As many as 700 species of bacteria live on our teeth and in our mouth, and just like the microbiomes inhabiting other parts of our bodies, they change in response to diseases and other health conditions.
These simple steps won't just rid your mouth of unwanted morsels—they'll help prevent gum disease and tooth decay. So don't just stand there—get flossing!
What is gluten, why do some people think it is pure culinary evil, and why are there more and more products devoted to being free of this mysterious substance? Here's what one person thinks: What Is Gluten Really?
There are certain foods and beverages that can actually brighten your smile or improve your dental health when you chew or sip them. Once you understand their chemical properties or textures, you can look to items you already have in your cupboards or refrigerator to help keep your teeth looking and feeling their best.
If you live with pets, you know where their tongue has been, yet you let them kiss and lick you all they want without even thinking twice about it. I've heard people say that a dog's mouth is very clean, and that their saliva, delivered by licking, can help heal wounds, but is that really true?
Having less-than-brilliant teeth doesn't have to mean a trip to the dentist or a whitening kit. Try this all-natural remedy instead. Watch this video to learn how to whiten teeth naturally.
In order to make an Anemone with Fondant/Gum Paste, you will need the following: fondant, a rolling pin, tweezers, luster dust, a sponge, gum paste, glue, a roller, a small round cutter, and paint brushes.
Sugar gum paste can be molded into a number of shapes. Learn about using gum paste dough to make flowers in this free crafting video.
How to massage a baby's teething gums in four easy steps. Use the pad of your fingers to rub in a circular motion all along the gum line. You can do this both inside and outside the mouth. When you do it inside the mouth, use the pad of your finger and just rub it all over the gum. Rub the baby's gum back and forth. Rub the bottom gum, front of the gum and the top of the gum. Just rub all around the gum and you might also feel if there's a teeth coming out.
In this video Sarah Magid shows how to make dark chocolate cupcakes with espresso butter cream along with sugar flowers as follows:
Dengue fever is a danger to anyone living or visiting tropical or subtropical regions. It can be hard to detect the infection in its earliest and most treatable phase, especially in children. Luckily, new research highlights better techniques for triaging the disease in infected children with more severe symptoms, potentially saving lives.
If you've ever had bloating you know this can be an uncomfortable and even painful situation. You can alleviate bloating by preventing gas or taking measures to try to reduce gas. Food, exercise and stress can all effect bloating.
There is no one way to remove gum. Depending on the type of gum and where it's stuck - the carpet versus your shirt, for instance - you may need to enlist a different method for each to remove the gum.
Think you can beat the bubble-gum bubble record? Follow these steps and learn how to blow the biggest bubble ever!
Ever wonder how the chefs on TV make those realistic looking cakes? Well, this tutorial will show you how to make an adorable looking ladybug for the top of your cake. In this two part video, you will learn how to make a shiny fondant (gum paste) ladybug with edible antennae.
Dressing up a cake with gum-paste flowers does not have to be difficult. Just follow the steps outlined by Brandi in this video tutorial to learn how to make gum-paste hibiscus flowers. To begin, buy some silk hibiscus flowers to use as a template for the flower. You will also need a petal mold. Brandi uses an orchid petal mold that she already had. You will need to roll the gum-paste out and then place it into the petal mold. Make sure to sprinkle some corn starch on the mold to make sure it...
Robert Jackson shows how to deal with a sore gum. Using dental floss, Robert shows a quick and easy tip for combating a sore gum due to trapped food within the gums.
Blowing bubbles isn't just a way to waste time at the bus stop… It's an art form! In this tutorial, you'll learn how to blow bubbles that will dazzle your friends. There are also various examples of people blowing bubbles, to show you how it's done.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make an orchid flower with gum paste. First, roll out the gum paste and then cut it into three different shapes to make the flower. Next, place a wire in the center of the petals and then place them on a mold to get the correct texture. After this, push a ball onto the ends of the petals to make them look more realistic. Make the last flower by putting a pointed cone in the middle and wrapping it around. Now, place a ball shaped gum paste in the middle of the...
Getting gum in your hair is a huge bummer; its an icky sticky mess to clean. Luckily, the days of cutting the gum out of your hair and ruining your style are behind you! This tutorial will show you how to get that gross wad out with a few products found in your kitchen.
This dental health flossing tutorial illustrates the C-Shape flossing technique for healthy mouth, gums and teeth. Flossing is integral to dental health and keeping your smile beautiful. The demo is done by flossing a pair of false teeth. Floss everyday!
After you finish cursing out the bleepity-bleep who tossed his gum on the ground, try this. Learn how to remove gum from the bottom of your shoe.
