GLENDALE, Ariz. (Aug. 7, 2016) - As a new school year begins for students across the state, 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 to help prepare kids for a healthy and successful school year. According to a Delta Dental1 survey, more than 30 percent of parents said their children between the ages of 6 and 12 had to miss school due to an oral health problem.
The good news:
Some attention to the issue can help avoid oral health problems. Here are six quick tips from Delta Dental of Arizona to help parents get their kids on the right oral health track this school year:
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About Delta Dental of Arizona
Delta Dental of Arizona is the leading dental benefits provider in Arizona, serving more than 917,000 enrollees and more than 3,200 contracted dentists across the state. Passionate about oral health and its importance to generations of families, Delta Dental of Arizona has worked for more than 40 years to improve oral health by emphasizing preventive care and making dental coverage accessible to a wide variety of employers, groups and individuals. For more information about Delta Dental of Arizona, visit www.deltadentalaz.com.
1 Kelton, a leading global insights firm, conducted the 2015 Delta Dental Children’s Oral Health Survey. Interviews were conducted nationally via email with 1,325 parents of children ages 12 and under from Dec. 2, 2014 to Jan. 2, 2015. For results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of error is ±2.7 percentage points at a 95 percent confidence level.