Survey Says: New Year, Improved Smile

New Year’s resolutions to improve oral health top national survey  

GLENDALE, Ariz. (Jan. 8, 2018) - While saving money and losing weight will most always top the list of New Year’s resolutions made by American adults, a recent survey1 by Delta Dental of Arizona shows a surprising amount of resolution makers will focus on their bright, healthy smile!

By the numbers, the survey showed that getting to the dentist more (15 percent) and improving oral health (20 percent) both beat out the long-standing resolution of joining a gym (12 percent) and going to the doctor more (11 percent). 

Saving more money (53 percent) and losing weight (46 percent) are perennial chart-toppers while improving overall health (42 percent) and going to the gym more (18 percent) round out the list.

“A healthy smile means better overall health and that’s a great goal for 2018,” said Tiffany Di Giacinto, director of marketing and communications at Delta Dental of Arizona. “Because regular brushing and flossing should be a part of your daily routine, improving oral health or overall health are achievable resolutions. Add on bi-annual visits to the dentist for an exam and cleaning and you’re well on your way to meeting that goal.”

For more information on the connection between oral health and overall health, or for tips on how to improve your oral health, visit the Delta Dental of Arizona Blog at


About Delta Dental of Arizona
Delta Dental of Arizona is the leading dental benefits provider in Arizona, serving more than 1 million enrollees and nearly 3,4300 contracted dentists across the state. Passionate about oral health and its importance to generations of families, Delta Dental of Arizona has worked for more than 45 years to improve oral health by emphasizing preventive care and making dental coverage accessible to a wide variety of employers, groups and individuals. For more information about Delta Dental of Arizona, visit

1About the survey: The Delta Dental Fall 2017 Survey was conducted between November 6 and November 13, 2017 among 1,006 nationally representative Americans 18+. The margin of error is +/- 3.1 percent.