Delta Dental of Minnesota Blog

Therapy Dogs in Dental Offices

October 5th, 2017

Therapy Dogs in Dental Offices

Therapy dogs have long been used to help people, including veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and hospital patients who need morale boosts. But a furry, friendly face can also have a calming effect on patients who get nervous in the dental chair.

October 2nd, 2017

The Oral Health Benefits of Pumpkin

In addition to being delicious, pumpkin also provides a variety of oral health benefits that may help balance the sugary excess of Halloween candy.

September 28th, 2017

Coffee or Tea?

It’s National Coffee Day, and much of the country this morning is celebrating with a warm cup of joe. Are you? Have you even wondered whether tea is better for your teeth?

September 27th, 2017

The History of Oral Health: Dental Education

Dental education has come a long way since barbers were trained to perform dental extractions. Heres a look at how far it has advanced.

September 21st, 2017

Medications Can Affect Oral Health

As we age, many of us find ourselves with health conditions that require medication. While these medications are often crucial for our health, some may have adverse side effects on our oral health.

September 19th, 2017

What should I ask my HR department this open enrollment period?

Picking your benefits can be complicated. In fact, statistics show that most people tend to just re-enroll in the benefit options that they have chosen previously. But benefit packages often change, and you may want to change your selections with them.

September 14th, 2017

Preventive Oral Health Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

When an Alzheimer’s patient starts to exhibit symptoms of the disease, tasks that were once second nature can suddenly become challenging. Even daily routines, such as brushing and flossing, can be hard to remember or perform – which is why gum disease and tooth decay are common in Alzheimer’s patients.

September 11th, 2017

4 easiest ways to care for your gums

When we think about a healthy mouth, most of us picture pearly teeth – but in fact the health of your gums is just as important! Your gums are so important that there is an entire month (September) devoted to their care.

September 7th, 2017

Oral health reads through the ages

For International Literacy Day, we’re checking out popular oral-health themed reads for every age group. Have you read any of books the below? Do you have some favorites?

September 4th, 2017

Smiles@School returns for Minnesota’s first- and second-graders!

We are proud to announce that, following last year’s successful kickoff, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation will again provide oral health kits and lesson plans to Minnesota’s first-graders and their teachers.

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