Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bad Breath= Halitosis

Millions of people throughout the world suffer from bad breath. Bad breath is responsible for the embarrassment and destroys relationships with family and friends. It may flatten your confidence and self esteem and may even cause severe depression.

Bad Breath Cause:
Bad breath is due to anaerobic bacteria that live within the surface of the tongue and throat, that produce smelly sulfur compounds when they come in contact with proteins which cause bad breath. Bad breath may be due to a number of reasons:

1. Bad dental hygiene
2. Gum disease
3. Tooth decay
4. Plaque on the tongue can cause bad breath where bacteria can grow.
5. If you do not clean your mouth after consuming alcoholic drinks, tobacco chewing, cigarette smoking, and foods like onions, garlic, etc., it can contribute to bad breadth.
6. Dentures
7. Bacteria in mouth
8. Heavy metal accumulation
9. Some disease like diabetes, gingivitis, esophageal cancer, lung abscess, liver disease, etc.)
10. Excessive use of alcohol based mouthwash like Listerine. If you use such a mouth wash before sleeping, then your mouth will remian dry for tghe whole night, which can cause bad breath.
11. Throat infection
12. Smoking
13. A deficiency of vitamin B and/or zinc may be the cause of your bad breath.
14. Drugs (Paraldehyde, inhaled anesthetics, insulin injection, etc.)

Bad Breath Cure : Home Remedy
1. Brush your teeth in the morning, in the evening, and after every meal, specially after consuming milk products, fish and meat.
2. Brush your tongue along with your teeth regularly.
3. Wash the tongue with baking soda dissolved in warm water to reduce the acidity in your mouth making a less-friendly environment for the bacteria to grow.
4. Brushing and flossingteeth regularly can rid off bad breath.
5. Clean and replace your toothbrush regularly.
6. Avoid mouthwashes with dyes and alcohol. Mouthwash containing cetylpyridinium chloride, chlorine dioxide, sodium chlorite or zinc may serve as an antibacterial agent, that can control the number of anaerobic bacteria in mouth.
7. Parsley, coriander, basil, rosemary, thyme, wintergreen, cardamom seeds, cinnamon bark, clove, fennel or anise seeds are great breath fresheners. Slowly chew any of these herbs and allow the saliva to build up in your mouth.
8. A study (Feb 2005) reported to the International Association for Dental research suggests that eating plain yogurt for 6 weeks can sweeten your breath because it reduces levels of offensive compounds produced by bacteria in the mouth by 80%.
9. Rinse your mouth before sleeping with a glass of water with the juice of half a lemon added.
10. Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
11. Talk to your periodontist about gum and teeth problems that might be the cause of bad breath.
12. If you keep teeth, tongue, and mouth clean, you will not suffer from the problem of bad breath. You should take all care in cleaning your teeth by using proper tooth brush and adopting correct brushing technique. Follow the good oral hygiene rules. Please read all the information given in the related links given above.

Bad Breath Worst Home Remedies
The American Academy of Periodontology has identified following most ineffective home remedies for bad breath. These remedies can be only temporary fixes of the problem, they do not remove the root cause of the problem. You should not try these remedies.

1. Excessive use of alcohol based mouthwash.
2. Chewing gum and chewing tobacco.
3. Vodka martinis or sour mash whiskey: These will dry your mouth.
4. Brushing with household cleanser: They contain poisonous chemicals.
5. Rinsing with kerosene.
6. Tongue piercing: Increases chances of more bacteria on tongue.
7. Intestinal cleansing methods: It does not help as the bad breath does not originate from the stomach.

source: Bad Breath Cure & Home Remedy : Causes of Bad Breath

Self Test!!
1) Take a sample of the smell of your tongue by licking the inside of your wrist or the back of your hand. Wait for it to dry, then smell the licked area. If it smells bad you have bad breath

2) Stand in front of the mirror and stick your tongue out so far as possible. If you detect that the back of your tongue is whitish, it could be a sign that you have bad mouth odour.

If at all possible, one of the finest and most truthful methods to test whether you have bad mouth odor is to ask the opinion of someone close to you or whom you can have faith in. The truth might be ugly but the answer will certainly be an honest and therefor use one.

One fast strategy that dentists use to check for dragon breath that you may also try at home is to wipe the top surface of the tongue with a bit of cotton swab and then smelling the odour on the cotton. If the cotton swab also produce a yellowish stain after you wipe your tongue, it’s likely you have got a high concentration of unstable sulfuric compounds ( VSC ), an indication of protracted halitosis.

other articles you may refer:
1) Drkam’s Blog

Thursday, January 14, 2010

** Great 2 Live **~ Her first blog Giveaway

Another Giveaway! Wow! Addicted now...try my luck & you too!
Check this out ** Great 2 Live **~ Her first blog Giveaway!

