Delta Dental of Minnesota Blog

Diabetes and your oral health

October 18th, 2017

Diabetes and your oral health

Oral health and overall health are connected in many ways. Several health issues have oral health complications, and on the flip side, poor oral health can indicate overall health problems.

October 16th, 2017

DIY Halloween costumes sure to make you smile

If you’ve seen one vampire or princess costume, you’ve seen ‘em all. This year, help your child (or yourself) stand out from the crowd with a DIY oral health-themed costume.

October 11th, 2017

Avoid surprises – get a pre-treatment estimate!

It’s a season of surprises, but that doesn’t mean your dental bill should catch you off guard! Before you have a dental procedure or treatment, ask your dentist to submit a pre-treatment estimate to Delta Dental.

October 9th, 2017

Dental benefits after retirement

For many people, planning for retirement means decades of tucking money away in retirement accounts and scheduling vacations. But many of these same people forget to plan for one thing – dental benefits!

October 5th, 2017

Therapy dogs in dental offices

Therapy dogs have long been used to help people, including veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and hospital patients who need morale boosts. But a furry, friendly face can also have a calming effect on patients who get nervous in the dental chair.

October 2nd, 2017

The oral health benefits of pumpkin

In addition to being delicious, pumpkin also provides a variety of oral health benefits that may help balance the sugary excess of Halloween candy.

September 28th, 2017

Coffee or tea?

It’s National Coffee Day, and much of the country this morning is celebrating with a warm cup of joe. Are you? Have you even wondered whether tea is better for your teeth?

September 27th, 2017

The history of oral health: Dental education

Dental education has come a long way since barbers were trained to perform dental extractions. Heres a look at how far it has advanced.

September 21st, 2017

Medications can affect oral health

As we age, many of us find ourselves with health conditions that require medication. While these medications are often crucial for our health, some may have adverse side effects on our oral health.

September 19th, 2017

What should I ask my HR department this open enrollment period?

Picking your benefits can be complicated. In fact, statistics show that most people tend to just re-enroll in the benefit options that they have chosen previously. But benefit packages often change, and you may want to change your selections with them.

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