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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 […]

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Make Flossing Fun for Kids

Flossing is an essential part of any oral care routine, even for kids. While they may seem insignificant, baby teeth are vital to the development of your child’s mouth. Flossing should start when your child has two teeth that touch to remove plaque and food debris. Once they’re old enough to start doing it themselves, […]

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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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Delta Dental Awards Oral Health Grants to 31 Arizona Non-Profits

In the words of renowned humanitarian Mother Teresa, “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” Understanding how important a healthy smile is, Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation (DDAZF) is proud to announce $600,000 in grants to 31 deserving non-profits around the state who provide access to preventive oral health […]

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Dental Office Smells a Turn Off? Aromatherapy Can Help

One thing most people immediately notice when walking into a room is the smell. Certain smells can trigger unpleasant memories in places like the dental office, which could affect how often people go. One way to change the atmosphere is through aromatherapy. Essential oils can turn a distressing dental office smell into a more calm […]

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9 Common Questions and Answers for Parents Considering Braces for their Children

If you’re a parent considering braces for your child, you may have questions about the treatment. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about preparing for braces. Q: What causes crooked teeth? A: There are a few factors that can cause crooked teeth. A misaligned jaw can cause the mouth to […]

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Leftover Candy Conundrum: What to Do with Extra Holiday Candy

Once the costumes are tucked away and the trick-or-treaters are in bed, there always seems to be something scary left behind…piles of candy. Don’t turn your leftover candy into holiday candy hoarding! There’s plenty you can do with the leftover holiday candy that doesn’t involve chocolate-covered stomach aches. Here’s our advice for how to use […]

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Relaxing Music for Anxiety Control at the Dentist

When it’s time to go to the dentist, do you cringe with worry? Does sitting in your dentist’s chair make you feel anxious? Does the sound of the tools put you on edge? Have you tried relaxing music for anxiety control? If sitting in the dentist’s chair makes you squirm, we have solutions! Having a […]

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Fear Your Dental Cleaning? Maybe an Ultrasound Can Help

Pain is a major reason that adults avoid the dentist. 74% of Americans polled said that pain during treatment was the reason they don’t go to the dentist. But, many don’t realize that, like other industries, dentistry has evolved with the patient in mind. Today, many dental procedures are virtually painless thanks to tools like […]

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Do Cows Get Dental Care? A Look into the Mouth of a Farm Animal

Healthy smiles are as important to us as they are to our animal friends. Take a peek into the world of farm animal dental care with us! We asked an animal sanctuary rescuer about her experience with farm dental care. Andrea, the rescuer, sees extreme situations when animals aren’t properly cared for. Andrea discusses cow […]

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