3 pcs of Clarins HP whitening product!!!
~Clarins White Plus Softening peeling lotion
~Clarins White Plus Intensive Clear Mask
~Clarins HydraQuench cooling cream gel


Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Chinese New Year is coming, so its time to slim & sexy!!
So Google and I found a slimming product call alot of testimonial, wow! eat as usual, no need to exercise (minor exercise is encourage) then can lose 2-5kg in 10days?? unbelievable right? So, finally i bought to have a try, hope it is work for me!

SIY made of freshest and finest 100% natural herbs and with NO SIDE EFFECT!!!

Herbs conformity and origin are verified by experienced Herbalist and Pharmacist. Apart from that, S.I.Y. is subject to strict quality control and confine under the CGMP regulation.

The results are inevitable, no matter if you have problems of excess weight, of water retention, of excessive size, of bloated belly or simply if we have a few pounds to lose.

S.I.Y. is approved by KMM and Halal Food Council S.E.A.

1. Why waste your hard earn money on products which do not give you any results?
2. Why sign up for expensive slimming courses which does not prove significant results?
3. Why want to starve yourself?
4. Why enroll yourself with hardcore exercise?
5. Why not give SIY a try?

Contains 6 active ingredients which promote weight lost and detoxification
* Citrus Aurantium
* Green Tea Polyphenol
* Caralluma Fimbrriata
* Dandelion
* Opuntia ficus-indica
* Neem Leaf Extract

1 box contains 20 bottles of juices
* 10 bottles for morning after your breakfast
* 10 bottle for night before sleep

MARKET PRICE: RM 198 (WM), RM208 (EM)~ 10days course

My Slimming history
1st day~ 12/1/2010
weight: 51kg (target 47kg)~horrible!
Bust: 84cm~horrible!
tummy area: 77.5cm ~horrible!
Waist area/ spare tyre: 82.3cm ~horrible!
Buttock: 91cm~horrible!
Arm: 29.5cm~horrible!
legs: 51.5cm~horrible!

3rd day~ 14/1/2010 8pm
weight: 50.5kg

4th day~ 15/1/2010 9am ~stop 1 day on 15/1/2010 cox not sleep well!
weight: 50kg (after 2 times go to toilet)

6th day~ 17/1/2010 9am~ sunday! argh!
weight: 50kg (after 2 times go to toilet, not less anymore, maybe stopped 1 day on 15/1/2010)

9th day~ 20/1/2010 8am
weight: 50kg (arrrrgh....stil the same???!!!!)

12th day~ stopped 1day course

13th day~ 24/1/2010 (finish the first box)
weight: 50kg *sigh*

14th & 15th day~ stopped 2days course
weight: 49.5kg~26/1/10 8.30am

16th days~ 27/1/2010 (start the 2nd box)

Wish me luck!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Introducing Estee Lauder Time Zone

Introducing Estee Lauder Time Zone

New for Eyes
In just 4 weeks, see a dramatic redcution in the look of lines and wrinkles and reclaim the smooth, radiant, fresh skin you want.

Estee Lauder exclusive skin-revitalizing technologies make visible age reversal a reality.

Come to the Estee Lauder Counter for your FREE Sample of New Time Zone Eye Creme and a complimentary skincare consultation. No purchase necessary.

Available at all Estee Lauder counters from 7 January 2010 onwards.

Clinique Youth Surge FREE Sample

Age Suspended. Time interrupted.

Clinique has introduced their new Youth - extending science visibly helps defeat lines and wrinkles.

Available at all Clinique counters.

Clinique Youth Surge
Age Decelerating Night Moisturizer 30ml for RM180
Age Decelerating Night Moisturizer 50ml for RM250
SPF 15/PA++ Age Decelerating Moisturizer 30ml for RM180
SPF 15/PA++ Age Decelerating Moisturizer 50ml for RM250

Visit any Clinique counter from 4th January 2010 onwards for a Complimentary 10-day supply of Youth Surge Night OR Youth Surge SPF 15/PA++ upon expert consultation.

*One to client. While stock last.

