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National Children’s Dental Health Month: Is Your Child’s Instrument Making Them Ill?

Ah, the sound of young hands making their first attempt at music– it’s something a parent would never forget. Drums? Horns? Orchestra? Band? Does one of these primary-school electives pose less of a risk to your child than another? How do you choose? In tandem with considering your child’s wishes, become informed about the potential […]

Celebrate Healthy Smiles Month at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix

The daily struggle to get children to brush their teeth and floss is something most parents can relate to. So, for the 11th February in a row, we are teaming up with the Children’s Museum of Phoenix to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month and make oral health a bit more fun. Through this partnership, […]

9 Common Questions and Answers for Parents Considering Braces for their Children

If you’re a parent considering braces for your child, you may have questions about the treatment. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about preparing for braces. Q: What causes crooked teeth? A: There are a few factors that can cause crooked teeth. A misaligned jaw can cause the mouth to […]

Providing Dental Care to Pinal County’s Children

The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is committed to oral health education and providing preventive dental care to children. As such, the foundation has invested in Sun Life Family Health Center through the Community Dental Program. With a donation of $18,000, the Community Dental Program will provide oral hygiene instruction, dental screenings and fluoride varnish […]

Could Children’s Dental Coverage Change?

Children’s dental coverage can change year-after-year, but predicting that change is a bit more complicated. With a new administration taking charge in 2017, a change in children’s coverage could become a reality. Here are some possibilities: • Programs through Medicaid KidsCare, which is available through Medicaid/CHIP, offers health and dental benefits for children under the […]

Grantee Spotlight: Esperanca Helps At-risk Children Learn with a Smile

Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is a 501(c)3 private foundation embedded in Delta Dental of Arizona, the leading dental benefits company in the state. We have a staff of 3 and a large group of volunteer board members and event volunteers who dedicate themselves to executing the mission of the Foundation, which is to support […]

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 […]

Give Kids A Smile Day: Help Underserved Children in Your Community

Every February more than 40,000 dentists and volunteers across the nation participate in Give Kids A Smile Day, an American Dental Association (ADA) program that provides dental services to undeserved children. Dentists and other industry professionals volunteer their time and services to give approximately 450,000 kids screenings, treatments and education. Although the official date is […]

Guiding Children Through the Loss of Their First Tooth

Most children love the thrill of waking up to a gift from the Tooth Fairy under their pillow. But, as a parent, it can be tough to know the proper way to help your child when his or her primary tooth is loose and ready to come out. Knowing what is going on in your […]

Play It Safe: Children’s Sports & Tooth Injuries

Sports are a great way to keep your child’s body healthy and fit, and sometimes injuries and accidents during these activities just can’t be avoided. The mouth is one of the most injured places on the body during contact sports and recreational activities. Each year, 3 million to 5 million U.S. children suffer sports injuries […]

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