Brushing your teeth twice a day is the first step in a good oral hygiene routine. If you’re already doing that, kudos to you! With all that brushing, you probably go through quite a few tubes of toothpaste each year. In 2018 over 146 million tons of waste landed in U.S. landfills, and plastics made […]
Consumer Checkup: Zero-Waste Toothpaste & Your Smile
Aloe Vera & Oral Health: A Home Remedy for Tooth Infection
If you’ve ever spent a summer in Arizona, you’re probably familiar with the painful sting of a sunburn. And nothing is as soothing to sunburned skin as aloe vera. But aloe vera can also benefit your oral health and be a good home remedy for tooth infection. That’s because the aloe vera plant has amino […]
Do Dental Probiotics Really Keep Your Mouth Healthy?
You’ve heard how probiotics can help your gut health, but did you know they may also improve the health of your teeth and gums? Dental probiotics, just like the kind of probiotics used to boost digestive health, help balance the amount of good and bad bacteria in your mouth. In fact, oral probiotics may help […]
What is a Dental Emergency?
We all know accidents can happen at any moment—even when you’re simply relaxing at home. It’s important to understand the types of concerns that need emergency care and which ones you can handle on your own. When it comes to your oral health, an emergency is often when treatment is needed to save a tooth, […]
Smile for the Camera: 10 Instagram-Worthy Spots in Arizona
Arizona has some of the nation’s most beautiful natural wonders! We put together a list of the top 10 most Instgrammable spots to help you explore the Grand Canyon State. Get your smile selfie-ready (using our tips below) and add these breathtaking places to your Instagram bucket list: Blue Canyon: Despite its name, this canyon […]
3 Reasons Your Mouthwash Burns (And What To Do About It)
We love the squeaky-clean feeling we get after swishing with a minty mouthwash. Mouthwashes and rinses can freshen breath and promote good oral health. But when they start to burn, it can be a cause for concern. There are two types of mouthwashes: Cosmetic mouthwashes and rinses can control bad breath and leave behind a […]
The 5 Best Arizona State Fair Foods for Your Teeth
What do tamales, avocados and Oreos have in common? They’re all deep-fried and served up at the Arizona State Fair each October! Many of us look forward to sinking our teeth into battered and deep-fried fair food all year long. If you’re looking to indulge, but don’t want to damage your smile, check out our […]
4 Ways to Avoid Developing Oral Thrush from Using an Inhaler
For some people, inhalers are a part of everyday life. Maybe you live with a condition like asthma, making the use of a handy medicine dispenser a regular occurrence for you. You’re probably aware of how to care for your inhaler. But what about your oral health? Did you know that inhalers are known for […]
Can Tooth Infections Kill You?
Can a toothache ever become so serious that it’s deadly? Some bacteria in our bodies are necessary and helpful, but others can cause harmful infections that lead to illness. If left untreated, the cavity-causing bacteria in our mouths is the kind that can be dangerous and even fatal. When bacteria from the food we eat […]
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 […]