Sara Fossum

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Sara Fossum serves as a social media coordinator for Delta Dental of Arizona. A graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Sara has as wide range of experiences in all things social media. When Sara’s not busy posting, tweeting and pinning, she can be found doing one of the following things: curling up on her couch with a good book, daydreaming of her next big adventure, drinking a glass of good wine, and coaching taekwondo. [Editor's Note: Sara is no longer a current DD employee.]

Recent blog posts written by Sara Fossum

Sports Hurt Dental Health

3 Sports that Compromise Smile Safety

Kids and adults who compete in sports are more likely to maintain a healthy weight, have better mental health and develop stronger bones and muscles. But despite the benefits, dental health takes a hit when it comes to some sports. Basketball Contact sports require players to wear facial protection and mouthguards, but basketball requires no […]

4 Ways Your Job Affects the Cost of DentalBenefits

4 Ways Your Job Affects the Cost of Dental Benefits

Have you ever wondered what actually determines the rate and coverage of your group dental insurance plan? These 4 factors could have an influence: Location. When it comes to a geographical area, your dental insurance carrier considers competing companies, local regulation and cost of living—all of which can influence premium pricing. This is pretty standard […]

5 Smile-worthy Arizona Hiking Trails To Try ASAP

5 Smile-worthy Arizona Hiking Trails To Try ASAP

Is your ongoing goal to get fit and stay fit? Step outside of the gym and onto the trails. Every hour you hike can burn up to 530 calories. And lucky for you, Arizona’s geological diversity is a hiker’s haven. From the Grand Canyon to the Sedona forests, there are hundreds of trails to hike […]

In-Network vs. Out-of-Network: What it Means for Your Dental Coverage

In-Network vs. Out-of-Network: What it Means for Your Dental Coverage

When you have dental benefits from Delta Dental of Arizona, you can visit any licensed dentist. However, your benefit plan might have limited coverage for services provided by out-of-network dentists. To ensure you’re saving the most money and receiving your full benefit, it’s always best to visit a dentist in the Delta Dental network. Here […]

5 Fun and Unique Dental Offices in Metro Phoenix

We searched high and low for the most unique dental offices in the Grand Canyon State. From playful to out-of-this-world, these practices will help even the most anxious patients relax and possibly even enjoy their twice-annual dental exam. And if you’re a Delta Dental member, these offices are all in-network! Find your dream dental office […]

These online tools can help you better manage and maximize your dental benefits.

4 Digital Tools to Maximize Your Dental Benefits

In today’s always-connected world, we’re used to having data at our fingertips. That’s why Delta Dental of Arizona is working to make it easier for members to access their coverage information and other dental resources digitally. Here are 4 of our most popular digital tools for managing your dental benefits: Dentist Search – Use our […]

The Cleanliness Incentive: Another Reason to Love Your Dentist

When it comes to dental exams, people thoroughly enjoy that squeaky-clean feeling that follows a professional cleaning procedure. Professional cleanings go beyond our standard brushing and flossing routine, which is why you are more likely to experience a more profound sense of cleanliness and satisfaction. This is a huge reason people schedule their appointments in […]

Three Sayings to Help Budget Your Next Dental Procedure

Let’s cut to the chase, sometimes dental care can be costly. Luckily, there are ways you can budget for your next dental procedure. We’ve adapted three of our favorite idioms to help you pinch a penny and prep financially: Expect the unexpected. You can’t always predict your health, but you can save for it. Consider […]

Dental Coverage for the Self-Employed

We live in an age of entrepreneurial innovation. Professionals are passing on corporate life and becoming their own bosses. Today, freelancers, the self-employed and contract workers account for 30% of the national workforce, and that number is expected to increase to 40% by 2020. But working outside the box means we have to account for […]

Smile Power in Politics: What We Can Learn From Candidate Grins

It’s election year! And politicians have been showboating their smiles all across the country. Politicians have power—but what about their pearly whites? Smiles can influence elections. In a crowded political field, votes of­ten come down to sub­lim­in­al qual­it­ies. Candidates who smile in campaign photos have improved polling outcomes, compared to those who don’t smile, according […]

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