Delta Dental of Minnesota Blog

Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation – The Three Pillars, Part 1 of 3

December 5th, 2016

Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation – The Three Pillars, Part 1 of 3

Each year, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation grants millions of dollars to organizations and programs that help expand access to quality dental care across Minnesota. This goal is our driving mission.

November 29th, 2016

5 reasons to be thankful you’re going to the dentist in 2016

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 27th, 2016

Dedicated to Minnesota Dentists 2016 recipients

With large and recognizable providers like HCMC and the Mayo Clinic calling Minnesota home, our state has become synonymous with quality health care. But despite that reputation, Minnesota is also home to many communities that face health care provider shortages. In fact, more than 6 out of 10 Minnesota counties have been federally designated as dental health professional shortage areas.

November 24th, 2016

It’s National Flossing Day!

November 25 isn’t just Black Friday, it’s also National Flossing Day! What better way to celebrate than to give your kids a little refresher on the best way to floss?

November 21st, 2016

5 common ingredients in toothpaste

You spend a lot of time using toothpaste. If you're diligent about brushing for the recommended two minutes twice a day, you'll spend 24 hours brushing your teeth every year! But in all that time, have you ever stopped to investigate the contents of the tube? The ingredients list can be long and full of terms you're likely not familiar with. Let us interpret for you.

November 21st, 2016

Top 5 reasons to thank your teeth this Thanksgiving!

While you’re tallying up your thanks this Thursday, be sure to remember your teeth! Here are the top five reasons to thank your teeth this Thanksgiving:

November 21st, 2016

How much sugar is in your cup of holiday cheer?

The holidays are fast approaching! Before you start this season of parties and get-togethers, take a minute to consider how much sugar is in some of our favorite seasonal adult drinks.

November 16th, 2016

What Dental Benefits Do – and Don’t Do

Understand your dental benefits. Find out what your benefits cover and what they don't cover.

November 14th, 2016

Diabetes and Oral Health

When we talk about diabetes, we talk about sugar intake – and for good reason. Regulating blood sugar is crucial to staying healthy with diabetes. But as medical knowledge has increased, the connection between diabetes and oral health has become clear – and we’ve done our best to help people understand the connection.

November 12th, 2016

Turkey Day 5K With Delta Dental of Minnesota!

Delta Dental of Minnesota is dedicated to keeping you healthy this holiday season! Did you know your oral health is a large component of your overall health? To keep your oral and overall health top of mind this Thanksgiving, Delta Dental of Minnesota has signed on as the Title Sponsor of the Minneapolis Turkey Day 5K.

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