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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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Snake Teeth and Venom

How do Snakes Inject Venom with Their Bite? Navigating Snake Season in Arizona

If it seems like snake season in Arizona is practically half the year, that’s because it is. Snakes can’t control their body temperature, so they are active during warm weather. In Arizona, this means snakes typically become active in April and stay out through October. If it’s cold outside, snakes are cold too. Their muscles […]

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Nonprofits can rent dental equipment from Phoenix ToolBank

You Can Rent Dental Equipment from Phoenix ToolBank

The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation provides nearly $1M a year to nonprofit organizations to improve lives by promoting optimal oral health. That’s our mission. What that means on a day-to-day basis is Delta Dental provides funding to nonprofits for programs that provide oral screenings/exams, fluoride varnish treatments, and sealants to children and pregnant women. […]

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How Irritable Bowel Disease Affects Your Oral Health

We don’t often think of our mouth as part of our digestive track – but it is! In fact, digestion starts in your mouth with your first bite of food! This is why diseases in the digestive tract and other stomach problems can affect our oral health. Our mouths often show early signs of certain […]

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Prickly pear cactus is delicious and packed with nutrients. Learn the best restaurants to try prickly pear in Arizona and the health benefits it can provide.

Prickly Pear is Everywhere! The Health Benefits of Eating Cactus

Not only is cactus edible, but this prickly plant is also a great source of nutrients and hydration. Because of their desert climate, it’s essential that cacti are good at storing water. That means they’re also good at hydrating us. And because they’re high in fiber, full of antioxidants, and packed with carotenoids, cactus can […]

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