Archive | 2014

The Perfect Mouthwash for a Minty Midnight Mouth

Are you ready to ring in the New Year with a smooch from your sweetie? Routine brushing and flossing are essential to a minty mouth. But if you’re looking for that extra pop of minty freshness, consider a mouthwash. There are dozens of mouthwashes on the market, all made to address different oral health conditions. […]

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Year In Review: 2014’s Top Teeth Moments [Infographic]

2014 is coming to a close – we’re only a few short days away from the New Year. There were some significant smile-centric stories this year – in popular culture, the dentistry world and everything in between! Let’s take a look back at 2014’s top teeth moments.  

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Dental Decoded: What Is An Annual Maximum?

Most dental plans have an annual dollar maximum. This doesn’t refer to the most you will pay out of pocket. Instead, this is the maximum dollar amount a dental benefit plan will pay toward the cost of dental care within a specific benefit period (typically January through December). The patient is personally responsible for paying […]

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Improvements in Dental Technology

Did you know that people have been driving cars longer than they’ve been using an effective toothbrush? According to the American Dental Association, the first nylon-bristle toothbrush wasn’t sold until 1938. Surprisingly, the Ford Model T—one of the first mass-produced automobiles—was sold 30 years prior. Cars are more computerized now, but automakers use the same […]

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Seeing a Dental Specialist: Understanding Why & When Your Dentist Gives Referrals

If your family doctor had concerns about your heart health and referred you to a cardiologist, you wouldn’t think twice. Your family doctor treats routine issues, but the cardiologist focuses on a specific area or issue—the heart. Similarly, your general dentist evaluates and treats routine oral health issues. If you have conditions that require advanced […]

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5 Smile-worthy Stocking Stuffers

Fill your holiday with tradition and your stockings with dental treasures. Check out our list of stocking stuffers perfect for season’s greetings grins! Toothbrushes Toothbrushes are a stocking staple. Buy a basic brush, electric model or even a singing toothbrush! We’re partial to this One Direction toothbrush because a healthy smile is What Makes You […]

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8 Arizona Holiday Events Guaranteed to Turn Scrooge into Santa

Since much of Arizona lacks the white, wintry blanket that helps many get into the festive spirit, it could take some extra effort to turn that holiday humbug’s frown upside-down. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of fun, family-friendly activities sure to bring out the smiles in everyone. If you love classic stories and theater, […]

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Holiday Sugar Shock

Almost everyone figures that the holidays are a time to loosen up a bit about what you eat, and there’s nothing wrong with reasonably partaking in some sweets. Nobody’s going to gain a pant size or develop a cavity because of the occasional holiday indulgence. However, you might be surprised by how much sugar is […]

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Celebrate National Floss Day in Style

We’re not sure if it’s great planning or great coincidence that National Floss Day is always scheduled right after Thanksgiving, one of the biggest food holidays of the year, but either way, dental floss deserves the accolades. For such a tiny piece of string, it has a huge impact on your oral health. But are […]

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3 Reasons Your Teeth Love Turkey Day

Family, fellowship and food are just a few of the reasons why we love Thanksgiving. While the food may be flowing at the Turkey Day table, the smiles are too! Believe it or not, your teeth love Thanksgiving just as much as you. Here are the top 3 reasons your teeth love Turkey Day: Pumpkins. Pumpkins […]

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