Amanda Jones

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Amanda Jones serves as the graphics guru for Delta Dental of Arizona. Since moving to Arizona in 2010, she has been advocating for greater access to oral health care through her work with the Maricopa County oral health coalition (MOLAR). She's passionate about improving lives through health promotion and disease prevention. Amanda loves her spin brush because a smiley face appears after two minutes and if she keeps brushing, it will wink! In her spare time, she enjoys karaoke, live music and exploring new restaurants. [Editor's Note: Amanda is no longer a current DDAZ employee.]

Recent blog posts written by Amanda Jones

Stress can take a toll on your mouth.

When Stress Takes a Bite Out of Your Oral Health

You already know that stress can be physically harmful. It can raise blood pressure and cause severe headaches, among other things. What’s often overlooked is that stress can also take a toll on your mouth. If you’re feeling the pressure lately, pay extra attention to your oral health. Here are some things to look for: […]

You can’t take a vacation from dental emergencies but you can be prepared. when a dental disaster strikes far from home.

Don’t Let Dental Disasters Ruin Your Vacation

For many people, summer is a time to hop in the car for a road trip or book a flight to the nearest sandy beach. Unfortunately, you can’t take a vacation from dental emergencies but you can be prepared. Here’s what to do if dental disaster strikes when you’re far from home. The Emergency: A […]

Nothing says Happy Mother’s Day like a fresh bouquet & this one is as tasty as it is beautiful.

Mouth Healthy Recipe: Fruit Bouquet

Nothing says Happy Mother’s Day like a fresh bouquet – and this one is as tasty as it is beautiful. Whether you’re making this arrangement for a special mom or just for fun, it’s sure to be a hit. Ingredients One head of lettuce One seedless watermelon One cantaloupe One honeydew melon One pineapple One […]

Vegetables are a great way to get the nutrients your body needs to build healthy teeth & bones.

Mouth Healthy Recipe: Fat-Free Fake Out Ranch Dip

Vegetables are a great way to get the nutrients your body needs to build healthy teeth and bones. Try this healthy, low-fat take on a delicious dip recipe that is sure to enhance the appeal of veggies for your whole family. Ingredients 1-2 cups raw vegetables 1 cup plain, non-fat yogurt Dry ranch dressing mix […]

The use of tobacco products can put you at greater risk for developing oral cancer.

Oral Cancer: Could You be Putting Yourself at Risk?

Did you know that cancers of the mouth and throat account for about three percent of all cancers in the United States? Did you also know that most oral cancers are largely preventable? However, there are certain risk factors that affect the likelihood of developing the disease, and some may surprise you. The use of […]

The way we feel is often written all over our face.

Smiling for Health and Happiness

The way we feel is often written all over our face. We smile when we feel happy, and frown when we feel sad. According to several recent studies of Botox recipients and others not receiving Botox, emotions may be reinforced and potentially driven by facial expressions. The evidence points to emotions involving not just the […]

the intensity of a person’s smile in childhood photographs can predict how successful their marriage will be as an adult..

Can a Smile Predict Happily Ever After?

We all know a great smile can attract attention, but did you know the crooked little smiles of your childhood may reveal more than just happiness? A study done by DePauw University suggests that the intensity of a person’s smile in childhood photographs, indicated by the existence of crow’s feet around the eyes, can predict […]

Make a resolution to smile more!

12 Reasons to Smile in 2012

There are many health benefits that come with doing something as simple as a smiling. If you are self-conscious about your smile then you can easily get that fixed by going to someone like San Diego cosmetic dentist, then you be comfortable enough to smile all the time! With a new year and New Year’s […]

Keep Your Sweet Tooth Intact this Holiday Season

For most Americans, the holiday season is a time for friends and family.  It’s also a time for sharing delicious holiday meals and sweets. We all know how easy it is to overdo it during the holidays, but did you know too much of a good thing doesn’t just apply to your waist line? It also applies […]

People who control their diabetes through diet, exercise & medicine are less at-risk for gum disease.

High Blood Sugar Takes its Toll on Your Smile

When you have diabetes it can take its toll on your whole body, including your teeth and gums. Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, learning how to manage your blood sugar is essential. Your mouth naturally has bacteria that interact with starches and sugar to cause plaque buildup on your teeth. If […]

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