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15Jan/17
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Mouthwash Buying Guide

Mouthwash Buying Guide

With poor dental health habits like taking strong odor foods and skipping brushing and less care about teeth many of us facing dental issues like Cavities, Gingivitis and mainly bad breath.

You should be very careful in using the mouthwash as over usage will lead to killing the good bacteria in your mouth also try to avoid using alcohol based mouthwashes, they are highly prone to oral cancer. Because reduced levels of good bacteria in your mouth will be vulnerable for oral diseases.

Choosing a right Mouthwash

Choosing a right mouthwash is very difficult and should take advice from a dentist. But in general, when you are suffering from :

  • Only bad breath… go for breath freshening mouthwashes.
  • Gum related problems… go for anti-bacterial mouthwashes.
  • Cavity related problems… go for mouthwashes with fluoride.

There is no mouthwash as an all-rounder you should choose the best suitable one for your condition.

Conclusion

Mouthwash is a good option to reduce odors and control the bad breath. In market generally we can find 2 types of mouthwashes Cosmetic and Therapeutic. Cosmetic mouthwash controls the bad breath and the therapeutic mouthwash is used for gum and cavity problems.

Before concluding the topic few good habits to follow are:

  • Don’t rinse with mouthwash immediately after brushing your teeth.
  • Go for fluoride based mouthwashes.
  • Try avoiding alcohol based mouthwashes.
  • Change the mouthwash if you observe any difficulty while using it or consult a dentist for advice.
15Jan/17
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Rice Buying Guide | Rice Types

Rice Buying Guide

The most common ingredient of India kitchen is Rice. Based on location and their habits people use different types of rice. Actually there are thousands of rice types available in all over the world.

Types of Rice – By Size

Based on the size of the rice grain we can broadly categorize into 3 types:

  • Long Rice : When the length of grain is more than 3 or 4 times of the width then we can say it as long rice.
  • Medium Rice : When the length of grain is around double of its width then we can say it as medium rice.
  • Short Rice : When the length of grain is all most same as the width then we can say it as short rice.

Types of Rice – By Color

When we classify the rice based on its color then the following are few most famous types of rice.

  • White Rice : This is most commonly used type of rice in all places. This is also called as milled rice or polished rice. When the hull and bran layers of the grain is removed then we can say it is polished rice.
  • Brown Rice : When only hull layer is removed and heeps the bran layer we can call it as brown rice. It is very healthy when compared with polished rice since it keeps all the good qualities of bran layer.
  • Red Rice : This type of rice also maintains its bran layer which gives the reddish color to it.
  • Black Rice : Some call this as forbidden rice and mostly used in chinese receipes.
  • Wild Rice : This is not actually a rice grain but is treated as rice and is most commmonly used in North America.

Types of Rice – By Aroma

Few rice types gives a pleasent smell when cooked the following are the common types you can find:

  • Basmati Rice : Most commonly used rice in Indian receipes particularly used for special items.
  • Jasmine Rice : Its a Thai special when cooked its very soft and tastes good.

Forms of Rice

Based on the processed types and techniques we can classify the rice into following forms:

  • Rough Rice : This is the original whole grain with all layers of it unremoved means direct produced one. We can’t consume rice in this form.
  • Brown Rice : When we remove the top layer of rice grain i.e. hull layer then we can call it as Brown rice this can be cookedd and consumed but takes more cooking because of its thick bran layer.
  • Milled Rice : This is very common form of rice consumed all over India which is polished throughly to remove the both hull and bran layers of grain.
  • Parboiled Rice : This is also one of the common rice form used alternative to milled rice. This is generated by compressing the rough rice with hard steam and then it is polished.
28Dec/16
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Water Purifier Buying Guide

Water Purifier Buying Guide

With growing industrialization we are all facing issues with water pollution. We should be very careful to use purified drinking water. There are lot of water purifiers available in the market which are made with different type of technologies/purification methodologies.

When you want to buy a water purifier first you need to know the different types of water impurities.

  1. Muddy Water : Physical impurities like dirt, dust and sand etc.
  2. Bad Color, Taste & Odor
  3. Bacteria and Virus : Biological contaminants
  4. Hard Water : Water with more dissolved solids like calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, bicarbonates, chlorides, and sulfates

Generally in market we found many purifiers with different price range. The price range depends on the purification technique the purifier used.

Let’s take a look at the major types of water purification techniques..

  1. Activated Carbon filter Purifier

    The porous nature of the carbon (charcoal) helps to absorb chlorine and pollutants such as pesticides. Generally, household carbon filters come with a lining of activated silver that kills bacteria.

  2. Chlorine

    Chlorine releases hydrochloric acid, which reacts with the microorganisms and kills them. However due to its negative effect on health this technique is not used now a days.

  3. UV (Ultra Violet)

    UV light (minimum level radiation) is passed on water to kill bacteria and other microbes by attacking the DNA in cells. These filters remove pesticides by up to 99%. It won’t use any chemical so it does not change water taste also cost effective and inexpensive require less maintenance.

  4. RO (Reverse Osmosis)

    Reverse Osmosis (RO) system offers a multi-stage filtration of water by combining active carbon and also particle filtration. Good for water containing high TDS level. RO is mostly used in houses because is is able to remove all kind of impurities from water such as dissolved salts, bacteria, and germs.

  5. Universal 

    These are with a combination of multiple purification technologies like : RO+UV, which is more effective to clean all types of impurities that may not be purified with single purification technique.

16Sep/16
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Air Conditioner Buying Guide

Air Conditioner Buying Guide

Nowadays everyone is trying to own an air conditioner because of the raising temperatures we have. An air conditioner cools the room by maintaining the temperature. A refrigerator is nothing but an air conditioner for a small area. In market we can find so many types of air conditioners with different capacities. Continue reading

16Sep/16
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Air Cooler Buying Guide

Air Cooler Buying Guide

The best option to face the heat in India is to have an Air cooler. It is best because of large number of middle class families who can’t afford the AC prices. You can find different types of air coolers from so many manufacturers in market. The technique of evaporating the air is cheap, natural and environmental friendly. Let me brief about these in this topic.. Continue reading

13Sep/16
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Washing Machine Buying Guide

Washing Machine Buying Guide

Purchasing a washing machine is a long term investment for around 15 years, so before taking any decision you should consider your growing needs of your family. Next step is to consider your budget as it plays major impact on your decision. Once you decide your budget it is very easy to move on.

You will find numerous numbers of models in market to choose from with a great range of budget starting from 5,000 to 80,000. As your budget increases the quality of wash, comfort and more features you get. Continue reading