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Grantee Spotlight: Community Dental Care

21 Jan 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 17th, 2018
New year, new toothbrush

  Oral health professionals often suggest that you replace your toothbrush every three months or whenever you notice the bristles fraying – whichever is sooner – to keep your mouth healthy. There’s no better time to freshen up your toothbrush than at the new year! But what toothbrush is best for you? Manual Toothbrushes Consider… Read more »

January 16th, 2018
Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation Announces Loan Repayment for Service Awards Bringing Dentists to Rural Minnesota Communities

MINNEAPOLIS — Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, in collaboration with the Minnesota Dental Foundation, has named Christopher Steffenson, D.D.S., and Michael Talberg, D.D.S. as the 2017 recipients of the Dedicated to Minnesota Dentists Loan Repayment for Service program, which brings dental professionals to rural Minnesota communities. Dr. Steffenson will practice in Walker, while Dr. Talberg… 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 »

January 3rd, 2018
Do you need dental insurance?

    It’s just a few days into the New Year, and many folks are reconsidering their ongoing financial choices. Is dental insurance on your potential chopping block? After all, you brush twice a day, floss regularly, and your teeth don’t hurt – why would you need dental insurance?   Several reasons, actually. The only… Read more »

December 31st, 2017
How diets affect your oral health

New Year’s resolutions abound today, and inevitably, many of them will have something to do with how we eat. It’s not uncommon to rethink your eating habits at the New Year – but be sure to consider the health of your smile when you’re making those resolutions. Low Fat Low-fat diets can interfere with your… Read more »

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