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How Irritable Bowel Disease Affects Your Oral Health

We don’t often think of our mouth as part of our digestive track – but it is! In fact, digestion starts in your mouth with your first bite of food! This is why diseases in the digestive tract and other stomach problems can affect our oral health. Our mouths often show early signs of certain […]

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Prickly pear cactus is delicious and packed with nutrients. Learn the best restaurants to try prickly pear in Arizona and the health benefits it can provide.

Prickly Pear is Everywhere! The Health Benefits of Eating Cactus

Not only is cactus edible, but this prickly plant is also a great source of nutrients and hydration. Because of their desert climate, it’s essential that cacti are good at storing water. That means they’re also good at hydrating us. And because they’re high in fiber, full of antioxidants, and packed with carotenoids, cactus can […]

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Smiling mother breastfeeding her baby in bed

Can Breastfeeding Cause Cavities?

Even though baby teeth are temporary, they can affect a child’s smile for the rest of their life. Helping your child have a healthy mouth when they’re young will set them up for a lifetime of good oral health. Breastfeeding is one factor that can influence your baby’s smile. With a few precautions, you can […]

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Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Alexandria Schwei

This month, we’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist Dr. Alexandria Schwei of Premier Valley Dental in Phoenix. Dr. Schwei is a family dentist who works to deliver comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages. What made you decide to become a dentist?I originally wanted to become a teacher. When I was […]

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Keep your smile healthy while camping

Happy Campers Have Healthy Smiles [INFOGRAPHIC]

Keep all the smiles in your family healthy while camping, RVing, or away from home this summer with these expert tips on outdoor dental care. Are you a seasoned camper? We’d love to hear some of your tips for maintaining a healthy dental routine while spending time in the great outdoors! Share them below or […]

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Can lemon water harm teeth

Can Lemon Water Harm Your Teeth?

There’s nothing better than a tall glass of water when you’re thirsty. Adding a slice of lemon can make it an even more inviting beverage to sip. A little flavoring in our water often makes it tastier, helping us stay hydrated. But, have you ever stopped to wonder how lemon water affects your tooth enamel? […]

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Inhalers and Oral Thrush

4 Ways to Avoid Developing Oral Thrush from Using an Inhaler

For some people, inhalers are a part of everyday life. Maybe you live with a condition like asthma, making the use of a handy medicine dispenser a regular occurrence for you. You’re probably aware of how to care for your inhaler. But what about your oral health? Did you know that inhalers are known for […]

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Do Mosquitoes Have Teeth? Get Ready for AZ’s Mosquito-Biting Season!

Do mosquitoes have teeth? Finding the answer to this question is more complicated than you might think. Nobody likes mosquito bites. And if mosquitoes bite us, they must have teeth, right? We’re gearing up for mosquito season in Arizona by understanding how mosquitoes bite us, the potential risk factors and ways to avoid getting bit. […]

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6 Coverage Details To Review When Buying Dental Insurance

All dental plans are not created equal. Some differences between plans can be easy to identify: annual maximums, deductibles and co-insurance, for example, are fairly straightforward. As the old adage goes, the devil is in the details. Here are 6 often overlooked details to look at when comparing dental plan coverage: Frequencies & Limitations Most […]

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Delta Dental of Arizona and St. Vincent de Paul partner together to help families

Smile Stories: How the Delta Dental of Arizona Oral Health Center at St. Vincent de Paul is Serving Our Community

Hundreds of thousands of Arizona children under 18 years old are uninsured. Families in need have a difficult time finding proper dental care for themselves and their kids. Delta Dental of Arizona and St. Vincent de Paul have partnered together to help fulfill this need. The Delta Dental of Arizona Oral Health Center at St. […]

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