Archive | September, 2014

Evaluating Dental Plan Options

Purchasing dental insurance can be a daunting decision. It may not be easy to determine which plan and coverage options best meet your needs. At first glance, two plans may seem exactly alike. In actuality, they could be very different, especially if the two plans are offered by competing carriers. Here are four areas you’ll […]

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Yellow is a Nice Color for Leaves, Not Teeth

Driving up north to see the leaves turn beautiful colors is one of the best things about fall. Watching your teeth turn colors isn’t quite as fun! If your teeth don’t look as bright white as they used to, don’t worry – discoloration is common. Even if you floss daily and brush the recommended two […]

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Root Canals vs. Dental Implants

Your teeth have been killing you so you head to the dentist to investigate the pain. After your appointment, your dentist gives you the bad news – you have an infected tooth. At this point, it’s safe to say you’re not jumping for joy. Your dentist will likely give you two treatment options to replace […]

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5 Tips for Aging Gracefully

What do you, a fine wine and George Clooney all have in common? These are all things that get better with age! While many of us loathe blowing out birthday candles each year, it’s time to change that way of thinking and embrace your age. Start with these 5 simple ways to age gracefully and […]

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Denture Care Do’s and Don’ts

Nearly 45% of Arizonans 18 and older have had permanent teeth extracted – and 13% of Arizonans 65 and older have had all of their teeth extracted. Fortunately, there are many options for replacing lost teeth, whether it’s a few, or all. However, even if the teeth are artificial, they still need some TLC. Here […]

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8 Great Books to Read on International Talk Like a Pirate Day

There’s one activity most families do each night after they brush their teeth and before they turn in at night: read a bedtime story! In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19, we’ve chosen 8 books about these notoriously toothless swashbucklers that you’re sure to enjoy! Several even mention pirates’ horrible […]

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Exercise: The Fountain of Youth

Have you ever heard the phrase, “You’re as young as you feel?” If you find yourself feeling your age, it might be time to get active! Even though there are no roadmaps to good health, starting and maintaining an active schedule can contribute to healthier bones, a healthier body, and yes, a healthier smile. Healthier […]

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Ways to Keep Tailgates Tooth-Friendly

When the days get a little shorter and the weather gets a bit crisp, it can only mean one thing – tailgating! (You thought we were going to say, “fall is here,” didn’t you?) Whether you’re grilling in a stadium parking lot or just having some friends over to watch the big game, here are […]

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Dental Pre-Treatment Estimates: What Are They & When To Get Them

  If you’ve ever had car troubles, you’re familiar with the concept of an auto repair estimate. The mechanic runs a few diagnostic tests and inspects the vehicles for performance issues and hands you a paper that lists the recommended repairs and their associated costs. Occasionally, the repairs may cost a little more (or even […]

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Pack a Mouth-healthy Lunch Your Child Will Actually Eat

School’s been in session for a month and you’ve finally gotten back into a rhythm. After you’ve double-checked your children’s homework, you’re likely to start prepping the next day’s lunch. Are you loading that lunchbox with tooth-friendly foods? While we know daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing are essential to a healthy smile, nutrition […]

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