Decrease your sugar intake, increase your health!
Did you know that most foods we eat contain some form of sugar? We can’t avoid it. Milk contains sugar, but we want our children to drink it because calcium builds strong bones and teeth. Fruits also contain sugar, but they provide many important vitamins and minerals that keep us healthy.
Why so sensitive??
At some point, you may have experienced a little sensitivity when eating, perhaps after enjoying an ice-cold beverage or biting into something hot. Even breathing a blast of cold air can cause discomfort. Why do some people experience sensitivity while others don’t? Here are some common causes of tooth sensitivity:
Preventive dental care saves you time & money
The key to better oral health is preventive care. That’s why Delta Dental of Minnesota, along with your dentist, encourage regular dental visits to check for early signs of dental issues and to reinforce preventive care practices at home, like brushing and flossing. Dental insurance usually covers cleanings and exams at 100 percent so you can get important preventive care at no additional cost.
Understanding your dental insurance doesn’t have to be daunting
I need help understanding insurance terms. How much do I have to pay if my dentist is not in network? How do I find a dental provider near me? These are all common questions we hear from our members.
How to properly take care of your baby’s teeth
Is your baby starting to drool more than normal? A new tooth may be on its way. A baby’s first teeth are temporary. They form in the gums before birth and begin erupting at about 6 months.
What you need to know about your oral health while you’re pregnant
The list of “dos and don’ts” for pregnant women is long – and sometimes contradictory. For example, you may have heard that pregnant women should postpone any dental work until after the baby has arrived, but waiting to get infections taken care of can actually cause more damage. Here’s the truth behind that myth and three others.
Advantages of visiting an in-network dentist
Did you know there are great advantages—and cost savings—for seeking treatment from a Delta Dental participating dentist?
Four oral health conditions to think about as we age
As we grow older, certain health concerns garner our full attention, especially oral health issues. We only get one set of permanent teeth, so it’s crucial to take care of them for our entire lives. Teeth can last a lifetime with proper care, such as brushing and flossing, as well as visiting your dentist regularly.
Retire from your job, not your dental benefits
Often left out of many retirees’ futures is employer-funded health and dental benefits. According to the U.S. Census, over 6,000 Americans turn 65 each day, but only about 32% of retirees receive continued health benefits from their employer.