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Healthy Halloween Treat: Wise Owl Snack

It’s almost Halloween!  Every store I go into has that aisle with every type of candy imaginable spilling off the shelves in preparation for the annual horde of trick-or-treaters. I do love all the little super heroes, princesses, dragons and butterflies coming to my door, but I truly feel for the parents who must negotiate […]

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healthy eating activities for preschoolers

3 Tips for Getting Your Picky Preschooler to Eat Healthy Food

You might love whole grains and leafy greens, but your kids are more excited for a McDonald’s Happy Meal. Getting your preschooler to show the same enthusiasm for healthy foods can be tricky. To encourage a well-balanced diet in young kids, here are 3 healthy eating activities for preschoolers. Play with shapes: A healthy sandwich […]

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Tooth Fairy books

5 Tooth Fairy Books to Read With Your Child

Move over princesses and dinosaurs—Tooth Fairy books are the new stars in town. Why? Parents have a lot to deal with when it comes to teaching kids about the importance of good oral hygiene and the magical being who takes lost baby teeth in exchange for money or trinkets. We’ve rounded up 5 of our […]

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Silver Diamine Fluoride

Silver Diamine Fluoride: Is this Drill-free Dental Procedure the Future for Kids’ Cavity Treatment?

Too many children in Arizona experience tooth decay. In fact, more than half of Arizona’s kindergarten children (52%) have decay experience, a level higher than the national average for 5-year-olds (36%), according to the Healthy Smiles Healthy Bodies Survey. The traditional treatment for cavities is to drill out the decay and provide a dental filling, which […]

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Providing Dental Care to Pinal County’s Children

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 […]

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Delta Dental of Arizona Donates Nearly $500,000 to Statewide Nonprofits

Delta Dental of Arizona, through the charitable Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, has been committed to expanding access to oral health education and preventive dental care, especially for children and expectant mothers. In 2017, we will provide nearly $500,000 in grants to 29 Arizona community groups serving high-risk children and families, pregnant mothers, dental health awareness programs […]

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3 Factors to Consider While Bracing for Braces

3 Factors to Consider While Bracing for Braces

Braces aren’t necessary for everyone, but people of all ages explore the option for a better or a straighter smile. But we’re keeping our natural teeth longer compared to 30 years ago. This might be why the number of adults seeking braces has increased 40% since then. Before you or your dependents visit the Orthodontist, […]

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Could Children’s Dental Coverage Change

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 […]

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How to Choose Dental Coverage for Your Growing Family

How to Choose Dental Coverage for Your Growing Family

Are your dental benefits keeping pace with your growing family? Consumers consider dental coverage a “very important” part of their health care plan. Medical insurance takes top billing, but dental coverage sits second on your need-to-have list. Understand your needs. Your age and the make-up of your family affect the type of dental care you’ll […]

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One Rule Babysitters Shouldn’t Break

Upon returning home from your “date night,” you probably don’t think to ask the babysitter, “Did they brush their teeth?” Sending little ones to bed without brushing may not seem like a big deal, but less than 30 years ago, neither did buckling kids into car seats. Oh, how things have changed. Cavities are nearly […]

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