Archive | November, 2014

Holiday Sugar Shock

Almost everyone figures that the holidays are a time to loosen up a bit about what you eat, and there’s nothing wrong with reasonably partaking in some sweets. Nobody’s going to gain a pant size or develop a cavity because of the occasional holiday indulgence. However, you might be surprised by how much sugar is […]

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Celebrate National Floss Day in Style

We’re not sure if it’s great planning or great coincidence that National Floss Day is always scheduled right after Thanksgiving, one of the biggest food holidays of the year, but either way, dental floss deserves the accolades. For such a tiny piece of string, it has a huge impact on your oral health. But are […]

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3 Reasons Your Teeth Love Turkey Day

Family, fellowship and food are just a few of the reasons why we love Thanksgiving. While the food may be flowing at the Turkey Day table, the smiles are too! Believe it or not, your teeth love Thanksgiving just as much as you. Here are the top 3 reasons your teeth love Turkey Day: Pumpkins. Pumpkins […]

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Using Dental Benefits Out of State: A Go-To Guide

Whether your out-of-state kid in college has a toothache or you knocked out a tooth during the annual Turkey Bowl at grandma’s, Delta Dental of Arizona has you covered. Most of our dental plans allow you to visit a dentist anywhere in the U.S. and receive the same benefits you would receive at home. Although […]

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Why Diabetics are at Higher Risk for Gum Disease

  When most people around the Thanksgiving dinner table are happily enjoying pecan pie, candied sweet potatoes, and pumpkin bread, it’s easy to forget that people with diabetes have to be mindful of the high sugar content of every forkful. Unfortunately, that’s not the only thing they have to worry about. Whether they’re type 1 […]

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Turn Pregnancy Symptoms into a Smile

Pregnancy is a beautiful time, but the symptoms? Not so much. The smell aversions, the shrinking bladder, the gas and indigestion, the swollen fingers and feet, the bleeding gums… Apparently, it’s all part of the fine print you agree to when you’re growing a brand-new person. Thankfully, there are ways to deal with some of […]

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Happy Grinsgiving: What Makes You Smile at Thanksgiving?

Every year around turkey time, we’re asked, “What are you thankful for?” There are plenty of reasons to give thanks, but we want to know what makes you smile this Thanksgiving season. Is there a family tradition that makes you grin? What about a delicious dish? We asked our fellow Delta Dental of Arizona employees […]

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Something to Smile About: The Positives of Perfect Posture

Slouchy may be a good look for boots and boyfriend jeans, but it’s not a good look for your body. Standing or sitting in the right position affects more than your looks – it can impact your posture and smile. Posture Affects Jaw Alignment In recent years, researchers have shown an increasing interest in the […]

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Is Ebola a Concern for Dentists and Their Staff?

Since Thomas Duncan was diagnosed and subsequently died of Ebola last month, the disease has been the subject of national and local news coverage. Although there are no confirmed cases of Ebola to date here in Arizona, it is crucial that dental professionals are knowledgeable about the disease and stay up-to-date with infection control protocol. […]

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The Facts About Dental X-rays [Infographic]

Did you know that the X-ray was discovered on November 8, 1895 when Wilhelm Rontgen discovered the treated cardboard he was using in routine experiments glowed in certain situations? Two weeks later, he took the first picture using X-rays: the bones in his wife’s hand. Today X-rays are an important tool for dental treatment because […]

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