Bad breath from catarrh, foul stomach, or bad teeth, may be temporarily relieved by diluting a little bromo chloralum with eight or ten parts of water, and using it as a gargle, and swallowing a few drops before going out. A pint of bromo chloralum costs fifty cents, but a small vial will last a long time.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: bad breath, breath, bromo chloralum, catarrh, gargle, mouth, mouthwash, stomach, teeth, tooth, whitehouse | Comment (0)
This preparation is used by dentists. Pure muriatic acid one ounce, water one ounce, honey two ounces, mix thoroughly. Take a tooth-brush, and wet it freely with this preparation, and briskly rub the black teeth, and in a moment’s time they will be perfectly white; then immediately wash out the mouth well with water, that the acid may not act on the enamel of the teeth. This should be done only occasionally.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: acid, dentist, honey, mouth, muriatic acid, teeth, tooth, toothbrush, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Chloroform and clove oil applied with a piece of absorbent cotton to the cavity of an aching tooth brings immediate relief.
Source: Civic League Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: chloroform, civic, clove oil, oil of cloves, teeth, tooth, tooth ache, toothache | Comment (0)
Precipitated chalk, seven ounces; Florentine orris, four ounces; bicarbonate of soda, three ounces; powdered white Castile soap, two ounces; thirty drops each of oil of wintergreen and sassafras. Sift all together and keep in a glass jar or tin box. A very valuable recipe for hardening the teeth.
Source: The Golden Age Cook Book, H. L. DwightFiled under Remedy | Tags: bicarbonate of soda, castile soap, chalk, dwight, florentine, oil of sassafras, oil of wintergreen, orris, sassafras, soap, soda, teeth, tooth, wintergreen | Comment (0)
Snuff powdered alum up the nose. This alum is also good for checking hemorrhage, sometimes caused by extracting teeth. Fill the cavity with the alum. Apply cold salt water to bleeding nose if you haven’t alum.
Source: Civic League Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: alum, cavity, civic, haemorrhage, hemorrhage, nose, nose bleed, nosebleed, powdered alum, salt, snuff, teeth, tooth | Comment (0)
Roll a small bit of cotton wadding into a ball the size of a pea, dip this in a very few drops of camphorated chloroform, and with it fill the hollow part of the decayed tooth.
Source: A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes, C.E. FrancatelliFiled under Remedy | Tags: camphor, camphorated, chloroform, cotton, cotton wadding, decay, francatelli, mouth, teeth, tooth, toothache, wadding | Comment (0)
To one tea-spoonful of kreosote[sic] put half a tea-spoonful of alcohol. Soak a bit of cotton well with this, and put it into the tooth. No harm will arise from the use of kreosote, if care is taken not to swallow the spittle. This has been tried by the author, and found a permanent cure.
Another: Mix alum and common salt in equal quantities, finely pulverized. Then wet some cotton, large enough to fill the cavity, which cover with salt and alum, and apply it.
Source: Valuable Receipts, J.M. PrescottFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, alum, common salt, cotton, cotton wool, creosote, gums, kreosote, mouth, prescott, salt, spit, spittle, teeth, tooth, toothache | Comment (0)
A very agreeable dentifrice is made from an ounce of myrrh in fine powder, and a little powdered green sage, mixed with two spoonfuls of honey. The teeth should be washed with it every night and morning. Spite of all that is said against it, charcoal holds the highest place as a tooth-powder. It has the property, too, of opposing putrefaction, and destroying vices of the gums. It is most conveniently used when made into paste with honey.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: charcoal, dentifrice, green sage, gum, gums, honey, housekeeper, myrrh, sage, teeth, tooth, tooth powder, toothpaste | Comment (0)
Honey mixed with pulverized charcoal, is an excellent remedy to cleanse the teeth and make them white. Limestone water is very good to be used by those having defective teeth, or an offensive breath.
Source: Valuable Receipts, J.M. PrescottFiled under Remedy | Tags: breath, charcoal, honey, limestone, limestone water, mouth, prescott, teeth, tooth, toothpaste | Comment (0)
The worst toothache, or neuralgia, coming from the teeth may be speedily and delightfully ended by the application of a bit of clean cotton saturated in a solution of ammonia to the defective tooth. Sometimes the late sufferer is prompted to momentary laughter by the application, but the pain will disappear.
Alum reduced to a powder, a teaspoonful of the powder and an equal quantity of fine salt well mixed, applied to the gums by dipping your moistened finger in the mixed powder; put some also in the tooth, and keep rubbing the gums with it; it scarcely ever fails to cure.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: alum, ammonia, cotton, gum, gums, mouth, neuralgia, salt, teeth, tooth, toothache, whitehouse | Comment (0)