Posts Tagged: oral health



February 18th, 2018
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, 2018
Gum disease: More serious that you might think

February is Gum Disease Awareness Month Did you know an estimated 85 percent of Americans have varying degrees of gum disease? That’s 274 million people whose gums need some TLC! Back in 2012, the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD) named February the official Gum Disease Awareness Month with an aim to inform people about… Read more »

February 7th, 2018
5 Pet Dental Health Facts for Pet Dental Health Month

  It’s Pet Dental Health Month! To celebrate, we put together some interesting – and useful – pet dental health facts about our four-legged (and two-finned) friends. Dog’s mouths are not necessarily cleaner Despite the popular belief that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s, their mouths are actually full of bacteria. In fact,… Read more »

January 21st, 2018
Grantee Spotlight: Community Dental Care

Since 2011, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation has awarded over $1.4 million to Community Dental Care – a nonprofit organization which primarily serves the low-income population in their service areas of Saint Paul, Maplewood, Robbinsdale and Rochester. Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation recently awarded a $1 million grant to Community Dental Care to support the… Read more »

January 15th, 2018
Hints to decrease dental costs

Multiple studies have shown that the one of the biggest reasons people choose to avoid the dentist is because of cost concerns. If you have dental insurance, cost shouldn’t be a reason to keep you away from your dentist. In fact, we’ve put together three quick tips to help you get the most bang for… Read more »

January 10th, 2018
Toothaches and your sinuses

  Dental hygienists see it every day, especially in the winter – a patient with a sinus infection, convinced that they have a cavity. If you have a bad cold and also a tooth ache, there is likely a non-cavity-related reason for that. Your sinuses are very near your jawbone, so when the sinus cavities… Read more »