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I was unsure of trying this years ago because baking soda is mildly abrasive but then I thought well so what most toothpaste is even more abrasive. It's a great way to avoid fluoride. It essentially polishes your teeth while killing bacteria. It will whiten your teeth if you have surface stains from beverages but if the stains are the result of antibiotics that is a deep stain and you will need to bleach your teeth. I tried it mixed with sea salt and my teeth were not only whiter but they looked like I had just left the dentists office for a cleaning. Try it it's cheap and works great!
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The Gipsies showed on TV how to use regular Bleach on a Q-tip and cfarefully rub the teeth . The resut is in SECONDS ! Rinse to protect gum .
Yes , I did it and it works .
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The Gipsies showed on TV how to use regular Bleach on a Q-tip and cfarefully rub the teeth . The resut is in SECONDS ! Rinse to protect gum .
Yes , I did it and it works .
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Bleach scares me gasp

I should elaborate. I'm allergic to it. So I won't be trying that one.

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"Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak."

"But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of"
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The Gipsies showed on TV how to use regular Bleach on a Q-tip and cfarefully rub the teeth . The resut is in SECONDS ! Rinse to protect gum .
Yes , I did it and it works .
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Bleach scares me gasp

I should elaborate. I'm allergic to it. So I won't be trying that one.
 Quoting: _Obsidian_


Thanks for the tip.
I tried whitening strips once and they made my front teeth
super sensitive for a couple of days. It hurt like hell just to breathe.

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How about banana peal? Anyone try whitening that way?
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Cool info!

Is there a ratio for how much baking soda and salt to use?

Also, what about the bleach -- is it straight? How much do you use?

Thanks.
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The Gipsies showed on TV how to use regular Bleach on a Q-tip and cfarefully rub the teeth . The resut is in SECONDS ! Rinse to protect gum .
Yes , I did it and it works .
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Bleach scares me gasp

I should elaborate. I'm allergic to it. So I won't be trying that one.
 Quoting: _Obsidian_


Thanks for the tip.
I tried whitening strips once and they made my front teeth
super sensitive for a couple of days. It hurt like hell just to breathe.
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I guess I wasn't the only one. My teeth and gums hurt like hell too. I also had a ton of small white dots on my lips it was disturbing. Never again. Can you imagine what it does to the insides? we are bound to swallow at least a little bit of it. I had a stomach ache and a head ache after using them and my lips gums and teeth were in agony.
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"Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak."

"But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of"
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How about banana peal? Anyone try whitening that way?
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I tried it for a couple days then ran out of bananas lol. I didn't do it long enough to really see results. It tastes kind of nasty. But surely beats white strips I may try this again.
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"But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of"
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Cool info!

Is there a ratio for how much baking soda and salt to use?

Also, what about the bleach -- is it straight? How much do you use?

Thanks.
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I used a couple tablespoons of baking soda in a bowl and I slowly add drops of water until it forms a slight paste. If its watery you've added too much just add a little more baking soda. You don't want to do it without mixing it well because it will seem harsh. I lightly sprinkle the sea salt. In other words I don't measure anything I just go at it like a mad chemist tounge
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"But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of"
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The Gipsies showed on TV how to use regular Bleach on a Q-tip and cfarefully rub the teeth . The resut is in SECONDS ! Rinse to protect gum .
Yes , I did it and it works .
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Bleach scares me gasp

I should elaborate. I'm allergic to it. So I won't be trying that one.
 Quoting: _Obsidian_


100+ years ago the rich would go to dentists to get their teeth bleached - until it was discovered that bleach destroys the enamel and rots the teeth.


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The Gipsies showed on TV how to use regular Bleach on a Q-tip and cfarefully rub the teeth . The resut is in SECONDS ! Rinse to protect gum .
Yes , I did it and it works .
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Bleach scares me gasp

I should elaborate. I'm allergic to it. So I won't be trying that one.
 Quoting: _Obsidian_


100+ years ago the rich would go to dentists to get their teeth bleached - until it was discovered that bleach destroys the enamel and rots the teeth.


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It's very likely that that is true. I personally avoid it its a lot of money to fork out.
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"But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of"
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How can my teeth be Polish?...they're teeth.
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How can my teeth be Polish?...they're teeth.
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That was clever and kind of cute! haha tounge
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In microbiology in college, I learned the best thing to brush your teeth with is a solution of banking soda and peroxide.