Removing chewing gum from clothes can be quick and easy. Watch this HomeServe video tutorial for simple ways of getting chewing gum off clothing using a freezer, washing machine or kitchen knife.
All of us know how hard it is to remove gum stuck on our clothes. Luckily, you do not have to throw that garment away just yet. Watch this video on how to remove gum from clothes using some ice, a knife and a small plastic bag.
This how-to video shows you how to tie a figure eight suture. This is useful for finishing up oral surgery dealing with things such as tooth extraction. First, pull the string through one side of the gum with your tools. Next, take the end and pull it through on the other side. Once this is done, pull the string through the gum on the opposite corner. Once this is done, pull the string through the gum on the opposite of the corner. From here, you have formed a basic figure eight suture. This ...
In order to make a pair of baby shoes from gum paste, you will need the following: a pattern/template from Cake Central, gum paste, a paint brush, a knife, foam, mini flower cutter, rolling tool, a cutting tool, a quilting tool, dust brushes, snowflake luster dust, and edible glue.
In order to make a gum paste anemone you first should roll out the gum paste onto a flat surface and cut out about 13 circles of this with a cookie cutter. Use thin foam and ruffle 12 of the petals leaving the last flat. Place your ruffled petal on thick foam and drag a ball tool over the bottom half of the petal. This will give it an oval shape. Now, put these into a flower former. Now let the 13th petal that is flat down to dry. Let these dry for about 2-6 hours but not until they are rock ...
Special effects is swell, especially when it utilizes the wonderful ubiquity of wax and bubble gum to make wounds look unbelievably believable. Ewww gun shot wounds.
It's hard to lose weight if you're always hungry. Reduce food cravings naturally with these tips. Watch this video to learn how to curb your appetite naturally.
Leaving things in your pocket and sending them through the wash is annoying, but gum and crayons can actually become melted into your dryer and damage future loads. This video will show you how to clean up this mess and keep your laundry looking great.
You gums are just as important as your teeth to maintain if you want to keep chewing into your old age, so take care of them! This video offers some easy tips on ways to do so beyond simple brushing and flossing.
Steps on how to make 3D paper snowflakes for decorating your home. Things you need: 6 pieces of square paper of equal size. scissors. gum. stapler. Steps: 1. Fold one paper to make a triangle. 2. Make three uniform cuts from both directions towards the center leaving a gap along the center. 5. Unfold the paper, let the edges of the inner cuttings meet to make a tube-like appearance and gum the edges together. 6. Turn over the paper and do the same on the second cutting. 7. Turn back again to ...
Got an urge to get that peanut butter jar out for something else other than a peanut butter & jelly sandwich? Peanut butter has many uses in addition to being a healthy treat. In this video, learn how to use peanut butter in unusual ways.
Heartburn can keep you up at night. Learn prevention tips and treatments for heartburn from Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and Dr. Terry Graedon in this how to video. Watch and see how stimulating saliva production with hard candy or gum can help the acid go back down into your stomach. You can also use yellow mustard or even chamomile to ease heartburn pain.
Learn how to get rid of those very nasty and stubborn gum stains from your clothes and shoes using a very simple trick. Use vinegar!
Here is an easy and cheap way to fake a realistic finger partially cut off. Just need bubble gum and makeup. Very good tip to scare your friends or just make an evil prank.
In this video, we learn how to make & decorate a "make a wish fish" cake. Start out by mixing up your icing with paste color until you have a green color. After this, brush this onto a round cake of your choice flavor. After this is all iced, grab some gum drops and orange slice gummies. Then, place the orange slices on the side of the cake to make it look like fins. Place the gum drops on the top of the cake to make the eye and the scales on it as well. Once you are finished and like how it ...
This video outlines the process used to turn a chunk of wood, specifically sweet gum, otherwise known as Liquidambar styraciflua, American sweetgum, redgum, liquidambar, or simply liquid amber.
Halloween is the holiday of goblins, ghouls and witchcraft, and also death. So, what better way to celebrate the spooky season than with a skeleton drawing? More specifically, a human skull? Merrill K has you covered with this drawing tutorial. He'll show you the trick to sketching out a human skull (frontal view) in step-by-step instructions. Make sure to pause the video after each step and look at the screen every few seconds while you are drawing.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make an igloo and penguin cake. For this, you will start with colored fondant or colored gum paste. Next, you will shape your gum paste into the bodies of the little penguins. After this, make sure you make all the shapes for their eyes and beaks, as well as their feet. When you are finished with this, you can start your cake. To make it look like an igloo, you will place large marshmallows that have been cut up on top of it, then use coloring to make it look...