Delta Dental of Minnesota Blog

Preventive oral health care for Alzheimer’s patients

September 14th, 2017

Preventive oral health care for Alzheimer’s patients

When an Alzheimer’s patient starts to exhibit symptoms of the disease, tasks that were once second nature can suddenly become challenging. Even daily routines, such as brushing and flossing, can be hard to remember or perform – which is why gum disease and tooth decay are common in Alzheimer’s patients.

September 11th, 2017

4 easiest ways to care for your gums

When we think about a healthy mouth, most of us picture pearly teeth – but in fact the health of your gums is just as important! Your gums are so important that there is an entire month (September) devoted to their care.

September 7th, 2017

Oral health reads through the ages

For International Literacy Day, we’re checking out popular oral-health themed reads for every age group. Have you read any of books the below? Do you have some favorites?

September 4th, 2017

Smiles@School returns for Minnesota’s first- and second-graders!

We are proud to announce that, following last year’s successful kickoff, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation will again provide oral health kits and lesson plans to Minnesota’s first-graders and their teachers.

August 30th, 2017

5 foods you didn’t know were good for your teeth

Know which foods help teeth stay healthy and reach for one of these tooth-friendly options when snack time rolls around:

August 28th, 2017

Tips for choosing the dentist that’s right for you

Whether you’ve moved to a new city, switched insurance providers, or are just looking for a new dentist, it can feel tricky to know where to start.

August 24th, 2017

How to take care of your pup’s teeth

Did you know that 85% of dogs over the age of 4 have periodontal disease? Oral health is an important part of your dog’s overall health, and untreated dental disease can cause discomfort and pain, as well as permanent damage and loss of teeth and gum tissue.

August 23rd, 2017

Preparing your teeth for the Minnesota State Fair

The end of August means two things for Minnesotans: The close of summer, and the beginning of the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

August 21st, 2017

Dental discoveries unearthed by archaeologists

Teeth can tell a lot about a person - even when they've been dead for thousands of fo years. Here are a few fascinating facts archeologists have dug up about teeth

August 16th, 2017

Oral health reads for your bookworm

Books on oral health can be a good way to get children excited about being independent and learning how to take care of their teeth on their own (with a little assistance!).

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