1. Tooth-friendly Guide to the Iowa State Fair’s Fare

    July 30, 2015

    Enjoy all the food that the state fair has to offer! Just be mindful of your teeth.The Iowa State Fair is weeks away!

    And if you’re a foodie like us, you’ll be excited to know that 15 new foods will be introduced to the 2015 Fair. While we personally can’t wait to dig in and try the Apple Pie on a Stick or Ultimate Bacon Explosion, it’s important to keep teeth top of mind.


  2. The Out-of-Network Dentist Dilemma: How to Help Employees

    July 23, 2015

    What happens when an employee wants to visit an out-of-network dentist? Here are a few things you can do to help:Are you responsible for managing your company’s benefits? Maybe you’re an HR professional for a large corporation, or perhaps you’re a multi-tasking small business owner. Either way, your employees rely on you to help them navigate their health insurance plan.


  3. I Scream, You Scream, Your Teeth Scream for Ice Cream!

    July 21, 2015

    Ice cream is America’s favorite dessert! Your teeth might not be fond of all the sugar, but you don’t have to skip this summer treat:Ice cream is the cherry on top of the dessert sundae. In fact, ice cream is the most popular dessert in America. So what makes a scoop so sinfully sweet? Unfortunately, We tend to crave our ice cream treats because most commercial ice creams are high in fat content and added sugar.


  4. Yearly Eye Exams: Visions of a Healthier You

    July 16, 2015

    Make sure to get your eyes checked every year to ensure overall health.If you have perfect vision, there’s no need to have an eye exam.



  5. There’s Something in the Water: Swimming Pools and Your Teeth

    July 14, 2015

    Chlorine might not be your teeth’s best friend, but don’t let pool chemicals prevent you from diving in!Cannonball! From workouts to water slides, pools provide endless hours of splashes and smiles.

    It’s no secret that most pools contain chlorine, a chemical used to kill germs. You might be surprised to learn chlorine can cause more than itchy eyes and green-tinted hair. Pool water chemicals can create brown deposits on your teeth, also known as “swimmers’ calculus.


  6. Camp like a Boss with these 5 Glamping Gadgets

    July 9, 2015

    Will you be “glamping” in the great outdoors this summer? Make sure to bring along these 5 dental gadgets!Many people think of summer camping trips as a way to escape our technology-driven world. While that’s still true for those ready for a wilderness adventure, some savvy campers are using technology to enhance their outdoor experience. Sleeping under the stars can now be a 5-star experience, and there’s even a term for it — “glamping.


  7. The Crucial Sunscreen Step You’re Probably Skipping

    July 7, 2015

    Protect that pout! Learn how you can defend your kisser from sun damage and skin cancer: Picture perfect days call for outdoor time. Time to slap on the sunscreen! Once you grease down, your skin is ready to enjoy one-on-one time with the sun. But aren’t you forgetting something? (Hint: It’s not your back).


  8. Low Maintenance Mouths Still Need Dental Coverage

    July 2, 2015

    Dental coverage benefits everyone, even if you don’t have major dental issues! Here’s why:You take care of your teeth and don’t have any major dental issues. If you’re one of the 108 million Americans that lack dental coverage, you might ask yourself,

    “Do I really need it?”

    Yes, you really do. Here’s why:


  9. Teens and the Advantages of Risk-taking

    June 30, 2015

    Believe it or not, there is a reason why teenagers act like…well..teenagers: dramatic brain changes experienced during adolescence may explain increased exploration and risk-taking. (more…)

  10. Insurance Decoder: 3 Benefits to Benefits

    June 25, 2015

    June is bustling, filled to the brim with some of our favorite holidays: National Smile Month, Summer Solstice and Father’s Day. Our favorite celebration this month is probably a day you’ve never heard of – June 28th is National Insurance Awareness Day.

    You might not be as excited as we are, but before you hit the back button on your browser, double check to make sure you’re not missing out on the benefits of dental coverage: (more…)

  11. Iowa Sunshine Benefits Your Smile

    June 23, 2015


    The heat is finally here!

    Soaking up the Iowa sun is a surefire way to make any person smile. But did you know the rays actually benefit your grin? (more…)

  12. Healthy Smile Hack: Summer Dentist Appointments

    June 18, 2015

    Recognize this short list of smart strategies?

    • Arrive at the DMV the minute it opens.
    • Buy next year’s holiday decorations the day after Christmas.
    • Cook meals in bulk and freeze the rest.

    Well, here’s another life hack: Schedule a dentist appointment this summer. Summer break is the prime time to send every family member to the dentist. Why?