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Get Your Floss On For National Flossing Day

23 Nov 2017

Get Your Floss On For National Flossing Day

Are you still working on some of those leftovers after a huge – and delicious – meal yesterday? Some of that food may still be trying to work its way out from between your teeth, too. It’s the day after Thanksgiving – which makes it National Flossing Day! Take a quick refresher course on the...

November 20th, 2017
Opioids in Dentistry

by Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Every year, Delta Dental of Minnesota invites Minnesota’s oral health professionals to its annual symposium to learn and discuss the current state of dentistry and dental practices. The event this year drew more than 200 dental professionals, and hit on timely and important topics – including the concern of opioids… Read more »

November 15th, 2017
Tips for indulging in that cup of holiday cheer

The holidays are fast approaching – which means the season of indulgence is upon us!   Between the sweets and the drinks, the holidays are a delicious time of year. But before you take a sip full of cheer at your next party or get-together, take a minute to consider Dental Hygienist Leah’s tips to… Read more »

November 13th, 2017
5 reasons to be thankful you’re going to the dentist in 2017

Dentistry has been around in some form or another for thousands of years. From embedding precious stones in teeth to brushing with hog hair, people have been (attempting to) care for and bedazzle their teeth for centuries. Many practices from the past range from bizarre to downright disgusting. Below are five ancient dental practices that… Read more »

November 8th, 2017
What to expect during open enrollment

Insurance coverage for most companies begins on January 1, so many hold their open enrollment right around now! We’ve put together a little guide on what you likely can expect as you go through the process of choosing your benefits for 2018. Your HR department will communicate that it is time to choose your next… Read more »

November 6th, 2017
What Your Tongue Can Say About Your Oral Health

Even without speaking a word, your tongue can say a lot. The color, texture and patterns of your tongue can provide insight into the state of your oral and overall health. What is your tongue trying to tell you?   White coating. A tongue that appears white is usually the result of overgrown papillae, the… Read more »

November 2nd, 2017
How pre-treatment estimates work

To help members understand costs before they’re incurred, Delta Dental provides free pre-treatment estimates*, which are sometimes referred to as pre-determinations or pre-authorizations. These estimates give patients an approximate idea of how much a dental treatment will cost overall, and how that cost will be split between the member and Delta Dental. Getting a pre-treatment… Read more »

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