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How Much Calcium Do You Need?

Even though calcium is one of the most plentiful minerals, your body can’t make it. That means you need to get calcium from your diet. Here’s why getting enough calcium is so vital to your health, along with a guide for how much to consume and where to get this essential mineral. Why is calcium […]

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Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Zucchini Pizza Bites

The whole family loves pizza! And you’ll love how this saucy, cheesy treat cuts the carbs by replacing the crust with teeth-strengthening zucchini.  But the real secret to its goodness is actually the nutritious, veggie-packed sauce. It’s as loaded with vitamins, fiber, and protein as it is full of flavor. (Make extra so you can […]

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What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease refers to infections of the gum and bone tissues surrounding your teeth. This kind of infection is also known by the technical names of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Gum diseases are usually caused by poor oral health habits that allow sticky, bacteria-filled plaque to build up on the teeth. If it remains long […]

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Healthy Eating for a Healthy Smile

Who Goes There? Food Friend or Foe?  When you think about maintaining a healthy smile, what probably comes to mind is brushing your teeth, flossing and visiting your dentist regularly. But there’s more to oral health. A healthy diet can help prevent or slow the effects of tooth decay and gum disease. Here are some […]

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A Guide to Delta Dental of Arizona’s Customer Service Phone System

Here at Delta Dental of Arizona, we make it a priority to provide exceptional customer service to our members, dentists, group administrators, and brokers when you call in with questions or concerns. To save you time, our interactive voice response system allows you to access eligibility and claims information over the phone and it helps […]

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Delta Dental Supports Veterans & Their Smiles

Each Veterans Day, Delta Dental of Arizona thanks the members of our armed services for bravely serving our country and underscores our ongoing commitment to expanding access to oral health care. Because oral health is so connected to overall health, it’s important to expand access to oral health care for everybody, including our nation’s veterans.  […]

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Get to Know the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation

At Delta Dental of Arizona, we believe everybody deserves a healthy smile. Through the work of our Foundation, we’re able to achieve this mission by giving back to the community and partnering to provide oral health education and resources to those who need it most. It’s a big job—but one we’re so grateful to work […]

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Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Southwestern Sweet Potatoes

This simple southwestern sweet potato recipe turns sweet potatoes into a quick, tasty meal. They’re spiced just right to give them a savory kick. And if you like spice, you’re in luck. Spicy foods, like chili peppers, are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Specifically, chilis contain Vitamin A, which protects your bones and teeth.  […]

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Fall Food Favorites That Are Good for Your Smile

With temperatures dropping below 100 degrees, us desert dwellers can finally cheer, “It’s fall y’all!” While we might not be busting out our heaviest sweaters or jumping into piles of crunchy leaves, it doesn’t mean we can’t dive into the flavors of fall. Luckily some of the yummiest fall food favorites are good for your […]

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Foundation Spotlight: A.T. Still University Sealant Program

For more than 20 years the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation has worked to improve oral health and prevent dental disease in the most underserved and uninsured communities across Arizona. And through the decades we’ve been fortunate to team up with some incredible community partners to help support children, families, and older adults in getting […]

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