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Combating Tooth Decay: 3 Ways to Help Kids Get a Passing Grade in Oral Health This School Year

As a new school year begins for students across the nation, many parents may be thinking about school supplies, earlier bedtimes, and homework. But with tooth decay being one of the most common diseases among children, Delta Dental of Arizona is reminding parents of three key items that shouldn’t be overlooked when preparing kids for […]

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Is Juice Bad for Kids’ Teeth?

I can’t tell you when it happened, but at some point in the last year my baby morphed into a walking, talking toddler. Shortly after we celebrated my son’s first birthday, his daycare informed me that he’d be graduating to the toddler class, where they had juice with their snacks. Worried about his sugar intake, […]

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Dentist By 1: When Should Your Child First Visit the Dentist?

Most American children don’t see their family dentist until they are well over 2 years old, which is far later than dental and medical professionals recommend. The ideal time for a child’s first dentist appointment is by age 1, or within six months after the first primary teeth erupt. Benefits of an Early Dental Visit […]

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5 Books to Read to Your Kids to Make Them Smile

National Library Week is the perfect opportunity to visit your local library and teach your child the wonders of reading. Books can transform a dull day into a day filled with adventure and excitement. This week, take a moment to sit down and read with your child. Here are 5 books that will make your […]

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Is Fluoride Toothpaste Safe For Babies?

The short answer is yes – as soon as you can see your child’s first tooth. Historically, the American Dental Association (ADA) advised caregivers to brush their baby’s teeth with water and wait to use fluoride toothpaste until age 2. However, the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs recently updated their recommendation. Instead of waiting until […]

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6 Crafts to Celebrate Your Child’s First Loose Tooth

Your child’s first loose tooth is an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime experience that should be celebrated! Here are 6 cute and crafty ways to get your kids excited about their soon-to-be toothless grin. Tooth box: A personalized tooth box is the perfect place to keep teeth before the Tooth Fairy arrives! Tooth fairy doors: A small dollhouse […]

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Guiding Your Child’s First Steps to Good Dental Health

Raising a child is a series of firsts – first step, first word, first tooth. As a parent, it’s important to start your child on a good dental routine at a young age. Here are 8 tips to help you get started: Avoid baby-bottle tooth decay by filling your child’s bottle with milk or water […]

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7 Ways to Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Although they are only temporary, your child’s baby teeth are important and are still susceptible to cavities. Tooth decay in babies and toddlers is often referred to as baby bottle tooth decay or baby bottle rot, or more clinically, early childhood caries. Children need strong, healthy teeth for speech development, to chew their food and […]

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Why the ACA cares about your kids’ teeth (and you should too!)

Studies show that good oral health helps maintain full body wellness. Regular checkups with your dentist can prevent decay and detect disease before it spreads. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Federal government formally recognizes the importance of dental care – at least for children. Congress has established children’s dental coverage […]

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National Tooth Fairy Day: What’s the Going Rate for a Lost Tooth?

What do you do when your child starts showing off his wiggling tooth? Don’t even think about ignoring it! Your little one already knows about the money, the gifts and the Tooth Fairy, thanks to his friends and the popular film Rise of the Guardians. As a child, you may have received 25 cents for […]

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