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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 […]

Does Your Child Really Need to See a Pediatric Dentist? Maybe, Here’s Why:

Parents know how it feels eating at a fancy restaurant not set up for kids. The carpet is too nice. The mood is too quiet. And, sides are ordered separately. But, kid-friendly diners are great. The helpful servers rush to bring crayons and cups with lids. They laugh when toddlers throw the menu on the […]

Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Joseph Pierse

We’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist, Dr. Joseph E. Pierse of Precision Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Phoenix. Dr. Pierse is an oral surgeon who treats patients of all ages. Some of his services include wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, TMJ treatment, 3D imaging and more! What made you decide to become […]

3 Reasons Giving Back Is Good for Your Heart Health

Do you remember cutting out construction paper hearts at school each February? Your scissors traced each half until a perfect heart fluttered onto your desk. You’d repeat this until you had enough hearts to glue on a mailbox filled with Valentine’s Day cards. After picking out the right card for each classmate, how did you […]

Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Brooklyn Hagerman

We’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist, Dr. Brooklyn Hagerman of Warren & Hagerman Family Dentistry in Litchfield Park. Dr. Hagerman is a family dentist who treats patients of all ages. She offers comprehensive dental care, including restorative and cosmetic dentistry. What made you decide to become a dentist? My brother-in-law is a dentist […]

4 Benefits of an Employee Volunteer Program

As the director of community benefit for Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, I have the privilege of working with amazing nonprofits and clinics to improve oral health for children, seniors and pregnant women across our state. Helping others makes me happy, and it’s also a big part of what makes our company culture so great. […]

Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Diana Batoon

We’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist, Dr. Diana Batoon of Bonita Dental in Scottsdale. Bonita Dental offers patients a wide array of services from fillings and extractions to Invisalign® and teeth whitening.  What made you decide to become a dentist? When I was in my junior year of college, my father was […]

Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Jesse McGuire

We’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental orthodontist, Dr. Jesse McGuire of ProSmiles Orthodontics in Goodyear. Dr. McGuire offers an array of services for adults and children, from traditional braces and clear aligners to jaw surgery and TMJ therapy. What made you decide to become an orthodontist? I was at a job fair and […]

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease and Oral Health

If you’re a parent, you likely know the signs of hand, foot, and mouth disease all too well. It starts when your child comes home complaining of a sore throat, then you notice a red rash on their hands and feet paired with a fever and some toddler-like irritability. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is […]

Can Stem Cells in Baby Teeth Be Used to Regrow Teeth or Treat Diseases?

Parents may want to ask the Tooth Fairy to leave their child’s lost baby tooth at a tooth bank facility, say some scientists. That’s because those baby teeth contain stem cells that may help fight certain diseases or regrow a lost adult tooth in the future. Dental Pulp of Lost Baby Teeth Contains Stem Cells […]

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