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Is Carbonated Water Bad for Your Teeth?

Will the Fizzy Water ‘Bubble’ Ever Pop? What’s the Deal with Carbonated Water? The beverage aisle at your local grocery store looks different today than it did five years ago. Remember when there were just rows of soda, a few jugs of juice and stacks of boring bottled water wrapped in plastic? Those days are […]

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Delta Dental Dentist Dr. Asadi

Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Goli Asadi

We’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist, Dr. Goli Asadi of Terravita Smiles in Scottsdale. Dr. Asadi has 25 years of experience in general and cosmetic dentistry. Her practice offers a wide range of services, including crowns, implants, cosmetic procedures and more! What made you decide to become a dentist? I am a […]

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Dr. Martin Wolff at Surprise Smiles

Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Martin Wolff

We’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist Dr. Martin Wolff of Surprise Smiles in Surprise. Surprise Smiles is part of Bradshaw Family Dental and offers a wide range of dental services to patients of all ages. What made you decide to become a dentist? I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. […]

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The Best and Worst Ballpark Foods for Your Teeth

“Take me out to the ball game. Take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and……a smoked BBQ sandwich with mac and cheese.” Wait. That’s not how that catchy tune goes, but these are just a few of the delicious foods you might find at spring training stadiums across the Valley. From street […]

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Food for Thought: The Case for a Local, Farm-Fresh Diet

Oral health is health. That’s a phrase that we repeat often at Delta Dental of Arizona because it’s true. Toothbrushing, exercising and eating right, they all affect our overall health. That’s why we’re kicking off a new blog series, Food for Thought, where we sit down with local chefs and foodies around the Valley to […]

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Meet the Team Behind the Teeth: Q-&-A with Eric Skartveit, Director of Underwriting at Delta Dental of Arizona

Underwriters have complicated jobs. They’re responsible for assessing risk, and that’s a pretty big deal for most companies. We sat down with our own director of underwriting, Eric Skartveit—who has almost 30 years-experience in the industry—to learn more about the challenges he faces and the things that go into underwriting a plan. JA: In a […]

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Does Your Child Really Need to See a Pediatric Dentist? Maybe, Here’s Why:

Parents know how it feels eating at a fancy restaurant not set up for kids. The carpet is too nice. The mood is too quiet. And, sides are ordered separately. But, kid-friendly diners are great. The helpful servers rush to bring crayons and cups with lids. They laugh when toddlers throw the menu on the […]

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Oral Surgeon Dr. Pierse

Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Joseph Pierse

We’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist, Dr. Joseph E. Pierse of Precision Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Phoenix. Dr. Pierse is an oral surgeon who treats patients of all ages. Some of his services include wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, TMJ treatment, 3D imaging and more! What made you decide to become […]

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3 Reasons Giving Back Is Good for Your Heart Health

Do you remember cutting out construction paper hearts at school each February? Your scissors traced each half until a perfect heart fluttered onto your desk. You’d repeat this until you had enough hearts to glue on a mailbox filled with Valentine’s Day cards. After picking out the right card for each classmate, how did you […]

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Mouthguards While Skiing

Should You Wear a Mouthguard While Skiing?

You wake up and check the snow report: fresh powder, 25 degrees and all trails are open at Snowbowl. Perfect! You call your friends, gather your gear and pack up for a day on the slopes. You have your skis, poles, jacket and helmet, but you’re missing one very important item—your mouthguard. You arrive at […]

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