How To Find The Perfect Dentist Match For Your Family

Good oral health is a foundation that you want to start as early as possible for your family, and that means getting help from a good dentist. However, if you’re starting from ground zero, this can be difficult. Choosing a dentist requires a lot of thought and research, but here’s some ways to break the process down.
What Do I Need?
Let’s take a moment to dispel a few myths. Finding a dentist is not hard, at least, as not as hard as it used to be. We live in a time where you can access individual dentist websites as well as use databases from organizations like the American Dental Association to narrow down options in your immediate area. Review platforms like Angie’s List and Yelp make it easy to get opinions from a variety of spectrums (though you may need to filter through a bit of bias before finding an opinion to listen to). The difficulty isn’t in finding a dentist, but finding one that is a match. Yes, you want someone who’s skilled at their craft. This is bone part of a larger relationship.
Wondering where to start? The best thing you can do is try and work through the opinions of others. Ideally, this would be a family member, friend, or colleague who has seen the dentist in question before. If this isn’t an option, there are plenty of platforms like Angie’s List or Yelp where people will post their reviews. Sometimes, it pays to sift through the reviews to find the best ones, but these will often be the best way to get a rounded picture of what a business has to offer—and a dentist fits the bill. The best thing you can do is try to see as many examples of reviews as possible, ideally from those with a similar profile to you. For example, do you plan on seeing a family dentist? Look for reviews from people with children
For example, the largest thing keeping people away from the dentist in the U.S. is not fear, but cost. As a result, you need to make sure before starting your search to have a good grip on what your finances are as well as what insurance you have. Choosing a good dentist does you little good if you can’t afford them, sadly.
What Do I Want?
For example, look at the webpage of this dentist in Albuquerque who offers convenient appointments for families. This business is clearly catering for families of all kinds, including morning and evening appointments, as well as same-day appointments for emergencies? Think about the things a dentist provides that you value most in order to narrow the field when your search gets underway.
Along with this is something a bit more esoteric: what type of style do you like from your medical practitioners? For example, some people prefer just getting in and getting out, with minimal time lost. In this case, a larger practice with the resources to take care of you quickly will be a better choice. On the other hand, some people want to feel like part of a family, with a dentist who knows them personally as well as a patient. A smaller practice will likely be a better fit.
In addition, your other medical history may play a role in whether or not a dentist is a good match for you. Did you ever wonder why a dentist asks for your full medical history whenever you start seeing them, as well as updates year-by-year? Sure, part of this is due to the fact that you don’t want different treatments or medications interacting with each other. But another important aspect is the fact that oral health has been proven to be related to more and more conditions in the rest of the body. It may be worth it to alert your dentist so they can keep their eyes open for any relevant aspects to the rest of your condition.
Picking a dentist is often an imperfect process, and you may need to go through a few different people in order to find the match you want. However, a dentist does a lot more than just clean your teeth. They take care of an important facet of your health, with bearings on other parts of your body. Any time you spend finding the right one for you and your family is time well spent.

Fighting Stains This Holiday Season

This Holiday season has been a lot to handle. The cooking and messy toys, wine spills, it has been never ending. My daughter just got a new slime kit for christmas and that has been very overly messy around the house, getting on everything. Fighting Stains is going to be simple this year.

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Thankfully I am well stocked on Biz Stainfighting products for the year. I have been in action getting my house ready and sparkling for the new year.

Every December one of my biggest goals is to clean the carpet for the New Year. Start of fresh and new and I always treat the stains with Biz Stainfighter before I get the carpet cleaner out. Biz helps pre treat the stains and gets them almost gone making it so much cleaner and easy.

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More about Biz Stainfighter:
Biz was the first enzyme based pre-soak and color-safe bleach that Moms have trusted to remove stains from the family’s laundry, for more than 40 years. Different types of stains need different ingredients to clean them. Science shows that there is no one single ingredient that cleans everything well. So why doesn’t every brand put all of these ingredients in? Probably because it costs more to do that. But BIZ didn’t cut corners here… BIZ has more stainfighters than other brands. That’s why it works better.

