Shelby Tatomir

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Shelby Tatomir is a social media content manager for Delta Dental of Arizona. She hails from Southern California and has been living in Colorado since November 2016. Shelby has a passion for the English language, oil painting, animals and straight teeth. She prides herself on staying plugged into the always-evolving social media marketing industry.

Recent blog posts written by Shelby Tatomir

Daily Stretches for Dental Staff [INFOGRAPHIC]

As a dental hygienist, dentist or dental staff member, you put your patient’s comfort first. If a patient has a hard time reclining fully or positioning themselves for a cleaning or exam, you twist and contort to make it work. But this can take a toll on your back and neck. It’s easy to develop […]

Mouthwash Burns

3 Reasons Your Mouthwash Burns (And What To Do About It)

We love the squeaky-clean feeling we get after swishing with a minty mouthwash. Mouthwashes and rinses can freshen breath and promote good oral health. But when they start to burn, it can be a cause for concern. There are two types of mouthwashes: Cosmetic mouthwashes and rinses can control bad breath and leave behind a […]

Marijuana and anesthesia

Marijuana & Anesthesia: Can You Smoke Weed Before Oral Surgery?

As medical marijuana use becomes more common, medical professionals are learning more about the different ways cannabis users respond to anesthesia, heal post-surgery or react to certain medications. Because of this, it’s important to tell your dentist or doctor if you use marijuana. What Are The Marijuana Laws In Arizona? You probably noticed some changes […]

Frankenguac Recipe

Healthy Halloween Treat: Frankenguac

A healthy Halloween snack is hard to come by these days, so we went ahead and made our own! Avocados are delicious, and they’re packed with folic acid, a natural vitamin that helps our gum tissue fight back against inflammation and bleeding. You can also find high amounts of potassium, or Vitamin K, in avocado. […]

Do dreams of our teeth falling out having meaning? A team of researchers set off to find out.

Dreams About Teeth Falling Out? A Common Dream Decoded

Everyone eats. Everyone drinks. Everyone sleeps. And everyone dreams. And statistics tell us that many people dream about their teeth falling out. You’ve probably had dreams about showing up to work naked or free-falling a massive drop, but many folks have experienced another sleep scenario, too: a dream about their teeth falling out. According to […]

Hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease and Oral Health

If you’re a parent, you likely know the signs of hand, foot, and mouth disease all too well. It starts when your child comes home complaining of a sore throat, then you notice a red rash on their hands and feet paired with a fever and some toddler-like irritability. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is […]

Before removing stains on your teeth, take a moment to learn about how they got there. Plus, watch how an ADA-certified fluoride toothpaste can brush away the toughest stains.

5 Steps to Remove Tough Stains on Teeth

Ever had your child crack a smile, revealing that their pearly whites were a bright shade of blue? Or spoke to a coworker who had a brown, coffee-stained smile? The drinks we consume every day like sports drinks, coffee, and soda are often highly acidic. They also have artificial ingredients including food coloring and dyes. […]

The Difference Between Dental Care and Health Care: Preventive vs Restorative Approaches

Did you know that dental coverage is not meant to operate like your health insurance does? Many people avoid going to the dentist because of the cost. But, maintaining a healthy mouth is proven to save you money. Why? Because it improves your oral health and your overall health, avoiding costly problems down the road. […]

How Irritable Bowel Disease Affects Your Oral Health

We don’t often think of our mouth as part of our digestive track – but it is! In fact, digestion starts in your mouth with your first bite of food! This is why diseases in the digestive tract and other stomach problems can affect our oral health. Our mouths often show early signs of certain […]

Keep your smile healthy while camping

Happy Campers Have Healthy Smiles [INFOGRAPHIC]

Keep all the smiles in your family healthy while camping, RVing, or away from home this summer with these expert tips on outdoor dental care. Are you a seasoned camper? We’d love to hear some of your tips for maintaining a healthy dental routine while spending time in the great outdoors! Share them below or […]

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