Health and Dental Tips for Everyone

Plagued by Sinus Infections? Try a Neti Pot

Neti PotSinus problems from pollen and other allergens can affect people year around in San Antonio. This coupled with dry air from indoor heating can wreak havoc on your sinuses. To help combat this without using drugs try flushing your sinuses with a Neti Pot. It can take using it a time or two to get the hang of it.

Rinse your nasal passages twice a day to flush out pollen and other irritants. Put saline solution (a 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 cup warm distilled water) in a plastic squirt bottle or a nasal irrigator, a spouted container (Neti Pot) that allows you to pour water directly into your nose. The solution should fill your nasal cavity and spill out the other nostril. Gently blow your nose afterward.


Green Tip-Save Money by Slowing Down

ecofriendlySlow down. Driving 10 mph above 60 is like adding nearly 50 cents to the price of a gallon of gas, since higher speed equals more guzzling.


Dental Tip-Cut Down On Stains

iced teaDrink with a straw. When you drink soda, juice, or iced coffee or tea, using a straw helps keep the liquid away from the visible front surfaces of your teeth.


For the Ladies


Beauty Tip-Don’t Use Conditioner on Your Roots

Hair that is close to the roots is healthy new growth as opposed to your ends that are more likely to be damaged from coloring, flat irons, blow drying etc. Only apply conditioner on the hair from your ears down. You won’t waste product and you won’t weigh your hair down which means more volume and less washing.