Blog Posts Categorized: Oral Health



April 8th, 2016
What Dental Benefits Do – and Don’t Do

Dental coverage varies, but overall, dental benefits are meant to help keep you and your smile healthy. Here’s what you can expect from your dental benefits. What They Do: Dental benefits make dental care more affordable. Dental coverage is designed to focus on prevention, which is why procedures such as exams and cleanings are usually… Read more »

April 6th, 2016
Decrease your sugar intake, increase your health!

Eating healthy foods doesn’t just help your waistline. It’s also good for your teeth. Did you know that most foods we eat contain some form of sugar? We can’t avoid it. Milk contains sugar, but we want our children to drink it because calcium builds strong bones and teeth. Fruits also contain sugar, but they… Read more »

April 5th, 2016
Why So Sensitive??

At some point, you may have experienced a little sensitivity when eating, perhaps after enjoying an ice-cold beverage or biting into something hot. Even breathing a blast of cold air can cause discomfort. Why do some people experience sensitivity while others don’t? Here are some common causes of tooth sensitivity: Exposed Dentin: Underneath the hard… Read more »

April 5th, 2016
Preventive Dental Care Saves You Time & Money

The key to better oral health is preventive care. That’s why Delta Dental of Minnesota, along with your dentist, encourage regular dental visits to check for early signs of dental issues and to reinforce preventive care practices at home, like brushing and flossing. Dental insurance usually covers cleanings and exams at 100 percent so you… Read more »

March 31st, 2016
How to properly take care of your baby’s teeth

Is your baby starting to drool more than normal? A new tooth may be on its way. A baby’s first teeth are temporary. They form in the gums before birth and begin erupting at about 6 months. By the time a baby is 2 or 3, they should have a complete set of 20 temporary… Read more »

March 21st, 2016
What You Need to Know About Your Oral Health While You’re Pregnant

The list of “dos and don’ts” for pregnant women is long – and sometimes contradictory. For example, you may have heard that pregnant women should postpone any dental work until after the baby has arrived, but waiting to get infections taken care of can actually cause more damage. Here’s the truth behind that myth and three… Read more »