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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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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Chef Hayley Gibbons cooking low-sugar sauces

Meet the AZ Chef Making Mouth-healthy Low-sugar Sauces

Have you ever caught yourself breathing deeply when you smell something familiar in the kitchen? Awash in memory, you’re transported back in time to a remembered place. Maybe you’re a little kid sitting on your grandma’s counter, dangling your legs off the edge and whisking a bowl of scrambled eggs or rolling out paper-thin cookie […]

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5 Tips to Take Your Own Family Photos

“Grandma, look at the camera!” “Stop hitting your sister!” “Everybody’s eyes are closed!” You’ve probably said these exact same things with your own loved ones when you go to snap the perfect family photo. It’s hard to wrangle kids, pets and cranky relatives into one awesome shot, but it can be done. This year, you […]

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DIY cavity craft for kids

Watch Cavities Form Before Your Eyes: A DIY Craft for Kids

As another school year rolls around, it’s another chance to engage little minds and find creative ways to supplement learning with crafts and activities that let kids use their hands and their brains. Lessons that encourage children to learn through doing are important for developing motor skills, listening skills and critical thinking. Plus, they’re just […]

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Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Jessica Brereton Peterkin

Dr. Jessica Brereton Peterkin of Breton Family Dental Meet Dr. Jessica Brereton Peterkin, an Arizona native and family dentist in Midtown Phoenix. Her practice, Breton Family Dental, is a bilingual dental office (speaking English and Spanish) that serves patients of all ages. Dr. Peterkin offers everything from Invisalign to oral surgery and everything in between. […]

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easy baked salmon

Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Simple Baked Salmon

No time to whip up an elaborate meal for yourself or your family? No problem. It’s surprisingly easy to make this melt-in-your-mouth baked salmon recipe that’s perfectly seasoned for maximum flavor and maximum oral health benefits. And the best part is, you likely have all the ingredients you’ll need on hand in your kitchen already.  […]

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Stress of COVID-19 Linked to Increased Oral Health Problems

If you’ve been feeling a little on edge lately, you’re not alone. According to a report released by Harvard Medical School and University of North Carolina, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased stress levels in the U.S. by 55%! Elevated stress levels can lead to many overall health problems, including issues affecting your oral health. And […]

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Men, Avoiding the Dentist is Bad for Your Health

  Would you rather scrub a dirty bathroom clean or visit the doctor for a routine checkup? If you are a man, you may be more inclined to roll up your sleeves and scrub the bathroom! According to a recent study by the Cleveland Clinic, men aren’t going to the doctor for regular checkups like […]

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Arizona chef Jason Wyrick

Chef Jason Wyrick Says Veganism Cured His Diabetes & Career

For many Americans living with diabetes, connecting the dots between diet and overall health becomes a routine part of their everyday lives. Diabetes affects a person’s weight, blood sugar and even oral health. What you eat each day affects every part of your body, from your eyes to your mouth. But deciding to make dietary […]

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Customer Service Week: Meet the Delta Dental ‘Dream Team’

  The Delta Dental of Arizona customer service ‘Dream Team’ is full of A-list players who create value every day by providing support to our members, dentists, brokers, and internal teams. They’re true dental benefits experts who can help answer any question and field any curveball, so you’ll always feel like you have someone in […]

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cheesy chicken broccoli casserole

Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole

This tasty, quick-to-prepare comfort food is as easy as it is cheesy. The calcium and phosphates in the cheese help put minerals back in your teeth and rebuild enamel. And the fiber-rich broccoli is full of vitamin C to strengthen your gums by supporting collagen production.  Coming up with weekly dinner ideas that are delicious […]

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