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Our Nation’s Children: Are We Keeping Our Kids’ Smiles at Their Best?

One fact is consistent no matter where you live in this country: It can seem like pulling teeth to get your little ones to the dentist’s office! The good news is that many children do indeed get to the dentist despite their protests. In fact, 78 percent of children ages 2 through 17 saw their […]

You Can Rent Dental Equipment from Phoenix ToolBank

The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation provides nearly $1M a year to nonprofit organizations to improve lives by promoting optimal oral health. That’s our mission. What that means on a day-to-day basis is Delta Dental provides funding to nonprofits for programs that provide oral screenings/exams, fluoride varnish treatments, and sealants to children and pregnant women. […]

Can Breastfeeding Cause Cavities?

Even though baby teeth are temporary, they can affect a child’s smile for the rest of their life. Helping your child have a healthy mouth when they’re young will set them up for a lifetime of good oral health. Breastfeeding is one factor that can influence your baby’s smile. With a few precautions, you can […]

Smile Stories: How the Delta Dental of Arizona Oral Health Center at St. Vincent de Paul is Serving Our Community

Hundreds of thousands of Arizona children under 18 years old are uninsured. Families in need have a difficult time finding proper dental care for themselves and their kids. Delta Dental of Arizona and St. Vincent de Paul have partnered together to help fulfill this need. The Delta Dental of Arizona Oral Health Center at St. […]

Kids Are Using Too Much Toothpaste | Bad Dental Health Habits

Did you know that you should start brushing your child’s teeth as soon as they have teeth to brush? While teeth brushing is essential, there are some common habits that can do more damage than good. Among these damaging habits, using too much toothpaste is one of them. There’s a fine line between not enough […]

Top Benefits to Look for in a New Job

Searching for a new job or making a career change can be intimidating. When you finally find a position that matches your experience and interests, there are still a few important things you need to know about the role and company. Whether it’s flexible hours or higher wages, a variety of different benefits can influence […]

Should I Offer My Employees a Dental Plan with Orthodontic Coverage?

As you begin to build a dental benefits package to offer to your employees, you may consider including orthodontic benefits in your dental plan. Depending on the size of your company and the plan you choose, your employees may have a range of discounts on the cost of braces and other devices. What Do Your […]

The Importance of School-Based Dental Programs

According to a recent survey by FDI World Dental Federation, U.S. schools rank second to last in promoting good oral health. Poor oral health can negatively affect how a young mouth develops and leads to more than 50 million school hours being lost each year. It can also impact a child’s confidence, social skills, as […]

Dental Care Advice for Diabetics

According to a 2018 report by the Arizona Department of Health Services, the number of Arizonans diagnosed with diabetes jumped 10% from 2011 to 2016. AZDHS estimates nearly 600,000 adults with diabetes live in Arizona, many of whom are unaware of that diabetics are at higher risk for various secondary complications, including gum disease. Why […]

She Has Your Cavities: Why Parents Have Kids with Cavities

We love it when our child has our eyes or our partner’s dimples. But, children don’t only inherit our good traits. They can take on our bad habits, too, like poor dental hygiene practices. Parents with anxiety or fear of the dentist are more likely to have kids with cavities. As a parent, if fear […]

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