Anna Keefe

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Anna Keefe serves as the social media coordinator for the Delta Dental Social Media Collaborative. 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.

Recent blog posts written by Anna Keefe

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 […]

how to clean a night guard

How to Clean a Night Guard 101

So you got a night guard. When I started to use mine, I wondered what to clean it with, how to properly clean it, and how I should store it. We brush our teeth when we wake up, so it’s only right that we brush our night guards too. Learn how to clean a night […]

veggie ribs

Vegetarian Rib Recipe | Meatless Barbecue

If you’re craving the taste of barbecue, you don’t have to wait for summer’s official arrival. This recipe for veggie ribs gives the same flavor without the grill, while also adding ingredients like, vital wheat gluten, which are full of vitamins and protein and cater to your overall health. Vegetarian Ribs Ingredients 1 cup vital […]

Self-funded insurance plans

An Overview of Self-Funded Health Insurance Plans

We’re sure you’ve come across self-funded plans in your adventures down the coverage rabbit hole. But what are self-funded health insurance plans and why do companies chose to offer them to employees? Self-funded plans are health insurance arrangements where an employer provides benefits to employees instead of contracting an insurance company to handle the benefits […]

do turtles have teeth

Do Turtles Have Teeth? The Answer is Complicated

Turtles: Our slow-moving, shell-wearing friends. With over 318 species that exist in the world, we can’t help but wonder: Do turtles have teeth? The answer is in their diet. Do turtles have teeth? Turtles don’t have teeth. Neither do tortoises or terrapins. Their powerful and oddly shaped beaks tell us a lot about what they […]

Wisdom teeth removal recovery time

Wisdom Teeth Extraction: How to Speed Up Recovery Time

You have your wisdom teeth surgery scheduled, but what should you expect after the extraction? We break down wisdom teeth removal recovery time and tips to help you heal faster. How long does recovery take? Swelling and discomfort can last anywhere from three days to a week. A full recovery of the wound can take […]

Is red wine healthy?

Wine for the Win? How Red Wine May Benefit Body and Smile

We often hear about its benefits, but is red wine healthy for you? Does red wine lower blood pressure? And is red wine good for your heart? If enjoyed in moderation, the answer to all of these questions is yes. Just like a good blend, consumption should be a delicate balance. So before you break […]

Sjogren’s syndrome

Sjogren’s Syndrome and Dry Mouth

Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disorder primarily affecting your eyes and mouth. Learn more about this disease and why it could make your mouth feel like it’s full of cotton. How does Sjogren’s syndrome cause dry mouth? Sjogren’s syndrome attacks your tear and saliva glands. The mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands in your eyes and […]

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