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. 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, […]

What To Tell Your Kids When The Tooth Fairy Forgets To Visit

The Tooth Fairy visits nearly nine in 10 homes of children who have lost a tooth, but she is not always diligent. Over half (56%) of parents say she has forgotten to visit their home in the past. Perhaps this is because she typically has just one assistant – 70% of parents say moms are […]

Do Teeth Make Good Bottle Openers?

Using your teeth as tools may be convenient, but it’s a habit that makes most dentists cringe. In fact, using your teeth for the following purposes could actually land you in the dentist’s chair: Bottle Opener Nothing makes the perfect summer couple quite like beer and BBQs. But while your friends may think it’s a […]

3 Heat Safety Tips For Outdoor Activities

The kids are out of school, but the mercury is rising. It can be challenging to find indoor activities to keep families entertained when it’s warm outside—especially when you’re all jonesing for a little Vitamin D. Even if your outdoor activities involve water play, it’s important to take precautions to ensure you and your kids […]

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