Delta Dental of Minnesota Blog

Why dental benefits matter

June 19th, 2018

Why dental benefits matter

Dental benefits are designed to promote and get the most value out of preventive care. Preventive care not only helps to keep a person’s mouth healthy ongoing, but it is crucial when catching ailments before they become serious – saving not only money on treatment, but time out of the office.

June 14th, 2018

The size of your dental network matters for your employees. Here’s why.

Network coverage should be a key consideration when selecting dental coverage for your business. Network size has a crucial impact on overall cost – both to you and to your employees. Here’s why a large network matters for your employees:

June 12th, 2018

Defeating dry mouth

Dry mouth is what happens when your mouth’s salivary glands aren’t creating enough saliva for your mouth to stay wet. It can be a result of medications, aging issues or menopause, among other issues. Saliva production is important to your oral health, working to neutralize acids caused by bacteria in your mouth, and helping to wash away food particles. Losing that production can not only be uncomfortable, but may even lead to serious dental issues if left untreated. If you’re experiencing dry mouth, try some of these home remedies:

June 7th, 2018

Walk your way to better oral health

Did you know walking can improve your oral health? In addition to boosting your mood and creativity, walking can have some pretty sweet effects on your oral health.

June 5th, 2018

Menopause and your oral health

At some point in their lives, most women experience menopause. When complete, menopause can cause meaningful changes to a person’s body – including their oral health.

May 31st, 2018

The history of dental instruments

Dental instruments are high-tech, specialized and very effective, but they haven’t always been that way! Take a look at the sometimes-questionable tools of the past:

May 30th, 2018

Delta Dental of Minnesota sends nearly 50,000 toothbrushes to libraries throughout Minnesota

To celebrate National Smile Month in June, Delta Dental of Minnesota is distributing more than 100 toothbrushes to every public library in the state of Minnesota.

May 29th, 2018

Five common tooth brushing mistakes that could cost you

Two minutes, twice a day. That’s the basics of what we learn about brushing our teeth. And these are important messages – they are the fundamentals of what keep bad breath, gum disease and tooth decay at bay. But many people make common mistakes while brushing which can harm that effort:

May 24th, 2018

Sparkling water trend – is it good for your smile?

Any carbonated drink gets its effervescence from carbon dioxide that turns into carbonic acid once ingested. In some carbonated drinks, this carbonic acid can wear away enamel, making teeth more susceptible to cavities. Trading soft drinks for fizzy water can be a good choice, however, because sparkling water is typically far less acidic.

May 22nd, 2018

5 tooth-friendly veggies to plant in your garden

With springtime (finally) blooming, gardeners are rustling through their toolsheds and breaking out their shovels. Among the cornucopia of possibilities to plant, fresh vegetables stand out as some of the best options for harvesting a healthy smile.

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