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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

High school students across Douglas County, and many students in respective feeder schools, are once again learning that a little kindness can go a long way. Again this year, our high schools hosted Wish Weeks to make dreams come true for Make-A-Wish Foundation beneficiaries.

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education has named Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D. as the sole finalist to lead our 68,000-student district as superintendent on a unanimous vote.


The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) has certified Sagewood Middle School as a Recognized ASCA National Model Program (RAMP). A prestigious honor, Sagewood is now the only middle school in the state of Colorado to have gained this certification. Schools must receive a near-perfect score on ASCA’s scoring rubric, which outlines guidelines for building and maintaining student achievement, behavior, counseling curriculum, school culture, and several other factors, in order to become certified.