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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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Be a Proactive Planner with this Summer Insurance Checklist

Be a Proactive Planner with this Summer Insurance Checklist

Getting the most out of your dental coverage takes some planning throughout the year. Now that we are almost halfway through the year, what are some things you should do? Schedule Your Regular Dental Visits By summer you have likely had one dental visit, but if you haven’t, now would be a good time to […]

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Frozen Popsicles

Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Mix-and-Match Fruit Popsicles

Popsicles are everyone’s favorite ice-cold summer delight. While we invite icy indulgences on occasion, sugary treats can be harsh on your teeth. And unfortunately, most pops are loaded with added sugar and artificial dyes. Instead of shunning sweets all summer, why not give your favorites a makeover? Try these popsicles that will please both pearly whites and […]

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Essential Oils in Dental Products and Practice

Essential Oils in Dental Products and Practice

Essential oils are everywhere. These popular potions are popping up on Pinterest in the form of DIY toothpaste and even as a drug-free fix for dental anxiety. But are essential oils all they’re cracked up to be? We explore a few uses: Oil Pulling The oil supposedly cleans the mouth by swishing a vegetable-based oil […]

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Develop Good Oral Health Habits in 4 Simple Steps

Develop Healthy Habits in 4 Simple Steps

Have you ever started a diet or exercise program but didn’t stick with it? If you’re like many people, you set out with the best intentions but failed to keep the momentum going. We studied the basics of habit formation to come up with 4 simple steps to conquer your goal. Here’s how you can […]

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DIY: Star Wars Toothbrush Holder

A healthy smile you must have, my young padawan. And what better way to encourage good oral health habits than by leveraging the power of the Force? Grab your little Luke or Leia and check out this do-it-yourself Star Wars toothbrush holder. Materials Star Wars figure(s) of choice (Don’t want to risk ruining your child’s favorite […]

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4 Ways Your Job Affects the Cost of DentalBenefits

4 Ways Your Job Affects the Cost of Dental Benefits

Have you ever wondered what actually determines the rate and coverage of your group dental insurance plan? These 4 factors could have an influence: Location. When it comes to a geographical area, your dental insurance carrier considers competing companies, local regulation and cost of living—all of which can influence premium pricing. This is pretty standard in […]

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Mouth Healthy Recipe Gluten Free Zoodles

Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Gluten-Free Zoodles

When given the choice, we often opt for oodles of noodles over servings of salad. But individuals with celiac disease don’t have a choice in passing on pasta. Those with the autoimmune disorder risk damaging their intestines if they eat gluten. Fortunately, the damage is reversible by eating a gluten-free diet, which makes noodle substitutes […]

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Want A Sugar Crash? Plan on Ponying up The Cash

Could Sugar, Soda Taxes Improve Public Dental Health?

Want a sugar rush? Plan on ponying up the cash. Taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages are on the rise, which could bring sugar highs to an all-time low. Nationally, Congress considered the “SWEET” Act in 2014, which could have added a 1 cent tax per every 4.2 grams of added sugar in beverages. Although the U.S. hasn’t […]

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The Dangers of DIY Dental

The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Dental Work

Access to basic preventive dental care is available to many Americans, but more complicated procedures can come with a price tag.  To compensate for convenience and cost, some Americans are opting for “Do-It-Yourself dentistry.” Whether through instructional videos or mail-order kits, adults of all ages are trying teeth DIYs. The truth is that most dental DIYs […]

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