Leah Martinez

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Leah Martinez serves as a social media analyst for Delta Dental of Arizona. In college at the University of New Mexico, Leah took the path of no return and majored in Chemistry with healthcare on her mind. After learning direct patient care was not her forte, she landed a job as the advertising manager at University of New Mexico’s college newspaper “The Daily Lobo.” It was this job that turned her on to her skills in digital marketing. Since joining Delta Dental in 2012, Leah found her niche, as the constant education and learning in social media brings out the true geek in her. In her spare time, Leah enjoys snowboarding, snowmobiling and riding dirt bikes. (Did we mention she’s based in Colorado?)

[Editor’s Note: Leah is no longer a current DD employee.]

Recent blog posts written by Leah Martinez

Poor Oral Health Remains Major Problem Among American Indian Tribes

The Navajo Nation is the largest tribal group, and indeed, the largest reservation by land mass in the United States at 25,000 square miles. The reservation occupies the historic “Four Corners” region where the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah all meet. This vast land is challenged with many obstacles and disparities. One […]

Sink Your Teeth into Shark Week

Cue the Jaws music because Shark Week is well underway! Sharks are the ocean’s top predators, thanks in most part to their enormous and powerful chompers. It’s obvious that shark’s teeth are different from our teeth…but just how different? These unbelievable shark teeth facts will give you something to chew on. Sharks are born with […]

4 Questions to Ask When Buying Dental Insurance

Dental health is important. Twice annual dental visits keep your smile looking good and the health of your teeth has a clear connection to your overall health. So why do so many people have tooth troubles? Well, dental care is often overlooked until tooth pain drives you to the dentist, and in some cases, the […]

The Facts about Oral Thrush

Oral thrush is a fungal infection that most often occurs in infants, older adults and those with weakened immune systems. It’s caused by candida albicans, yeast that shows up as white patches in the mouth or throat. We naturally have candida in our mouths and it rarely presents a problem in healthy people. Sometimes due […]

What to Expect for Wisdom Teeth Removal

For many people, wisdom teeth (also known as “third molars”) are more problematic than helpful. They often come in misaligned or emerge only partially, and some remain trapped underneath the gums. These are known as impacted teeth and can eventually cause infection of the gums and surrounding bone. Because of these issues, many dentists recommend […]

Tooth Grinding & How to Stop It

There’s nothing worse than waking up feeling more tired that when you went to sleep the night before. Waking up with a headache is even worse. Headaches are the “number one pain problem” in the U.S. and affect approximately 40% of individuals, according to the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP). Many tension headaches can […]

6 Gifts for Your Dental School Grads

6 Gifts for Your Dental Graduate

If you have a dental graduate in your life and want to stand out from the crowd try roaring “Felicitations” or say it with a gift! Here are 6 gifts to celebrate their hard work and dedication to dental health: Help Pay Your Student’s Debt The average dental grad has a little over $261,000 in debt at […]

Toothbrush Travel Tips

Winter in Arizona may not be a snowy wonderland, but when summertime rolls around you might feel a bit of wanderlust. But as fun as they are, vacations can disrupt your oral health care routine. Being away from home can make it easier to neglect your oral health and may take a toll on your […]

X-rays and Your Kids

If you’ve been to the dentist in the last 50 years, then you probably have experienced a dental radiography, better known as an X-ray. X-ray images are an important tool dentists use to diagnose dental diseases. However, all X-rays use ionizing radiation that can potentially cause damage. Though it is spread out in tiny doses, […]

Bad Habit to Beat: Nail Biting

Nail biting may seem like an innocent habit, but this oral behavior is considered “pathological grooming” and often grouped with other habits like hair pulling and skin-picking. In fact, the American Psychiatric Association was even considering classifying severe nail biting as a mental disorder. Not only can nail biting affect your daily life, it can […]

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