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A Straighter Smile Can Also Mean a Healthier Smile

Many of us get our teeth cleaned at a dental office at least twice a year.  Many times, the areas that we struggle trying to brush and floss are the same areas the dental hygienist struggles with as well.  Sometimes the problem can be poor restorations, but the majority of the time it is due […]

Hi, I’m Jim Wheeler and I’m the executive director of Tunes for Tots of Southern California. Here behind me you can see Mason Mercer singing. He’s one of our members here in Tunes for Tots of Southern California and what we do is we throw charity concerts for children’s charities all over Southern California, raising […]

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Dining in Downtown Del Mar never disappoints.  We are so lucky to enjoy outdoor dining nearly year round, but nothing beats these long summertime days for lingering on the patio enjoying savory sunset dinners. With an eye to the ocean, Prepkitchen Del Mar is located in the heart of the picturesque San Diego neighborhood of […]

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“Marketplace Grille” – Three of a Kind Marketplace Grille has opened their newest restaurant in Carmel Valley in the Piazza Carmel Shopping Center next to Villa Capri by Ace Hardware. A welcomed addition to the neighborhood, Marketplace Grille features tasty and healthy choices of mesquite grilled meats and vegetables served on their lovely patio or […]

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When a man comes into my dental office, I always ask them “Do you have a toothache or did your wife make you this appointment?” Inevitably the man responds “Yes” to one or both of the questions. Men are less likely than women to take care of their physical health, and according to studies and […]

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Everybody goes to Jimbo’s for their great organic food, but does everyone know how to cook these raw materials to extract the fullest flavor? That’s why Jimbo’s has started a monthly cooking class. This class is on the third Thursday of every month and is part of their community outreach program, here parents that are […]

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There was a very cool graphic that circulating on social media last week. The image visually demonstrates which corporations produce which pet foods. The major pets food manufacturers represented are Mars, Del Monte Foods, Nestle and Colgate-Palmolive. Perhaps you’re asking yourself, who cares who produces my dog’s pets food? We care. Dog food is not […]

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Dental practices and the public alike are navigating the maze of the Affordable Care Act  (ACA) also known as ObamaCare and how its healthcare mandates relate to dentistry.  As part of the ACA, dental care for children is cited as one of the 10 essential health benefits, but the reality is that pediatric dental plans […]

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Celebration Includes Folkloric Dancers, Mariachis and Special Sangrita Margarita Casa Sol y Mar, Diane Powers’ newest addition to the Bazaar del Mundo Restaurant Group, celebrates its one year anniversary in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center with a day of festive entertainment and a month long margarita special. Thursday, May 22, diners will enjoy colorful […]

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  Here is our latest Meetup event for May 2014.   Meet a few of our contributors and hear what they have to say about The Carmel Valley Life and what it has done to promote their business by social media networking.   The Carmel Valley Life gets together with the contributors on a monthly basis for a meetup to discuss new strategies, products, and things […]

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Dirty Dogs Day Announced in San Diego County Local dog wash, Dirty Dogs will not soon forget the date of their recent Bark After Dark fundraiser. On Wednesday night, the family-owned business received the County’s Live Well San Diego award in front of their two- and four-legged guests. As part of the ceremony, Supervisor Dave […]

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The early years of a child’s life are challenging.  Making a child’s dental visits “easy” for both the child and the parent is a goal of mine.  I like to start seeing the children at the age of 2 for a meet and greet appointment.  These appointments are usually the parent’s cleaning appointment and the […]

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