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Safe Chew Pencils Lead
Not modern ones: Modern pencils do not contain lead as the "lead" of the pencil is actually a mix of finely ground graphite and clay powders. Pencil cores can also be made of charcoal. ...Read more
Only if the enamel..: ...Is in itself toxic. Oaxacan pottery, from mexico, is a famous offender. ...Read more
Swallowing paint: I am curious as to why you asked your question. I would advise that no paint should be swallowed. If you have small children then protecting them from fresh or drying paint is important. If they have been exposed and are not ill you may be lucky. If they are ill and this has occurred please get them to the pediatrician. ...Read more
Gum is tough on brac: Gum of any kind is tough on braces. It also sticks to the braces and is hard to remove. Our main concern is breakage of braces while chewing gum. Broken braces extend treatment times, require more visits to repair and can compromise your final result. Lay off the gum during treatment, chew all you want when you are done. ...Read more
Is is safe to chew cardamom pods to keep breath and teeth fresh? I wouldn't swallow them I'd spit them out after chewing.
Yes if Healthy: In moderation cardamom is safe to use if you are healthy. Brushing your teeth, gums and tongue with a clean unworn toothbrush and toothpaste after each meal and before bedtime will probably do more for your breath as well as keeping your mouth healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Eating 4-5 raw garlic cloves should not do any damage to your insides. ...Read more
Who knows: Street drugs are not controlled - who knows whats in them or what it can do. Tooth rot may be the least of the problems - mdma can cause rather significant and persisting depression and memory loss, and can be fatal. Sometimes tooth rot can be a sign that drugs or another medical condition is causing acid in your stomach - seek medical advice and sub abuse treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The graphite pencil which is also known as the lead pencil. The 'lead' is a misnomer in a sense leading to confusion with lead of lead poisoning. The content of the black writing portion of a lead pencil is a mixture of high-grade charcoal and clay. All the same, consumption of the pencil is not advised. ...Read more
Yes: Most expiration dates are not all that accurate. It is not like a medicine is fine one day and the next day it suddenly goes bad. If it's just a few months past the expiration date it's probably perfectly fine. If it is way past it may not be quite as potent as it once was but it will not be dangerous. Try it and see. It will certainly be WAY safer than smoking cigarettes, which are deadly poison! ...Read more
Chewing gum (Orbit Brand Containing speramint , aspartame), taken after meals can be good to avoid acid reflux?
Acid reflux: aspartame sweetener is not good for acid reflux. Peppermint capsules swallowed twice per day can help. Do not eat late, and avoid alcohol. If you are overweight then lose wt. and because acid reflux can happen at night, best to elevate the head of the bed six inches. Do not smoke. ...Read more
Probably not but: U will b absorbing lead when wearing it but small amounts. Over time it will add up. Ur better off without the lead. Buy gold, pure silver or platinum. ...Read more
So multivitamins (hair skin nails) cause or contribute to mouth gums enlargement ?? Do they cause more harm than good??
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