Delta Dental of Minnesota Blog

Pool time: How to help your kids have fun and keep their teeth safe at a home pool

August 9th, 2018

Pool time: How to help your kids have fun and keep their teeth safe at a home pool

The outdoor swimming pool is a hallmark of Minnesota summers, and can be a great way for kids to burn off some energy and beat the heat. If your kids are spending a lot of time at an at-home pool (whether your own or a friend’s) this summer, be sure to protect their teeth with these tips:

August 7th, 2018

5 things you didn’t know about teeth

We all have them, we all use them and (hopefully) we all brush them. But what do we really know about them? Check out these five facts you probably don’t know about your teeth:

August 2nd, 2018

Evaluating a dental provider: What to look for

Brush up on which aspects are most important when evaluating a dental benefits provider with our quick guide below.

July 31st, 2018

Your diet is crucial to your oral health

Toothpaste is your friend, but when it comes to oral health, your diet is absolutely crucial. At least that’s what a recent study conducted at the University of Bern in Switzerland found.

July 26th, 2018

Veneers vs. crowns – what’s the difference?

Veneers and crowns can both be used to change the color and shape of a tooth when used in cosmetic dentistry, but are very different procedures. Wondering what separates them? Learn more below.

July 25th, 2018

How dental benefits improve employees’ well-being

Offering a dental plan to your employees isn’t just about oral health. Dental benefits have been shown to improve both oral health and overall well-being.

July 24th, 2018

New Study: Parents Across the Country Struggling to Make Oral Health a Priority for Their Kids

More parents report that getting their kids to floss or brush their teeth is more challenging than getting their kids to make the bed or to complete their homework on time. This, according to a recent national survey conducted by Delta Dental. The Children’s Oral Health Survey indicates that many children are not following recommended guidelines of brushing their teeth for two minutes twice daily and flossing once a day, potentially leading to oral health problems. 78 percent of the parents surveyed confess that their child’s oral health is not as good as it could be, with 64 percent disclosing that their child currently has oral health issues, including cavities (31 percent).

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.

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