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October 2021

It’s kind of embarrassing to seek for halitosis treatment but this is very common among us and there are at least millions of people that suffer from halitosis, bad breath, morning breath – whatever you call it. The reason that it should be treated as soon as possible is because the condition will only get worse and not be gone by itself.

The truth is that most bad breath exist because of the food particles that are stuck in our mouth. The food become a home for the bacteria that emits sulphur which is the cause of the foul odor. How do you know if you need halitosis treatment? If your tongue is constantly dry, having yellow or white film at your tongue and brushing constantly doesn’t help, then you need help.

There are at least hundreds of thousands of people looking for bad breath every month on the internet. This shows that many of the people are looking for a solution for halitosis treatment.

In order to cure your bad breath, ensure that your brush and floss regularly everyday. Brush your tongue too as it will trap the bacterias. Have a regular check up with your dentist so that you don’t have any gum disease.

Avoid caffeine, alcohol and cigarette smoking as it can cause your tongue to dry which is a good place for bacteria to stay.

A part of halitosis treatment can also include in chewing on fruits and vegetables such as apple, celery, carrot or peanuts, These are able to floss your teeth and remove those stubborn plague. Chlorophyll which is available in the vegetables are also known to be a natural breath freshener.

In an event of a big date, the best halitosis treatment will be to avoid foods that can cause bad breath such as onions and garlics. Rinsing your mouth with a solution of 50% hydrogen peroxide and 50% water can kill a lot of bacterias in the mouth. A few drops of peppermint oil to your tongue can freshen your breath too.

Source by Lai Yii Shyang

While oral piercings may be used as a fashion statement or a form of self-expression, they also pose a serious threat of long-term damage to your oral health. Oral piercings involve piercing the tongue, lips or cheeks with jewelry, often in such styles as barbells, studs and rings. Risks associated with piercing the mouth include choking, infection and damaged teeth. Before deciding to pierce your tongue or mouth, be sure to speak with a dentist about the risks involved and the proper care required to maintain a healthy mouth with an oral piercing.

Infection:

No matter how clean you keep your mouth, it is normally filled with bacteria. Brushing, flossing and maintaining a healthy diet can keep bacteria under control and prevent harmless bacteria from growing. However, with an oral piercing, infection becomes a common issue. To help manage pain and swelling of the tongue and mouth caused by infection, melt ice chips in your mouth or, depending on how swollen you get, a prescription for anti-inflammatory medication may be required.

Damaged Gums and Teeth:

Metal jewelry inside the mouth can lead to serious damage to the gums by injuring soft gum tissue and causing the gums to recede. Receding gums leave part of the tooth’s root exposed, making you more vulnerable to gum disease and tooth decay. While brushing with a soft toothbrush and keeping up with good oral hygiene habits can often prevent receding gums from getting worse, sometimes it’s necessary to graft tissue over the exposed root to further prevent damage. Constant contact with jewelry can also cause the teeth to crack or chip, especially if they have been restored with crowns or caps.

Impaired Oral Function:

Having an unfamiliar object in your mouth can interfere with normal oral function, such as chewing, speaking and swallowing. Due to swelling or excessive saliva flow caused by the jewelry, you may find it difficult to pronounce words correctly.

Other complications associated with oral piercing include blood-borne diseases, choking hazards and prolonged bleeding. An oral piercing is a major decision to make, as you are not just making a statement but also putting your oral and dental health at risk. Be sure to discuss your decision with your dentist before going through with an oral piercing. If you do decide to get an oral piercing, always visit the parlor before deciding where to get your piercing. Make sure that the facility is clean, and that the process takes place using sterile equipment. It is also a good idea to search online for reputable, experienced providers. Never attempt a piercing on your own.

Source by Nichole Phillips

Are there parts of your self-concept with which you aren’t happy? For instance, do you expect to be rejected by others? Do you evaluate your own performance less favorably than others? Do you feel threatened by people you view as superior in some way? If you answered yes to these questions, it is possible you have an inferiority complex.

Alfred Adler (1870-1937), psychologist and founder of the school of Individual Psychology, coined the term “inferiority complex,” which he described as feelings of lack of worth. If you have this problem, here are 11 ways to overcome your lack of self-confidence, your sense of being inadequate, and your feeling of inferiority:

1. If your inferiority stems from the company you keep, stop associating with all those who make you feel small, inadequate or insecure of your place and position.

2. If the causes of your feeling of inferiority are your tasks at work or at social functions, stop accepting them. Know your limitations and the extent of your abilities. Refuse to become involved in anything that you cannot follow through successfully just because it puts you in the limelight for a while.

3. If people with names or titles make you feel small, self-conscious and insignificant avoid close contact with them. Why play “second fiddle” to them? Associate with those who come nearer to your standards and those who make you feel comfortable.

