oral hygiene

‘Oil Pulling’: An Old Remedy is Getting a New Life

Posted on 03/25/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthCan swishing oil in your mouth for 20 minutes a day really whiten your teeth, sweeten your breath, improve your skin and get rid of your migraines? More to the point, is it even possible to swish oil in your mouth for that long without gagging? We’re talking about an ancient Indian folk remedy called oil pulling that suddenly has found new life, thanks to popular actresses trying it and social media sites such as Pinterest helping spread the word. Oil …

Can Flossing Protect You From Alzheimer’s?

Posted on 07/31/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAll those times the dentist nagged you to floss more? Maybe this will convince you to try harder. A new British study suggests that the bacteria from gum disease contributes to Alzheimer’s disease. First, some caveats: It was a small study — just 10 brain samples from people who died of Alzheimer’s, compared with 10 samples from people who died from other causes not dementia-related. Related: Blood Pressure Meds May Be Boosting Brain Power Also, the study, published in May …