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tips for how to make taking your child to the dentist a positive experience for everyone

Tips for taking your child to the dentist

  • oral health

Learn some simple ways to make going to the dentist a smoother, more positive experience for you and your child.

Is fluoride good for children’s teeth?

  • oral health

Fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter. In toothpaste and drinking water, it makes teeth stronger and prevents tooth decay.

tips for finding a dentist for young children in Arizona

How to find a dentist for your child in Arizona

  • oral health

Regular dental check-ups help keep your child healthy and smiling. Learn how you can find a dentist for your child whether you have dental insurance or not.

woman with headset, sitting in front of a computer, video chatting with a mom and her child

FTF-funded program fills assessment gap through online developmental screenings

  • Pinal

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension has started offering free virtual developmental screenings in some of FTF’s rural and tribal regions.

caring for yourself helps you care for your children

A message for moms in challenging times

  • parenting

Try to remember that you don’t have to be perfect and that you need to take care of yourself in order to take care of your children.

A child during a health checkup

Doctors urge parents to keep up with checkups and immunizations during COVID-19

  • health & nutrition

Doctors say don’t skip regularly scheduled immunizations. They’re very important for preventing other serious diseases that are more dangerous for…

close up of newborn baby holding an adult hand

Helping home visitors serve substance-exposed newborns and their families

  • well-child pediatric visits and care coordination

FTF recently received a grant that will provide additional training to parent educators who work with families of substance-exposed newborn babies.

Tips for talking with young children about coronavirus

  • social-emotional development

Find information and resources to help support young children emotionally with concerns about COVID-19.

two nurses hold the FTF growth chart

FTF celebrates health care heroes during Global Year of the Nurse and Midwife

  • health & nutrition

First Things First recognizes the important role that nurses and midwives play in helping families keep their babies, toddlers and preschoolers healthy.

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