Archive | 2021
plate of seared oyster mushrooms

Meet Scott Winegard, the Executive Chef Committed to Seasonal, Plant-Based Cuisine

Something we don’t often hear kids say is, “More broccoli please!” But for executive chef Scott Winegard of CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa, healthy eating is deeply rooted in his life. “I loved vegetables as a kid! My grandfather had a beautiful garden while I was growing up. It was always my first stop when […]

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Delta Dental dentist Dr. Kevin Schade

Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Kevin Schade

We’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist Dr. Kevin Schade (pronounced “Skaddy”) of Foothills Family Dentistry in Tucson, Ariz. Dr. Schade is a general dentist who offers a wide range of services, including family, cosmetic and restorative dentistry.  Dr. Schade was born and raised in Utah, but now calls Arizona home. With a […]

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The Connection Between The Mouth and Cancer

Is Bacteria In Your Mouth Increasing Your Cancer Risk?

According to the CDC, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease. To better understand cancer, researchers are now looking for clues in the mouth. As a result, they have found a connection between the tiny organisms that make up your mouth, aka your oral microbiome, and the […]

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Registered Dietician Katrina Samuels

Tips From a Registered Dietician: How to Create Nutritious Meals

Did you know that the foods you eat affect your whole body, including your mouth? It’s true! Spinach and beans keep your teeth strong, and tomatoes can prevent your teeth from coming loose prematurely. It is pretty amazing what a few veggies can do! To help you maintain a healthy diet and meal planning routine, […]

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What To Look For In Your Oral Health Care Products

When shopping for oral health care products, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the many different brands and varieties of toothpaste, floss and mouthwash. Fortunately, you can ask your dentist or dental hygienist for help and follow this guide to help you make the best decisions. The American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance is featured […]

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prosciutto wrapped asparagus

Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Asparagus is at its peak flavor in the spring. And it’s even tastier when wrapped in delicately sweet and salty prosciutto and topped with savory Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. This easy-to-make recipe is perfect for an appetizer or side dish. Not only is it packed with flavor, but it’s also full of vitamins A and C, phosphorus […]

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Dentist CE Opportunity

Dental CE Opportunities for AZ Dentists

Each year, Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation (DDAZF) board selects a group of nonprofits across the state as grant recipients to improve the oral health of Arizonans. These funds are used to support projects, programs and services that promote good oral health practices. One of our grantees, Southern Arizona Oral Health Coalition (SAzOHC), uses their […]

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Chef Aurore De Beauduy-Yasinsky of Sapiens Paleo Kitchen

Scottsdale Paleo Chef’s Passion Is Preventing Disease

Here at Delta Dental of Arizona we love sharing unique and doable ways to take charge of your overall and oral health. From proper flossing techniques to mouth-healthy recipes that leave you smiling, it’s little daily habits that add to a lifetime of good health. One of the easiest ways to improve your overall and […]

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kids smiling and drinking water for good oral health

What Is The Best Drink For Kids?

What do kiddos, plants and puppies have in common? They all need water to survive. In fact, all living things need water to survive. That’s because water flushes waste, regulates temperature and helps brain function. It’s what our cells need and it’s key to good overall and oral health. We get most of our water […]

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chef Alex Stratta's minestrone soup

Chef Alex Stratta Makes Vegetables the ‘Main Attraction’

The hospitality industry runs deep in chef Alex Stratta’s blood. Not only has his family worked in restaurants and hotels for decades, but he also began an award-winning career at a young age. In 1989, Stratta took on an executive chef role at The Phoenician resort in Scottsdale and subsequently spent 16 years in the […]

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