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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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Tips to Make Your Small Space Work

Tiny houses. Apartments. Vacation vehicles. Whether you’re renting, residing or traveling in reduced-size real estate, maximizing small spaces has become quite the trend. But with shrunken square footage, odds are you only have one bathroom. When you can’t expand your space, you need to expand your ideas and be creative. These six hacks will maximize […]

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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 […]

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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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Which Do Kids Hate More: Brushing Their Teeth or Eating Vegetables?

Think it’s tough to get kids to eat their vegetables? It may be even tougher to get them to brush their teeth. That’s a finding from a new survey of more than 1,300 parents released by Delta Dental. Nearly half of parents (45 percent) say getting kids to brush their teeth is one of the […]

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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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2 Fun Treats to Make With Your Kids For a Healthy Halloween

I love Halloween!  I hate Halloween! I love decorating the house, discussing and planning costume options with my 7-year old daughter, carving pumpkins together and planning what we can hand out to the little neighborhood trick-or-treaters. After Halloween, I hate fussing with my daughter over limiting her Halloween candy. It’s not punitive; it’s about what’s […]

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