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Sports Hurt Dental Health

3 Sports that Compromise Smile Safety

Kids and adults who compete in sports are more likely to maintain a healthy weight, have better mental health and develop stronger bones and muscles. But despite the benefits, dental health takes a hit when it comes to some sports. Smile-harming offenders: Basketball Contact sports require players to wear facial protection and mouthguards, but basketball […]

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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 […]

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summer vacation ideas

Arizona Labor Day Getaways

Getting out of the office is good for you and it’s proven to increase productivity – so your boss should like it too. Plan some PTO or leverage your 3-day weekend for one of these summer vacation ideas. Waves Laying out by the lake or enjoying pool time is a great way to spend time […]

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apps for health

Health, Wellness and Smiles: There’s an App for That

You can do just about anything with an app, including stay healthy. These top apps for health will keep you on track. Our top 3 apps for health and wellness:  Simply Yoga This app guides you through timed yoga workouts, giving tips on how to do the various poses. Practicing yoga builds strength and flexibility […]

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How to Pick a Dentist

3 Resources to Help You Pick The Perfect Dentist

With nearly 200,000 dentists in the United States, you may not be sure how to pick a dentist. Don’t be overwhelmed—we have 3 resources to make your dentist decision easier. Here’s how to pick a dentist: Get Referrals and Recommendations Make the most of your connections. Reach out to your doctor, friends, family and coworkers […]

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Dental Care for Pets: Cat Teeth vs. Dog Teeth

From temperament to toys, cats and dogs are vastly different. But what about your pet’s teeth? We’re not going to fight like cats and dogs, but we are going to compare and contrast in a dental duel. Cats start with 26 teeth and then get 30 full adult teeth by the time they’re 6 months […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Your Dentist Knows If You Fib About Flossing

Your Dentist Knows If You Fib About Flossing

If you only floss when you visit the dentist, but say you floss regularly, your dentist knows. You also aren’t alone. Learn more about the flossing fib:

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