Blog Posts Categorized: Children + Family



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. Tooth. Draw two large tooth shapes on poster board or white cardboard, then glue shoulder straps to the tops of each tooth to make a… Read more »

October 5th, 2017
Therapy Dogs in Dental Offices

In recent years, dental offices have incorporated many innovative techniques to help their patients relax in the chair – music, TVs, aromatherapy and even spa-like treatments. But there’s one that really gets our tails wagging: therapy dogs. Therapy dogs have long been used to help people, including veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and hospital… Read more »

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? Tell us what you think on Facebook or Twitter! Infant/Toddler   Brush Brush Brush by Alicia Padron This toddler-focused book is meant to help kids learn about… Read more »

September 4th, 2017
Smiles@School returns for Minnesota’s first- and second-graders!

For most of Minnesota’s schoolchildren, today means a return to textbooks, pencils and gym class after a sunny – and too short – summer reprieve. And just like many of these children’s parents, Delta Dental of Minnesota is thrilled to welcome them back to school! We are proud to announce that, following last year’s successful… Read more »

August 24th, 2017
How to Take Care of Your Pup’s Teeth

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Did you know that 85% of dogs over the age of 4 have periodontal disease? Oral health is an important part of your dog’s overall health, and untreated dental disease can cause discomfort and pain, as well as permanent damage and loss of teeth and gum tissue. The good news… Read more »

August 23rd, 2017
Preparing your teeth for the Minnesota State Fair

The end of August means two things for Minnesotans: The close of summer, and the beginning of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. By and large, native Minnesotans usually fall into one of two categories: Those who hate the Fair, and those who love it. If you’re one of the latter, get your teeth ready for the Minnesota… Read more »