Delta Dental of Minnesota Blog

Is drinking from a garden hose OK?

July 19th, 2018

Is drinking from a garden hose OK?

It may be tempting to turn the spigot and take a sip while the kids are out playing in the sprinkler or when you’re finishing some yardwork, but drinking hose water isn’t a good idea. Garden hoses have been shown to contain a host of chemicals that can be harmful to both children and adults.

July 17th, 2018

4 time-saving oral health hacks

Are you constantly moving? Check out these four time-saving hacks to make oral health a little bit easier for people on the go.

July 12th, 2018

Oceans, pools and oral health

Swimming is a great way to enjoy the summer sun, but how do your teeth feel about it? Learn about the effects that ocean and pool water can have on your smile.

July 9th, 2018

Getting married? Here's how your dental coverage can change.

When it comes to your dental coverage, marriage is considered a “qualifying life event.” After a qualifying life event, you can make changes to your dental plan within a specified amount of time. If your change isn’t requested in time, you may have to wait for open enrollment – the window of time when you can make changes to your dental coverage. Be sure to check your dental coverage to see when the adjustment will take effect.

July 6th, 2018

Are you using the right dental floss?

No matter what kind you’re using, flossing is important – and you should do it! But did you know there are different types of dental floss for different kinds of teeth?

July 3rd, 2018

How the sun can keep your smile shining

Relishing in the sun isn’t just fun and relaxing – it also provides a healthy dose of vitamin D! That’s good for both your overall health and your oral health – as long as you’re taking the proper precautions to protect your skin (and lips). Don’t forget the sunscreen!

July 2nd, 2018

Breaking down the cost of brightening your smile

Thinking about brightening your smile for a big summer event? You’re not the only one! Below, we take a look at the most common whitening methods from least to most expensive.

June 28th, 2018

Toddlers and cavities: Yes, it happens. Yes, it matters.

It happens to all of us: Skipping our little one’s toothbrush time when we’re rushing to get them out of the door in the morning (or struggling to get them into bed at night). After all, how important can it really be for a two-year-old to brush? Do toddlers actually get cavities – and if they do, does it even matter? The answer to both is yes – and here’s why.

June 26th, 2018

What can you do to prevent opioid abuse in someone you love?

Opioid abuse is a crippling epidemic in Minnesota and across the United States. Death from opioid overdoses have increased to alarming levels. It is now estimated that 116 people in the US die every day from opioid overdoses. The Midwest region alone saw a 70 percent increase in opioid overdoses from July 2016 to September of 2017.

June 21st, 2018

‘Tis the season for farmers markets! Check out these tooth-friendly foods

It’s officially the first day of summer, and we at Delta Dental of Minnesota are celebrating with a trip to the farmers market! Did you know farmers markets are packed with delicious – and tooth-friendly – foods?

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