Monthly Archives: February 2015

What does Cactus taste like and where can you get it?

Prickly pear cactus has been a staple of the Mexican and Central American diet for thousands of years. In parts of the U.S. it has been gaining popularity as an exotic, gourmet and healthy addition to one’s diet. They grow wild throughout the American southwest, down to South America and … Read More

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How you know you’ve lived in Phoenix for a while

Phoenix has long been known as a city of immigrants, both from other US cities and from other parts of the world. But, there are many natives here, and over the past few years, it has developed its own history and folklore. If you’ve been here a while, you’ve become … Read More

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The 5 hardest hikes in town

Recently, National Geographic named Phoenix among the top 15 cities in the US for hiking. Thanks to our unique landscape, getting to a challenging hike is often less than an hour’s drive from wherever you are in the valley. Here’s a list of the five most challenging treks around the … Read More

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Upcoming Broadway plays to hit the Valley

Broadway theatre hit its golden age just after the depression in the 1920s, and the plays that have taken place in the past 100 years in Manhattan’s theater district are considered the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world. Fortunately for residents of the valley, we have venues … Read More

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Fun ways to celebrate St Patrick’s day in the Valley

There may not be any Blarney Stones anywhere near the Valley of the Sun, but we still know how to celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick! Phoenix St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Family Faire The Phoenix St. Patrick’s Day Parade began in 1984 and includes marching bands, Irish step … Read More

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Best lip balms for healthy lips

Valentine’s Day is coming, and on top of making the dinner reservations and planning the perfect evening, you want to make sure you’re ready when you and your significant someone start getting closer, and that your lips and mouth are in great shape. Although we’re fortunate to enjoy mild winters … Read More

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Sugar-free, healthy valentines treats

Valentine’s day is the day to indulge in romance with your significant someone, but if you’re looking to stay tooth-friendly while indulging your sweet tooth, here are a few ideas for some sugar-free treats. Chocolate Cake (yeah, that’s right, it’s sugar free) Ingredients: 2 cups of brown rice flour or … Read More

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Don’t like your smile? Here are ways you can fix it

Full mouth reconstruction, full mouth rehabilitation and full mouth restoration are terms that are  used interchangeably to describe the process of rebuilding or restoring some or all of the teeth in your upper and lower jaws.  Full mouth reconstruction typically involves general practices, such as placing crowns, bridges and veneers … Read More

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Our Favorite Teething Remedies

While some babies don’t seem to be affected by teething, others are fussier than usual when the first symptoms of teething appear.  This usually happens right around the six-month mark, but it’s perfectly normal for the first tooth to come in anywhere between 3-12 months.  By the time your little … Read More

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Does gum really help teeth stay clean?

It has been a long-held belief that chewing gum can help clean your teeth, especially after a meal.  It makes sense that the act of chewing increases saliva flow, which washes away food and other debris, and also neutralizes acids produced by bacteria.  That is true, but it’s the type … Read More

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