Have you tried Biz? Let me know what you think and check out their site.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as a Biz Ambassador. All opinions are 100% my own.

We are Keeping The Flu At Bay This Year

This Year my family is keeping the flu at bay, we have had our flu shots. I know you can still get sick and with kids in school it is more likely to happen so I am stocked up on everything I need for this flu season.

From Headaches to runny noses, stomach aches and sleepless nights. These Pfizer products take care of all your childs cold symptoms.
As a mom of three, If one kid gets sick then my whole house gets sick.

I love Pfizer products because they are so easy to use and its a trustworthy brand all moms love. So far this fall and cold season we have been lucky to not get any illness in my house. I know that will change though, as soon as it gets a bit colder.

Children’s Advil® Suspension, Grape (ages 2-11)
Children’s Robitussin ® Day and Night Cough Relief value pack (Ages 6+)
Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free (ages 6+)

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I absolutely love the the value pack. It helps so much when my kids are sick. Keep them cough free during the day, and lets them sleep at night when their noses are running and they are coughing all night.
The Children’s Dimetapp is a multi flu symptom, and helps with all flu symptoms like watery and itchy eyes, sneezing, and more.
Children’s Advil is perfect to keep fevers down, and headaches and pains away.

Pfizer products can be found at most retailers nationwide. Read more about these products here.

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

Butterball Turkey Giveaway ($20 towards your holiday meal) 11/15

Every year I partner with Butterball, to giveaway Butterball Turkey checks on my blog. They are amazing and hep with the costs of a nice Thanksgiving dinner. This year Im doing it again. Butterball has some amazing things going on for Thanksgiving 2017.

Butterball always wants to make sure you are having the best Thanksgiving you can. All that matters is that you have your family and friends to share it with, but of course everyone wants that perfect meal.

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Butterball has so many ways to help:

Text Help (844-877-3456): Send the Turkey Talk-Line a text! Holiday cooking text help will be available starting Nov. 1, with extended hours starting the week of Thanksgiving.
Facebook and Twitter: Help is available through the Butterball Facebook and Twitter pages with tips, special savings and more.
Pinterest: Find Thanksgiving recipe inspiration for your holiday celebration on the Butterball Pinterest page.
Instagram: Follow Butterball on Instagram to get a behind-the-scenes look, recipe development for our Thanksgiving meal and more.
Live Chats: Engage with turkey experts through Live Chats on Butterball.com during November and December and receive real-time suggestions and advice.
Butterball App: Download the free Butterball Cookbook Plus™ app on your Apple or Android device to get recipe ideas and cooking advice at your fingertips.
Email: Contact the Talk-Line via email by visiting Butterball.com.
1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372): Turkey Talk-Line experts will be available this season starting November 1, 2017, through December 24, 2017, to answer questions and assist all Thanksgiving cooks.

Amazing how much help they give to help get your holiday meals ready.

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I am giving away 2 Butterball Turkey gift checks (a $20 value towards your meal).

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Why Biz Stain Fighter Works On Everything

My kids are getting old and the stains are getting worse. Sports bring grass stains, having tweens brings makeup stains. The ultimate dreaded crafts stains, and slime stains. So I have been using Biz Stain fighter on every load of laundry I use.

Tougher stains I will pretreat overnight and then wash in the morning. So here is the Question: Does Biz really work on everything.

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I have used Biz Stain fighter on upholstery, carpet, clothes, rugs, and even different stains. Slime, chocolate, pasta sauce, juice, and grass. So far it has worked wonders. Some stains you have to treat a few times but it does come out. Biz Stainfighter is also a lot less money than other brands making it perfect to stock up and save.

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I do laundry so much with kids in the house. This is usually my daily set up. Laundry with Biz on the side to make sure I don’t forget to add it to every load.

You can fine Biz Stain fighter at most retail locations near you or online at their website.

Disclosure: This is a compensated post as a ambassador for the Biz Brand. All opinions are 100% my own.

