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Grantee Spotlight: Children’s Dental Health Services

21 Feb 2018

Grantee Spotlight: Children’s Dental Health Services

Since 2007, Delta Dental of Minnesota has given more than $100,000 to Children’s Dental Health Services (CDHS), a nonprofit organization providing preventative dental services to underserved, underinsured and uninsured children in Southeast Minnesota. Since it was established in 2005, CDHS has expanded to provide care at over 50 sites in five counties. CDHS primarily uses... [Read More]


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 12th, 2018
Children’s Dental Health Month – Loosing Teeth the Healthy Way!

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of good oral health. The month-long national campaign began in 1981, but the first national observance of Children’s Dental Health Day occurred on February 8, 1949. In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month 2018, we… Read more »

February 11th, 2018
Which is better for your teeth – tea or coffee?

The holidays are over, and for a lot of us that means back to the grind – and the caffeine.         It’s a common question for caffeine lovers everywhere who still want to take care of their white teeth – do I choose tea or coffee? First, we need to understand why… Read more »

February 8th, 2018
What is Dental Decay?

by Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Our mouths are breeding grounds for hundreds of types of bacteria. Plaque that forms on our teeth and in our mouths contain this bacteria which also live on our gums, tongue, and other soft tissues. When we eat food, the bacteria that is in our mouth eat the food too… 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 »

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