvement in your hair color, you can just this for once a month.
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