It turns out you can brush your teeth too hard. I learned this the hard way, and so have a number of people I know. It’s interesting how dentists don’t seem to mention this to people until the damage is done – very expensive damage that you then have to pay them to fix. Hmm.
If you haven’t heard about this technique, you may be wondering what on earth the title of this article is all about. Well, it’s true – you can massage yourself with a tennis ball, and the results are comparable to a professional massage, and better than home massage equipment. Tennis ball massage I’ve been in
There’s some online controversy about whether hydrogen peroxide is a safe, effective and cheap mouthwash/tooth whitener or a dangerous chemical that will cause cancer. Opinions are all over the place, so I decided to experiment a little on my own – and then I checked with my dentist as well (more on that later). Rinsing
LifeHacker recently reported that you can extend the life of a disposable razor blade up to twenty months by swiping it backwards against your arm 10 times whenever it starts to feel dull. The idea is to mimic the action of those leather strops barbers once used to sharpen straight razors, except the hair on
Getting your teeth whitened at the dentist is supposedly very safe and effective, but it can cost hundreds of dollars. Tooth whitening strips are another option, but they’re not exactly cheap, either. Both of these methods take up considerable time, too. Fortunately, you can whiten your teeth with baking soda and peroxide, safely and cheaply,
Ice can be surprisingly handy for some fairly weird things around the house. You know those indentations your furniture makes in the carpet? Put ice cubes on them. After they melt, you can brush up the fibers. This works much better with pile carpet than berber, and may not remove the indentations 100%, but it