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Be a Proactive Planner with this Summer Insurance Checklist

Getting the most out of your dental coverage takes some planning throughout the year. Now that we are almost halfway through the year, what are some things you should do? Schedule Your Regular Dental Visits By summer you have likely had one dental visit, but if you haven’t, now would be a good time to […]

Smile Safety Tips for Summer Swimmers

As a former lifeguard with more than 12 years of teaching swim lessons and managing community pools under my belt, er, towel, I’ve seen my share of pool accidents. What many kids—and their parents—don’t realize is that lots of dental emergencies can happen near the swimming pool. Consider these daily scenarios and their risk for […]

Eat This, Not That: Summer Edition

Like many Americans, you’ll probably hit up your fair share of barbecues, cookouts, and picnics this summer. Though they’re sure to be filled with tempting treats, too many sugary foods and drinks can take a toll on your teeth over time. Here are a few better-for-you alternatives to consider the next time you find yourself […]

3 Refreshing & Guilt-free Summer Drinks to Try

June in Arizona can be tortuous if you’re not sitting by the pool with an ice-cold drink! Even though a Long Island Ice Tea or Tom Collins might be calling your name, why not try something new and exotic? Your friends will love you and your waistline and teeth will thank you! Farmers Market Margarita […]

Summer Foods to Make You Smile

Summer is a pretty sweet time to be a tooth. Not only is there plenty of delicious seasonal fare on the table, much of it will help keep your entire body, including your mouth, in tip-top condition. The teeth, gums and tissues that line the mouth and tongue and the bone that supports your teeth […]

Gearing Up for Summer Sports

With warmer weather and longer days, many people are much more active in the summer. Though you’ve probably already stocked up on sunscreen and summer sports gear in preparation, here are some precautions to take when it comes to your teeth, too: Use a Mouth Guard for Contact Sports Are your kids running the bases this summer? […]

3 Sports that Compromise Smile Safety

Kids and adults who compete in sports are more likely to maintain a healthy weight, have better mental health and develop stronger bones and muscles. But despite the benefits, dental health takes a hit when it comes to some sports. Basketball Contact sports require players to wear facial protection and mouthguards, but basketball requires no […]

Arizona Labor Day Getaways

Getting out of the office is good for you and it’s proven to increase productivity – so your boss should like it too. Plan some PTO or leverage your 3-day weekend for one of these summer vacation ideas. Waves Laying out by the lake or enjoying pool time is a great way to spend time […]

Do Teeth Make Good Bottle Openers?

Using your teeth as tools may be convenient, but it’s a habit that makes most dentists cringe. In fact, using your teeth for the following purposes could actually land you in the dentist’s chair: Bottle Opener Nothing makes the perfect summer couple quite like beer and BBQs. But while your friends may think it’s a […]

3 Heat Safety Tips For Outdoor Activities

The kids are out of school, but the mercury is rising. It can be challenging to find indoor activities to keep families entertained when it’s warm outside—especially when you’re all jonesing for a little Vitamin D. Even if your outdoor activities involve water play, it’s important to take precautions to ensure you and your kids […]

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