Thursday, January 24, 2008

Tooth Wisdom

Most young kids haven't had teeth long enough to have anything go wrong with them.
But a Finnish study has highlighted some interesting risk factors, according to a report in the Journal of Dental Research:
Researchers at the department of child neurology at the University of Turku in Finland found that:
If a child's mother is still in her teens, it's five times more likely that the child will have cavities by age 5.
If a child's father has at least one cavity each year, the chances that the child will have cavities by age 5 more than doubles.
If the child's mother doesn't brush her own teeth regularly, it doubles the likelihood that her child will have cavities.
Living in a rural area also doubles the chances of a child having bad teeth.

Tennis Shoe Magic

Removing Scuff Marks
An easy way to remove black scuff marks from floors is right at your fingertips - er, toes. Just take a tennis shoe and gently rub it over the mark. It should lift off very easily. This is a great tip I learned on my own, after seeing my shoes had a magic touch- It truly works and costs you zero!

Let The Trees Breathe

Unwrap the tree if
you used a tree wrap or guard around your fruit and deciduous trees over winter, it's time to remove the protection. Leaving a tree wrapped until the weather is warm gives insects a cozy hiding place. Choose a cloudy day to prevent sunscald on the tender bark.