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Can you kill germs, remineralize & whiten teeth safely with a mixture of baking soda, calcium powder (crushed calcium pills) and coconut oil?

Can you kill germs, remineralize & whiten teeth safely  with a mixture of baking soda, calcium powder (crushed calcium pills) and coconut oil?

Not recommended: Stick to major brands of toothpaste that have already been engineered to give you the best results, safely. Home concoctions may be too abraisive, and frankly will have no affect on the whitening. If you want whiter teeth, please see your dentist to discuss your candidacy and options. ...Read more

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Deodorant containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, tea tree oil be safe for pregnancy?

Deodorant containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, tea tree oil be safe for pregnancy?

If u can get: It over the counter it's unlikely to cause miscarriages or birth defects. The amount required to enter your blood stream and get to the baby would have to be high, likely. It should e fine, i'm not aware of any issues. ...Read more

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Can i use baking powder instead of baking soda to whiten teeth?

Can i use baking powder instead of baking soda to whiten teeth?

Nope: Neither will really whiten your teeth. Baking soda is abrasive and may remove some surface stains, but it does not really whiten your teeth. Excessive use may actually wear your enamel away. Professionally dispensed products are the strongest and best way to whiten your teeth. ...Read more

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What can I be allergic to? Wheat flour, Malitol, Almonds, Canola Oil, Almond flavor, backing soda, baking powder. Itchy, swollen throat. Breathing Ok.

What can I be allergic to? Wheat flour, Malitol, Almonds, Canola Oil, Almond flavor, backing soda, baking powder. Itchy, swollen throat. Breathing Ok.

See allergist: Several items you have listed are not considered allergens although almond would be a likely suspect. Consult an allergist to find out. ...Read more

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Can a daily regimen of apple cider vinegar (raw organic with the mother) with baking soda help gout?

Can a daily regimen of apple cider vinegar (raw organic with the mother) with baking soda help gout?

Do not know: Apple cider vinegar have been link to many medical uses as well as baking soda, however I have not seen a randomized clinical study to recomend it for the gout treament.Remember that the main treament for gout is medicine provided by your pcp and other holistic medicines are only adjument to conventiomal therapy. ...Read more

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Does baking powder and lemon juice whiten the skin?

Does baking powder and lemon juice whiten the skin?

Minimally: Lemon juice is a home remedy to lighten skin, however some people will develop a rash on the skin when the treated area is exposed to sun. This is called phytophotodermatitis an can produce more noticeable dark marks than what you are trying to fade. Instead, try otc fading creams containing hydroquinone 2% or see your doctor for prescription fading creams and/ or chemical peels. ...Read more

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Which is better baking soda and water with salt or baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and salt for teeth whitening?

Which is better baking soda and water with salt or baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and salt for teeth whitening?

Neither: Waste of time and money. Talk to your Dentist about professional cleaning followed by professional whitening. If home brewed remedies worked, Simone would have packaged it and solve it years ago. ...Read more

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Can consuming raw turmeric powder with luke warm water harm pregnancy?

Can consuming raw turmeric powder with luke warm water harm pregnancy?

Possibly: No one does research giving herbs during pregnancy so we don't know for sure. It seems safe to use in cooking but taking medicinal amounts may cause bleeding or stimulate uterine contractions. I advise caution with all herbs in the first trimester. It is probably safest in the final weeks of pregnancy. See http://bit.Ly/16ma7p2 ; http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/662.Html. ...Read more

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Does gentle pasteurized juices remove allergenic properties of fruits?

Does gentle pasteurized juices remove allergenic properties of fruits?

No: Processed juices will still contain allergens. If you are allergic to a fruit then you should also avoid the juice. ...Read more

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I take flp product containing stabilized aloevera gel, fructose, natural cranberry and apple juice, sorbitol, ascorbic and citric acids. What are uses?

I take flp product containing stabilized aloevera gel, fructose, natural cranberry and apple juice, sorbitol, ascorbic and citric acids. What are uses?

Many uses: I'm curious why you're taking a product you don't know the use for. The active ingredient is aloe vera gel- everything else is for flavor or preservatives. Aloe vera has many proven health benefits- it helps reduce inflammation, lowers blood sugar & cholesterol, soothes inflamed GI tracts, etc. You might look for aloe with less added sugars. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel.Html. ...Read more

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Would baking soda salt egg whites and milk whiten teeth?

Would baking soda salt egg whites and milk whiten teeth?

Probably NOT: Stay with proven professional products. Most dentist will give you whitening for free with a new patient exam and cleaning which you need anyway for the best results. ...Read more

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Can a whitening toothpaste with baking soda irritate ones gums?

Can a whitening toothpaste with baking soda irritate ones gums?

Yes: Any toothpaste can irritate the gums baking soda in te mouth has an increase abrasive products. ...Read more

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I use oil mixture of almond, spearmint, and peppermint as toothpaste and mouth wash. Is excessive use harmful for oral health? Thanks.

I use oil mixture of almond, spearmint, and peppermint as toothpaste and mouth wash. Is excessive use harmful for oral health? Thanks.

All : All the substances you named can cause allergies and adverse reactions in certain individuals. They are not designed to be used as toothpaste. Why reinvent the wheel? There are so many toothpaste to choose from. Look for an american dental association approved toothpaste and you will not go wrong. Established companies such as crest, and colgate spend enormous amount of time and money on research. They have a lot to lose is their toothpaste does not do the job. It is far more important to worry about proper brushing technique. ...Read more

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I use a mixture of almond, spearmint and peppermint oils astooth paste and mouth wash. Is excessive use bad for oral health? Thanks.

Sounds yummy!: Use whatever toothpaste you want that makes brushing easy for you. People are sensitive to taste, good taste will promote good brushing habits. Honestly, it is not the toothpaste that does the work, it is the mechanical debriding of the toothbrush that does all of the work. Toothpaste is optional, it is a vehicle for Fluoride and to freshen breath and make it taste good to brush. ...Read more

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Is it good to use lemon juice with baking soda for whitening of teeth?

Is it good to use lemon juice with baking soda for whitening of teeth?

Professional bleach: For optimum results have your dentist do professional bleaching only. The dentist will calibrate the percentage of bleaching material based on individual need. ...Read more

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Is washing hair and scalp with baking soda and apple cider vinegar good or bad?

Is washing hair and scalp with baking soda and apple cider vinegar good or bad?

Unknown: Washing the hair with soap removes less oil from the hair, washing the hair with shampoo removes more oil. Your beautician can give you more advice. ...Read more