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A Dire Need for a Dentist

A Dire Need for a Dentist

Not many of us can say we like going to the dentist. Then there are those Esperança serves in Nicaragua who travel for miles across jungle and ravine for the chance to find relief in that orthodontic chair. Poverty is hard on teeth. Malnutrition robs them of the nutrients and […]

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National Toothache Day | February 9

National Toothache Day | February 9

Submitted by Luis Placencia, Marketing Associate As a child, the dentist was always my arch-nemesis, particularly when it came to treating my toothaches. Four molar extractions and wisdom teeth later, I can’t stop flossing even the tiniest specks off my teeth, which is understandable given the value of our teeth. They […]

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Elijah’s Healthy Smile

Elijah’s Healthy Smile

Elijah (8) and his sister Kira (6) participate in Native American Connections’ free daycare program for low-income residents. It was here that Esperança provided vital intervention – oral health education – that has the power to save the teeth and overall health of Elijah, Kira and their friends in the […]

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A Decade Without A Dentist

A Decade Without A Dentist

Every six months is the general rule for taking your child to the dentist, so the thought of a ten year-old going to the dentist for the first time is almost unimaginable.  That means missing 20 visits worth of cleanings, cavity prevention, and oral health education.Ten year-old Jeferson never had […]

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October – National Dental Hygiene Month

October – National Dental Hygiene Month

The goal of National Dental Hygiene Month is to raise awareness around behaviors that promote a healthy smile and build a foundation of healthy habits to be carried throughout life. As a health education provider, Esperança is honed in on informing children and families in the Phoenix area how profoundly […]

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