Archive | March, 2014

Fluoridated Water: A Public Health Initiative

While the state of Arizona does not mandate water fluoridation, many local municipalities, including Bisbee, Phoenix, Tempe and Yuma, add fluoride to their water supplies. Other communities, such as Scottsdale, don’t because they may use water sources with naturally occurring fluoride. So what’s the big deal with water fluoridation, and why is it so important […]

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It’s Not Just What You Eat, It’s How You Eat

Since the first television programming began in the 1920s, our desire for digital distractions has grown exponentially. In fact, nearly 67% of Americans regularly watch TV while eating dinner. This habit can have a negative impact on your health, prompting researchers to suggest it’s important to pay attention to how you eat in addition to […]

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6 Crafts to Celebrate Your Child’s First Loose Tooth

Your child’s first loose tooth is an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime experience that should be celebrated! Here are 6 cute and crafty ways to get your kids excited about their soon-to-be toothless grin. Tooth box: A personalized tooth box is the perfect place to keep teeth before the Tooth Fairy arrives! Tooth fairy doors: A small dollhouse […]

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Guiding Your Child’s First Steps to Good Dental Health

Raising a child is a series of firsts – first step, first word, first tooth. As a parent, it’s important to start your child on a good dental routine at a young age. Here are 8 tips to help you get started: Avoid baby-bottle tooth decay by filling your child’s bottle with milk or water […]

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Hookah Smoking: Oral Health Impacts

Dating back to the Safavid dynasty, hookah smoking has been a staple in Middle Eastern culture for over 500 years. In recent decades, hookah smoking has become more popular in the US, particularly among young adults. Flavored tobacco, hookah lounges and the belief that smoking out of the traditional Mediterranean water pipe is less damaging […]

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Say Cheese: Study Suggests Cheddar Protects Tooth Enamel From Acid Erosion

Cheese is just what the dentist ordered for a healthy smile, according to a 2013 study published in General Dentistry. Researchers from India measured the dental plaque pH on the teeth of 68 adolescents, ages 12 to 15, before and after they sampled cheddar cheese, milk or sugar-free yogurt. A lower pH level indicates teeth […]

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Celebrate National Dentist Day: 4 Gifts Your Dentist Will Love

March 6 is a celebratory day for dentistry. Not only was the first dental college opened on this day in 1840, it is also National Dentist Day! Your dentist works hard to make sure your teeth are in tip-top shape, or maybe your current dentist doesn’t offer the care you need and you’re looking for […]

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Calcium Makes Teeth and Bones Strong

Remember the long-running ad campaign that said, “Milk. It does a body good,”? One of the reasons milk is so good for you is because it is high in calcium, one of the most essential minerals for the health of your bones and teeth. Calcium also helps support basic metabolic functions and is probably best […]

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Spotlight on New Sales Staff Rachel Day & Craig Christian

Delta Dental of Arizona is proud to have welcomed Rachel Day and Craig Christian to the sales team within the last six months. Rachel serves as an implementation specialist and Craig as a sales executive. Rachel Day, new to the dental insurance industry, is now the Implementation Specialist at Delta Dental. Prior to working for […]

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