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Consider your dental health for preventative care

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As part of your preventive care, consider your dental health. Dr. Trent Redfearn with has provided us with this dental health information. To find a dentist in the Delta Dental Network, go to or Customer Service: 800-610-0201. 

The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush that fits your mouth comfortably, so it reaches every tooth surface adequately. You should also floss daily and visit your dentist for regular professional cleanings. Researchers are finding more links every year between poor oral health and systemic diseases. Gum disease causes bad breath, bleeding gums and, if untreated, cavities, The bacteria that are associated with gum infection are in the mouth and can enter the blood stream, where they attach to the blood vessels and increase your risk to cardiovascular disease. 

Good oral hygiene and regular dental examinations are the best way to protect you against the development of gum disease. By being proactive about your oral health, you can protect yourself from developing a connection between oral health and heart disease.

February 22, 2017 | By CSilberman | Category: Benefits

District News

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DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

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glowing purple lights hover over trays of seedlings in a dark room

It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.