Archive | 2022

What To Do About a Loose Baby Tooth?

Remember that old iconic image of a loose tooth being pulled by a string tied to a doorknob? Slam! Problem solved. Fortunately, there’s a much easier and gentler way to help children when they have a loose baby tooth.  Why baby teeth loosen and fall out Children generally loose their baby teeth between the ages […]

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North Country HealthCare dental hygienist performing an exam on a child

North Country HealthCare’s Medical/Dental Integration Program Expands During COVID-19

I have spent over 20 years working in philanthropy in a variety of roles, but mostly in grantmaking. The relationship between the funding organization and the recipient can sometimes be viewed as paternal, with the organization funding the projects as the parent and the recipient being the child. I’ve never looked at my grantee-funder relationships […]

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Foundation Spotlight: El Rio Community Health Center

Literally, every day I sit at my desk I think about the work I do and how it applies to Delta Dental of Arizona’s mission to improve lives by promoting optimal oral health for uninsured and underinsured populations across the state. One way the DDAZ Foundation looks to improve oral health across the state is […]

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4 Steps to Choosing the Right Toothbrush

When shopping for toothbrushes, do you put much thought into what’s best for your children? Here’s why you should: Your toothbrush can be a major factor in helping you brush more effectively and making your oral hygiene routine more pleasant.  Follow these four steps to choose the right toothbrush. Decide between a manual or powered […]

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‘Smile’ by Raina Telgemeier Helps a 5th Grader Through a Dental Emergency

When we think about taking care of our smiles, the first thing that comes to mind is brushing and flossing. Keeping up a good oral hygiene routine at home is the first step to a healthy smile. But there’s another step to having a healthy smile that sometimes gets forgotten—smile safety. Our teeth and mouths […]

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Sugar Damages Teeth, Let’s Not Sugarcoat It

You’ve probably heard sugar damages your teeth since you were a young child. But do you know why? Learn more and see how easy it can be to cut down on your sugar consumption and limit its effects on your teeth. What sugar does to your teeth As much as you might like sugar, the […]

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Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Kent Tuttle

Say hello to Dr. Kent Tuttle of Kent Dental in Scottsdale, Arizona! Dr. Tuttle specializes in cosmetic and restorative dentistry and his practice also offers services for TMJ, sleep apnea, oral surgery, laser dentistry, clear aligners and sedation dentistry.  Dr. Tuttle believes in the power of building a relationship with his patients because every patient […]

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Oral Health Is About More Than Your Mouth

Making your oral health a priority can safeguard your overall health and well-being. That’s because many oral diseases can influence health conditions outside the mouth and vice versa. The relationship between your mouth and the rest of your body is called the ‘mouth-body connection.’ Here’s why it’s so important for your overall health to maintain […]

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oven roasted beet fries

Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Savory Roasted Beet Fries

Replace those same old French fries with beet fries. You’ll not only consume fewer cavity-causing carbs but you’ll also enjoy a hearty, sweet, surprisingly delicious comfort food.  Even kids will love this fun, healthy way to add a superfood to your family’s diet. And you’ll love what beets do for your smile because they can […]

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Mouth-Healthy Cookbook for Total & Oral Health

When we think about eating our favorite foods, we smile. The familiar flavors of a family recipe or the yummy ingredients at our favorite restaurants make us feel happy. That’s because the foods we eat are deeply tied to our memories, our culture and they’re important to nourishing our bodies and supporting oral and overall […]

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