Delta Dental of Minnesota Blog

Alternatives for the floss-adverse

November 27th, 2017

Alternatives for the floss-adverse

Flossing can seem like a chore. If you don’t do it regularly it might hurt, maybe maneuvering that tiny string isn’t easy for you, and it might seem like it just takes too long.

November 23rd, 2017

Get your floss on for national flossing day

Are you still working on some of those leftovers after a huge – and delicious – meal yesterday? Some of that food may still be trying to work its way out from between your teeth, too.

November 20th, 2017

Opioids in dentistry

Every year, Delta Dental of Minnesota invites Minnesota’s oral health professionals to its annual symposium to learn and discuss the current state of dentistry and dental practices. The event this year drew more than 200 dental professionals, and hit on timely and important topics – including the concern of opioids across the country.

November 15th, 2017

Tips for indulging in that cup of holiday cheer

The holidays are fast approaching – which means the season of indulgence is upon us!

November 13th, 2017

5 reasons to be thankful you’re going to the dentist in modern times

Dentistry has been around in some form or another for thousands of years. From embedding precious stones in teeth to brushing with hog hair, people have been (attempting to) care for and bedazzle their teeth for centuries. Many practices from the past range from bizarre to downright disgusting. Below are five ancient dental practices that will make you thankful you’re visiting the dentist in the 21st century:

November 8th, 2017

What to expect during open enrollment

Insurance coverage for most companies begins on January 1, so many hold their open enrollment right around now! We’ve put together a little guide on what you likely can expect as you go through the process of choosing your benefits for 2018.

November 6th, 2017

What your tongue can say about your oral health

Even without speaking a word, your tongue can say a lot. The color, texture and patterns of your tongue can provide insight into the state of your oral and overall health. What is your tongue trying to tell you?

November 2nd, 2017

How pre-treatment estimates work

To help members understand costs before they’re incurred, Delta Dental provides free pre-treatment estimates*, which are sometimes referred to as pre-determinations or pre-authorizations. These estimates give patients an approximate idea of how much a dental treatment will cost overall, and how that cost will be split between the member and Delta Dental

October 31st, 2017

Chewing ice: Satisfying, but dangerous

If you find yourself absently and happily chewing away at a couple ice cubes after you’ve finished a drink, you’re not alone. There are many who enjoy chewing ice not just incidentally but as a matter of habit.

October 29th, 2017

Is my jaw shrinking?

As we progress through the years, many of us start noticing changes in our mouths, shifting and even crowding teeth. If it’s got you wondering, “Is my jaw shrinking?” the answer is yes – it could be...

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