Delta Dental of Minnesota Blog

What dental benefits do – and don’t do

April 8th, 2016

What dental benefits do – and don’t do

Dental coverage varies, but overall, dental benefits are meant to help keep you and your smile healthy. Here’s what you can expect from your dental benefits.

April 6th, 2016

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.

April 5th, 2016

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:

April 5th, 2016

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.

March 31st, 2016

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.

March 31st, 2016

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.

March 21st, 2016

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.

March 16th, 2016

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.

March 16th, 2016

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?

March 4th, 2016

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.

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