You Control Your Age | Living a Healthy and Active Lifestyle

Aging is a funny thing. When we’re a child, we can’t wait to grow up. When we become adults, we long for the responsibility-free days of our youth. If we’re not maintaining our health as we age, we may also be missing the days when we felt pain-free and healthy. If you’re living a healthy […]

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We’ve broken down the five best ways to brush your teeth. Learn more about how easy it is to brush like a dentist every day.

Brush Perfectly Every Time – 5 Tips

Have you ever wondered if you’re brushing your teeth the right way? Even if you brush and floss twice a day, your technique could be off. Brushing incorrectly can leave behind debris and increase your chance of cavities. We’re going back to the basics by breaking down how to correctly brush your teeth in five […]

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Keep your smile shining bright all summer long.

Using Your Dental Benefits While Traveling

As we begin to plan our summer vacations, it’s important to understand how our dental benefits follow us in our travels. A tooth emergency can happen any time. Thankfully, most Delta Dental plans work anywhere in the United States. Some plans even cover emergency care out of the country. What is a dental emergency? There […]

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Dental Care for Senior Citizens

Affordable Dental Care Options for Older Adults

As we age, it becomes even more crucial to take care of our oral health. Finding affordable dental care may seem difficult after retirement. It is true that routine dental care is not covered under Medicare. However, there are still a few budget-friendly options to help keep your smile shining throughout the years. Medicare Traditional […]

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Mouthwash Burns

3 Reasons Your Mouthwash Burns (And What To Do About It)

We love the squeaky-clean feeling we get after swishing with a minty mouthwash. Mouthwashes and rinses can freshen breath and promote good oral health. But when they start to burn, it can be a cause for concern. There are two types of mouthwashes: Cosmetic mouthwashes and rinses can control bad breath and leave behind a […]

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Marijuana and anesthesia

Marijuana & Anesthesia: Can You Smoke Weed Before Oral Surgery?

As medical marijuana use becomes more common, medical professionals are learning more about the different ways cannabis users respond to anesthesia, heal post-surgery or react to certain medications. Because of this, it’s important to tell your dentist or doctor if you use marijuana. What Are The Marijuana Laws In Arizona? You probably noticed some changes […]

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Dr. Joy Collier

Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Joy M. Collier

We’d like to introduce Delta Dental dentist, Dr. Joy Collier. Her Goodyear practice, Desert Vista Dental, offers a comprehensive list of services. From basic dental checkups to a selection of cosmetic treatments, Dr. Collier aims to treat all her patients with kindness and compassion. Do you brush and floss as much as recommended?Yes, I do. […]

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Frankenguac Recipe

Healthy Halloween Treat: Frankenguac

A healthy Halloween snack is hard to come by these days, so we went ahead and made our own! Avocados are delicious, and they’re packed with folic acid, a natural vitamin that helps our gum tissue fight back against inflammation and bleeding. You can also find high amounts of potassium, or Vitamin K, in avocado. […]

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Find out which fair foods are best for your teeth

The 5 Best Arizona State Fair Foods for Your Teeth

What do tamales, avocados and Oreos have in common? They’re all deep-fried and served up at the Arizona State Fair each October! Many of us look forward to sinking our teeth into battered and deep-fried fair food all year long. If you’re looking to indulge, but don’t want to damage your smile, check out our […]

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Do dreams of our teeth falling out having meaning? A team of researchers set off to find out.

Dreams About Teeth Falling Out? A Common Dream Decoded

Everyone eats. Everyone drinks. Everyone sleeps. And everyone dreams. And statistics tell us that many people dream about their teeth falling out. You’ve probably had dreams about showing up to work naked or free-falling a massive drop, but many folks have experienced another sleep scenario, too: a dream about their teeth falling out. According to […]

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Delta Dental of Arizona Customer Service Team

Delta Dental Customer Service: Your Smile Power Support Team

When you call Delta Dental of Arizona (DDAZ) with a dental benefits question, there’s an entire team of friendly people ready to help. They’re passionate about helping you understand and use your benefits–and often go the extra mile to do so. For Customer Service Week, we’re taking the opportunity to highlight a few of our […]

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Hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease and Oral Health

If you’re a parent, you likely know the signs of hand, foot, and mouth disease all too well. It starts when your child comes home complaining of a sore throat, then you notice a red rash on their hands and feet paired with a fever and some toddler-like irritability. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is […]

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Can Stem Cells in Baby Teeth Be Used to Regrow Teeth or Treat Diseases?

Can Stem Cells in Baby Teeth Be Used to Regrow Teeth or Treat Diseases?

Parents may want to ask the Tooth Fairy to leave their child’s lost baby tooth at a tooth bank facility, say some scientists. That’s because those baby teeth contain stem cells that may help fight certain diseases or regrow a lost adult tooth in the future. Dental Pulp of Lost Baby Teeth Contains Stem Cells […]

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Dr. Malek

Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Tannaz Malekzadeh

We’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist, Dr. Tannaz Malekzadeh of Malek Periodontics in Glendale. Periodontist Tannaz Malekzadeh, DMD, affectionately referred to by patients as “Dr. Malek,” practices a full scope of periodontics with expertise ranging from dental implants to cosmetic periodontal surgery and gum grafting. What made you decide to become a […]

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