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5 Holiday Tooth Traps to Avoid

Holidays are packed with parties and merry making. Just imagining the yummy spread makes my mouth water. Before diving in, take a moment to think about your teeth. Are they going to pay the price for all that mindless grazing? What does it take to be kind to your teeth this holiday season? Let’s take […]

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Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy

Many low-income adults lack dental insurance coverage and even more have to delay any dental because of the costs and other more pressing basic needs. Originating in Virginia and spreading throughout the United States, more than 70 Mission of Mercy (MOM) programs have been held since 2000 to provide free dental services to local residents […]

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5 Gifts for Your Grin

If you’re looking for a small gift certain to help the recipient’s smile sparkle, consider giving the gift of great oral health. We’ve rounded up five of our favorite gifts guaranteed to make anyone’s oral care routine easier in 2014: 1. It’s Electric – Boogie Woogie Electric toothbrushes can be more effective than manual brushes […]

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Oral Health Problems Associated with HIV and AIDS

For those who have HIV and AIDS, dental problems are common because their immune systems have trouble fighting off infections and disease. But it’s not all bad news. Many oral health problems can be successfully treated. If you are diagnosed with HIV or AIDS, make sure to schedule a dentist appointment to discuss your personal […]

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A Tooth Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, spend time with your loved ones and EAT! Fortunately, many of the foods we eat for our Thanksgiving dinner are good for our health. Unfortunately, there are always the bad guys lurking around the corner. While we would never suggest you skip that sweet slice of pumpkin pie, […]

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5 Tips to Help You Quit

Smoking is an addiction that develops into a dangerous psychological habit. As time passes, the act of smoking becomes mechanical and the habit is ingrained in the daily routine. It is automatic for a habitual smoker to light a cigarette during break-time or with coffee in the morning. The “pleasant feeling” of nicotine on the […]

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The Future of Dentistry

As a sponsor of the Phoenix Business Journal’s Healthcare of the Future event, Delta Dental of Arizona recognizes that healthcare is becoming more innovative as a result of new technologies. Not so surprisingly, dental offices are also in on the game. With the use of lasers and other new equipment and materials, dentists are carving […]

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3 FAQ’s About Oral Health and Breast Cancer

With the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Journey kicking off in Phoenix tomorrow, our hearts are with all the brave people battling this devastating disease. If you have recently been diagnosed, here are three frequently asked questions about the effects cancer treatment can have on your oral health. Q. I will be undergoing treatment for breast […]

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2 P’s to Avoid: Periodontal Disease and Pre-Diabetes

Many people have the misconception that taking care of your oral health only affects your teeth. Unfortunately, our bodies work as a system, and poor oral health inevitably leads to poor overall health. Pre-diabetes is only one of the many systemic connections between mouth and body. Denmark researchers found that people who had gum disease […]

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Don’t Gag! Going to the Dentist Isn’t that Bad

Do you find your gag reflex in high alert when you go to the dentist? It’s embarrassing and uncomfortable, but you’re not alone. About one in five of us experience the gag reflex during a dental exam. Many people are nervous when they go to the dentist. That’s pretty common. During your treatment, your dentist […]

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