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Promote Good Oral Health With Elf on the Shelf

3 Dec 2017

Promote Good Oral Health With Elf on the Shelf

Families across the U.S. have welcomed Elf on the Shelf, Mensch on a Bench or other toys to get their kids to embrace good behavior around the holidays. But the elves and their pals don’t have to limit their lessons to the season – why not use them to promote good oral health habits? Here...

November 30th, 2017
Use your benefits before the year is over

  Most companies opt for health benefits that begin January 1, so if you get your dental benefits through your employer, odds are your benefits will expire at the end of the year. Remember, if you don’t use them, you lose them – so use your benefits before it’s too late! Know your plan details. Get… Read more »

November 27th, 2017
Alternatives for the floss-adverse

Flossing can seem like a chore. If you don’t do it regularly it might hurt, maybe maneuvering that tiny string isn’t easy for you, and it might seem like it just takes too long. But we also know that flossing is crucial for your oral health. The bacteria that cause gum disease grow in colonies…. Read more »

November 23rd, 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… Read more »

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 »

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