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Category: Dental Health

A Healthy Smile for All

Delta Dental of Colorado is the state’s leading dental benefits company. We’re also a nonprofit with a mission to improve the oral health of the communities we serve. Our vision is, “A healthy smile for all.” Not everyone is served by the traditional dental insurance system. One out of three Coloradans lack dental insurance. Some […] The post A Healthy Smile for All appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.

A Brief History of Dental Hygiene in Colorado

Colorado has had dental hygiene as a profession since almost the very beginning of the field of dental hygiene. We have a progressive dental hygiene scope of practice. This broad scope of practice allows many hygienists to impact the lives of thousands of Coloradans who otherwise would not be obtaining oral health care. This is […] The post A Brief History of Dental Hygiene in Colorado appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.

Reducing Stress for Families Facing Oral Health Barriers in Rural Colorado

Young children and families are experiencing stress when it comes to accessing oral health services and achieving good oral health. Here’s what it looks like: Stress is not having access to dental insurance for you and your family because you can’t afford it. Did you know that about one third of Coloradans report having no […] The post Reducing Stress for Families Facing Oral Health Barriers in Rural Colorado appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.

Increased Age, Decreased Dental Care

The older adult population is set to make US history. In 2035, they will outnumber children age 18 and younger for the first time ever (at approximately 78 million). The group will grow to almost 94 million by 2060. Sadly, many will not have access to dental care, which will negatively affect their overall health. However, […] The post Increased Age, Decreased Dental Care appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.

Lifting People (and Smiles) Up

As a nonprofit it’s our responsibility, and a privilege, to give to causes that align with Delta Dental of Colorado’s mission: to improve the oral health of the communities we serve. Our vision, a healthy smile for all, inspires us to make contributions that lift people up. We embrace the spirit of the West, finding […] The post Lifting People (and Smiles) Up appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.

The Health Sign that gets Overlooked too Often

Oral health is all around us and it’s more than just a pretty smile. It is our connection to a provider that not only cares for our gums and teeth but can also look into our mouth and tell when we have other health issues in our body. As children learn to form sounds and […] The post The Health Sign that gets Overlooked too Often appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.

The Importance of Oral Health: Spreading the Word to Colorado

Delta Dental of Colorado uniquely understands the critical connection between oral health and overall health. Beyond just giving you the ability to eat, speak, and smile, your oral health affects your overall health AND your financial health. We want our members and all Coloradans to understand this fact so that they make it a priority! For […] The post The Importance of Oral Health: Spreading the Word to Colorado appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.

The Hero Chronicles: Success Stories from The Heroes Clinic

Read these success stories from Delta Dental of Colorado’s CU Heroes Clinic: Last month, we introduced you to the Heroes Clinic, a free dental clinic for veteran students at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. This month, we’re sharing our favorite success stories from the clinic. Thanks to the Heroes Clinic, these patients* are embracing their smile power: From Embarrassed to Employed Maureen came to […] The post The Hero Chronicles: Success Stories from The Heroes Clinic appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.

$100K and Counting: Grants Awarded to Improve Children’s Oral Health

We’re dedicated to improving oral health for children in our community. Learn how we’re dedicating ourselves to the cause: Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation announced funding awards for projects working to improve children’s oral health in local communities. Eleven organizations have received awards ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 per grant. A total of $100,962 will fund community projects across the state. This funding is part of Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation’s larger efforts to […] The post $100K and Counting: Grants Awarded to Improve Children’s Oral Health appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.

The Village of Healthy Smiles: The Tooth Fairy’s Take

It was a cold, snowy day in Colorado, but my trusty wings safely carried me to the Village of Healthy Smiles grand opening. The Children’s Museum was fluttering with new friends, familiar faces and fairies of all ages. My friends and I shared smiles and stories. With so many fun activities, this fairy’s favorite part […] The post The Village of Healthy Smiles: The Tooth Fairy’s Take appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.

“Cavities Get Around” Title Night with the Colorado Rapids

I know what you’re thinking: the Tooth Fairy at a soccer game…why in the world would she be there? But I have a logical explanation as to why I was at the Colorado Rapids game – you see, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation hosted “Cavities Get Around” title night with the Rapids to bring awareness about the […] The post “Cavities Get Around” Title Night with the Colorado Rapids appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.