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Categories: Digestive Organs

1. "The ashes of burnt branches of the common
grape vine make a very superior tooth powder. It will clean the blackest

of teeth, if continued for a few mornings, to that of pure white."

2. Tooth Powder. "Precipitated chalk four ounces, powdered orris root

eight ounces, powdered camphor one ounce; reduce camphor to fine powder

moistening with very little alcohol, add other ingredients. Mix thoroughly

and sift thr
ugh fine bolting cloth." Have used this with great success.

3. Tooth Powder. "All tooth powders, or anything that has a grit will,

with the friction of the brush, scour loose from the enamel of the teeth;

and this is far superior to any of them in every respect.

Soap tree bark 1 pound

Turpentine 2 ounces

Powdered orris root 2 ounces

Alkanet root 1/2 ounce

Diluted alcohol, half water, sufficient to make the whole into one gallon.

Let it stand in an earthen jar to macerate for fourteen days; stir

occasionally, then strain and filter through filtering paper. The alcohol

will have no injurious effect. This is an excellent tooth remedy."

4. Tooth Wash. "One teaspoonful of boracic acid in a pint of boiling


Tincture Myrrh 1/2 teaspoonful

Spirits of Camphor 1/2 teaspoonful

Essence of Peppermint 1/2 teaspoonful

Use in the water in which you brush your teeth. Let boracic acid water

cool, then add last three ingredients."

5. Tooth Powder. "Precipitated chalk four ounces, pulverized sugar two

ounces, powdered myrrh one ounce, pulverized orris root one ounce. Mix and

sift through fine bolting cloth. This is fine."

6. Tooth Powder, Commonly Used.

"Precipitated Chalk 12 drams

Rose Pink 2 drams

Carbonate of Magnesia 1 dram

Oil of Rose 5 drops

Mix all well together and after using it you will find the following

mouth-wash fine for rinsing out the mouth."

Antiseptic Mouth Wash.

"Boric Acid 10 grains

Resorcin 4 grains

Salol 2 grains

Thymol 1/2 dram

Glycerin 1/2 dram

Pure water 1 ounce

This sweetens and cleanses the mouth."

7. Tooth Powder, Simple and Unsurpassed.

Cream of Tartar, powdered 3 ounces

Cochineal 1 dram

Alum, powdered 4 drams

Myrrh 1 dram

Cinnamon 1 ounce

Sugar 1 ounce

Mix and pass through a sieve. This is a preparation that has no superior

for cleaning, preserving and whitening the teeth.

PHYSICIANS' TREATMENT for Toothache. 1. Chloretone dissolved in oil of

cloves and applied on a cotton wad is very good for toothache.

2. Creosote. Put on a piece of cotton and put this in the hollow tooth.

3. Toothache in an ulcerated or hollow tooth, caused from wet feet, etc.

Take a hot foot bath and drink a hot lemonade, hot ginger, or hot

pennyroyal tea, and go to bed and take a good sweat. Aching tooth needs

the care of a dentist. It pays to retain your natural teeth in good shape.