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The Dangers of DIY Dental

The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Dental Work

Access to basic preventive dental care is available to many Americans, but more complicated procedures can come with a price tag.  To compensate for convenience and cost, some Americans are opting for “Do-It-Yourself dentistry.” Whether through instructional videos or mail-order kits, adults of all ages are trying teeth DIYs. The truth is that most dental DIYs […]

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Save on Dental While Keeping Your Employees Happy

3 Ways Small Business Owners Can Save on Dental Insurance Costs While Keeping Employees Smiling

When it comes to employee satisfaction, benefits matter. Small businesses have to remain competitive to recruit and retain talented employees. A strong benefits package improves a company’s competitive position, and dental coverage plays a significant role in rounding out that package. In fact, two-thirds of workers consider dental benefits to be very or extremely important, […]

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In-Network vs. Out-of-Network: What it Means for Your Dental Coverage

In-Network vs. Out-of-Network: What it Means for Your Dental Coverage

When you have dental benefits from Delta Dental of Arizona, you can visit any licensed dentist. However, your benefit plan might have limited coverage for services provided by out-of-network dentists. To ensure you’re saving the most money and receiving your full benefit, it’s always best to visit a dentist in the Delta Dental network. Here […]

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Dental Coverage for the Self-Employed

We live in an age of entrepreneurial innovation. Professionals are passing on corporate life and becoming their own bosses. Today, freelancers, the self-employed and contract workers account for 30% of the national workforce, and that number is expected to increase to 40% by 2020. But working outside the box means we have to account for […]

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Get Digital with Your Dental: Why to Take the Paper-Free Plunge

When it comes to going green, the small steps can make a big difference. One small step Delta Dental of Arizona has taken to reduce waste and lower costs is by increasing its paperless offerings. Here’s how you can help this effort become more meaningful: If you’re a member – Sign up for to receive […]

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Smile, Your Dental Expenses May Qualify as a Tax Deduction

Preparing your taxes? If you itemize your federal deductions, you may be able to deduct dental expenses for yourself, your spouse and your dependents. According to the IRS, medical and dental care expenses include “payments for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, or payments for treatments affecting any structure or function of […]

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How Ditching the Dentist Could Cost You a Vacation

You brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day and floss every evening before bed. You haven’t had a serious dental issue in years and your mouth is pain-free. So when that 3½-inch by 5-inch postcard reminding you that it’s time for your 6-month checkup with your favorite Delta Dental of Arizona dentist, you […]

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Can You Deduct Dental Expenses on Your Taxes?

Preparing your income taxes? You’re probably looking for as many tax deductions as possible. If you’re itemizing your deductions, remember that dental expenses are treated like medical expenses. For federal income tax purposes, many medical and dental costs are permitted to be itemized if they exceed 10% of your adjusted gross income (for most people). […]

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Dental Pre-Treatment Estimates: What Are They & When To Get Them

  If you’ve ever had car troubles, you’re familiar with the concept of an auto repair estimate. The mechanic runs a few diagnostic tests and inspects the vehicles for performance issues and hands you a paper that lists the recommended repairs and their associated costs. Occasionally, the repairs may cost a little more (or even […]

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Why is Dental Insurance Important?

Looking for ways to keep your family healthy? Eating good food, exercising regularly and scheduling annual exams with the doctor are a good way to start. Buying dental insurance and using your dental benefits is another. Twice annual dental visits keep both your teeth and body healthy. Studies tell us that people with dental benefits […]

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