6 unusual ways to clean your teeth (1/6)

Forgot to pack your toothbrush? Save your smile with these six simple teeth-cleaning secrets


1. Seek cinnamon

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that cinnamon-flavored chewing gum reduces bacteria in the mouth. The reason? The gum contains cinnamic aldehyde (the compound that gives cinnamon it’s flavour and colour), a plant essential oil that inhibits the growth of cavity causing bacteria.

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New online: Backpack tips for back-to-school

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Zesty Guacamole

Ingredients1 large ripe avocado, pitted and mashed2 tomatoes, chopped1 lime, zest grated and juiced2 scallions, chopped1 garlic clove, crushed1 tablespoon chopped cilantro Directions Combine all the ingredients together shortly before serving. (Add 1⁄2 fresh green chili pepper, deseeded and finely chopped or a dash of Tabasco for a spicy kick.)Serves 4Nutritions CuisineSnacks and Appetizers