Yeah, it's SUPER nasty. Don't swallow, that's for sure!

But I haven't been to the dentist in 7 years and still no problems. That's how long I'm out of college and I've never had a cavity!

I should mention that I only do this once a week. If you try it, you'll know why. For the rest of the week I brush with fluoride free toothpaste.
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In microbiology in college, I learned the best thing to brush your teeth with is a solution of banking soda and peroxide.

Yeah, it's SUPER nasty. Don't swallow, that's for sure!

But I haven't been to the dentist in 7 years and still no problems. That's how long I'm out of college and I've never had a cavity!

I should mention that I only do this once a week. If you try it, you'll know why. For the rest of the week I brush with fluoride free toothpaste.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24883093


Thank you for your post! That inspires me to keep at it for the long haul!


As for your flouride free toothpaste do you use Toms? I got a few tubes when it was on sale for a buck or two at big lots. Not sure if they have it still and not all of their varieties are flouride free. I found one or two that are and I really like them.

hf
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"Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak."

"But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of"
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I was unsure of trying this years ago because baking soda is mildly abrasive but then I thought well so what most toothpaste is even more abrasive. It's a great way to avoid fluoride. It essentially polishes your teeth while killing bacteria. It will whiten your teeth if you have surface stains from beverages but if the stains are the result of antibiotics that is a deep stain and you will need to bleach your teeth. I tried it mixed with sea salt and my teeth were not only whiter but they looked like I had just left the dentists office for a cleaning. Try it it's cheap and works great!
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Regular baking soda has aluminium? in it. Better get some health food store approved stuff.
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I was unsure of trying this years ago because baking soda is mildly abrasive but then I thought well so what most toothpaste is even more abrasive. It's a great way to avoid fluoride. It essentially polishes your teeth while killing bacteria. It will whiten your teeth if you have surface stains from beverages but if the stains are the result of antibiotics that is a deep stain and you will need to bleach your teeth. I tried it mixed with sea salt and my teeth were not only whiter but they looked like I had just left the dentists office for a cleaning. Try it it's cheap and works great!
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Regular baking soda has aluminium? in it. Better get some health food store approved stuff.
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That is a good point! I didn't think about that.

Also, if I try adding peroxide like the above poster recommended I will probably pick up the food grade peroxide. The other one is probably not very healthy.

Thank you guys!
"Only one candle left to burn now, before the darkness comes"

"Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak."

"But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of"
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I'm glad I posted this. I want to post as many things that can actually help people especially things that can save you guys time and money. I'm all about being thrifty. The majority of you guys here at glp are intelligent and of very good nature. I want to contribute to the site.


hf
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"But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of"
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Any tip for removing bong resin from teeth?
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In microbiology in college, I learned the best thing to brush your teeth with is a solution of banking soda and peroxide.

Yeah, it's SUPER nasty. Don't swallow, that's for sure!

But I haven't been to the dentist in 7 years and still no problems. That's how long I'm out of college and I've never had a cavity!

I should mention that I only do this once a week. If you try it, you'll know why. For the rest of the week I brush with fluoride free toothpaste.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24883093


Thank you for your post! That inspires me to keep at it for the long haul!


As for your flouride free toothpaste do you use Toms? I got a few tubes when it was on sale for a buck or two at big lots. Not sure if they have it still and not all of their varieties are flouride free. I found one or two that are and I really like them.

hf
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Yeah, Toms is what I use. Actually I just found out my store sells two different flavors: peppermint and "black jelly bean". That's not what it's called but that's what it tastes like. And if you don't like black jelly beans, then YUCK!

So I have to finish up that but from now on I'll be checking to make sure I have the right flavor!

I can explain the whole theory behind baking soda...

Basically, your saliva has calcium in it, ready to re-calcify your teeth at any time. Meanwhile, bacteria is breaking down the food you ate that's now stuck in the crevasses of your teeth. As the bacteria breaks the food down, through its metabolic process, it releases acid. This acid waste from bacteria is what breaks down your tooth enamel.

So, the idea of baking soda is to scrub your teeth with a mild abrasive. This will scrape away all the plaque. But with the peroxide, you not only want to scrape away the plaque, you also want lower the bacterial count in your mouth. Peroxide is an oxidizer, and as such, I personally think it's more effective than mouthwash.

