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Daily Stretches for Dental Staff [INFOGRAPHIC]

As a dental hygienist, dentist or dental staff member, you put your patient’s comfort first. If a patient has a hard time reclining fully or positioning themselves for a cleaning or exam, you twist and contort to make it work. But this can take a toll on your back and neck. It’s easy to develop […]

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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?

Medical marijuana use is becoming more common with more and more people getting MMJ certification in PA (or wherever they are located). 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 […]

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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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