Archives for the day of: June 26, 2011

Can strawberries whiten teeth?63
By Winchestery


Can strawberries whiten teeth?
Strawberries contain a chemical called malic acid that can remove stains. You can but a berry in half and rub it directly onto your teeth. Follow up by brushing with regular toothpaste. The best way to use strawberries as a whitener is to mix with baking soda. Start by crushing the strawberry to a pulp, then mix with baking soda until blended. Using a soft toothbrush or your fingers, spread the mixture onto your teeth. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes then thoroughly brush your teeth with toothpaste. Leaving the mixture on your teeth too long may cause damage to the enamel. For that reason, do not use this method more than once a week.

Other home whitening options
Baking soda is used in many commercial whiteners. A cheaper home alternative is to put a small amout of baking soda in a cup. Add a small amount of your regular toothpaste and mix well. Dip your toothbrush in the mix and brush as usual. Follow up with a mouthwash to rid your mouth of the taste and leave your breath fresh. Baking soda is an abrasive. Used often it can cause serious damage to your teeth. Do not use baking soda cleanser on your teeth more than twice per week.

Hydrogen Peroxide is another cheap alternative for home whitening. Using 3% solution diluted with an equal amount of water, put a small amount in your mouth and swish around for 2 or 3 minutes. Keep head forward slightly, making sure the solution stays on your teeth and does not go down your throat. Spit out and rinse thoroughly. Follow up by brushing your teeth with regular toothpaste.

Extra virgin olive oil is also a whitener. Brush your teeth well. Then pour extra virgin olive oil on a clean white washcloth, make-up removing pad, or equivalent, and use it to scrub your teeth. Do this daily for best results.

Salt will remove plaque and tartar. Put plain table salt on a toothbrush and brush onto your teeth. Follow up second time with toothpaste then rinse well.

Benefit From The Right Foods
Eating fresh crunchy vegetables is the safest and healthiest method of tooth whitening. Carrots, broccoli, celery, apples, strawberries, and cucumbers are all tooth whiteners. The best method to determine whether a fruit or vegetable is a tooth whitener is to remember this rule: any food or beverage that can stain a white t-shirt can also stain your teeth.

Don’t Forget The Dentist
While these home remedies are safe when used appropriately, they are not a replacement for routine dental exams. Healthy teeth and gums is an indicator of good body health. If you have problems in this area, such as red or bleeding gums, or mouth soreness, this could be precursor to a more serious health problem. You should seek a dentist immediately to avoid worsening the condition.

Interestin​g Study …

UCLA STUDY (very interesting and short)
A study worth sharing with friends both male and female:

A study conducted by UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry has revealed that the kind of face a woman finds attractive on a man can differ depending on where she is in her menstrual cycle. For example: if she is ovulating, she is attracted to men with rugged and masculine features. However, if she is menstruating or menopausal, she tends to be more attracted to a man with duct tape over his mouth and a spear lodged in his chest with a bat up his ass while he is on fire.

No further studies are expected on this subject.

Women’s Shoe Sizes Conversion Chart

10 Common Lies Women Tell Men

Much was made of a recent study for the Science Museum suggesting men tell more lies than women. According to excited newspaper columnists, men had been ‘rumbled’. Apparently, we lie to impress, we lie to deceive, and we lie because we are men and that is what men do.

But the findings were a bit less black and white than that. Men do lie more than women, according to the study. But while men average over a thousand lies a year, women still weighed in with a hefty 728.

And the most common subject men lie about? Our drinking habits. Which begs the obvious question, so what? I always knock a pint off the previous night’s tally when my better half is within hearing range. It saves her from worrying – and is thus not so much a fib as an act of kindness.

So what fibs do women tell men? Well, by combining the results of the Science Museum study and a straw poll of ‘men we know’, MSN Him has come up with the definitive list. Have you heard one of these recently…?

Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine

According to the Science Museum study, this is the most popular lie told by women. Like we didn’t know. On a bad day I hear it a couple of times before breakfast.

And of course, most men react to its utterance as if confronted by zombies, because what it actually means is: “I am sooo not fine. But I intend to let you stew for a while before starting a blazing row just before your parents turn up.”

It wasn’t expensive

The literal interpretation of this porky is, of course, “it was very expensive indeed”. Women use it because they like to shop and, however much they bang on about the joys of Poundstretcher and Primark, they really like to shop in Harvey Nicks.

But as lies go, it’s not such a bad one. At least she’s bothering to lie. A worse indication of the state of your relationship would be a brazen disregard for the shopping addiction that will eventually cost you your credit rating, your house and your sanity.

I’m on my way

If she rings or texts to tell you that she is ‘on her way’, the only course of action is to open an unabridged version of War and Peace.

Because there is every chance she is not on her way. She might be trying on an outfit. She might be taking it off again. She might be trying on the outfit she first tried on 20 minutes ago. Whatever it is, she is categorically not ‘on her way’.

That was the best sex ever!

There are two possibilities here. The first is that it really was the best sex ever and she isn’t lying at all. More likely, it’s a big fat fib designed to massage your ego, salvage a dying relationship, or tempt you reluctantly into further late night shenanigans.

And that’s not a good sign. She shouldn’t have to lie to keep you interested. If you realistically conclude that there is no way on God’s good earth that it was the best sex ever, proceed with caution.

My phone ran out of credit/battery/signal

If repeated regularly, this classic can mean any number of things, none of them good. Maybe you’re in the doghouse. Maybe she’s getting bored with you. Maybe she’s having an amorous liaison with your best friend.

OK, the last one is probably a little over the top. But then again, maybe not. There’s some reason she doesn’t want to talk to you, after all.