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Does mint flavour toothpaste good for teeth?

Does mint flavour toothpaste  good for teeth?

Yes: Any flavored toothpaste used on a regular basis 2-3 times per day for 2-3 minutes each time is good for teeth. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on zucchini, chili, chervil, pineapple, cinnamon, bell pepper?

What's your opinion on zucchini, chili, chervil, pineapple, cinnamon, bell pepper?

Healthful: Virtually all vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices are healthful. However, many do not tolerate some of them. Enjoy the ones that your body likes and don't eat the ones that cause upset even if you hear that they are good. ...Read more

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Is eating chips ( fried potatoes in bags from market ) harmful while pregnant?

Is eating chips ( fried potatoes in bags  from market ) harmful while pregnant?

NO: Not harmful but watch out for SALT intake!!! If you have a Blood Pressure problem or swollen legs this dietary habit may be harmful! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Is chewing corn-nuts harmful to your teeth?

Is chewing corn-nuts harmful to your teeth?

It Depends: Sometimes teeth are durable and no problem but it can break the enamel if you have fillings, crown or dentures. ...Read more

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Any harmful effects to placing peroxyl in a grind guard?

Any harmful effects to placing peroxyl in a grind guard?

Depends: How well does the guard fit? Why are you doing it? The guard must fit well. But: problems: peroxyl is no longer in gel form only liquid, so it would be hard to place it in your guard and then the guard on your teeth, without spilling the peroxyl. (that won't work) if you want to whiten your teeth, see your dentist who can evaluate the guard fit and dispense proper whitening gel. ...Read more

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Is eating coated candy fennel seeds safe while.pregnant?

Is eating coated candy fennel seeds safe while.pregnant?

Not really: Fennel contains organic substances that confer bothestrogenic and anticoagulant properties, neither of which would be considered safe to consume in pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. For better and more specific advice, check with your OB, but by all means, don't take any chances ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat a lot of spices with foods cooked too like marjoram, thyme , rosemary, savory, sage, oregano, basil , etc etc? Healthy or not?

Is it ok to eat a lot of spices with foods cooked too like marjoram, thyme , rosemary, savory, sage, oregano, basil , etc etc? Healthy or not?

Spices & herbs=good: As long as you like the taste, herbs & spices can make your foods taste better w/some suggestions of better health if consumed regularly. This is particularly true of spices like curcumin (http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/curcumin/an01741). ...Read more

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What is healthier, basil from my garden, organic basil from farmers market or basil in jars of tomato sauce?

Fresher the better: The basil from you own garden and from the fartmers' market is apt to be the freshest and thus the best. ...Read more

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Is it ok to chew gum, eat breath mints, or use mouthwash after wisdom teeth extraction?

Is it ok to chew gum, eat breath mints, or use mouthwash after wisdom teeth extraction?

Would not: Follow your post-op instructions. I would assume that the dentist/oral surgeon recommended soft foods and no drinks through a straw. Chewing gum and breath mints are probably not a real good idea. ...Read more

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Is eating mint harmful . Used as a mouth fresher..

Is eating mint harmful . Used as a mouth fresher..

Mint's okay to eat: Eating mint is not harmful. In fact it can calm digestion in some people. ...Read more

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Avoiding chemical air freshener. Trying Fresh Waveーessences of pine needle, clove, anise, and cedar. Cough/cold cresting? or am I adding allergens?

Avoiding chemical air freshener. Trying Fresh Waveーessences of pine needle, clove, anise, and cedar. Cough/cold cresting? or am I adding allergens?

U r adding irritants: to your already inflamed airways, better avoid those irritants till you sort out what kind of inflammation you have, whether allergic or non-allergic chronic inflammation, meanwhile use saline nasal washes often. See an allergist/Immunologist for evaluation, check aaaai.org, or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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How does modern dental filling material interact with sugar, salt, pepper and food to inflame your mouth?

How does modern dental filling material interact with sugar, salt, pepper and food to inflame your mouth?

They Do Not: The bacteria do interact with foods to create acids that attack the teeth and cause decay and gum disease if you do not clean properly. Inflamed gums are the start of gum disease. If you are saying your entire mouth is inflamed then you need to see your md to check for allergies to food or materials. ...Read more

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Does drinking diet coke, water wear down tooth enamel?

Does drinking diet coke, water wear down tooth enamel?

Soda wears on teeth.: Recent research has compared the erosion of diet soda, or any soda for that matter, to methamphetamines and cocaine. Yes! Drinking diet coke will wear down your teeth over time. There are two problems with soda: sugar and acidity. Although diet soda has no sugar, acidity can cause irreversible damage. Acidic content of diet soda is not much better than battery acid. Drink water instead. ...Read more

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Is vaping with 0mg nicotine safe while pregnant (To help ease the habit)? The ingredients are: water, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin,& flavoring

Is vaping with 0mg nicotine safe while pregnant (To help ease the habit)? The ingredients are: water, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin,& flavoring

Not recomended: inhaling aerosolized chemicals isnt best for you or for the baby. Vaping is a new product in the market and the effect on lungs/babies are still not fully understood. I would use this time to kick the habit to ensure that you give your baby the full potential to grow without interruptions by potential stressors like smoke ...Read more

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I've heard some good benefits from teas. I'm just curious about the benefits of licorice spice herbal tea that doesn't contain glycyrrhizin?

I've heard some good benefits from teas. I'm just curious about the benefits of licorice spice herbal tea that doesn't contain glycyrrhizin?

Licorice Tea: Licorice root is reported to possibly form a moist protective coating on the stomach ; esophagus which may be helpful for stomach ulcers ; gastric reflux. It can be used as a wash for oral ulcers ; canker sores. It also acts as an expectorant ; help to soothe sore throats. ...Read more

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Are fake sugar products bad in diet soft drinks?

Are fake sugar products bad in diet soft drinks?

Good question: The research (vs. The hype and the internet rumors) are a muddled mess right now. So far as i can tell: there is no current good evidence sweeteners cause cancer, but there are a handful of people who do not tolerate these fake sugars. There is some concern the 'sweet' taste nevertheless triggers things to make them no less bad for health in general. ...Read more

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Fiji natural artesian water...Good or bad?

Fiji natural artesian water...Good or bad?

Neutral: Bottled water is convenient to carry around. But the health benefits are not exactly confirmed. In a number of cases, the municipal water is purer than the bottled water. And in some cases the bottled water contains arsenic and lead. There is no agency supervision of this and much bottled water is just tap water anyway. Fiji is not better or worse than the others. ...Read more