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The Dangers of DIY Dental

The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Dental Work

Access to basic preventive dental care is available to many Americans, but more complicated procedures can come with a price tag.  To compensate for convenience and cost, some Americans are opting for “Do-It-Yourself dentistry.” Whether through instructional videos or mail-order kits, adults of all ages are trying teeth DIYs. The truth is that most dental DIYs […]

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Funny Dental Comics to Crack You Up

Funny Dental Comics to Crack You Up

We know it’s important to take care of our teeth, and have nothing but love for the dental professionals who help keep them healthy. That’s why we hope this collection of dental jokes doesn’t hurt their fillings. If the crown fits… Oh deer… Maybe this is why we don’t floss… Ok, now we’re cracking up […]

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Save on Dental While Keeping Your Employees Happy

3 Ways Small Business Owners Can Save on Dental Insurance Costs While Keeping Employees Smiling

When it comes to employee satisfaction, benefits matter. Small businesses have to remain competitive to recruit and retain talented employees. A strong benefits package improves a company’s competitive position, and dental coverage plays a significant role in rounding out that package. In fact, two-thirds of workers consider dental benefits to be very or extremely important, […]

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5 Smile-worthy Arizona Hiking Trails To Try ASAP

5 Smile-worthy Arizona Hiking Trails To Try ASAP

Is your ongoing goal to get fit and stay fit? Step outside of the gym and onto the trails. Every hour you hike can burn up to 530 calories. And lucky for you, Arizona’s geological diversity is a hiker’s haven. From the Grand Canyon to the Sedona forests, there are hundreds of trails to hike […]

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3 Dental Products To Use During Pregnancy, PMS or Menopause

3 Dental Products To Use During Pregnancy, PMS or Menopause

Although some brands may market gender-specific products, like Colgate did with its Max White toothpaste, most dental products are unisex. However, the ingredients in some products may be more beneficial to women when their hormones are in flux. Here are 3 types of dental products to help you through each stage of womanhood: Toothpaste without […]

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Smile Stories Behind Smash Hit Songs

Smile Stories Behind Smash Hit Songs

Our prized pearly whites have been gracing song stanzas long before smiling selfies were cool. But did you know oral health could be the muse behind many popular lyrics? Here are 2 of our favorite smile-inspired stories. The Beatles, “Savoy Truffle” Written by George Harrison, this song pays homage to his pal, Eric Clapton. Apparently, […]

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In-Network vs. Out-of-Network: What it Means for Your Dental Coverage

In-Network vs. Out-of-Network: What it Means for Your Dental Coverage

When you have dental benefits from Delta Dental of Arizona, you can visit any licensed dentist. However, your benefit plan might have limited coverage for services provided by out-of-network dentists. To ensure you’re saving the most money and receiving your full benefit, it’s always best to visit a dentist in the Delta Dental network. Here […]

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3 Factors to Consider While Bracing for Braces

3 Factors to Consider While Bracing for Braces

Braces aren’t necessary for everyone, but people of all ages explore the option for a better or a straighter smile. But we’re keeping our natural teeth longer compared to 30 years ago. This might be why the number of adults seeking braces has increased 40% since then. Before you or your dependents visit the Orthodontist, […]

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Could Children’s Dental Coverage Change

Could Children’s Dental Coverage Change?

Children’s dental coverage can change year-after-year, but predicting that change is a bit more complicated. With a new administration taking charge in 2017, a change in children’s coverage could become a reality. Here are some possibilities: • Programs through Medicaid KidsCare, which is available through Medicaid/CHIP, offers health and dental benefits for children under the […]

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3 Dental-Themed Resources for Educators

3 Dental-Themed Resources for Educators

While wreaths get recycled and nutcrackers march to storage, teachers head back from winter break to let lesson plans begin again! And if your lessons are lacking luster, you’re in luck. February is Children’s Dental Health Month and we want to make it easy for you to teach students healthy habits. Here are 3 dental-themed […]

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