March 1st, 2017
Have an oral surgery scheduled? We have some tips to help your recovery.

Just like any surgery, oral surgery can be serious, and requires time for your body to recuperate. In addition to instruction from your dentist/doctor, the few tips below can help you with a strong recovery. Bleeding Bleeding is common for the first few days after an oral surgery. Tannic acid, commonly found in tea, has… Read more »

February 28th, 2017
Eating Disorders and Oral Health

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) recognizes this week as National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.  More than 10 million Americans currently are affected by serious eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. Read more about how eating disorders affect our oral health.   Our mouths are connected… Read more »

February 22nd, 2017
Tooth Fairy Reminder text service unveiled just in time for Tooth Fairy Day

Today’s parents live on-the-go, and just like them, the Tooth Fairy is busier than ever! She’s so busy, that she sometimes forgets to stop by when she is supposed to.   Losing teeth is a momentous part of childhood, and Delta Dental of Minnesota knows how important it is for kids to be remembered by… Read more »

February 14th, 2017
Presidential Teeth

Presidents Day, originally created to celebrate George Washington’s birthday, is a day set aside to remember all those who have served as leaders for our country. You’ve probably learned about our former presidents’ accomplishments – but did you ever learn about their teeth? From dentures made with hippopotamus tusks to top-secret mouth surgery, our presidents’… Read more »

February 14th, 2017
Ask Hygienist Leah: How do I get my kid to brush?

  By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS “With our busy schedule, my wife and I struggle to get our 4-year-old to brush her teeth in the morning. We usually end up doing a really quick job on the way out the door, which I’m sure leaves lots of sugar bugs behind. Do you have any tips… Read more »

February 13th, 2017
Some pet dental health facts to celebrate Pet Dental Health Month
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