5 Kid Emergencies You May Have To Face As A Parent

While having a kid is a great blessing, it is not always smooth sailing. Kids are difficult, and you never know what sort of situation you are going to face throughout the course of raising them. There are plenty of emergencies you may face as a direct result of having kids, and it’s important that you are prepared for all of them. Below are 5 emergencies that your kids may face one day, and how you can help them to deal with it as their parent.

A Bad Breakup
While not a true emergency for you perhaps, it will feel like one for your kid. Breakups are tough no matter how old you are, but they can be especially bad for teenagers. Teenagers tend to be more emotional, and as a result the breakup feels more intense. As a parent, it’s going to be your job to console your child, and help them to get back on their feet. Don’t belittle their feelings, and give them time to process everything. It may seem like they are overreacting, but to them they are behaving normally. Just be patient and kind, and your child will get through it.

They Are In A Car Accident
Another situation that comes along with teenagers is when they learn to drive. No matter how well you prepare them, there is always the possibility that they get into a car accident. If you’re lucky, it will only be a minor one, with some small damage to the car and no one getting hurt. Whatever the situation though, your child will likely need you there to help them get through their accident, telling them what to do. Car accidents are scary, especially if you have never been in one before, so be prepared to drive out to wherever your kid is and help them out once they learn to drive.

A Medical Emergency
The one thing every parent fears is something happening to their child. Perhaps they get sick, or they are injured in some way. It’s going to be a scary time for you as a parent, but you’ll need to work past it in order to help your child. They may need a ride to the doctor or hospital, or perhaps help getting better. The best thing you can do is ensure that they get the help they need, and that you are there for support along the way. If you’re fortunate, your child will be back to their normal selves before long.

They’re Arrested
Unfortunately, kids are not perfect. They are going to make mistakes along the way, and as a parent you can only hope that they learn from them. However, there may come a time when you get a phone call in the middle of the night from your kid, telling you they have been arrested. Perhaps they are facing drug possession charges, or they were caught drinking under age. When this happens, try to stifle your anger until you get the situation worked out. Head on over to the police station, and find a lawyer if need be. Hopefully the crime was something small, and the worst punishment your kids will have to face will come from you.

A School Related Emergency
Finally, unless you are homeschooling your child, there may come a time when there is a situation at your kid’s school. Perhaps they became sick during lunch, or they got into a fight with another student. You’ll likely have to take time out of your day to go to the school and figure out what comes next.

If you work at a job that is unlikely to let you leave in the middle of the day to head to your kid’s school, it’s important to have someone you can call during an emergency like this to go and pick up your kid. You hope this never happens, but in the event that it does, it’s good to have a plan in place.

Be Prepared For All Scenarios
There’s no telling what will happen with your kid as they grow up. But what is certain is that it is not going to be a smooth ride. You’ll have to leave work on short notice sometimes, or head on over to the scene of a car accident in the middle of the night. It’s hard to plan for things like these, but there are a few things you can do.

Always make sure you cell phone is charged and on, so that your child can reach you. Next, have some savings built up in case your kid needs it, or you need to miss a few days of work. Finally, help your kid learn from any mistakes they make, so that you don’t have to deal with the same situation again in the future. If you can do little things like this, you’ll be better prepared should any emergency arise with your kids.

Go Back To School With Elmer’s Glue and Expo 9/25

School starts tomorrow for us and as a parent I’m excited for them to get back and learn. I know they are excited to see friends and get into a routine. Depending on schools the supply list can be never ending. Thankfully Elmer’s Glue and Expo have always been trusted brands parents trust.

Some new products that these great brands have just in time for back to school this year are:

Elmer’s is taking craft projects to the next level with Disappearing Purple Liquid School Glue that goes on purple but dries clear so teachers can see exactly where students are gluing. Its Re-Stick Glue Stick allows for the repositioning of items for up to five minutes to make sure projects come out great!

EXPO Dry Erase Markers with Ink Indicator With its clear ink barrel, teachers – and their students – can see exactly how much ink is remaining. Other product features include high visibility and low odor ink. Also available in six bold and bright colors: Black, Blue, Red, Green, Purple, and Lime.

