Dental care doesn’t have to break the bank. Use these fun idioms to help you budget:

3 Sayings to Help Budget Your Next Dental Procedure

We all know that sometimes dental care can be costly.

Luckily, there are ways you can budget for your next dental procedure. We’ve adapted 3 of our favorite idioms to help you pinch a penny and prep financially:

These foods will help your students make the grade!

Back to School Foods that Boost Brainpower

Studying and snacking go hand-in-hand. Feeding kids hummus over sweets affects their smile, body and brain. Younger years are critical for cranium development, so use these tips to provide proper nutrition this school year.

Can you feel the love tonight? You can with these date ideas:

Date Night for Virginia Lovers

Escape with your Virginia lover this summer. The weather is warm and the nights are long. Everything has to be perfect, including these 3 date night details:

How you can have dental coverage while under Medicare.

Navigate the Medicare Dental Dilemma

Emotions run high for pre-retirees. The retirement cloud comes in 2 forms—one part white and fluffy (no more work!) — another dark and ominous (no more benefits?).

Here’s 1 rule for the babysitter must follow: the kids need to brush their teeth.

1 Rule Babysitters Shouldn’t Break

Upon returning home from “date night,” you may not think to ask the babysitter, “Did they brush their teeth?”

Sending little ones to bed without brushing may not seem like a big deal, but less than 30 years ago, neither did buckling kids into car seats. And you would never let someone drive your children without a car seat. Look into the future: Cavities are nearly 100% preventable and brushing twice a day should never be skipped.

Your smile can make or break the first impression.

Firsts A Smile Can Make or Break

It takes one-tenth of a second to make a first impression. That’s 100 times faster than it took you to read this sentence. But what happens in that blink of an eye? When meeting someone, one-third of Americans notice teeth before any other facial feature. And first impressions matter. That initial snapshot captures key elements of the truth, according to psychology research.

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When Pica Strikes: Substances Not for Snacking

When you reach for a snack, you may grab an apple, a cup of yogurt or cheese and crackers – not a stick of chalk. But for people with pica, an eating disorder that causes cravings for nonfood substances, those unorthodox eats are all too real.

Pick up your crayons and print out these free coloring pages!

Adult Coloring for Kids at Heart + PRINTABLE PAGES

Fanny packs and Crystal Pepsi aren’t the only things making a comeback. Coloring books are back—but in a grown-up way. And these new bestselling books are drawing attention. 12 million adult coloring books sold in the last year alone, according to Nielson.

Dental health can directly affect an athlete’s performance. Learn how:

Poor Oral Health Can Mean No Olympic Medals

The life of an elite athlete means to win it all, you have to have it all: the talent, dedication, coaching and nutrition. After all, Michael Phelps didn’t win 18 Olympic gold medals just by wanting it. Success is marginally measured in the elite arena. Swimmers don’t shave until a competition in hopes of shearing mere milliseconds off their time. And just like skipping a day of training, poor oral health can be the difference between podium and last place.

Accidental fraud happens. Learn what you can do to avoid an accident:

How Your Practice Can Avoid Non-Intentional Dental Fraud

Accidental fraud happens. Learn what you can do to avoid an accident: