Delta Dental of Minnesota Blog

5 tooth-friendly veggies to plant in your garden

May 22nd, 2018

5 tooth-friendly veggies to plant in your garden

With springtime (finally) blooming, gardeners are rustling through their toolsheds and breaking out their shovels. Among the cornucopia of possibilities to plant, fresh vegetables stand out as some of the best options for harvesting a healthy smile.

May 17th, 2018

Minnesota tops the charts in dental health

Among other things, Minnesotans are known for pride in their home state – and it’s no wonder, given the amount of “best in the country” lists that Minnesota often finds itself at the top of. Recently, residents got another reason to grin – as Minnesota was ranked No. 1 in the country for overall dental health.

May 15th, 2018

Prevent oral cancer from growing

While April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, every month is a chance to help prevent oral cancer from growing. Oral cancer is known as a lifestyle disease, which means you can dramatically reduce your risk by adjusting your daily habits.

May 8th, 2018

Coverage for dental specialists

The trees are blooming and their roots are growing. But what happens if the roots of your teeth aren’t doing so well? Learn how your dental benefits work when you’re referred to an endodontist for a root canal or when you need to see another dental specialist.

May 3rd, 2018

What vaping means for your mouth

Vaporizing, or “vaping” tobacco products, have become a hot trend in the last 15 years, especially among young people. In fact, 16 percent of high school students reported using e-cigarettes in 2015, compared to just 1.5 percent in 2011. Many people believe that vaping is safer than smoking conventional cigarettes, but it’s important to understand that e-liquids usually contain nicotine and other chemicals that affect the mouth and body – no matter the delivery route.

May 1st, 2018

The seeds of good oral health

As we grow, our oral health needs continue to evolve. Cultivate strong teeth by planting the seeds for good oral health early and knowing what to watch for at different life stages.

April 26th, 2018

3 reasons why gardening is the perfect metaphor for dental hygiene

There’s just something about digging in the dirt and planting a tiny seed that rows and bears food that is magical to me. Gardening also requires daily maintenance and care, which is why it’s the perfect metaphor for dental hygiene and oral health.

April 24th, 2018

Go green with your dental routine

While you’re keeping your mouth healthy, why not take some steps to help keep the Earth healthy too?

April 20th, 2018

North Memorial Health, Delta Dental partner to host HPV-associated head and neck cancer awareness event

This April, during Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, North Memorial Health and Delta Dental of Minnesota partnered to convene over 100 healthcare providers to discuss prevention, diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer associated with human papillomavirus (HPV).

April 18th, 2018

The surprising history of toothpaste

We’ve touched on the origins – and, thankfully, evolution – of the toothbrush, but have you ever wondered about the history of toothpaste? Unsurprisingly, the Egyptians – who also used urine to whiten teeth – were among the first to develop a form of toothpaste. In 5000 BC, pumice, burnt eggshells and powdered oxhooves all were a part of this teeth “cleaning” formula.

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