Saying No to Cavities Could Mean Yes to a New Nintendo

Posted Jan 2024

By Delta Dental of Arkansas

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Saying No to Cavities Could Mean Yes to a New Nintendo

Delta Dental of Arkansas Hosts Nintendo Giveway to Motivate Daily Brushing and Flossing


SHERWOOD, ARK— Daily brushing and flossing will soon make two lucky Arkansans the winners of a Nintendo Switch OLED.

Delta Dental of Arkansas will host the Say No to Cavities Challenge in February for the fourth consecutive year as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month.

The month-long contest encourages all Arkansas kids and families to brush and floss daily and track their progress on a calendar sheet, available for free downloading at

Youth 17 and younger may submit their completed charts to Delta Dental by March 15 to enter a drawing for a Nintendo Switch OLED. Two winners will be chosen at random on March 26.

A classroom challenge is also available for teachers to win a $500 gift card.

The challenge is designed to emphasize the importance of pediatric oral health. Untreated tooth decay tops the list of chronic childhood diseases. Pain from cavities is one of the main reasons for school absences and distraction in class, which links to lower academic performance.

“The sooner kids start daily brushing and flossing, the better their chances of having healthy teeth and gums that last a lifetime,” said Thomas Redd, DDS, MS, Vice President of Professional Relations of Delta Dental of Arkansas. “Our Nintendo giveaway is intended to help develop these daily habits.”

The Say No to Cavities challenge is open to all Arkansas residents, and participation is free. One entry per participant, please. Partially completed charts may be submitted. Delta Dental of Arkansas employees and their immediate families are ineligible to enter the drawing.

Complete information, along with the February calendar chart and submission guidelines in English and Spanish, is available at


About Delta Dental of Arkansas

Delta Dental of Arkansas is the largest dental benefits provider in the state, helping more than 800,000 Arkansans keep their smiles healthy through commercial and Medicaid coverage. As a not-for-profit company, Delta Dental is committed to improving the oral health of Arkansans through the philanthropic efforts of its foundation, which has donated more than $3 million to support oral health education initiatives in the last three years. For more information, visit

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