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kids smiling and drinking water for good oral health

What Is The Best Drink For Kids?

What do kiddos, plants and puppies have in common? They all need water to survive. In fact, all living things need water to survive. That’s because water flushes waste, regulates temperature and helps brain function. It’s what our cells need and it’s key to good overall and oral health. We get most of our water […]

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family taking their own family photos outside

5 Tips to Take Your Own Family Photos

“Grandma, look at the camera!” “Stop hitting your sister!” “Everybody’s eyes are closed!” You’ve probably said these exact same things with your own loved ones when you go to snap the perfect family photo. It’s hard to wrangle kids, pets and cranky relatives into one awesome shot, but it can be done. This year, you […]

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DIY cavity craft for kids

Watch Cavities Form Before Your Eyes: A DIY Craft for Kids

As another school year rolls around, it’s another chance to engage little minds and find creative ways to supplement learning with crafts and activities that let kids use their hands and their brains. Lessons that encourage children to learn through doing are important for developing motor skills, listening skills and critical thinking. Plus, they’re just […]

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Delta Dental Dentist Dr. Laila Hishaw

Dr. Laila Hishaw Gives Parents the Ultimate Oral Health Guide with her New Book “Cavity Free Kids”

There is no perfect parenting formula when it comes to keeping our kids strong and healthy. But we do know that oral health and overall health are closely tied to one another. Dr. Laila Hishaw, commonly referred to as “The Mommy Dentist,” is a board-certified Delta Dental pediatric dentist and a mother of three. She […]

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How to Make Elephant Toothpaste Experiment & Lesson Plan

If you’re a parent with kids at home or a teacher trying to teach over Zoom right now, you’re probably hunting down learning opportunities from all different sources. And while it’s stressful that your living room has transformed into a makeshift classroom, it’s also a great time to think outside of the box and find […]

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Is a toothache a dental emergency

What is a Dental Emergency?

We all know accidents can happen at any moment—even when you’re simply relaxing at home. It’s important to understand the types of concerns that need emergency care and which ones you can handle on your own. When it comes to your oral health, an emergency is often when treatment is needed to save a tooth, […]

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Little boy learning about healthy dental habits and brushing the teeth of dental model while sitting in the dentist chair at a pediatric dentist office.

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 […]

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Mouthguards While Skiing

Should You Wear a Mouthguard While Skiing?

You wake up and check the snow report: fresh powder, 25 degrees and all trails are open at Snowbowl. Perfect! You call your friends, gather your gear and pack up for a day on the slopes. You have your skis, poles, jacket and helmet, but you’re missing one very important item—your mouthguard. You arrive at […]

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Infographic outlining baby teething symptoms and signs plus tips for parents

5 Teething Milestones During Your Baby’s First Year [Infographic]

If you feel bleary eyed and exhausted, or if these days you’re popping more baby bottles than champagne bottles, congratulations…you’re a new mom! That hangover you’re likely feeling isn’t from dancing the night away (unless you count swaying back and forth to the smooth sounds of white noise and gentle ‘sssssshhuuushhhing’ as dancing). It’s from […]

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Frankenguac Recipe

Healthy Halloween Treat: Frankenguac

A healthy Halloween snack is hard to come by these days, so we went ahead and made our own! Avocados are delicious, and they’re packed with folic acid, a natural vitamin that helps our gum tissue fight back against inflammation and bleeding. You can also find high amounts of potassium, or Vitamin K, in avocado. […]

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