Tag Archives: children’s oral health
oral health navigator talking with kids through a medical-dental integration program at Phoenix Children's Hospital

Improving Overall Health in Children Through Dental-Medical Integration

  A child’s smile can do more than light up a room, it can serve as a barometer to overall health. However, in any given year, 108 million adults visit a physician but do not see a dentist, including more than 60 percent of children aged 1 through 4 years according to the ADA Health Policy […]

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Picky toddler girl looking down at her plate of vegetables and indicating she's refusing to eat them

6 Ways to Help Your Picky Eater

If you have a child who is a fussy eater, you’re not alone. Picky eating is common among young kids. While pickiness is normal, it’s also important for children to develop a healthy relationship with food to avoid eating issues later in life. They also need to eat a balanced diet to get important nutrients […]

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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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mom researching dental insurance options online while holding baby

A Guide to Dental Insurance for Infants & Children

A guide to dental insurance for infants and children When a child is born, getting medical coverage is a priority. But it’s also important to have dental insurance, too. This guide to dental insurance for children helps provide everything you need to know. When and why to get coverage Babies usually start getting teeth around […]

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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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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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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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Hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease and Oral Health

If you’re a parent, you likely know the signs of hand, foot, and mouth disease all too well. It starts when your child comes home complaining of a sore throat, then you notice a red rash on their hands and feet paired with a fever and some toddler-like irritability. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is […]

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