Archive | 2013

4 Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

The tradition of New Year’s resolutions dates back to 153 B.C. when mythical Roman King Janus was placed at the head of the calendar. It was said that Janus had two faces which allowed him to look back on past events and forward to the future. Janus became the ancient symbol for resolutions and many […]

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Foundation Spotlight: What is Super Sealant Saturday?

The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, founded in 1997 with a mission to promote oral health and prevent dental disease in underserved and uninsured communities. This mission is woven through all aspects of Foundation activities – from daily dental supply donations to schools and non-profit organizations to the annual responsive grant-making process to the fundraisers […]

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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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4 Gifts to Give Your Dentist

Bring a little holiday cheer to your December dental checkup and give your dentist one of these great gifts: 1. A magazine subscription is a unique gift. Usually, a dentist has quite a few magazines stacked in the waiting area, but there will still be a few good ones that you could gift as a […]

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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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Small Businesses Must Enroll in Health Insurance Marketplace Offline

Since its October debut, the rollout has been anything but smooth. In light of difficulties with individual sign-ups, the Obama administration has postponed online enrollment for small businesses in the Health Insurance Marketplace. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, online enrollment should be available by Nov. 2014, with policies taking […]

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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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Why the ACA cares about your kids’ teeth (and you should too!)

Studies show that good oral health helps maintain full body wellness. Regular checkups with your dentist can prevent decay and detect disease before it spreads. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Federal government formally recognizes the importance of dental care – at least for children. Congress has established children’s dental coverage […]

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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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