Would You Pay A Higher Price For Toothpaste That’s Fluoride Free?

Would You Pay A Higher Price For Toothpaste That’s Fluoride Free?

We all want healthy teeth and an attractive smile, but how much are you willing to pay for chemical free toothpaste?

“Australian personal care company Aesop recently released a toothpaste infused with sea buckthorn, cardamom, and wasabi.”

Expensive Toothpaste vs Dr. Visits

In modern day, natural products are all the rage, but at $17 for just one tube of toothpaste, many would consider that a luxury, not a necessity. Many people might be looking for chemical free toothpaste, but thinking about how many tubes you’d buy in just one year, the cost can add up quickly. Regardless of if a person is able to afford this luxury toothpaste, dental visits should never be skipped. No toothpaste or any kind of at home care can compare to your regular doctor’s visit. So whichever oral hygiene products you choose, just remember your dentist is a necessity.

To learn more about Aesop’s new toothpaste refer to Is $17 toothpaste worth the price?

Downtime for kids vs. after school activities

Downtime for kids vs. after school activities


In today’s world it’s important to have balanced children. When it comes to activities and downtime it can be tricky to decipher what is best for your child and find that happy medium. We’ve found a great article that gives the pros and cons of each.

Downtime vs. Actvities

“You probably don’t need to worry that your child is overscheduled or that the number of activities in which he participates will have a negative impact on him. However, me time remains an essential part of everyone’s life and plays an important role in children’s development—so make sure to schedule some unscheduled time into your child’s life regularly.”

This article is a great read! In general today’s children are far more involved in extracurricular activities than twenty years ago, but we feel this is a good thing in moderation. It helps kids to be well adjusted and achieve higher goals. However, downtime is just as important as everyone needs some time to recharge.

Not All Children Are Getting The Dental Attention They Need

Not All Children Are Getting The Dental Attention They Need

Growing kids have growing teeth, gums, and everything else in their precious little mouths. That means they need extra attention especially while they’re still learning how to properly care for their oral health. Unfortunately, a study found that certain children are less likely to get the care they need.

“Children in care, including those in foster and residential care, have double the rates of urgent dental treatment and are half as likely to attend dental services as the general child population. Children in care are also twice as likely to have a tooth extraction under general anaesthetic [sic].”

Every Child Deserves Proper Care

While it remains uncertain the exact reasons as to why children in care are not receiving this vital medical attention, one thing is clear, no child should go without regular visits to the dentist. Oral health is just as important as the rest of a child’s health. While adults should also make regular visits whether or not they do so is ultimately up to them. A child’s health, however, is in the hands of the adults responsible for them. So no matter what a child’s circumstance, oral hygiene should always be a top priority.

To learn more about the differences in dental health for children in care refer to New study finds stark differences between dental health of kids in care and general child population.

After-School Programs A Necessity For Modern Families

After-School Programs A Necessity For Modern Families

With federal budget cuts on the way, after-school programs are on the chopping block. So many families need these programs, but the government (or current administration) may not understand why.

“In today’s economy, millions of children live in homes where their caretakers are away trying to make a living. After-school programs provide better choices once kids are out of class. Not only do these programs keep kids safe and off the streets, but they also provide educational benefits.”

Financial Necessity or Choice?

With two working parents whether by choice or financial necessity so many families rely on these after-school programs to get by. Some can’t afford after-school daycare even if it’s just for a few hours. Even further, after-school programs are highly beneficial to kids. They can teach them avid social skills, give them the ability to complete their homework, offer tutoring options for children struggling in school, and even just keep kids out of trouble and having fun in a safe environment. Even as children grow older and can legally be at home alone, that’s not necessarily their best option.

Schools often receive a lot of budget cuts and after-school programs can be the first to go, but if children really are the future, then the country needs to find a way to put them first and keep these free programs in place. Just because a family can’t afford to pay for an after-school program doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be able to reap the benefits of one.

To learn more about the benefits and options of after-school programs refer to Bring after-school activities to kids.

What’s The Hottest Growing Crop Today? Hops

What’s The Hottest Growing Crop Today? Hops

The world has a whole new generation of legal drinkers and what exactly do they want? Craft beer. While prior generations have favored mass-produced beers and chain restaurants, the new generation craves the individuality of IPAs and local breweries. This has called for an increase in the production of a certain crop—hops.

“At present, the majority of hop production is in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. In the past five years, United States hop production has increased 72 percent, spreading growth to other states including New York and Michigan. As of June, Nebraska has 39 strung acres of hops under production, which increased 15 acres since 2016. Today the United States has a total of 54,135 acres of hops under production.”

Hops are crucial in beer making and it sounds like if millennials have a say, its demand isn’t going away anytime soon. While drinking has always been a vital part of most adults’ social lives, it’s now becoming so in a different way. Once upon a time friends were just sharing a beer, but now they’re discussing every aspect of their individual beers. It’s all about trying what’s new and rejecting what you can find everywhere you go. They want beers to be unique and local because craft beer is officially a hobby.

To learn more about the increasing demand for hops refer to Hops gaining popularity as a speciality crop.

Regular Dental Appointments Are Important

Regular Dental Appointments Are Important

Most people hate going to the dentist, and no one is blaming you, but does that mean you should blow off your check-ups? Absolutely not, but why not?

“The Academy of General Dentistry wants to remind consumers that regular dental check-ups cover much more than hygiene and are important to maintaining your overall health.”

A routine visit should be performed every six months in order to maintain proper dental care. Oral hygiene is essential to your overall health as many diseases can start in the mouth as bacteria enter on a daily basis. While at home cleaning such as brushing your teeth, flossing, and using mouthwash are also extremely vital to your health, you can’t cover your complete oral health on your own. That’s the first reason why professional cleanings should not be missed.

Further than just your oral hygiene though, going to the dentist can detect or even prevent a large variety of conditions from developing. Your mouth can actually be the first sign of a larger problem in your body. So as much as you hate that half an hour you spend under those bright lights, skipping a visit shouldn’t be an option.

To learn more about the importance of regular visits to your dentist refer to How regular dental check-ups prevent disease and save consumers money.