4. Place a price on yourself, on your knowledge, ability, dignity and self-respect. Refuse to serve as a mat for others to walk upon. Speak up. Voice your displeasure, your likes or dislikes. Do it again and again and before long your fear of speaking up and your feeling of inferiority will be gone.

5. It is commendable to seek higher levels but only when you have prepared yourself and not at the expense of your self-esteem and self-confidence.

6. If you want to get rid of your feeling of inferiority stay within your bounds and do not overreach yourself. Find out what you do best, work diligently at it until you excel at it and then capitalize upon it.

7. Sell yourself on the fact that you are as good, as capable, as important and even better in some respects, as those with whom you usually associate.

8. If your inferiority stems from oversensitivity or self-consciousness it may be due to the fact that you take yourself too seriously. Do not assume that people have you on their minds and talk constantly about you. This is not the case. Rid yourself of these thoughts and your self-consciousness will gradually disappear.

9. If you feel you are not liked or wanted or welcomed when you come in company with certain people, it may be due to the fact that you expect too much. Perhaps you wear your heart on your sleeve and feel hurt when people fail to notice it.

10. If you intensely dislike what you are doing but keep at it halfheartedly because you are afraid to make a change you are doing an injustice to others and are unfair to yourself. Make the necessary changes.

11. If you have been too willing to take “second best”; if you are forever apologizing for living or for taking up room, how can you expect others to value you as a person? You have definite capabilities which you and you alone can develop and capitalize upon.

If there are things you always wanted to do but somehow never got around to them. Get started on them – now! Work at them – now! It may not be easy, but go on just the same.

By trying over and over again, your sense of inadequacy will vanish and your feeling of inferiority will disappear.

Your self-concept is often shaped by those around you and affects how you view yourself in relation to other people. If you feel inferior to others, use these 11 methods to change your self-concept. Improve your feeling of self-worth. Gain confidence in interacting with others. Conquer your feeling of inferiority.

“Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting.”

–Shakespeare, King Henry V

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By Rosa Chillis

Source by Rosa Chillis

Throughout the night and into the early morning the chubby rich man dreamed of fresh palm wine. In his sleep, he heard the peculiar grating sound – nails mixed with aluminum in a tool box – made as the palm wine tapper rode his bicycle en route to the palm trees.

Deep in sleep he dreamed of how, when he intercepted the wine tapper on his way to the palm tree, he would instruct him to deliver a fresh pot of palm wine, which the tapper was guaranteed to have by the time he came back.

Soon afterwards a flash of realism interrupted his optimism. What if the palm wine tapper had committed the morning’s fresh palm wine to another drinker?

Over his closed eyes a scornful smile emerged to greet a witty thought: How society tends to favor the words of the rich over those of the poor, a phenomenon which to his suspicious mind makes the poor less vocal but more thoughtful.

Ferdinand was the wine tapper’s name, yet everybody in the village, adults and children alike, called him Otenkwu, ‘the man who taps the palm tree.’

On a hunch of impending loss, the prospect of fresh palm wine slipping away – a loss known only to palm wine lovers – the rich man jerked up from the bed. Because the village air had not arrived that night, he had been sleeping with no shirt. He tied a double folded wrapper around his waist, over his boxers, groped with his toes to find his slippers and then went out the door, into the front yard.

The last rooster was crowing as he reached the double iron gates guarding the compound. He pulled the right side open and walked a pace further, standing beside the dirt road. His eyes first looked down the road in search of the wine tapper. If the tapper had gone past his house, he must have turned the corner, shielded by other village buildings erected everywhere around the winding narrow path.

Though the rich man was chubby, he believed he could run if the need arose. He could run down the road, up to a reasonable distance, to search for the wine tapper. On the other hand, he could wait, hoping the wine tapper was running late and was yet to reach his house. The chubby rich man thought as he waited.

What if Ferdinand took another path, or had walked through the bush, not merely to tap other palm trees but to avoid men like him who want palm wine ordered before the tappers make it safely to the ground? ‘Quite a few of them,’ mused the chubby man, ‘some of the finest wine tappers have fallen to their death, distracted while thinking how to appease rich village drunks. Is the love of palm wine the root of all evil?’

Devoid of immediate action, the rich man untied his wrapper and tied it back, now only slightly tighter, with a knot on the right side of the waist. After that he found his pot belly and gave the dumb fat a squeeze.

The pain of the squeeze provoked more soul-searching. If the tapper had ridden past the house, he would have heard, even in his sleep, the sound of his bicycle.

There is a possibility, thought the chubby rich man, that a bicycle that made such a sound was sick and likely to break down at any time, and Ferdinand might not have saved enough to afford a repair. So maybe he had resorted to shortcuts, through the bush path.

