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Improving Overall Health in Children Through Dental-Medical Integration

  A child’s smile can do more than light up a room, it can serve as a barometer to overall health. However, in any given year, 108 million adults visit a physician but do not see a dentist, including more than 60 percent of children aged 1 through 4 years according to the ADA Health Policy […]

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Rincon Family Dentistry

Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Brock Boudreaux

We’d like to introduce you to Dr. Brock Boudreaux (pronounced “Boo-drow”) of Rincon Family Dentistry in Tucson, Ariz. Dr. Boudreaux is a family dentist who sees patients of all ages. From wisdom teeth removal and whitening to dentures and implants, Dr. Boudreaux and his dental staff offer a variety of services and procedures. Dr. Boudreaux […]

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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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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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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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5 Side Effects of Mask Mouth & How to Fix Them

Face masks are a good defense against the spread of COVID-19. They’re easy to find, come in fashion forward fabrics and help keep people safe when they need to meet with others. But face masks can also cause some pesky side effects, sometimes called “mask mouth.” Here are 5 side effects of mask mouth and […]

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maintaining good oral health could keep COVID-19 complications at bay

COVID-19 and Your Oral Health: What’s the Connection?

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: oral health is health. Everything from what you eat to how you care for your smile impacts your oral and overall health and may affect how your body fights and responds to COVID-19. While the science is evolving, data suggests that oral health may play an […]

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Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Jessica Brereton Peterkin

Dr. Jessica Brereton Peterkin of Breton Family Dental Meet Dr. Jessica Brereton Peterkin, an Arizona native and family dentist in Midtown Phoenix. Her practice, Breton Family Dental, is a bilingual dental office (speaking English and Spanish) that serves patients of all ages. Dr. Peterkin offers everything from Invisalign to oral surgery and everything in between. […]

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Stress of COVID-19 Linked to Increased Oral Health Problems

If you’ve been feeling a little on edge lately, you’re not alone. According to a report released by Harvard Medical School and University of North Carolina, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased stress levels in the U.S. by 55%! Elevated stress levels can lead to many overall health problems, including issues affecting your oral health. And […]

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Men, Avoiding the Dentist is Bad for Your Health

  Would you rather scrub a dirty bathroom clean or visit the doctor for a routine checkup? If you are a man, you may be more inclined to roll up your sleeves and scrub the bathroom! According to a recent study by the Cleveland Clinic, men aren’t going to the doctor for regular checkups like […]

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