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 […]
How Much Calcium Do You Need?
Negative Side Effects of Soda Are Hard to Swallow
The debate continues. Should you call that fizzy carbonated drink pop or soda? Whichever side you’re on, there’s one thing that’s not up for debate: Soda is not good for your health. It contains no essential nutrients — no vitamins, minerals or fiber — and regular soda is full of calories. Drinking sugary soft drinks […]
How Often Should I See My Dentist?
Why are regular dentist appointments important? You have great oral hygiene and regularly brush and floss your teeth to keep your mouth clean. Your excellent oral hygiene habits may lead you to wonder if you still need to visit your dentist on a regular basis. The answer is yes! Even if you take good care […]
The Tooth Development Timeline
Your teeth do more than help you flash a nice smile — they also work together to help you chew and speak properly, and shape the appearance of your face. To do all that important work, your teeth took an interesting journey that began before you were even born. Here’s how they developed every step […]
Consumer Checkup: Zero-Waste Toothpaste & Your Smile
Brushing your teeth twice a day is the first step in a good oral hygiene routine. If you’re already doing that, kudos to you! With all that brushing, you probably go through quite a few tubes of toothpaste each year. In 2018 over 146 million tons of waste landed in U.S. landfills, and plastics made […]
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 […]
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 […]
Watch Cavities Form Before Your Eyes: A DIY Craft for Kids
As another school year rolls around, it’s another chance to engage little minds and find creative ways to supplement learning with crafts and activities that let kids use their hands and their brains. Lessons that encourage children to learn through doing are important for developing motor skills, listening skills and critical thinking. Plus, they’re just […]