January 10th, 2019

Dentists, your child and oral health

From the first visit through their teenage years, your child’s dentist has an essential role in their oral health.

August 9th, 2018

Pool time: How to help your kids have fun and keep their teeth safe at a home pool

The outdoor swimming pool is a hallmark of Minnesota summers, and can be a great way for kids to burn off some energy and beat the heat. If your kids are spending a lot of time at an at-home pool (whether your own or a friend’s) this summer, be sure to protect their teeth with these tips:

February 26th, 2018

Tooth Fairy payouts hit hard times

The Tooth Fairy has tightened her money bag after an all-time high payout last year. According to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll, sponsored by Delta Dental, the Tooth Fairy’s cash gifts in 2017 dropped to an average of $4.13, a 53 cent drop from 2016. Delta Dental’s Original Tooth Fairy Poll typically serves as a good indicator of the economy’s overall direction, tracking with the movement of Standard & Poor’s 500 index (S&P 500) for 12 of the past 14 years.

April 11th, 2017

What would you do if your teeth never stopped growing?

Have you ever wondered how animals take care of their teeth? As spring begins to take root, I sat down to chat with the Easter Bunny to learn how she keeps her teeth healthy throughout the year.

April 5th, 2017

Tooth terms

Dental professionals have a vocabulary all their own! Each week we pick out some our favorite tooth terms to explain on Twitter. Have you been following along? Check out some of the tooth terms below:

February 9th, 2017

Tooth Fairy giving more than ever before

Average payouts soar by nearly 20% – marking all-time high!

February 7th, 2017

Tooth fairies around the world!

Learn about the History of oral health: Tooth fairies all around the world

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?

January 3rd, 2017

Going to the dentist

Visiting the dentist is fun! Below, Dental Hygienist Leah explores what kids can expect to see and experience at their very first dental appointment.