Archive | May, 2014

9th Annual Golf4Smiles Tournament Raises Funds, Friends and Flags

During the early morning hours on Friday, May 16, workers raised new, crisp golf flags in the holes around both courses of Grayhawk Golf Club.  The flags carried the logos of the many companies that support the efforts of Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation. It was a beautiful, calm 77 degrees, the sun was just […]

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6 Gifts for the Dental Graduate in Your Life

Congratulations are in order to this year’s graduates of the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona and Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health at A.T. Still University. Midwestern University students will graduate on May 30, and Arizona School of Dentistry students will toss their caps in celebration on June 6. If you have a […]

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Toothbrush Travel Tips

Winter in Arizona may not be a snowy wonderland, but when summertime rolls around you might feel a bit of wanderlust. But as fun as they are, vacations can disrupt your oral health care routine. Being away from home can make it easier to neglect your oral health and may take a toll on your […]

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X-rays and Your Kids

If you’ve been to the dentist in the last 50 years, then you probably have experienced a dental radiography, better known as an X-ray. X-ray images are an important tool dentists use to diagnose dental diseases. However, all X-rays use ionizing radiation that can potentially cause damage. Though it is spread out in tiny doses, […]

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Bad Habit to Beat: Nail Biting

Nail biting may seem like an innocent habit, but this oral behavior is considered “pathological grooming” and often grouped with other habits like hair pulling and skin-picking. In fact, the American Psychiatric Association was even considering classifying severe nail biting as a mental disorder. Not only can nail biting affect your daily life, it can […]

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5 Things that Put Your Teen’s Oral Health at Risk

If you’re a parent of a teenager, you probably have more things to worry about than hours in the day. But it’s important for your teen to know the importance of dental health and the effects his or her behaviors can have on the teeth. Here are 5 of the most prominent causes of tooth […]

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May the Force be With You – But Not on Your Teeth!

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, Luke Skywalker and the Jedi battled with Darth Vader in a triumph of good over evil. In honor of Star Wars Day, let’s put down our lightsabers and pick up our toothbrushes instead. In tooth brushing, “force” doesn’t always mean your teeth become cleaner. In […]

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