Healthy Mouth, Healthy Mind?

  “All areas in his life were being negatively affected, and to my horrific dismay, even his teeth were deteriorating!” recalled practicing dental hygienist Lisa Stillman in RHD Magazine. Stillman’s son was diagnosed with schizophrenia at 19-years old. Her son is just one of many individuals with a severe mental illness (SMI) that will face […]

The Stinky Truth About Queen Elizabeth I

There are various items in modern day society that the innovation and convenience of go greatly under appreciated. Have you ever stopped to wonder what it would be like if there was not a man to come by and pick up your garbage once a week? How about a toilet that flushes or paper towels? […]

Sugar can wreak havoc on your dental health.

America’s Sugar Addiction & Its Effect on Oral Health

Meet Larry Hammons, a Kentucky native that has a serious infatuation with soda. Larry is barely 18 years old, yet needs 26 of his remaining teeth to be extracted and replaced with dentures.   “As a kid, I was never worried about my teeth and I would take a pop everywhere I went,” Larry recalls […]

Dental team working with a patient.

Myths About Fraudulent Dentists

There is a lot of negativity surrounding dentistry. A general disdain for dentists is pretty prevalent in society.   For instance, the popular website, BuzzFeed has a gif filled article titled, “21 Things Everyone Who Hates the Dentist Will Understand.”  It goes through a list of dental bashing. Hating people in surgical masks, getting anxious […]

oil pulling What is oil pulling and can it really help improve your dental health?

The Scoop on Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is a new fad in “DIY” medicine, where people swish with oil for about 20 minutes a day. Advocates of oil pulling claim that it whitens teeth, improves gum health, reverses cavities, and cures hangovers, along with helping with a range of other ailments.   There are a lot of big claims about […]