Blog Posts Categorized: Oral Health


July 12th, 2018

Oceans, pools and oral health

Swimming is a great way to enjoy the summer sun, but how do your teeth feel about it? Learn about the effects that ocean and pool water can have on your smile.

July 6th, 2018

Are you using the right dental floss?

No matter what kind you’re using, flossing is important – and you should do it! But did you know there are different types of dental floss for different kinds of teeth?

July 3rd, 2018

How the sun can keep your smile shining

Relishing in the sun isn’t just fun and relaxing – it also provides a healthy dose of vitamin D! That’s good for both your overall health and your oral health – as long as you’re taking the proper precautions to protect your skin (and lips). Don’t forget the sunscreen!

July 2nd, 2018

Breaking down the cost of brightening your smile

Thinking about brightening your smile for a big summer event? You’re not the only one! Below, we take a look at the most common whitening methods from least to most expensive.

June 28th, 2018

Toddlers and cavities: Yes, it happens. Yes, it matters.

It happens to all of us: Skipping our little one’s toothbrush time when we’re rushing to get them out of the door in the morning (or struggling to get them into bed at night). After all, how important can it really be for a two-year-old to brush? Do toddlers actually get cavities – and if they do, does it even matter? The answer to both is yes – and here’s why.

June 26th, 2018

What can you do to prevent opioid abuse in someone you love?

Opioid abuse is a crippling epidemic in Minnesota and across the United States. Death from opioid overdoses have increased to alarming levels. It is now estimated that 115 people in the US die every day from opioid overdoses. The Midwest region alone saw a 70 percent increase in opioid overdoses from July 2016 to September of 2017.

June 21st, 2018

‘Tis the season for farmers markets! Check out these tooth-friendly foods

It’s officially the first day of summer, and we at Delta Dental of Minnesota are celebrating with a trip to the farmers market! Did you know farmers markets are packed with delicious – and tooth-friendly – foods?

June 12th, 2018

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:

June 7th, 2018

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.