February 9th, 2017
Tooth Fairy giving more than ever before

Average payouts soar by nearly 20% – marking all-time high It’s nearly Tooth Fairy Day (Feb. 28), and Delta Dental’s Original Tooth Fairy Poll results are in! An unlikely but accurate economic indicator, Tooth Fairy payouts are soaring, posting record gains in 2016 and early 2017. According to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll, sponsored by… Read more »

February 7th, 2017
Tooth Fairies Around the World!
February 7th, 2017
Why do we lose our teeth?

It’s a rite of passage that every child goes through – losing their baby (also known as milk, deciduous or primary) teeth. The thought of pulling out pieces of our mouth can be a scary one for a child or even an adult to think about – but what can help the shock is understanding… Read more »

February 7th, 2017
February is Gum Disease Awareness Month!
February 3rd, 2017
America’s First African-American Dentist: Robert Tanner Freeman

In 1867, Robert T. Freeman joined Harvard University’s newly opened school of Dentistry. Two years later, he and George Franklin Grant graduated, becoming the first officially trained African-American dentists in the U.S. Freeman was born to former slaves in 1846 in Washington, DC. At a young age, Freeman became an apprentice to local dentist Henry… Read more »

January 26th, 2017
The history of dental floss

We all know dental floss, that ever-important tool to cleaning mouths of bacteria, plaque and other build-up. But did you ever wonder how it came to be? In 1815, a New Orleans dentist advised his patients to use a silk thread to clean between their teeth – giving us our first version of dental floss…. Read more »

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