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Using Your Dental Benefits While Traveling

As we begin to plan our summer vacations, it’s important to understand how our dental benefits follow us in our travels. A tooth emergency can happen any time. Thankfully, most Delta Dental plans work anywhere in the United States. Some plans even cover emergency care out of the country. What is a dental emergency? There […]

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What was it like visiting the dentist in the 1800's? Tombstone, AZ and Doc Holliday know!

Doc Holliday and Dentistry of the Wild West

Have you heard of the Gunfight at The O.K. Corral? In October of 1881, the town marshal of Tombstone, Arizona and his deputies took on the infamous Cowboy gang over a long-standing dispute. That town marshal was Virgil Earp and his deputies were his brothers Wyatt and Morgan Earp. John Henry “Doc” Holliday also stood […]

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Mother's Day “Stained-Glass” Toothbrush Holder

Mother’s Day “Stained-Glass” Toothbrush Holder

This “stained-glass” mason jar project was inspired by a craft from iheartartsncrafts.com. It is a great activity to bring Grandma, Mom and daughter together to celebrate Mother’s Day. Plus, this beautiful jar can double as a new toothbrush holder! Keep it next to the sink to add a smile to your face before every brush. […]

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Best Places to Fish in Arizona

Load Up on Omega-3: Our Favorite Arizona Lakes for Fishing

Arizona may be a landlocked state, but it has plenty of lakes and fishing holes. From bass and catfish to trout and tilapia, you can reel in fish of all kinds if you have a valid Arizona fishing license. We encourage you to get out, explore, and cook up some fresh fish to take advantage […]

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Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Timothy Wilson

This month, we’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist Dr. Timothy Wilson of Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics (APDO) in Scottsdale. APDO offers pediatric dental services starting at age 1 and orthodontic services for patients of all ages. Do you brush and floss as much as you recommend? Yes, you have to lead by example. What […]

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5 Dental Health Questions To Ask If Considering Assisted Living

Do you have a parent or loved one who lives in a care facility or utilizes assisted living? Whether it’s your in-laws, parents or an aging family friend, you want to be there to support their overall health and well-being. Sometimes distance or hectic schedules can make it difficult to have a watchful eye on […]

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How To Get Your Delta Dental ID Card

Although we usually send a Delta Dental ID card to new members, you do not need an ID card to visit the dentist. All dental offices need to check benefits is your name and date of birth! Still want an ID card for peace of mind? No problem! There are 3 easy ways to get […]

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The Importance of School-Based Dental Programs

According to a recent survey by FDI World Dental Federation, U.S. schools rank second to last in promoting good oral health. Poor oral health can negatively affect how a young mouth develops and leads to more than 50 million school hours being lost each year. It can also impact a child’s confidence, social skills, as […]

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Does Gum Disease Cause Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in adults over 65 years of age. This progressive brain disorder can cause memory loss, deteriorated thinking and changes in behavior. It’s one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. A cure or a cause for the disease have yet to be […]

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More than 100 million U.S. adults are diabetic or prediabetic, making awareness around diabetes’s effect on teeth and gums essential to a healthy life.

Dental Care Advice for Diabetics

According to a 2018 report by the Arizona Department of Health Services, the number of Arizonans diagnosed with diabetes jumped 10% from 2011 to 2016. AZDHS estimates nearly 600,000 adults with diabetes live in Arizona, many of whom are unaware of that diabetics are at higher risk for various secondary complications, including gum disease. Why […]

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