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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
Minnesota tops the charts in dental health
Among other things, Minnesotans are known for pride in their home state – and it’s no wonder, given the amount of “best in the country” lists that Minnesota often finds itself at the top of. Recently, residents got another reason to grin – as Minnesota was ranked No. 1 in the country for overall dental health.