Archive | July, 2013

Tooth Decay is the #1 Chronic Disease Among Children

We all want the future leaders of our country to be successful, but the unfortunately reality is that millions of school hours are lost every year from a disease that is nearly 100% preventable. As tooth decay climbed the ladder to claim the title of “most common chronic childhood disease,” more and more children began […]

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A child gets a sealant application as part of his school-based dental sealant program funded by the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation.

Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation Opens Grants Cycle for Oral Health Funding

Are you aware that an estimated 50% of Arizona kindergarteners have untreated tooth decay, often due to limited access to adequate dental services? To help reduce the effects of untreated tooth decay, the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is pleased to announce the kick-off of the 2013-14 community grants program. The program provides funding to […]

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A Visit to the Dentist for the Autistic Child: Challenging but not Traumatic

Going to the dentist can be hard for any child, but dental visits can be especially difficult for children with autism because of sensory overload. Fear not, parents can help prepare their autistic child for a visit to the dentist! In fact, your skills in planning and preparation have no doubt been sharpened to the […]

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Brush Your Teeth to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Did you know that one in every three Americans suffers from high blood pressure – more than 67 million people – according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? In fact, 69% of people who have a first heart attack, 74% of people with chronic heart failure and 77% of those who have […]

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Are Vegan and Vegetarian Diets Harmful to Your Oral Health?

Whether you are a recent convert or a tried and true vegetarian, cutting meat from your diet may leave you vulnerable to oral health problems. While vegetarianism can certainly be beneficial to your health (clean arteries, anyone?), any restrictive diet can contribute to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. The two most common deficiencies among long-term vegetarians are […]

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Adult Braces: Q&A

Not all of us are lucky enough to have naturally straight teeth. Whether you have one or many teeth out of place, chances are that you have considered braces. Some parents choose to get their children braces during adolescence, however that is rapidly changing. In 2010, the number of adults in braces was up 23% […]

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Smooch Your Sweetie on International Kissing Day

July 6 is International Kissing Day. Have you puckered up lately? Here are five reasons kissing is good for you – and for your dental health! You’ve heard the expression “plant a wet one?” Kissing generates saliva, which helps wash away the plaque in your mouth and harmful bacteria off your teeth. Tooth enamel, one of […]

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5 Tips for Socializing Your Dental Practice

The days of social media are upon us. No longer is a website enough; businesses are now expected to have a Facebook page, Twitter feed, Pinterest boards and the list goes on. The little known secret of social media is that you don’t have to do it ALL to do it well. There are plenty […]

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