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

We’ve broken down the five best ways to brush your teeth. Learn more about how easy it is to brush like a dentist every day.

Brush Perfectly Every Time – 5 Tips

Have you ever wondered if you’re brushing your teeth the right way? Even if you brush and floss twice a day, your technique could be off. Brushing incorrectly can leave behind debris and increase your chance of cavities. We’re going back to the basics by breaking down how to correctly brush your teeth in five […]

Mother's Day “Stained-Glass” Toothbrush Holder

Mother’s Day “Stained-Glass” Toothbrush Holder

This “stained-glass” mason jar project was inspired by a craft from iheartartsncrafts.com. It is a great activity to bring Grandma, Mom and daughter together to celebrate Mother’s Day. Plus, this beautiful jar can double as a new toothbrush holder! Keep it next to the sink to add a smile to your face before every brush. […]

Help Employees Save Money By Visiting In Network Dentists

Are you responsible for managing your company’s benefits? Maybe you’re an HR professional or a multi-tasking small business owner. Either way, employees are relying on you to guide them through their employer-sponsored dental benefits. In a 2019 Delta Dental of Arizona survey, nearly 1 in 3 adults with dental insurance said they did not go […]

5 Dental Health Questions To Ask If Considering Assisted Living

Do you have a parent or loved one who lives in a care facility or utilizes assisted living? Whether it’s your in-laws, parents or an aging family friend, you want to be there to support their overall health and well-being. Sometimes distance or hectic schedules can make it difficult to have a watchful eye on […]

Does Gum Disease Cause Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in adults over 65 years of age. This progressive brain disorder can cause memory loss, deteriorated thinking and changes in behavior. It’s one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. A cure or a cause for the disease have yet to be […]

More than 100 million U.S. adults are diabetic or prediabetic, making awareness around diabetes’s effect on teeth and gums essential to a healthy life.

Dental Care Advice for Diabetics

According to a 2018 report by the Arizona Department of Health Services, the number of Arizonans diagnosed with diabetes jumped 10% from 2011 to 2016. AZDHS estimates nearly 600,000 adults with diabetes live in Arizona, many of whom are unaware of that diabetics are at higher risk for various secondary complications, including gum disease. Why […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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