4 Ways Golf Can Improve Your Oral and Vision Health
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by Sarah Sharits
1w ago
According to a 2023 report released by Arizona Alliance for Golf, Arizona is home to 370 golf courses and 10% of Arizonans over age 6 played a round of golf in 2021. Golf is also a key economic driver in the state, making a $6 billion impact on Arizona’s economy. That’s a lot of golf! Golf also offers some unique opportunities to boost your oral health, vision health and overall wellness: Vitamin D Exposure: When you play golf outside, you get sunlight, which gives you vitamin D. This vitamin is really important for your teeth because it helps your body use calcium. Calcium makes your teeth ..read more
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Dentist Spotlight: Dr. David Jourabchi
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by Sarah Sharits
1w ago
Say hello to Dr. David Jourabchi at Kids Dental Spot in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Jourabchi specializes in pediatric and special health care needs patients. He is passionate about treating cavities and gum disease with a holistic approach that begins with oral hygiene and nutrition Dr. Jourabchi earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at UCLA School of Dentistry. He continued his studies with the Fellowship in Community-Based Care at Ohio State University and at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Outside of work, he enjoys watching superhero movies, biking, hiking, swimming and a tasty ..read more
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Vision Health At Every Age
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by Sarah Sharits
3w ago
Whether you are young or young at heart, taking care of your eyes is important to your overall health. Your eyes will change in size, shape and function throughout your life. It is important to have regular eye exams to watch these changes. Equally important is noticing when you, or a loved one, shows signs of vision problems. Here are a few things to keep in mind to protect your family’s vision health at every age. Infant: Birth to 24 Months Did you know that your child should have an eye exam between 6 months and 1 year? These exams allow the eye doctor to check on proper eye alignment and ..read more
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3 Reasons to Follow Your Insurance Companies On Social Media
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by Sarah Sharits
1M ago
Social media is everywhere these days! Forbes says that 77% of businesses use social media to reach their customers and 90% of users follow at least one brand. Guess what? Insurance companies are one of the many businesses trying to get your attention. If you are one of the 4.9 billion people across the world who used social media in 2023, have you ever thought about following your insurance companies on your favorite platforms? It might not be the first thing you think about when you sign up for new benefits, but there are 3 reasons why you should consider following your insurance companies ..read more
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Asthma, Inhalers And Your Oral Health
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by Sarah Sharits
2M ago
Asthma is a long-term lung condition that causes inflammation and narrowing of the tubes that help you breathe. This makes breathing more difficult. While it usually begins in childhood, people of all ages can be affected by it. If you have asthma, you probably use an inhaler as a treatment. Breathing in this medicine helps decrease mucus and reduce swelling in your airways. While the inhaler helps with your lungs it can also affect oral health. Here are a few things to look out for: Oral Health Risks Dry mouth: Because asthma restricts air flow, it is likely that you breathe through your mo ..read more
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Evaluating Dental Coverage: Discount Plans and Dental Insurance
Delta Dental of Arizona Blog
by Sarah Sharits
2M ago
Dental care costs can be hard to understand. If you are evaluating your dental coverage, you may wonder what the difference is between discount plans and dental insurance. Both options will help you save on dental care, so the best choice for you will be based on your situation. Here are a few things you should know about discount plans and dental insurance: Discount Plans Discount plans, or memberships, have become more common. But it is important to note that discount plans are not insurance. With a discount plan, you will get a discount when you visit a dentist that accepts your plan. Then ..read more
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Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Julia E. Carlson
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by Sarah Sharits
2M ago
Say hello to Dr. Julia E. Carlson in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, our dentist spotlight! Dr. Carlson specializes in general dentistry and provides advice on proper brushing, flossing, cleaning, healthy gums and other dental care to people of all ages. Dr. Carlson earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University in California. Outside of work she enjoys traveling. What made you decide to become a dentist? I was a dental assistant for about 6 years and really enjoyed dentistry so I became a dentist! Do you brush and floss yourself as much as you recommend your patients? Yes! What’s ..read more
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6 Sports-Related Vision Skills for Athletes
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by Sarah Sharits
2M ago
If you love participating in athletics and want to gain an edge, try focusing on your sports-related vision! Whether you play competitively or in a rec league, good sports-related vision is essential. You’ll get the best results when you can see well! There are 6 types of sports-related vision skills that you—or athletes of any age—will find important to test for and keep in tip-top shape. Depth Perception One of the most important sports-related vision skills is to be able to judge the distance to an object and how fast it is moving, also known as depth perception. For example, golfers must ..read more
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4 Benefits of Yoga for Your Oral Health
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by Sarah Sharits
3M ago
Brushing and flossing twice a day for 2 minutes will keep your teeth and gums healthy. But did you know that there are benefits of yoga for your oral health? You probably think of yoga as an activity for improving balance and flexibility. But breathing and stretching exercises can also relieve symptoms related to stress, including teeth grinding, toothache or gum infection. Here are 4 benefits of yoga for your oral health: Reduces Inflammation Stress can cause your body to produce higher cortisol levels. Too much cortisol may eventually lead to long-lasting inflammation in the body and in the ..read more
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3 Reasons Why Dental Insurance Is Important to Arizonans
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by Sarah Sharits
3M ago
Are you considering whether to get dental insurance for next year? Trends show that for Arizonans, dental coverage is as important as ever. 85% of adults consider it to be vital to protecting oral and overall health. Plus, most Arizonans agree that the pros of having dental insurance are greater the cons. Here are 3 reasons why having dental insurance is important: Better Health and Emotional Well-being The benefits of dental coverage are very clear. About 7 in 10 adults in Arizona (69%) have dental insurance and 83% of parents report their child is covered. While most (91%) believe that havi ..read more
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