Tips for choosing the dentist that’s right for you
Whether you’ve moved to a new city, switched insurance providers, or are just looking for a new dentist, it can feel tricky to know where to start.
Planning ahead: Schedule back-to-school dental appointments today
Before you abandon notebooks and No. 2 pencils for swimsuits and sunglasses, check this one back-to-school item off your to-do list: Get your kids’ dental appointments scheduled for the summer.
Ask Hygienist Leah: How do I get my kid to brush?
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 for getting kids to brush?
Sealing the perfect smile!
According to the Children’s Dental Health Project, this preventative measure is about ten times less costly than the amount of money spent on inpatient emergency care for children with serious decay and infection. Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation’s initiative, Smiles@School, has placed sealants on over 14,000 children in Minnesota, in partnership with dental providers and the Minnesota Department of Health.
Don’t toss the floss!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) one out of two American adults aged 30 and over has gum disease. Ongoing research continues to confirm the importance of treating gum disease in people with one or more of the following conditions: diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and pregnancy.
Importance of senior dental care
When seniors are left to figure out health benefits on their own, statistics show us that many retirees are going without coverage. What are some reasons why seniors are opting out of purchasing coverage on their own?
Two is the magic number
Did you know you can save yourself A LOT of money and hassle if you brush your teeth for only two minutes twice a day? Sure, when you get brushing, two minutes feels like a long time.