Most of us have a small box of baking soda hanging out in our kitchen cabinet. It is a staple in many baked items; therefore, a necessity to even the occasional baker. However, did you know there are literally hundreds of other uses for this common wonder powder? I keep a 10 pound bag of baking soda in our home at all times and use it for just about everything under the sun. Here is a rundown of some of my favorite baking soda uses. Cleaning You will notice that baking soda is an ... Continue Reading
Some favorite (and green) uses for your box of baking soda.
Learn what to look for in toothpaste and toothbrushes to keep your smile healthy.
Everyone wants a healthy smile, but did you know that some of the products you and your family use to maintain those pearly whites could contain harmful ingredients? Many people mistakenly believe that the personal care products we use daily (or more) have been tested for safety. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) tested 192 types of toothpaste currently on the market. Thirty-four percent of the tested products contain ingredients that may pose cancer risks. Forty-four percent contain ... Continue Reading
Tips and tricks to better help your children brush their teeth.
Brushing kids’ teeth can be extremely challenging. One of the most important things you can do as a parent is establish a routine with brushing your children’s teeth. Here are some things to do, and not do, when it comes to keeping your child's teeth healthy and clean. DOs Use distractions. When most patients’ moms ask me how to brush teeth when they have a wiggly kid, I usually suggest brushing their teeth in the bath. Sounds funny, right. I can tell you it does work. Most kids love to ... Continue Reading
All moms want safe personal care products – learn the main chemicals to avoid.
All moms want safe personal care products that are affordable, make their skin and hair look as if they weren’t up all night with the baby, and keep their children clean. That shouldn’t be too much to ask. With so many new studies coming out about the health risks from the chemicals found in our beloved products, finding a safe alternative is becoming much more important and much more difficult. So we've put together the below list of top five chemicals to avoid. The ingredients used in ... Continue Reading