What you are doing is balancing the environment out in your mouth. You'll never kill off all of the bacteria there--the bacteria is a natural flora of your body. But you want to try and make sure your saliva rebuilds the enamel faster than the bacteria can break it down. If things get out of balance, and the bacteria breaks down your tooth faster than your saliva is able to repair it, you get a cavity.

Just a warning--I'd say don't use baking soda or peroxide more than once a week. You want to scrape away a plaque layer on the enamel and reduce the bacterial growth, but if you do it too often, you'll start to grind down your enamel, and you definitely don't want to do that!
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I was unsure of trying this years ago because baking soda is mildly abrasive but then I thought well so what most toothpaste is even more abrasive. It's a great way to avoid fluoride. It essentially polishes your teeth while killing bacteria. It will whiten your teeth if you have surface stains from beverages but if the stains are the result of antibiotics that is a deep stain and you will need to bleach your teeth. I tried it mixed with sea salt and my teeth were not only whiter but they looked like I had just left the dentists office for a cleaning. Try it it's cheap and works great!
 Quoting: _Obsidian_


Regular baking soda has aluminium? in it. Better get some health food store approved stuff.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 780544



That is a good point! I didn't think about that.

Also, if I try adding peroxide like the above poster recommended I will probably pick up the food grade peroxide. The other one is probably not very healthy.

Thank you guys!
 Quoting: _Obsidian_



I use food grade but its at 12% so you have to cut it 3 parts water to one part per oxide.
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Any tip for removing bong resin from teeth?
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Yeah, put it in brownies and give your teeth and lungs a break tounge

Nevermind the sugar rots teeth I tried to help lol
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"Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak."

"But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of"
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Any tip for removing bong resin from teeth?
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Yeah, put it in brownies and give your teeth and lungs a break tounge

Nevermind the sugar rots teeth I tried to help lol
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did stop but stain remains
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In microbiology in college, I learned the best thing to brush your teeth with is a solution of banking soda and peroxide.

Yeah, it's SUPER nasty. Don't swallow, that's for sure!

But I haven't been to the dentist in 7 years and still no problems. That's how long I'm out of college and I've never had a cavity!

I should mention that I only do this once a week. If you try it, you'll know why. For the rest of the week I brush with fluoride free toothpaste.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24883093


Thank you for your post! That inspires me to keep at it for the long haul!


As for your flouride free toothpaste do you use Toms? I got a few tubes when it was on sale for a buck or two at big lots. Not sure if they have it still and not all of their varieties are flouride free. I found one or two that are and I really like them.

hf
 Quoting: _Obsidian_


Yeah, Toms is what I use. Actually I just found out my store sells two different flavors: peppermint and "black jelly bean". That's not what it's called but that's what it tastes like. And if you don't like black jelly beans, then YUCK!

So I have to finish up that but from now on I'll be checking to make sure I have the right flavor!

I can explain the whole theory behind baking soda...

Basically, your saliva has calcium in it, ready to re-calcify your teeth at any time. Meanwhile, bacteria is breaking down the food you ate that's now stuck in the crevasses of your teeth. As the bacteria breaks the food down, through its metabolic process, it releases acid. This acid waste from bacteria is what breaks down your tooth enamel.

So, the idea of baking soda is to scrub your teeth with a mild abrasive. This will scrape away all the plaque. But with the peroxide, you not only want to scrape away the plaque, you also want lower the bacterial count in your mouth. Peroxide is an oxidizer, and as such, I personally think it's more effective than mouthwash.

What you are doing is balancing the environment out in your mouth. You'll never kill off all of the bacteria there--the bacteria is a natural flora of your body. But you want to try and make sure your saliva rebuilds the enamel faster than the bacteria can break it down. If things get out of balance, and the bacteria breaks down your tooth faster than your saliva is able to repair it, you get a cavity.

Just a warning--I'd say don't use baking soda or peroxide more than once a week. You want to scrape away a plaque layer on the enamel and reduce the bacterial growth, but if you do it too often, you'll start to grind down your enamel, and you definitely don't want to do that!
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You are very well informed! :-) I love posters like you. You make this site worth coming to!!
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"Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak."

"But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of"
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The Gipsies showed on TV how to use regular Bleach on a Q-tip and cfarefully rub the teeth . The resut is in SECONDS ! Rinse to protect gum .
Yes , I did it and it works .
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I was wondering if that would work, why not? Maybe even dilute with it a little water. But when doing what you oughta, add acid(bleach) to the watah. Have wet washcloth right there to wipe bleach off. I have no idea if this is safe. I'm going to do more research before trying it.
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In microbiology in college, I learned the best thing to brush your teeth with is a solution of banking soda and peroxide.

