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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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Pack a Mouth-healthy Lunch Your Child Will Actually Eat

School’s been in session for a month and you’ve finally gotten back into a rhythm. After you’ve double-checked your children’s homework, you’re likely to start prepping the next day’s lunch. Are you loading that lunchbox with tooth-friendly foods? While we know daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing are essential to a healthy smile, nutrition […]

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Wear a Mouthguard in Sports with a Bat, Ball or Stick

Did you know that baseball and basketball have the highest incidence of sports-related dental injuries in children ages 7-17 than any other sport? Wondering why? Mouthguards are not required for participation in these sports, even though the National Federation of State High School Association’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee recommends that athletes should wear a mouthguard […]

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Poor Oral Health Remains Major Problem Among American Indian Tribes

The Navajo Nation is the largest tribal group, and indeed, the largest reservation by land mass in the United States at 25,000 square miles. The reservation occupies the historic “Four Corners” region where the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah all meet. This vast land is challenged with many obstacles and disparities. One […]

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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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