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Scared of Braces? Overcome the Fear with these Tips

An upcoming orthodontic appointment doesn’t have to be scary. We have tips that will help you brace for braces: If the thought of getting metal brackets and wires attached to the front of your teeth to pull and straighten your smile makes you cringe, you’re not alone. Up to 20% of Americans avoid the dentist […]

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how to become a pediatric dentist

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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dental floss ring removal

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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veggie ribs

Vegetarian Rib Recipe | Meatless Barbecue

If you’re craving the taste of barbecue, you don’t have to wait for summer’s official arrival. This recipe for veggie ribs gives the same flavor without the grill, while also adding ingredients like, vital wheat gluten, which are full of vitamins and protein and cater to your overall health. Vegetarian Ribs Ingredients 1 cup vital […]

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5 Topics for Your Next Dental Staff Meeting

From managing payroll to acquiring patients, running a dental practice is a lot of work. With so many competing priorities, it can be easy to forget about staff communication. And who has time to come up with dental staff meeting topics? We’re here to help! Ensure you and your team are on the same page […]

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Xylitol vs Stevia

Sugar Swap Showdown: Xylitol vs. Stevia

Sugar is sweet on your taste buds, but it’s not-so-sweet to your teeth. Xylitol and stevia are both tooth-friendly alternatives, but how do these sweeteners stack up? Get the scoop on xylitol vs stevia. Xylitol vs Stevia: What Are They? What is xylitol? Xylitol is a natural alcohol found in plants, and is often used […]

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Smile Stories: How Esperanca’s Oral Health Educator Program Helped One Phoenix Family

National Smile Month has been a terrific time to share how Delta Dental of Arizona has been working to make people smile across Arizona. Through its foundation, Delta Dental of Arizona has been making grants to nonprofits that provide preventive oral health services in their community, by donating supplies like toothbrushes, paste and floss to […]

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Providing Dental Care to Pinal County’s Children

Providing Dental Care to Pinal County’s Children

The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is committed to oral health education and providing preventive dental care to children. As such, the foundation has invested in Sun Life Family Health Center through the Community Dental Program. With a donation of $18,000, the Community Dental Program will provide oral hygiene instruction, dental screenings and fluoride varnish […]

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Delta Dental of Arizona Donates Nearly $500,000 to Statewide Nonprofits

Delta Dental of Arizona, through the charitable Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, has been committed to expanding access to oral health education and preventive dental care, especially for children and expectant mothers. In 2017, we will provide nearly $500,000 in grants to 29 Arizona community groups serving high-risk children and families, pregnant mothers, dental health awareness programs […]

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How to Make (And Keep) Patients Happy

How to Make (And Keep) Patients Happy

Unfortunately, a trip to the dentist isn’t the most exciting errand. But as a dental professional, you have the power to change your patients’ attitude. You make healthy smiles happen. Here’s how to make it happen for patients when they walk out the door:  Know your patients. Your office isn’t the DMV—make every patient interaction […]

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