Miu Birthday Giveaway 2~Win a Kiehl's Grapefruit

WOW!!..I can believe we can get some prizes/presents for ourself on others people birthday! Where we can get such nice person to give us something on her/his birthday??
Here I found it and saw Miu is keeping give present on her birthday!! So nice! ClickMiu Birthday Giveaway 2~Win a Kiehl's Grapefruit to view more details..and be her follower too! Besides, you can celebrate her Berry Birthday Party by Kiehl's!
So,if you were big fan for Kiehl's, go and celebrate with her! Besides Kiehl's is going to be games, prizes, goodie bags, superhero costume contest! come as a masked/superhero costume and the best dressed wins a Mystery Prize from Kiehl's! Also Kiehl's is going to launch their Organic, Damage-Repairing Acai Berry skincare range in this party!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Wish Miu A Happy Birthday and WIN RMK Creamy Make Up Base

Nothing to do this morning, then trying to google the blog which i had followed...see few Giveaway & Contest!! and saw this from PlusSizeKitten! Enjoy it!

Click here and wish Miu Happy Birthday & Win RMK Creamy Make Up Base

How to Win?

1) Leave your entry as a comment with the following details:
- follower ID
- e-mail address
- birthday wish: (example: Happy Birthday Miu! May u forever Pretty & Lose More Weight!

2) Bonus 1 entry, blog about this Giveaway & let me know by leaving your blog link as a comment with your follower id & email behind.

3) Bonus 1 more entry, follow my twitter & re-tweet the following:
RT @tammylci Plusizekitten Birthday Giveaway! RMK worth RM120!
4) Member Get Member bonus points! Each new follower you bring here gives u a bonus entry!
- your follower ID:
- new follower ID(s):

Terms & Conditions:
1. Contest starts 8/1/10 and ends 31/1/10.
2. Only followers of Plusizekitten can enter and leave 1 wish greeting & slogan!
3. Incomplete entry will not be entertained.
4. Only 1 winner to be announced after closing date.
5. Open to Malaysian & Overseas Participant.
6. Winner will be randomly selected. The more entries the better the chance.

Friday, January 8, 2010

How Much Water You Need to Drink Today

How Much Water You Need to Drink Today

Click:How Much Water You Need to Drink Today and take the 1 minute quiz..and you will know how much water you have to drink!
Take your time!
Note: 1 kilo = 2.2046 pounds

source:, Hydration Calculator

Miss Notty Littl' Evil NewB Giveaway

Miss Notty Littl' Evil NewB New Year Giveaway includes 17 luxurious items and a style memoir by Adena Halpern:

1 La Mer The Lifting Face Serum (5ml)
1 ADDICTION Eyeshadow (Exclusive in Japan, I received this from a PR lady. For more info see here)
1 Maquillage Mascara (Also received from a PR lady)
1 Maquillage Mascara Primer (Also received from a PR lady)
1 STELLA by Stella McCartney Eau de Parfum (10ml roll-on tube)
1 Molton Brown Invigorating Suma Ginseng Bath & Shower Gel (100ml)
2 Fresh Sugar Blossom Hand Treatment (10ml each)
1 Fresh Sugar Acai Age-Delay Body Cream (10ml)
2 Fresh Meadowfoam Cream Treatment Conditioner (10ml each)
1 Fresh Pomegranate Conditioner (10ml)
2 Annick Goutal Mandragore Eau de Toilette (1.75ml each)
1 Annick Goutal Les Nuits d'Hadrien Eau de Toilette (1.75ml)
1 Lunasol Mirror
1 Elemis white leather cosmetic pouch

Deadline is Jan 8, 2010 (midnight 12:00am Hong Kong time).
The winner will be selected by the owner based on your creativity.

So, click here: Miss Notty Littl' Evil NewB Giveawayto get them!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Origins~ Jan2010 Promotion

The Gift of Ultimate Hydration
Want to indulge in a Hydrate and Repair Mini Facial for FREE?
Want to receive a 6pc gift set worth RM109?
Want to enjoy Origins Skin Rejuvenating Facial at a special 2+1 package deal (available at Origins Isetan KLCC & Parkson Gurney Plaza now till Jan 31, 2010)?
Then make your way to any Origins store nearest you & learn more about our latest and exciting Origins Make A Difference™ promotion!

Get ready to be drenched on 8/1/2010!
For fans of our highly popular Make A Difference™ range, be prepared to satisfy your skin's deepest thirst in just minutes with our exclusive 6-pc gift
worth RM109!

1. Make A Difference™ Cleanser 30ml
2. Make A Difference™ Toner 50ml
3. Make A Difference™ Serum 5ml
4. Make A Difference™ Treatment 5ml
5. Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight Mask 5ml
6. Clear Improvement 5ml

Purchase any 2 Origins skincare inclusive of Make A Difference™ Serum,
Treatment Gel or Moisturizer in a single receipt to receive this value-for-money gift.

* One gift to a customer, while stocks last. One gift per transaction, per receipt. Not valid with other promotions. Origins reserves the right to replace a gift with another of similar value. Promotion is valid at all Origins free standing stores and outlets nationwide from 8/1/2010 - 24/1/2010