Brush teeth thoroughly three times a day after meals. Using a firm tooth brush, brush your teeth with up and down movements, not with ones that go from side to side. Tackle the back teeth first, both their fronts and backs. Now brush the side teeth, working with up and down strokes. These help to dislodge particles of food by getting the bristles right between the teeth. Rinse your mouth well with an antiseptic mouth wash several times during the tooth brushing. Make sure that you massage your gums too with the brush, to stimulate circulation.
The whole brushing procedure should take at least three minutes. The choice of tooth-paste depends on your preference, but beware of using harsh tooth powders to remove stains. If the teeth are not white enough, try using a tooth paste containing peroxide and leave it on the teeth for several minutes before rinsing off. Alternatively try dipping your tooth brush first in water, then in peroxide and finally into salt. This makes an effective emergency tooth cleanser if you run out of paste.
For cleaning the teeth, there are some other ingredients and recipes.
Mix 3 tablespoons bicarbonate of soda with 2 tablespoons salt (sodium chloride) and use as a tooth powder. You can add pulverized orange and lemon peel to the mixture to whiten the teeth. The ashes of burnt bread, charcoal, burnt rosemary and a mixture of, honey and salt and eye meal (a kind of food grain closely al1ied to barley or millet) are also effective to clean the teeth. Strawberries can also be used to clean the teeth. These are rubbed over the teeth.
How do you know whether your breath is fresh? One good way to check is to cup your hand firmly over your mouth and nose. Now blowout your breath into your hands and breath in through your nostrils very quickly. Avoid giving offence with bad smelling breath by careful mouth hygiene. This includes regular dental inspections to detect and deal with decaying teeth.
A Beauty Tour Accomplishes Beautiful Things
But the tour is not just about beauty; it’s also designed to build relationships by sharing the earning opportunity that the company offers women. This year, the recruitment program will feature local sales managers talking to visitors about sales opportunities and the one-on-one beauty relationship that has been the hallmark of Avon for 120 years.
Visitors can do a beautiful thing for someone else through the “Speak Out Loud! City Challenge,” a program that supports the Avon Foundation’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative. Visitors are invited to sign a pledge to “Speak Out” and show their city’s commitment to ending domestic violence. The Foundation will award grants to domestic violence organizations in every city the tour visits, and a domestic violence agency in the city that collects the most signatures will receive an additional $20,000 grant. Domestic violence affects one in three women around the globe, and through this campaign the Avon Foundation hopes to educate and empower women and men to end the crisis.
Visitors can also enter the Avon Escape to the U.S. Virgin Islands Sweepstakes for a chance to win a six-day dream vacation for two.
This year’s tour is sponsored by Tell Someone, a public education campaign from Merck and Company, Inc., which is designed to educate women about the link between cervical cancer and a common virus called HPV.
The Avon Let’s Talk Beauty Tour is already under way and will run through late fall.