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. […]
The Perfect Mouthwash for a Minty Midnight Mouth
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 which is why it’s important that you […]
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 […]
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, […]