Tiffany DiGiacinto

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Tiffany Di Giacinto serves as the director of marketing and communications for Delta Dental of Arizona (DDAZ) and is the editor of the DDAZ Blog. Since joining the Delta Dental family in 2012, she has learned a lot about dental health, the dental insurance industry and the passions of the oral health community. Tiffany's favorite toothpaste is Sensodyne (she has sensitive teeth) and her favorite floss flavor is mint. In her spare time, she enjoys WAKA kickball, happy hours and bad pop music. Tweet her, maybe, at @tdigiacinto.

Recent blog posts written by Tiffany DiGiacinto

Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Timothy Wilson

This month, we’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist Dr. Timothy Wilson of Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics (APDO) in Scottsdale. APDO offers pediatric dental services starting at age 1 and orthodontic services for patients of all ages. Do you brush and floss as much as you recommend? Yes, you have to lead by example. What […]

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How To Get Your Delta Dental ID Card

Although we usually send a Delta Dental ID card to new members, you do not need an ID card to visit the dentist. All dental offices need to check benefits is your name and date of birth! Still want an ID card for peace of mind? No problem! There are 3 easy ways to get […]

Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Kevin Haley

This month, we’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist Dr. Kevin Haley of Cañada Hills Dental in Oro Valley. Do you brush and floss as much as you recommend? Yes! Probably 20 times more than I recommend. What is your favorite flavor floss? Glide floss in mint flavor. Electric or manual toothbrush? Electric–Sonicare […]

Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Elahe Wissinger

This month, we’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist Dr. Elahe Wissinger. Her Tucson practice, E Dental Solutions, offers preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Do you brush and floss as much as recommended?Yes, I actually floss more than recommended. I strongly recommend that patients floss at bedtime if they are not able to […]

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3 Tips to Measure & Compare Dental Network Size

Network size is measured in many different ways. Some dental carriers count unique licenses, some count provider locations, while others count access points. And, unfortunately, some dental insurance companies may not keep their records up-to-date, failing to remove retired or no longer practicing dentists from their lists of participating dentists. These differences can artificially inflate […]

Benefits After Retirement: Do Retirees Still Need Dental Coverage?

Retirement planning can be challenging. You’ve got to run the numbers to determine the best age to retire; understand how Social Security timing affects your income; and ensure you have enough saved to maintain your standard of living when you stop working. One often overlooked expense that retirees fail to plan for? Your dental benefits […]

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How to Become a Pediatric Dentist [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pediatric dentists specialize in providing oral health care to children from infancy through their teen years. Think of them as pediatricians for your teeth. Pediatric dentists (sometimes called pedodontists) can also play a vital role for children who have special needs, prefer a gentler touch or have unique oral health care circumstances. Interested in pursuing […]

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Floss Hacks: Remove Your Rings + Other Tricks

Dental floss is good for more than plucking food from between your teeth. It can also take a stubborn ring off your finger, cut a cake, and help dry clothes. Take a look at these floss hacks. 1. DENTAL FLOSS RING REMOVAL Step 1: Pull about a foot of floss from your roll. Step 2: […]

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Silver Diamine Fluoride: Is this Drill-free Dental Procedure the Future for Kids’ Cavity Treatment?

Too many children in Arizona experience tooth decay. In fact, more than half of Arizona’s kindergarten children (52%) have decay experience, a level higher than the national average for 5-year-olds (36%), according to the Healthy Smiles Healthy Bodies Survey. The traditional treatment for cavities is to drill out the decay and provide a dental filling, which […]

How To Make DIY Toothpaste Slime – No Borax Needed!

Moms and Dads, you know that DIY slime recipes are the latest kid fad. I’m constantly finding evidence of a slime science experiment gone wrong in a rogue Tupperware dish or the bathroom sink. (At least they didn’t spill any ingredients on the carpet, right?) It can be a challenge, however, to find a safe, […]

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