Archive | 2014

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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Dental Decoded: 4 Common Dental Insurance Terms Defined

If dental insurance terms confuse you, you’re in good company. A 2013 survey found that 51 percent of U.S. adults were unable to accurately define at least one of these common insurance terms: premium, deductible and copay. At Delta Dental of Arizona, we are committed to helping you understand your dental benefits and your oral […]

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Mouth Healthy Recipe: Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

Ingredients 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt ½ tsp cinnamon 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1 cup buttermilk 3 large egg whites ¼ cup canned pumpkin 2 tbsp sugar-free maple-flavor syrup 1 tsp vanilla 2 tsp oil Nuts such as walnuts or pecans (optional) Cooking spray Directions Mix the […]

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Treat Yourself: It’s National Chocolate Day

Everything’s better with chocolate, especially on National Chocolate Day! Not only is chocolate delicious, it’s one of the best sweets for your teeth. Chocolate dissolves quickly in the mouth and can be eaten easily, which decreases the amount of time sugar stays in contact with teeth. Plus, the calcium in the chocolate could help protect […]

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