These common summer activities may have serious dental health consequences!

3 Surprising Summer Staples That Can Damage Your Smile

We’ve heard it all before: “Summer’s sugary treats can harm teeth” and “Running on a pool deck can result in dental disaster.” However, there are other summer staples that can damage your smile if you’re not careful. Watch out for these 3 not-so-predictable smile pitfalls this summer:

You have a right to a second opinion. Things to consider beforehand:

3 Must-Dos Before You Get a Second Opinion

An unconventional outfit choice. A serious diagnosis like oral cancer. Repeat dental work to fix the same problem. High treatment costs. They’re all examples of when you may want a second opinion.

When it comes to the health of your smile, you’re entitled to the best dental care possible.

Here are 3 tips to help when your unsure about a dental procedure and are considering a second opinion:

May The Teeth Be With You—Behind The Scenes Star Wars Trivia

May the Teeth Be With You: Behind the Scenes Star Wars Trivia

The award-winning Star Wars franchise has some serious bite. Literally. So listen up, saga super fans—you may learn something new.

Oral care can now be delivered right to your door!

Oral Health On-Demand is a Thing Now. Here’s Why:

Netflix was the birth of delivery-on-demand. Fast-forward to 2K16 and you’ll find there’s a box subscription for every niche. Oral health (which is way more important than monthly nail polishes) has joined that army of recurring delivery services. So yes—we’re all for at-home oral health care on demand. Here’s why:

Your kids are ready to leave for college…almost. Here’s one thing you may have forgotten:

1 Last Task Before You Become An Empty Nester

With 18 years of school behind them and summer ahead of them, we’re willing to bet your kids are more concerned with a healthy tan than health insurance. That’s where you come in.

Caring for your children and aging parents isn’t easy. These tips can help:

Caught in the Middle: Insurance Tips for the Sandwich Generation

It seems strange to place middle-aged adults in the same category as BLTs and PB&Js. But instead of 2 slices of bread, adults are finding themselves financially “sandwiched” between 2 generations: their children and aging parents.

We can’t wait to “taco” ‘bout these healthy recipes:

3 Smart Swaps for #TacoTuesday

74% of Americans cite Mexican as their favorite cuisine. This Americanized fatty favorite doesn’t have to be so sinful. Many foods that benefit our bodies also benefit our teeth. Your body is a system—healthy eating patterns can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. So make the most of your Mexican with these get-fit recipes:

Children with Autism can struggle at the dentist. Here are some tips to make their appointment easier:

Caring for Autistic Smiles

Unless the dentist has been a part of your child’s life since age 1, chances are that a visit will be frightening for a young child. If your child has autism, it can make his or her first dental visit even more difficult.

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Kids Dental Day: Getting kids excited about the dentist

We recently sat down with Dr. Vicki Fidler, a family dentist located in Seattle. She’s been a dentist for 20 years and graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1995.

We wanted to learn more about Dr. Fidler’s practice and how she works to make her patients feel comfortable—especially the children. Every quarter, Dr. Fidler’s office hosts a Kids Dental Day where the entire office is transformed into a giant, kid-friendly smile celebration!

4 healthy habits from the garden:

The Definitive List of Why We Dig Gardening

Your smile, body and psyche give gardening 2 (very enthusiastic) green thumbs up. Here are all of the blooming benefits that growing can give Y-O-U: