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of burned bread--bread burned to ashes.
=For Decayed Teeth.=--There is nothing better than two scruples of myrrh
in fine powder, one scruple of juniper gum, and ten grains of alum,
mixed in honey. Apply often to the teeth.
=To Cure Toothache.=--Take equal parts of camphor, sulphuric ether,
ammonia, laudanum, tincture of cayenne, and one-eighth part oil of
cloves. Mix well together. Saturate with the liquid a small piece of
cotton, and apply to the cavity of the diseased tooth, and the pain
will cease immediately.
=Premium Tooth Powder.=--Six ounces prepared chalk, one-half ounce
cassia powder, one ounce orris; mix well.
=Mouth Pastilles for Perfuming the Breath.=--First: Extract of
liquorice, three ounces; oil of cloves, one and a half drams; oil of
cinnamon, fifteen drops. Mix, and divide into one-grain pills.
Second: Catechu, seven drams; orris powder, forty grains; sugar, three
ounces; oil of rosemary (or of cloves, peppermint, or cinnamon), four
drops. Mix, and roll flat on oiled marble slab, and cut into very
=Feuchtwanger's Tooth Paste.=--Powdered myrrh, two ounces; burned alum,
one ounce; cream tartar, one ounce; cuttlefish bone, four ounces; drop
lake, two ounces; honey, half a gallon. Mix. Reduce the proportion for
a small quantity.
=Fine Tooth Powder.=--Powdered orris root, one ounce; Peruvian bark, one
ounce; prepared chalk, one ounce; myrrh, one-half ounce. Mix.
=To Remove Offensive Breath.=--For this purpose, almost the only
substance that should be admitted to the toilet is the concentrated
solution of chloride of soda. From six to ten drops of it in a
wineglassful of spring water, taken immediately after the operations
of the toilet are completed.
In some cases, the odor arising from caries is combined with that of
the stomach. If the mouth be well rinsed with a teaspoonful of the
solution of the chloride in a tumbler of water, the bad odor of the
teeth will be removed.
=Rye Tooth Powder.=--Rye contains carbonate of lime, carbonate of
magnesia, oxide of iron, manganese, and silica, all suitable for
application to the teeth. Therefore, a fine tooth powder is made by
burning rye, or rye bread, to ashes, and grinding it to powder by
passing the rolling-pin over it. Pass the powder through a sieve, and
=Camphorated Chalk.=--This favorite tooth powder is easily made. Take a
pound of prepared chalk, and with this mix two drams of camphor very
finely powdered, and moisten with spirits of wine. Thoroughly mix.
=To Remove the Yellow Color from Teeth.=--Take of dry hypochlorite of
lime, one-half dram; red coral, two drams. Tincturate and mix
thoroughly. This powder is employed in the following manner: A new
brush is slightly moistened, then dipped in the powder and applied to
the teeth. A few days after the use of this powder the teeth will
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