How dental benefits help employers stay competitive
Full compensation packages that include dental coverage can help you stand out from your competition. Not only do they make you look more attractive from the outside, but they also help you save time and money. Read on to learn why dental coverage is a key part of keeping ahead of the pack.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.