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siblings hiking in the woods and eating fall food favorites like freshly picked apples

Fall Food Favorites That Are Good for Your Smile

With temperatures dropping below 100 degrees, us desert dwellers can finally cheer, “It’s fall y’all!” While we might not be busting out our heaviest sweaters or jumping into piles of crunchy leaves, it doesn’t mean we can’t dive into the flavors of fall. Luckily some of the yummiest fall food favorites are good for your […]

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A.T. Still University dental health professionals

Foundation Spotlight: A.T. Still University Sealant Program

For more than 20 years the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation has worked to improve oral health and prevent dental disease in the most underserved and uninsured communities across Arizona. And through the decades we’ve been fortunate to team up with some incredible community partners to help support children, families, and older adults in getting […]

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Negative Side Effects of Soda Are Hard to Swallow

The debate continues. Should you call that fizzy carbonated drink pop or soda? Whichever side you’re on, there’s one thing that’s not up for debate: Soda is not good for your health. It contains no essential nutrients — no vitamins, minerals or fiber — and regular soda is full of calories. Drinking sugary soft drinks […]

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hospital nurse supports senior citizen and her oral health while making hospital rounds

Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation Supports Senior Smiles

At Delta Dental of Arizona our mission is to improve lives by promoting optimal oral health for all Arizonans. From teaching toddlers how to brush their baby teeth to connecting pregnant women and seniors to low-cost preventive screenings and cleanings, we make it our goal to help provide access to oral health care at every […]

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oral health navigator talking with kids through a medical-dental integration program at Phoenix Children's Hospital

Improving Overall Health in Children Through Dental-Medical Integration

  A child’s smile can do more than light up a room, it can serve as a barometer to overall health. However, in any given year, 108 million adults visit a physician but do not see a dentist, including more than 60 percent of children aged 1 through 4 years according to the ADA Health Policy […]

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The Difference Between Dental Care and Health Care: Preventive vs Restorative Approaches

Did you know that dental coverage is not meant to operate like your health insurance does? Many people avoid going to the dentist because of the cost. But, maintaining a healthy mouth is proven to save you money. Why? Because it improves your oral health and your overall health, avoiding costly problems down the road. […]

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Low-Sugar Non-Alcoholic Summertime Sangria

The key to making a delicious and healthy, non-alcoholic sangria is to limit added sugars. By swapping out soda or juice for sparkling water, you can significantly cut down on unnecessary sugars. Make sure you read your labels. We’ve selected sparkling water with zero grams of sugar. We also picked seasonal fruits from the local […]

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Recipe + Health Benefits of Broccolini

Broccolini, the cousin of broccoli, is the perfect vegetable. Not only is it a milder flavor than traditional broccoli, but it provides more health benefits, too! This hearty green veggie contains all these wonderful vitamins and minerals that promote oral and overall health: Vitamins C, B1, B2, B5, B6, E, K and PP Fatty acids […]

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