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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? […]

Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Mix-and-Match Fruit Popsicles

Popsicles are everyone’s favorite ice-cold summer delight. While we invite icy indulgences on occasion, sugary treats can be harsh on your teeth. And unfortunately, most pops are loaded with added sugar and artificial dyes. Instead of shunning sweets all summer, why not give your favorites a makeover? Try these popsicles that will please both pearly whites and […]

The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Dental Work

Access to basic preventive dental care is available to many Americans, but more complicated procedures can come with a price tag.  To compensate for convenience and cost, some Americans are opting for “Do-It-Yourself dentistry.” Whether through instructional videos or mail-order kits, adults of all ages are trying teeth DIYs. The truth is that most dental DIYs […]

5 Smile-worthy Arizona Hiking Trails To Try ASAP

Is your ongoing goal to get fit and stay fit? Step outside of the gym and onto the trails. Every hour you hike can burn up to 530 calories. And lucky for you, Arizona’s geological diversity is a hiker’s haven. From the Grand Canyon to the Sedona forests, there are hundreds of trails to hike […]

3 Products You Shouldn’t Leave in a Hot Car

Surviving summer in Arizona consists of constantly rushing indoors seeking a/c, or running outside only to dive into the pool. But while you’re cooling off, your car’s indoor temperatures can rise to 160 degrees in just minutes. And just like you during yard work or that dreadful walk through the parking lot to your car, […]

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