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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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7 Creative (and cheap) Dental-themed Halloween Costumes

If you’re trying to find a Halloween costume that will stick out among the crowd of Ironmans and Elsas at the neighborhood trick-or-treating event, then look no further. We’ve rounded up our favorite costumes based on originality, cuteness factor and theme (oral health, of course)! Dental Floss On a budget? This mom spent $6 to […]

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8 Great Books to Read on International Talk Like a Pirate Day

There’s one activity most families do each night after they brush their teeth and before they turn in at night: read a bedtime story! In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19, we’ve chosen 8 books about these notoriously toothless swashbucklers that you’re sure to enjoy! Several even mention pirates’ horrible […]

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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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4 Ways to Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day

Here at Delta Dental, the Tooth Fairy’s a bit of a celebrity. We get pretty excited when National Tooth Fairy Day nears because we get to celebrate our favorite tooth-collector. Looking for a way to honor this fabulous fairy? Here are 4 fun ways to celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day with your kids: Gather the […]

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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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Keep Your Smile Healthy During Pregnancy

Congratulations, mommy-to-be! While it may be far from your mind right now, this is a very important time to think about the health of your teeth and mouth. Going to the dentist while you are pregnant is safe. In fact, your mouth may need extra attention during the next several months, as the changes in […]

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Smile Safety Tips for Summer Swimmers

As a former lifeguard with more than 12 years of teaching swim lessons and managing community pools under my belt, er, towel, I’ve seen my share of pool accidents and gone through many tests and qualifications to do so, look into cpr training by coast 2 coast or similar to get some first aid training […]

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New Research Finds Oral Bacteria in Healthy Placentas, Emphasizes Importance of Good Oral Health During Pregnancy

Once considered a sterile environment, scientists have discovered that a mother’s placenta is no stranger to bacteria. Additionally, research suggests that the bacteria may have originated in the mouth, solidifying the belief that good oral health is crucial to a healthy pregnancy. The placenta, a female reproductive organ responsible for feeding, removing waste, and providing […]

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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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