Archive | 2019

LifeSmile Score Identifies Your Risk for Oral & Dental Diseases

Even while practicing the recommended brushing and flossing routine and visiting the dentist the recommended twice per year, some people still suffer from dental health problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one in four adults in the Unites States has untreated tooth decay, or cavities. 46 percent of […]

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Generations of healthy smiles

How Much Does the Luck of Genetics Play into the Health of Your Smile?

DNA is the building blocks of our bodies. Our DNA is a mixture of our mother and father’s DNA. Has anyone ever told you that you have your father’s nose or your mother’s eyes? DNA affects everything from our skin and hair color to our height and shoe size, but can it also affect how […]

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2 Tooth-Friendly Recipes Endurance Athletes Will Love

Whether you’re an amateur athlete, a weekend warrior, or a professional endurance competitor, it’s likely you have a nutritional routine that includes eating and drinking sugar and carbohydrates to fuel your activities. You probably consume quite a bit to stay fueled and feed your muscles the nutrients they need. U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, for […]

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How Safe Is My Bottled Water?

Coffee, juice, soda: these are the drinks that we know can damage our teeth and our health. We would never put water in that category, right? We’ll let you decide, as new studies are looking at how the effects of plastic water bottles extend beyond the environment and into our bodies. The results might make […]

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Smiling girl jumps through leaves before her dentist appointment.

She Has Your Cavities: Why Parents Have Kids with Cavities

We love it when our child has our eyes or our partner’s dimples. But, children don’t only inherit our good traits. They can take on our bad habits, too, like poor dental hygiene practices. Parents with anxiety or fear of the dentist are more likely to have kids with cavities. As a parent, if fear […]

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Make Flossing Fun for Kids

Flossing is an essential part of any oral care routine, even for kids. While they may seem insignificant, baby teeth are vital to the development of your child’s mouth. Flossing should start when your child has two teeth that touch to remove plaque and food debris. Once they’re old enough to start doing it themselves, […]

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National Children’s Dental Health Month: Is Your Child’s Instrument Making Them Ill?

Ah, the sound of young hands making their first attempt at music– it’s something a parent would never forget. Drums? Horns? Orchestra? Band? Does one of these primary-school electives pose less of a risk to your child than another? How do you choose? In tandem with considering your child’s wishes, become informed about the potential […]

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Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Elahe Wissinger

This month, we’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist Dr. Elahe Wissinger. Her Tucson practice, E Dental Solutions, offers preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Do you brush and floss as much as recommended?Yes, I actually floss more than recommended. I strongly recommend that patients floss at bedtime if they are not able to […]

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Celebrate Healthy Smiles Month at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix

The daily struggle to get children to brush their teeth and floss is something most parents can relate to. So, for the 11th February in a row, we are teaming up with the Children’s Museum of Phoenix to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month and make oral health a bit more fun. Through this partnership, […]

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Delta Dental Awards Oral Health Grants to 31 Arizona Non-Profits

In the words of renowned humanitarian Mother Teresa, “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” Understanding how important a healthy smile is, Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation (DDAZF) is proud to announce $600,000 in grants to 31 deserving non-profits around the state who provide access to preventive oral health […]

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