I have never been a great crafter or even helping my kids with their school projects I always glue something wrong. These Re-stick glue stick is amazing as you can replace the picture anywhere within 5 minutes and it will still stay.
The Expo markers are great no more guessing if the marker is dried out, out of ink, or just not working.

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Pfizer Products Keep Kids Healthy This summer

My kids have been all over this summer, between friends houses, school functions and camp. Its hard to keep track of what they are touching or if they are around other sick kids. Having Pfizer products on hand has alway done my family well to keep germs and sickness away all year.

Ive been lucky to keep most sickness at bay this summer with camps. Unfortunately my son went to the park with friends all day. the next day he was sick, it was really hard on him since it is summer and he had to stay in for being sick. With playground equipment though if a kid is sick, and touches anything everyone is at risk of getting those germs.

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Children’s Advil® Suspension, Grape (ages 2-11)
Children’s Robitussin ® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief (ages 4+)
Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free (ages 6+)

Having these products on hand all summer has been a blessings, for sickness, headaches, and the common cough. If my kids aren’t being there normal super hyper selfs then I know they are coming down with something its the easiest way to tell.

You can read more about Pfizer products and there campaign Sick Just Got Real.

Disclosure: This is a compensated post on behalf of Pfizer products. All opinions are 100% my own.

Micro Cotton Elite Bath Towels Keep you Cozy

Everyone loves a hot bath or shower, unfortunately most of my towels are small and don’t wrap around properly or are super thin. I like to be able to relax and just lay around in a towel for a while. So having a super plush towel is a must.

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I was send the Noble Elite Micro Cotton Elite Bath Towel set to try out. This brand new product line features ultra-absorbent and plush wash cloths, hand towels, bath towels and bath sheets. Supremely soft, amazingly absorbent and luxuriously lofty, the Noble Excellence Micro Cotton Elite Towel Collection is constructed using Micro Cotton’s decades of experience.

These towels are so soft I fall asleep whenever I lay down with one after a bath. Plus they are super long and comfortable. I love that you can get a entire matching set in one. Body towel,bath towel, hand towel and rag all in one set.

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I’m 5’2″ and the body towel goes covers goes down to my feet when wrapped around.

The sizes are incredible:
Body towel approx: 39X72
bath towel approx: 30X56
hand towel approx: 20X30
wash cloth approx: 13X13

The Micro Cotton elite towels soak up 50% more absorbency then regular towels, So you dry off quick.

This bath set is available exclusively at Dillards for $77 a set or pick individual pieces.

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received for this post. Products were provided review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Sonic New Flavor Funnels and boneless wings

If your like me you absolutely love the Sonic commercials on TV. They have me laughing every time. Growing up in AZ we lived right around the corner from Sonic Drive In and went there all the time. Then I moved to the East Coast and there wasn’t one around. Now that I am back on the west coast, I am excited to eat there again.

Just in time for Sonic is introducing their new Flavor Funnels.

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Flavor Funnels are new and added to Sonic Blasts. Choose from Carmel, Chocolate, Oreo Stuffing, and Peanut Butter. With Blast Flavor Funnels, a delectable funnel of flavor at the center is surrounded by hand-mixed Real Ice cream making each Blast a treat within a treat.

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They were amazing although I couldn’t really see the Flavor Funnel. The ice cream alone was so good and had tons of Oreos in it. I had my kids with me so we tried each flavor and they loved it.

I also tried out some of their new boneless wings which comes in 6 different flavors. Including Garlic Parmesan, Hot Honey, Pineapple Habanero, Asian Sweet Chili, Buffalo, Honey BBQ. Boneless and crispy made to perfection.
I tried the Honey BBQ and buffalo. They were perfect and I am going to be ordering more for Football games.

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You can add the flavor Funnels to any Sonic Blast for 50 cents more. Plus right now Boneless wings are B1G1 free on 12 and 24 piece orders after 5pm Mon-Thurs. Visit Sonic For more Information.

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Disclosure: A gift card was supplied for my visit to Sonic. No other compensation took place. All opinions are 100% my own.

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