Delta Dental of Minnesota Blog

What vaping means for your mouth

May 3rd, 2018

What vaping means for your mouth

Vaporizing, or “vaping” tobacco products, have become a hot trend in the last 15 years, especially among young people. In fact, 16 percent of high school students reported using e-cigarettes in 2015, compared to just 1.5 percent in 2011. Many people believe that vaping is safer than smoking conventional cigarettes, but it’s important to understand that e-liquids usually contain nicotine and other chemicals that affect the mouth and body – no matter the delivery route.

May 1st, 2018

The seeds of good oral health

As we grow, our oral health needs continue to evolve. Cultivate strong teeth by planting the seeds for good oral health early and knowing what to watch for at different life stages.

April 26th, 2018

3 reasons why gardening is the perfect metaphor for dental hygiene

There’s just something about digging in the dirt and planting a tiny seed that rows and bears food that is magical to me. Gardening also requires daily maintenance and care, which is why it’s the perfect metaphor for dental hygiene and oral health.

April 24th, 2018

Go green with your dental routine

While you’re keeping your mouth healthy, why not take some steps to help keep the Earth healthy too?

April 20th, 2018

North Memorial Health, Delta Dental partner to host HPV-associated head and neck cancer awareness event

This April, during Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, North Memorial Health and Delta Dental of Minnesota partnered to convene over 100 healthcare providers to discuss prevention, diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer associated with human papillomavirus (HPV).

April 18th, 2018

The surprising history of toothpaste

We’ve touched on the origins – and, thankfully, evolution – of the toothbrush, but have you ever wondered about the history of toothpaste? Unsurprisingly, the Egyptians – who also used urine to whiten teeth – were among the first to develop a form of toothpaste. In 5000 BC, pumice, burnt eggshells and powdered oxhooves all were a part of this teeth “cleaning” formula.

April 16th, 2018

Defining dental professionals and specialists

Dental insurance can be confusing – and so can dental care. If you’ve had a complicated dental issue worked on, you might have been faced with a load of jargon, and names of dental professionals you didn’t know existed.

April 11th, 2018

Lying through your teeth! Common dental idioms and their origins

Have you ever noticed how many of our everyday idioms mention our mouths or teeth? Many of us know what these common sayings mean – but have you wondered where they came from? We break it down below.

April 10th, 2018

Oral health outshines relationship with friends in Delta Dental survey

Most Americans view oral health as important to their life and overall health in well-being national survey

April 9th, 2018

Spring cleaning for your bathroom

Feeling the urge to scour your baseboards with Q-tips® and purge your fridge of leftovers? It must be spring. When your spring-cleaning fever hits the bathroom, be sure to pay attention to more than just soap scum. By adding a few oral health items to your checklist, your smile will stay as fresh and clean as your house.

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