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

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 […]

Your Teeth Feel the Health Benefits of Being in Love

If being in love is wrong, we don’t want to be right. And neither should you! In the first study of its kind, researcher Grace Branjerdporn looked into the link between being in love and dental health care. The results definitively point out that “the dynamics of our romantic relationships affect our oral health.” Turns […]

People with Dental Benefits are Happier

If you’re feeling down in the dumps and seeking a way to brighten your days, turning to your smile may be the solution. Since the 1980s, researchers have looked into the impact our smiles have on our self-image and overall happiness. Throughout the years, the studies have shown that there is a connection between happiness […]

Why Do You Need Dental Coverage? We’re Glad You Asked!

If you think you don’t need dental coverage because you can visit the dentist anytime you want, think again. Dental coverage can help improve your oral health, access to care, and cost of care. Plus, it makes you experience at the dentist a whole lot easier.  Why You Need Dental Coverage: Preventive care = a […]

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