Dentists Concerned about Dental Health of Kids in Illinois

Dental Health of Kids
According to the information presented by The Illinois Department of Public Health, about half of third graders have a dental problem revealed in the form of cavity. That is why a lot of dental organizations including Delta Dental of Illinois foundation are trying to help teach those kids to take the proper care of their teeth. As a result a group of students from the Tooth Wizard are going to teach...

Teething in Kids May Become Bothersome

Teething
Kids have a lot of dental problems which may lead to frequent visits to the dentist. One category of dental problems in kids is represented by conditions of normal development. Among these conditions you may find teething or sucking. Another category of dental conditions is generally caused by neglecting dental care and may be represented by tooth loose and decay. The later may be easily treated with...

When Kids to Lose Their Baby Teeth

Baby Teeth
Our first teeth start their developing long before we are born. Doctors notice that there are babies that may be born with one or two teeth. But, in most cases, parents should not expect any teeth in a newborn. Waiting for the first tooth may be rather problematic and bothersome. Those parents, who have kids, already know that the first tooth appears at the age of 4-6 months. There is no particular...

Dental Decay One of Most Common Chronic Diseases among Children

Dental Decay
The NC Dental Societal made a recommendation to parents to start brushing the teeth of their kids with fluoride as soon as the first teeth appear. The American Dental Association said that parents should utilize a small amount of fluoride toothpaste for children below the age of three and a pea size amount of toothpaste for children between the ages of three and six. The US Centers for Disease Control...

Better Access to Dental Care Needed in Michigan

Michigan dental care
A lot of Michigan residents require better access to dental care. Some people can’t smile anymore because they have oral problems. During the Mission of Mercy event last May 30 to 31, around 858 patients got free dental care. Mission of Mercy is a joint event of the MDA Foundation and the Michigan Dental Association, with support from Delta Dental, Mecosta County Community Foundation, and the Michigan...

Affordable Dental Benefits for Children with Health Law

Dental Benefits for Children
We all read and hear about the coverage of the Affordable Care Act but they all talked about health insurance benefits. There’s little known on its impact on dental coverage. The fact is Obamacare requires some health insurance plans to provide affordable dental benefits for children. Around 1.7 million kids from across the nation will gain access to dental benefits because of ACA. The lawmakers...

Kids Take Dental Hygiene Lessons from FCCLA Students

Dental Hygiene
Students from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America program have been making skits with the help of Serve a Smile grants via the Minnesota Alliance with Youth and Delta Dental. The grant gives the FCCLA students with $650 to make activities with regards to proper nutrition and dental hygiene. They also give out toothbrushes and toothpastes. For this year’s skit, the FCCLA students reimagined...