Anna Keefe

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Anna Keefe serves as a social media coordinator for Delta Dental of Arizona. Keeping current with all things social media and remembering to floss make up her typical day. On the weekends you’ll find her exploring new restaurants, strolling the farmers market or hiking.

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Get Ready to Rock and Enroll: 5 Ways to Prepare for Open Enrollment

Open enrollment: It’s the term buzzing around your HR department this time of year. But what does it mean? And how does it affect you as an employee? We break down all the questions you should be asking. Read on for help when choosing dental insurance, renewing coverage or signing up for the first time: […]

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3 Tips for Getting Your Picky Preschooler to Eat Healthy Food

You might love whole grains and leafy greens, but your kids are more excited for a McDonald’s Happy Meal. Getting your preschooler to show the same enthusiasm for healthy foods can be tricky. To encourage a well-balanced diet in young kids, here are 3 healthy eating activities for preschoolers. Play with shapes: A healthy sandwich […]

Scared of Braces? Overcome the Fear with these Tips

An upcoming orthodontic appointment doesn’t have to be scary. We have tips that will help you brace for braces: If the thought of getting metal brackets and wires attached to the front of your teeth to pull and straighten your smile makes you cringe, you’re not alone. Up to 20% of Americans avoid the dentist […]

Sunny Ways To Get Vitamin D

Vitamins and Minerals Your Mouth Craves

Your daily vitamin (yes, we’re even talking about your gummy vitamins) has benefits beyond your body — your smile needs these vitamins and minerals to be healthy. Here is a tooth-friendly list of vitamins of minerals and from calcium to vitamin D for teeth: Calcium 99% of the calcium in our bodies is stored in […]

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Guide to Your Orthodontic Lifetime Maximum

When it comes to your dental insurance policy, there are several terms that refer to a maximum that can be easily confused with each other: out-of-pocket maximum, annual maximum, and orthodontic lifetime maximum. We’ve discussed annual maximum, but what is a lifetime orthodontic maximum and when does it apply? Orthodontic lifetime maximum – According to Dr. […]

Frozen Banana Ice Cream: 3 Flavors

Whether you like your ice cream in a sundae, double scoop or a cone, there’s no denying that the sugar-packed frozen treat isn’t good for your smile. Swap out your scoops for a naturally sweetened option made with frozen bananas. Here’s how to make frozen banana ice cream in three delicious flavors: Coconut-Chip Banana Ice […]

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Oral Health Products You Shouldn’t Leave in a Hot Car

Is leaving a water bottle in a hot car dangerous? What about your toothpaste and toothbrush? While you’re cooling off, your car’s indoor temperatures can rise to 160 degrees in just minutes. And that heat causes dental items to sweat. Don’t leave these 3 items in the summer sun: 1. Bottled Water Plastic water bottles […]

What is a Dental Abutment?

What is a Dental Abutment?

It’s hard to keep track of the terms a dentist throws around while you’re sitting in their chair, and it can be even harder when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Words like crown and bridge are familiar phrases, but what exactly is an abutment? What is an abutment? Traditionally, an abutment is a weight-bearing […]

what is a dental claim

Dental Decoded: Understanding Your Dental Claim

What is a dental claim? After you visit the dentist for a checkup or service, the dentist will submit a claim form to your dental insurance carrier requesting payment. The dental claim outlines the services and procedures the dentist or his staff performed at your visit. Delta Dental of Arizona then determines how much of […]

how long can you stay on your parents’ health insurance

How Long Can You Stay On Your Parents’ Health Insurance?

Birthdays often mark major milestones, like getting your driver’s license at 16, registering to vote at 18, having your first legal drink at 21… … and getting kicked off of your parents’ health insurance. But how long can you stay on your parent’s health insurance? Most plans say age 26. Prior to blowing out those […]

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