Archive | February, 2016

5 Foods that Naturally Whiten and Brighten Teeth

Did you know that certain foods naturally cleanse, brighten and defend your mouth against bacteria that can harm your teeth and gums? There are two key factors you should keep in mind when it comes to a white teeth diet: chewing and saliva production. Choose foods that actively work to clean and protect your teeth […]

6 Comments Continue Reading →

How Ditching the Dentist Could Cost You a Vacation

You brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day and floss every evening before bed. You haven’t had a serious dental issue in years and your mouth is pain-free. So when that 3½-inch by 5-inch postcard reminding you that it’s time for your 6-month checkup with your favorite Delta Dental of Arizona dentist, you […]

3 Comments Continue Reading →

Cavities: Are They the Result of Genetics or Bad Behavior?

Although the rate of tooth decay has decreased for most Americans over the last 40 years, tooth decay remains the most common chronic disease in both children and adults. Nationally, 92% of adults 20 to 64 have had cavities in their permanent teeth. Locally, 64% of Arizona third-graders have had a cavity. While tooth decay […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

MythBusters: Dental Insurance Edition

There’s a lot of misinformation about dental benefits, and it’s hard to decode what’s true and what’s fabricated. We’re channeling our inner Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to debunk 5 common dental benefits myths: MYTH: I have health insurance, so dental care is covered. PLAUSIBLE. Here’s why: It varies by medical plan, but oftentimes health […]

2 Comments Continue Reading →

Health Issues Top List of Reasons Employers May See More Parents Missing Work in Winter

With flu season peaking in February and already more than 300 confirmed influenza cases in Maricopa County, it’s no surprise that health issues are among the top reasons working parents say they’ll be absent from the office this winter. But what are the other reasons they’ll call out of work? A new survey1 from Delta Dental […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Your Mouth Holds the Key to Your Heart

Did you know a healthy mouth can make your heart happy? It’s true. Studies show people with periodontal disease often have heart disease, though it’s unknown whether one causes the other. Whatever the connection, knowing about gum disease can help keep you protected. In its early stages, called gingivitis, gum disease can cause bleeding, redness, […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
View Full Site