Lost in thought and near to desperation, the chubby man did not realize when the tapper pulled close to him and set both feet on the ground. He was a wiry man with a narrow chest, a pair of long sticks for legs, and a large head into which were sunk two deeply-set eyes.

Taken aback at his arrival, the rich man found his pot belly and again squeezed a wall of solid dumb fat.

‘What are you doing in the middle of the road at this hour; don’t those eyes of yours ever sleep?’

‘What are you doing riding your bicycle before the last rooster crows; don’t you ever rest?’

The tapper lifted his foot from the ground to the pedal, and the rich man quickly stretched an arm to restrain the left bicycle handle.

‘What troubles your soul so early in the morning?’ the tapper asked.

‘A calabash of palm wine, as it is, fresh from the palm tree.’

‘You don’t have any space left to pour the palm wine,’ said the wine tapper as he glanced at a pregnant belly. ‘You store all your riches in your belly, don’t you?’

It wasn’t the first time the chubby man had heard comments about his girth, and he was ready for a response.

‘You poor squirrel, when are you going to enjoy the sweat of your labor? Stop disturbing the neighborhood with that squeaking bicycle of yours. Look at you, wasted and wiry!’

Fighting before climbing a palm tree is always a bad omen, and Ferdinand was quick to stop an escalation. He pried the bicycle handle away from the rich man’s grip and actually began to pedal, to get away.

‘Don’t forget,’ cried the rich man. ‘My fresh calabash of palm wine!’

‘Vultures are circling overhead,’ the palm wine tapper responded, ‘waiting on you to either throw up or expel the contents of your belly.’

‘May you fall head first from the palm tree!’ screamed the fat man as he walked back to his house.

Later that morning, just before the sun had begun to reach the village, at a makeshift breakfast table in a backyard, six roasted yams were set on a flat plate. Beside the yams was a worn-out white metal bowl which contained a mixture of pepper, palm oil and salt.

In a low wooden chair beside the breakfast table, the rich man sat crouched over the roasted yams. He still wore his folded wrapper. As he shifted his trunk sideways, the chair squeaked like a dead tree falling.

A yard away, the servant who set up the breakfast stood like a statue ready to take more orders.

Palm wine – Ferdinand?’ The rich man remembered, not knowing if the words came out of his lips. ‘Did the palm wine get here yet? Has Ferdinand got back?’ he began to fume at the servant.

‘Sir… ‘ the servant said, and then hesitated for a few seconds while he listened to the various village sounds.

Stretching out his right ear like a rubber band, he declared, ‘I hear the bicycle of the man who taps the palm tree.’

Palm-Wine-Tapper&id=9717855″>Source by Anselm Anyoha

As exotic hardwood floors continue to gain in popularity, Amendoim is sprouting up as a popular hardwood flooring option. But what is it exactly, and where does it come from?

Amendoim is commonly referred to as Brazilian Oak, although another species, Tauari, is also called Brazilian Oak, which has lead to a great deal of confusion among the flooring industry. It is grown in Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay, and is also used to make fine furniture because it sands and shapes very well compared to other hardwoods.

Much like Brazilian Cherry, Amendoim has a reddish hue, but it has a more golden cast, particularly the sapwood. Amendoim Hardwood Floors have more swirls and rings than seen with Brazilian Cherry, but much like its sister specie, its soft brush strokes look as though they were painted on with watercolor. It will darken with sunlight, also like Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floors, but it’s a much more subtle difference.

Also like Brazilian Cherry and other exotics, Amendoim is very, very strong, showing top ratings on the Janka hardness scale – 1912, which is above maple and red oak, and equivalent to Santos Mahogany. Brazilian Walnut is considered the strongest at 3680.

Amedoim is available in both solid and engineered hardwoods, with some engineered collections offering very inexpensive options. Engineered products range from $2.89 per square foot to $6.69 depending on the finish, distressing techniques, plank width, and thickness.

You can find solid Amendoim floors ranging from $4.09 per square foot for smaller spaces up to $7.70 for 5 ½ inch wide planks, which are typically the best sellers in all wood flooring products.

Price-wise, Amendoim is somewhat similar to Brazilian Cherry, perhaps a little more expensive, but much of that depends on what you’re looking to do. Handscraped floors will cost more than smoother finishes regardless of the specie. Brazilian Cherry seems to have more engineered options on the market with cheaper prices, but if you’re set on something solid, Amendoim is cheaper.

If you’re still exploring your options for a floor, have a free hardwood floor sample sent to your home so you can actually see the product and cut of the wood. This is particularly important with Amendoim because you could either be getting the tan sapwood or the reddish heartwood. Some cuts have lots of swirls and others don’t. You just want to be sure that you’re getting what you pay for.

A reputable exotic flooring retailer can walk you through the selection process and help you figure out if Amendoim is right for your home.

Source by Laine McKenna

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