Archive | 2013

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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Fill ‘Em Up: 2 Tips for Healthy Halloween Teeth

The day of indulgence is finally here. If your kids are like most, they have probably been talking about all the candy they’re going to eat. Your child may even have a list of which candies he will eat first, followed by a second and third choice. While we will not tell you to deprive […]

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Don’t Gag! Going to the Dentist Isn’t that Bad

Do you find your gag reflex in high alert when you go to the dentist? It’s embarrassing and uncomfortable, but you’re not alone. About one in five of us experience the gag reflex during a dental exam. Many people are nervous when they go to the dentist. That’s pretty common. During your treatment, your dentist […]

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Head and Neck Cancer Can Hurt your Mouth

Cancer: it is a terrifying word when you hear it. The one thing that never entered my mind as I began to battle melanoma, a form of skin cancer, was that my teeth and mouth would also be under siege. After two surgeries and facing radiation and drug treatment, I was wisely referred to my […]

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Tricky Treats: Dentist’s Candy of Choice

Halloween sure is a scary holiday – and not just because of the ghosts and goblins seen traipsing around your neighborhood. It’s a scary holiday because of the terrifying treats we hand out to all the children. Now I know what you are thinking – it’s only one day, candy is not so bad, or […]

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National Dental Hygiene Month: 3 Ways to Keep Your Dental Hygienist Happy

Dental hygienists are one of the main reasons behind our beautiful smiles. They keep our teeth healthy and help us smile with confidence that enhances our face value. Many times, you can’t wait to get out of the dental chair to show off your newly pearly whites. Since they keep you smiling year round, here […]

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Breast Cancer: Chemotherapy and Your Mouth

Chemotherapy is a common treatment option for breast cancer. While early treatment undoubtedly can help save your life, it is important to be aware of the effects it can have on your oral health too. What is Chemotherapy? Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment option. It is used to kill cancerous cells, but it also tends […]

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