Archive | November, 2013

Oral Health Problems Associated with HIV and AIDS

For those who have HIV and AIDS, dental problems are common because their immune systems have trouble fighting off infections and disease. But it’s not all bad news. Many oral health problems can be successfully treated. If you are diagnosed with HIV or AIDS, make sure to schedule a dentist appointment to discuss your personal […]

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A Tooth Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, spend time with your loved ones and EAT! Fortunately, many of the foods we eat for our Thanksgiving dinner are good for our health. Unfortunately, there are always the bad guys lurking around the corner. While we would never suggest you skip that sweet slice of pumpkin pie, […]

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5 Tips to Help You Quit

Smoking is an addiction that develops into a dangerous psychological habit. As time passes, the act of smoking becomes mechanical and the habit is ingrained in the daily routine. It is automatic for a habitual smoker to light a cigarette during break-time or with coffee in the morning. The “pleasant feeling” of nicotine on the […]

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The Future of Dentistry

As a sponsor of the Phoenix Business Journal’s Healthcare of the Future event, Delta Dental of Arizona recognizes that healthcare is becoming more innovative as a result of new technologies. Not so surprisingly, dental offices are also in on the game. With the use of lasers and other new equipment and materials, dentists are carving […]

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3 FAQ’s About Oral Health and Breast Cancer

With the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Journey kicking off in Phoenix tomorrow, our hearts are with all the brave people battling this devastating disease. If you have recently been diagnosed, here are three frequently asked questions about the effects cancer treatment can have on your oral health. Q. I will be undergoing treatment for breast […]

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2 P’s to Avoid: Periodontal Disease and Pre-Diabetes

Many people have the misconception that taking care of your oral health only affects your teeth. Unfortunately, our bodies work as a system, and poor oral health inevitably leads to poor overall health. Pre-diabetes is only one of the many systemic connections between mouth and body. Denmark researchers found that people who had gum disease […]

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