Yeah, it's SUPER nasty. Don't swallow, that's for sure!

But I haven't been to the dentist in 7 years and still no problems. That's how long I'm out of college and I've never had a cavity!

I should mention that I only do this once a week. If you try it, you'll know why. For the rest of the week I brush with fluoride free toothpaste.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24883093


Thank you for your post! That inspires me to keep at it for the long haul!


As for your flouride free toothpaste do you use Toms? I got a few tubes when it was on sale for a buck or two at big lots. Not sure if they have it still and not all of their varieties are flouride free. I found one or two that are and I really like them.

hf
 Quoting: _Obsidian_


Yeah, Toms is what I use. Actually I just found out my store sells two different flavors: peppermint and "black jelly bean". That's not what it's called but that's what it tastes like. And if you don't like black jelly beans, then YUCK!

So I have to finish up that but from now on I'll be checking to make sure I have the right flavor!

I can explain the whole theory behind baking soda...

Basically, your saliva has calcium in it, ready to re-calcify your teeth at any time. Meanwhile, bacteria is breaking down the food you ate that's now stuck in the crevasses of your teeth. As the bacteria breaks the food down, through its metabolic process, it releases acid. This acid waste from bacteria is what breaks down your tooth enamel.

So, the idea of baking soda is to scrub your teeth with a mild abrasive. This will scrape away all the plaque. But with the peroxide, you not only want to scrape away the plaque, you also want lower the bacterial count in your mouth. Peroxide is an oxidizer, and as such, I personally think it's more effective than mouthwash.

What you are doing is balancing the environment out in your mouth. You'll never kill off all of the bacteria there--the bacteria is a natural flora of your body. But you want to try and make sure your saliva rebuilds the enamel faster than the bacteria can break it down. If things get out of balance, and the bacteria breaks down your tooth faster than your saliva is able to repair it, you get a cavity.

Just a warning--I'd say don't use baking soda or peroxide more than once a week. You want to scrape away a plaque layer on the enamel and reduce the bacterial growth, but if you do it too often, you'll start to grind down your enamel, and you definitely don't want to do that!
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You are very well informed! :-) I love posters like you. You make this site worth coming to!!
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Thanks!

Ok, well let me just say one last thing, and that is the difference between plaque and tartar.

Plaque is that mixture of tooth enamel and acid--it's a film that you want to try and get rid of by scrubbing your teeth with baking soda. However, if you don't get all of the plaque, this plaque eventually builds and more and more acid breaks down more of the tooth. When enough of the tooth has broken down, you get tartar. Tartar is the advanced version of plaque and can be identified as calcium chips--literally rocks--on or between your teeth.

Tartar is much worse than plaque, and baking soda will NOT remove tartar. This must be removed with a dental pick. Rinsing your mouth with white vinegar or apple cider may soften tartar or even dissolve it slightly and make it easier to remove, but if you have any buildup of tartar, something is wrong that needs to be corrected.
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I've been making my own toothpaste. Super easy.

Combine 1/2 baking soda and 1/2 coconut oil.

Add a couple drops of peppermint oil and you're good to go!
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Oh be sure to get aluminum free baking soda. Bobs red mill is the brand I get. Organic coconut oil too!
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Re: Whiten And Polish Teeth Naturally And Safely With Baking Soda!
The Gipsies showed on TV how to use regular Bleach on a Q-tip and cfarefully rub the teeth . The resut is in SECONDS ! Rinse to protect gum .
Yes , I did it and it works .
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I was wondering if that would work, why not? Maybe even dilute with it a little water. But when doing what you oughta, add acid(bleach) to the watah. Have wet washcloth right there to wipe bleach off. I have no idea if this is safe. I'm going to do more research before trying it.
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I would not recommend this, but I could be wrong. Look into it for yourself.

Bleach is a BASE, not an acid BTW.
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Re: Whiten And Polish Teeth Naturally And Safely With Baking Soda!
I've been making my own toothpaste. Super easy.

Combine 1/2 baking soda and 1/2 coconut oil.

Add a couple drops of peppermint oil and you're good to go!
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Thank you I'll give this a try!! hf
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