Delta Dental of Minnesota Blog

What Your Tongue Can Say About Your Oral Health

November 6th, 2017

What Your Tongue Can Say About Your Oral Health

Even without speaking a word, your tongue can say a lot. The color, texture and patterns of your tongue can provide insight into the state of your oral and overall health. What is your tongue trying to tell you?

November 2nd, 2017

How pre-treatment estimates work

To help members understand costs before they’re incurred, Delta Dental provides free pre-treatment estimates*, which are sometimes referred to as pre-determinations or pre-authorizations. These estimates give patients an approximate idea of how much a dental treatment will cost overall, and how that cost will be split between the member and Delta Dental

October 31st, 2017

Chewing Ice: Satisfying, But Dangerous

If you find yourself absently and happily chewing away at a couple ice cubes after you’ve finished a drink, you’re not alone. There are many who enjoy chewing ice not just incidentally but as a matter of habit.

October 29th, 2017

Is my jaw shrinking?

As we progress through the years, many of us start noticing changes in our mouths, shifting and even crowding teeth. If it’s got you wondering, “Is my jaw shrinking?” the answer is yes – it could be...

October 25th, 2017

Have a tooth-friendly Halloween!

Trick-or-treating is one of the best parts of being a kid. Who doesn’t love dressing up and eating a bunch of free candy?

October 23rd, 2017

Grantee Spotlight: HealthFinders Collaborative

Since 2014, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation has given $120,000 to HealthFinders Collaborative, a community health center that serves the low-income, underinsured and uninsured residents of Rice County, Minnesota.

October 18th, 2017

Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Oral health and overall health are connected in many ways. Several health issues have oral health complications, and on the flip side, poor oral health can indicate overall health problems.

October 16th, 2017

DIY Halloween Costumes Sure to Make You Smile

If you’ve seen one vampire or princess costume, you’ve seen ‘em all. This year, help your child (or yourself) stand out from the crowd with a DIY oral health-themed costume.

October 11th, 2017

Avoid surprises – get a pre-treatment estimate!

It’s a season of surprises, but that doesn’t mean your dental bill should catch you off guard! Before you have a dental procedure or treatment, ask your dentist to submit a pre-treatment estimate to Delta Dental.

October 9th, 2017

Dental Benefits After Retirement

For many people, planning for retirement means decades of tucking money away in retirement accounts and scheduling vacations. But many of these same people forget to plan for one thing – dental benefits!

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